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Old 04-22-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Cool Update on my failed Kobe Misano Suit...

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Basicallly they told me that suits are warranted for 1 year and not warranted against failures during a crash. I bought the suit in July of 08. They told me that the YKK zipper is what failed and not the suit. They use the heaviest zipper and he said that it was very unusual for this to happen.

I bought the suit from Texas Track Bikes and not them so it put them in a tough situation. Was the suit in fact new? used? how old was it? etc. Those were the questions they asked.

He told me he would split the difference with me on the cost of the zipper replacement which was 50 bux. I told him I didnt need a check for 25 bux. After a long pause, he asked me what type of gloves I used and I told him. He said how about I send you a pair of the new Kobe race gloves for your troubles?

I agreed. I guess I could have pushed the issue but the bottom line is I didnt buy them from him, I bought them from someone who bought them from him. I wont do that again, I guess. If I had bought from Kobe I would have been better taken care of I believe.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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sounds like you were still taken care of quite well.
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Yeah I think they still took care of you some what, If someone said they bought a suit I made from someone else and not from me. I would have just replied love, peace and chickengreese your out of luck. So atleast they offered you something for the failure.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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your zipper broke? lmao

thats what happens when you try to stuff 20 lbs of in a 5 lb bag
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well do you at least feel a little bit vindicated?
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Glad you got this figured out.

BUT

I will say that the zipper did not fail. From looking at the suit and the pics, the zipper teeth were ripped out of the the suit. Thus the stitching used to install the zipper failed.
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Glad you got this figured out.

BUT

I will say that the zipper did not fail. From looking at the suit and the pics, the zipper teeth were ripped out of the the suit. Thus the stitching used to install the zipper failed.
I think the zipper comes with material around it and that material is sewn to the suit. I am confident it was the zipper.
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well do you at least feel a little bit vindicated?
Eh..I'd do business with 1-888-fastlap, the kobe distributor. I wouldn't buy a kobe suit from a business that wouldn't back the product. For example, our work equipment provider honors the manufacturers warranty then they battle with them. They don't make us fight with Exmark. :/
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Oh well


Road rash=new gloves lol
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The REAL "care" would have been the suit doing what it was supposed to do: prevent you from getting roadrash.

Basically what you got was: "I'm sorry our product didn't do the one and only thing it was supposed to do, but its not our fault! Here's some shwag so you'll shut up."
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Eh..I'd do business with 1-888-fastlap, the kobe distributor. I wouldn't buy a kobe suit from a business that wouldn't back the product. For example, our work equipment provider honors the manufacturers warranty then they battle with them. They don't make us fight with Exmark. :/
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:34 PM   #13
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pics of the road rash or ban!

btw, what about the details of the get off? where did you go down, track? what did you learn? what could you have done to avoid the accident?

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Lesson learned...don't get impatient when passing and never assume where the person in front of you is going to turn in, even in advanced sessions.

And finally, it is always the passers responsibilty to make a clean pass, but I already knew that.

No pics of rash, my pale hairy shoulders will not be the of MH clownage.
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Well, you got sorted out, a bit.

Still sux you got some rash, but it'll be aight I guess.

Good luck with the new gloves.
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The REAL "care" would have been the suit doing what it was supposed to do: prevent you from getting roadrash.

Basically what you got was: "I'm sorry our product didn't do the one and only thing it was supposed to do, but its not our fault! Here's some shwag so you'll shut up."
They gave him some kindbuds, I wouldn't call race gloves dirty schwag.
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