Boot Help Please

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  1. Lozzy

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    It's only the AStar shorties I've got. I always tend to buy the Sidi full boots.
    My winter Sidi gortex have been amazing. Re-soled 3 times and still going strong, but I'll be replacing them with the equivalent Daytona. The local dealer sells Daytona and I always try them on when I go in just for 5 minutes of bliss :D
     
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  2. Lozzy

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  3. Gaffa22

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    I tried Sidi but they are two narrow for me, same as the new Alpinestars, if the length is right they are way to narrow
     
  4. bazzashadow

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    Here’s Paulo’s next outfit;)
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  5. bazzashadow

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    PS: paulo’s comment is correct in one sense
    If you do one mile or a thousand miles you must be more likely to have an accident the more miles you do
    And I think none of us who ride bikes thinks about anyone else or we would always go out in a metal box;)
     
  6. PauloHRC

    PauloHRC Senior Member

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    Nice one Bazza..... I'll need that kit when I borrow your chopper!!
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  7. nigelrb

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    Huh?

    He's modded it again??:D:D:D;)
     
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  8. bazzashadow

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    Looks safer now;)
    Your more than welcome to have a ride paulo but believe me you will be thinking of your family whilst on it;):p:p:p
     
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  9. nigelrb

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    I'm with you, Bazz. Us 'British' bike owners must stick together.:);) (I'm forgetting my Thailand, India, and wherever else components though!:rolleyes:)
     
  10. Mattie660

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    DMs ! - a bit old school I know. But we used to crash our bikes wearing DMs and I don't remember damaged feet being the problem !:D

    Seriously. I know speeds round here are lower, and I do not have to commute in the freezing torrential rain of deep winter , and temperatures are likely a bit warmer down here - but these suit me fine - even for trips away.

    In the summer my GoreTex lined Alpinestars boots get so hot they are enough to make you pass out when taken off and you get a whiff.:eek:

    The most important thing is that a boot is safer in that it is more likely to stay on your foot in a crash, whereas a shoe will fly off leaving you to slide along in your socks.

    Swap the laces out for leather ones, and make sure they stay out of harms way..........


    These .....

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    and these.....
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  11. R.M

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    Wouldn't chance going out on bike with anything other than a full sized boot. Had a slow speed off 2 yrs ago on the AT aand can see where the boot saved my skin.
     
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  12. Lozzy

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  13. PauloHRC

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    Fuck me :eek:

    Enough to put you off riding forever!!:(
     
  14. CharlieR85

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    Wow. He got on the anchors as soon as possible aswell. Poor bloke. Good sentence atleast.
     
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  15. Lozzy

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    It'll certainly be interesting to see the survival statistics in m/c rtc's in the coming years as the full airbags become more mainstream. Having seen that, I think I could give one serious consideration.
     
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  16. nigelrb

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    The rider had no chance whatsoever.

    And we all know that will be chalked up to speeding motorcyclists around the Dales.:rolleyes:
     
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    Even the Minion hanging from the windscreen looked traumatised. In all seriousness though as far as I am concerned protective clothing is a must, if you can go through your life without putting it into action then that’s a result.
    That guy probably saved his own life by his quick actions, elevating the bike and launching himself over the car. I’ve seen the aftermath of a head on between a car and a bike and it didn’t end well.
     
  18. Kevin1

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    but...do they offer the anti leg twisting mechanisms that a "proper" bike boot offers.
    I personally don't subscribe to the shorter distance you travel the less you are likely to be involved in a RTC. The law of averages has nothing to do with likelihood. I would say you would have to take into account the number of risks involved. Far too many to list.
    You pays your money and takes your choice.
     
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  19. CharlieR85

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    All boots can come off if you break your fib/tib in an accident. There are some videos on youtube from John Hinds (racing doctor who is no longer with us). He explains that when he attends a scene and sees a boot off he knows straight away he's dealing with leg fracture. Quite sickening to imagine your foot rotating in a full length boot enough to leave the boot behind.
     
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  20. PauloHRC

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    Of course Hazard awareness plays a massive part in all our road safety..... I for one take hazard awareness very seriously and with a good dose of healthy paranoia, I believe I've saved my own bacon on many occasions.

    So In many ways this attitude puts you in control to a certain extent, 20 years riding defensively has served me well..... That's how I feel personally, I can't speak for others.

    There are obviously many many arse holes out there on the roads as displayed in @Lozzy's video....... You just never know I suppose and it's the risk we all take.

    Stay safe out there guys and gals...... Whether its the 5 minute pop to shops, 30 mile loop or a full day in the saddle...... I wish you all a safe return :)
     
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