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Gearing Up If your going to ride you need good gear!
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:33 AM   #21
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I like my HJC helmet, should I say helmets...
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:16 AM   #22
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I like my HJC helmet, should I say helmets...
HJC is also a good one, I just noticed more wind noise than the scorpion, but I would buy another HJC again too.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #23
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Any boot is better than no boot and yes they can be pricey so we seek alternatives around here. I like black leather boots and work boots also. Lace ups are good but still like the comfort and style of some pull ons better if they have rubber cushion outsole. Chippewa and Justin work great for me. You can also get them waterproof or insulated which is good idea depending on where you are or what time of year it is, which is also nice to consider if you want better foot protection just in case because with a safety toe or even nonsteel safety boot you really cant go wrong.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:56 PM   #24
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Smile Motorcycle Boots

Oh yeah... also was thinking about how few riders I know use the leather chukka boots for riding motorcycles too which they tend to love and wear all the time even when not riding, they have great cushion and fit well so can pretty much wear easily when not on your cycle too and they do look very nice.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:01 PM   #25
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okay, I just got my 99 Katana, all black. I now have about 800 bucks that I want to spend on gear, just so my girlfriend and mom (and of course, myself) will feel safer with me riding. I really like the JR phoenix series, including jacket, pants, and gloves. I'm going up to cyclegear next week to hopefully pick these up or order them.

Now for my delimma. When riding now, I just wear my steel toe work boots. However, these makes it kind of difficult to shift, since the toe is so thick. Do riding boots usually have a thinner (top to sole) toe, making it easier to shift? Thanks for any help ahead of time!

Same situation, though it was only the msf bikes i really had trouble with. mostly now i suffer from having desert coloured steel toes which show marks from the shifter, and whatever is leaking on the right side at the moment.

maybe find a different brand/model of boot or a way to move the shifter up a bit.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:59 PM   #26
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If this helps.. The most injuries on a motorcycle involve the feet and lower leg. Good quality riding boots have the proper protection for the feet, ankles and shins. I will alway wear race boots for that reason.
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Any boot is better than no boot and yes they can be pricey so we seek alternatives around here. I like black leather boots and work boots also. Lace ups are good but still like the comfort and style of some pull ons better if they have rubber cushion outsole. Chippewa and Justin work great for me. You can also get them waterproof or insulated which is good idea depending on where you are or what time of year it is, which is also nice to consider if you want better foot protection just in case because with a safety toe or even nonsteel safety boot you really cant go wrong.
Why does someone new chime in and try to re-invent stupid, if you wear steel toe boots you have not much more protection then wearing flip-flops

Seriously dude, any rider, ANY rider that does not wear proper gear should sell their SS, sport tourer, motard, super moto, dirt bike etc. sell it and go buy a Harley, they have that same attitude(for the most part). If you can not afford new gear there is craigslist, ebay and even Revzilla and a few other places are selling used gear.

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If this helps.. The most injuries on a motorcycle involve the feet and lower leg. Good quality riding boots have the proper protection for the feet, ankles and shins. I will always wear race boots for that reason.
^^^^That is exactly the reason to wear proper gear.

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shoe/boot strings can get caught in shifter lever or brake lever and cause "issues".
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shoe/boot strings can get caught in shifter lever or brake lever and cause "issues".

sounds like your speaking from experience.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:36 AM   #30
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Laces can get caught up. Pull-on boots have a reputation for flinging off ... right when you need them. Riding boots?? ... I wonder why they're called "riding boots".
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