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Old 01-31-2013, 05:31 PM   #406
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I like the Bilt stuff EXCEPT amything they say is waterproof!!.3 pairs of boot and 1 jacket,all were sold as waterproof,all leaked BAD within 1 week.They are great with returns,they said that they don't think they had riders like me ( I ride everyday here in Seattle ) in mind when they designed there waterproof stuff.


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Old 01-31-2013, 09:13 PM   #407
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I've had a set for about 6 years, no problems.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:13 AM   #408
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I like the Bilt stuff EXCEPT amything they say is waterproof!!.3 pairs of boot and 1 jacket,all were sold as waterproof,all leaked BAD within 1 week.They are great with returns,they said that they don't think they had riders like me ( I ride everyday here in Seattle ) in mind when they designed there waterproof stuff.
Dey all do dat.

I've never had ANYTHING "waterproof" that performed as advertised. Yes, even the expensive stuff. Yes, even that expensive stuff. It's all 100% bullshit.

If you ask me, Goretex is a scam, and Aerostich should be absolutely ashamed of their catalog lies.

The absolute best you can hope for is a bit of a delay before your scrotum is swimming, your boots are full, and your fingers freeze solid.

Keep extra clothes at work.

On a trip, make sure everything is synthetic so at least you stand a chance of not dying of hypothermia when (Not "if". "When".) your expensive waterproof gear leaks and your rain gear fails.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:01 AM   #409
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Dey all do dat.

I've never had ANYTHING "waterproof" that performed as advertised. Yes, even the expensive stuff. Yes, even that expensive stuff. It's all 100% bullshit..

I've worn Gore Tex for over thirty years and NEVER EVER had a problem. Yeah your crotch may get wet in a frog strangler every now and then but Gore works, period. My gore boots have never let my feet get wet in any weather and my 'stitch has never failed me, nor my Klim jacket.

Let me see, I don't think over a million world wide Aerostitch wearer's can be all wrong!
You must be using the knock off stuff made by Bilt
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:15 AM   #410
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I recently bought a couple of Harbor Freight motorcycle dollies. You know, the kind that go under the bike and sidestand, and roll around on casters. My thought was that they would allow me greater access to my dual sport bikes, etc.

They were crap. Biggest problem -- the casters, didn't. The dollies were great as long as there wasn't a bike on them. Even though rated for 1250 lbs, a ~300 lb bike loaded on one would cause casters and wheels to bind, leaving nasty black marks from dragging caster wheels when moved.

They went back for a refund. Total shite.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:17 AM   #411
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Dey all do dat.

I've never had ANYTHING "waterproof" that performed as advertised. Yes, even the expensive stuff. Yes, even that expensive stuff. It's all 100% bullshit.

If you ask me, Goretex is a scam, and Aerostich should be absolutely ashamed of their catalog lies.

The absolute best you can hope for is a bit of a delay before your scrotum is swimming, your boots are full, and your fingers freeze solid.
Not a Daytona GTX boot owner, I'll guess. They are waterproof when new and last for the duration. I've had my pair for years and they are excellent, but you don't get them on the cheap. I don't do ten hour rides in the wet up here, but my boots work well for the several hours they might be called on to protect me in the rain. They do require some care to keep them, but no more than any other critical piece of equipment. I keep them polished and waxed. If they need repair, they have to go back to the factory as a standard shoe repair place really can't do them justice, but so far mine have not required any more than some annual attention to keep the surfaces clean and supple. I ride in them, and don't walk in them apart from transits to the bike, although they are comfortable enough to get around in. I just don't want to wear them out or use up the soles.

I can't speak to the Aerostich issue as I don't own any, but hear good things from my friends who do. Goretex is not the impermeable membrane of any suit; it forms the liner, so it is not the first barrier to water.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:32 AM   #412
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Lots of electrical problems and leaks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #413
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My Darien has been 100% water for over 10 years,in SEATTLE !!.BUT you have to wash and treat it 2 times a year if you ride everyday !!!!.


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Old 02-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #414
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #415
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I've worn Gore Tex for over thirty years and NEVER EVER had a problem. Yeah your crotch may get wet in a frog strangler every now and then but Gore works, period. My gore boots have never let my feet get wet in any weather and my 'stitch has never failed me, nor my Klim jacket.

Let me see, I don't think over a million world wide Aerostitch wearer's can be all wrong!
You must be using the knock off stuff made by Bilt
any time I've ever had a problem it was user error, and I think that is what happens to most that have problems, though they will never admit it. crotch wet? yes, because I was careless and didn't make sure the jacket storm flaps were done up right. hands wet? yes, because I was too lazy to tuck my gauntlets UNDER my jacket sleeves and every drop of water that hit my arms ran directly into the gloves.
many other scenerios that fall under user error.
the gear is great, and goretex has revolutionized damn near every type of activity that uses it, from mountain climbing to motorcycle riding.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #416
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #417
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any time I've ever had a problem it was user error, and I think that is what happens to most that have problems, though they will never admit it. crotch wet? yes, because I was careless and didn't make sure the jacket storm flaps were done up right. hands wet? yes, because I was too lazy to tuck my gauntlets UNDER my jacket sleeves and every drop of water that hit my arms ran directly into the gloves.
many other scenerios that fall under user error.
the gear is great, and goretex has revolutionized damn near every type of activity that uses it, from mountain climbing to motorcycle riding.
+1. My Gore-Tex snowmobile and motorcycle gear was expensive, but worth every cent.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #418
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anonny how long ago was that? there were problems with the control unit, several went tits up but that was ages ago. water getting in, and the facia on the buttons at the front wearing through. havent heard anything lately
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #419
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Funny, I had a 2006 with the 4.7L, and a 2008 and 2010 with the 5.7L, loved all of them and had zero issues.


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