The Zips on the Cheetah

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The Zips on the Cheetah

Unread post by rod smith » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:10 am

Just how tough are these zips?

I would hate to have a zip go on me, the way from time to time one does on a pair of trousers. Should one be treating these zips with caution and, for example, using the right side to access the area behind the fuel tank, so as to spread the wear a bit, or are these things semi-indestructible?

Does anyone have any experience?

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Re: The Zips on the Cheetah

Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:51 pm

So far the zips on the school one is lasting OK. It doesn't really get 'babied' and used every day. We tend to only use the left side by the tank and basically never open any of the others.
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Re: The Zips on the Cheetah

Unread post by rod smith » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:06 am

OK, So they seem pretty tough. Perhaps I am being over-cautious! But I would like to think that this aerie will still be with us in ten to fifteen years time.

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Re: The Zips on the Cheetah

Unread post by gavinwolff » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:49 pm

Do take care with the zips.

If not treated gently they can and do break.

To repair is not a cheap exersize.
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Re: The Zips on the Cheetah

Unread post by rod smith » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:12 pm

Thanks, Gavin

That is what prompted my initial post. I shall continue to be a bit fussy about it then.

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