Rain Pants - Columbia Rain Pants melted to pipes - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Quarterbore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 70
Garage
Unhappy Rain Pants - Columbia Rain Pants melted to pipes

I never really had a chance to try out my rain gear until this week when I managed to get stuck out in a downpour. The rain gear I went with was a set of Columbia parka shell and pants that were designed for skiing. They fit over my normal riding gear well and they are double seamed so no rain got inside anything and they don't flap so as rain gear they seemed to work.

The issue I had was the darned gortex pants got up against the hot exhaust pipe and melted to the pipe pretty darned good. So, now I need to clean a pipe and I also need to figure out a solution in the form of some type of ankle wrap or different pants that will not melt if they come in contact with a hot pipe.

I guess leather chaps over the rain pants would do the job. In that kind of weather more protection is a good idea anyways. Anybody have any suggestions?
Quarterbore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Top Contributor
 
Bear2123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SW Chicago suburbs
Posts: 4,477
Frog Togs for Motorcycles. OR, sew on a portion of an Ironing Board cover in the appropriate location(s)! Get and use some Easy Off Oven Cleaner on those pipes. Follow the directions and it works...




In God I Trust, all others, Bring Data!

Last edited by Bear2123; 04-08-2014 at 09:36 AM.
Bear2123 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 10:40 AM
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Castle, Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,880
Garage
Bought a set of Frogtoggs last summer from the shop at the Dragon. They lasted a whole 20 minutes before I noticed my right knee felt damp, they melted onto the 1st bend from the rear pipe on my week old Voyager. Was $80 shot, and a black spot on my new bike. I was fuming!


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

2005 800 classic
2012 Voyager ABS
rick is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 10:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Denton, Tx
Posts: 397
+1 for the ironing board pad liner on the right leg. instant problem solver. Put some silicone on the stitching to seal it. (not caulk!) They've got seam sealer at most camping supply sections.
BigT is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Kentville Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 18
Your pipes are easy to clean. When hot use a damp cloth and it will clean up easily with a little pressure,never dull also works . I did the same thing,I got a set of rain paints that had a built in heat shield.

Keep your head up and your stick on the ice.
David John Murphy is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 06:51 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Shenandoahvalley, Virginia
Posts: 60
FroggToggs actually sells a kit to protect the rain pants. Its a melt proof piece that you glue on the inside of the right leg. Works pretty well. Every thing you need is included in the kit.
shenandoahvalley is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
melted jacket and black spot on pipes bluegoose95401 General Vulcan Talk 22 01-29-2014 06:51 PM
Joe Rocket riding pants & rain pants... Vandy Apparel & Accessories For Sale 2 04-22-2013 01:57 PM
Stock bike with blued pipes and melted saddle bag redking Vulcan 900 10 05-05-2012 12:08 PM
rain,rain,go away! tommyj Northeast 2 03-30-2010 07:32 PM
How to clean melted boot heel off pipes? fb44pg Vulcan 900 5 03-28-2009 08:57 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome