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Old 05-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #391
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By the looks of the suspension it appears you were carrying some pretty good speed riding 2-up through that corner.

I'm impressed

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Ah ... looks to me like he's carrying a "pretty good load" on too soft springs.
Man, that thing is about bottomed out. Keep right on riding ... head to Cogent in North Carolina!

And Clock ... buy your S.O. some decent riding boots. You just have to see a few broken Tibia bones up close to get this message. ATGATT !
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #392
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Ah ... looks to me like he's carrying a "pretty good load" on too soft springs.
Man, that thing is about bottomed out. Keep right on riding ... head to Cogent in North Carolina!
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Also, the suspension was carrying a heavy rider and my wife!
As for Cogent...if you're buying...I'm there!

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And Clock ... buy your S.O. some decent riding boots. You just have to see a few broken Tibia bones up close to get this message. ATGATT !
We've been looking everywhere to find a EEE in a woman's riding boot....
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #393
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As for Cogent...if you're buying...I'm there!
We've been looking everywhere to find a EEE in a woman's riding boot....
Yea ... it's only money. Do what you can, stay safe out there!
Uh, how much are boots again? BTW, I don't think Women's MC boots have choice of width.


I had something similar to this ... All toll cost $200,000 back in 1997 (six surgeries, year and a half recovery). My orthopedic friends claim it would now run up to about $750,000 for the same procedure today. I had good insurance. Now? Not so much.


I hear they can make the Ilizarof fixator for any size foot ... even a EEE!
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #394
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Get her men's or boys boots. It's about the protection, not the style.

Just got Write2ride a pair of Alpinestar WP Scouts, mens size 6 fits her womens size 7 1/2 perfectly and mens sizes tend to be wider. The most expensive boot out there, even if you have to get a pair custom made for her, is still cheaper than one Emergency Room visit, let alone a major injury.

Not beating you up, I understand how difficult it is to get them something that fits, offers good protection, and that they are happy with. I got fortunate that Write2ride thinks off road boots are sexy, and I have to kind of agree with her!



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Old 05-08-2012, 09:34 PM   #395
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Yea ... it's only money. Do what you can, stay safe out there!
Uh, how much are boots again? BTW, I don't think Women's MC boots have choice of width.
Wow Grifter....you really can go back and read my post again...never mentioned the cost of boots once....when I find a pair I can get her damn foot in I will own them, no matter what the cost. Very simply, she can fit my size 10 mens but they aren't going to help her in a go-down....it's sort of like the jacket she is wearing in the picture. She's lost 100 lbs since last riding season and the jackets was too loose...so we made sure to make it over to Tellico Motorcycle Outfitters and she got a new one this weekend that fits.

Maybe I misunderstood your post and Cogent now makes riding boots??????
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #396
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Just got Write2ride a pair of Alpinestar WP Scouts, mens size 6 fits her womens size 7 1/2 perfectly and mens sizes tend to be wider. The most expensive boot out there, even if you have to get a pair custom made for her, is still cheaper than one Emergency Room visit, let alone a major injury.

Not beating you up, I understand how difficult it is to get them something that fits, offers good protection, and that they are happy with. I got fortunate that Write2ride thinks off road boots are sexy, and I have to kind of agree with her!

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I've been working with my girl Brittany to try to find something that would fit her....where can I get something "custom made" for her????? You're all preaching to the choir here, I am ATGATT serious! If you want to help Grifter, quit posting horror pics and give me some info on where I can have some custom made (that will provide legitimate protection) to fit Fred Flintstone.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:17 AM   #397
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We've been looking everywhere to find a EEE in a woman's riding boot....
Good luck with that. I can't even find EEE or even EE in men's riding boots. So I use my Danner Fort Lewis 10" boots. I've had them since 1999 so I think I got my money's worth Of course they do not have the ankle protection a motorcycle boot has but at least they are a heavy leather boot.

They might have something that would work for her.

http://www.danner.com/boots/

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:12 AM   #398
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:50 AM   #399
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Good luck with that. I can't even find EEE or even EE in men's riding boots. So I use my Danner Fort Lewis 10" boots. I've had them since 1999 so I think I got my money's worth Of course they do not have the ankle protection a motorcycle boot has but at least they are a heavy leather boot.

They might have something that would work for her.

http://www.danner.com/boots/

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Thanks for the link...I will check them out. She already has (and wears) over the ankle hiking boots...that's what she had on in the picture. They help but they aren't perfect.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #400
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I've been working with my girl Brittany to try to find something that would fit her....where can I get something "custom made" for her????? You're all preaching to the choir here, I am ATGATT serious! If you want to help Grifter, quit posting horror pics and give me some info on where I can have some custom made (that will provide legitimate protection) to fit Fred Flintstone.
sorry for the ugly pics. My bad. Good to see you're thinking about finding something better.

When I was in England I ran across a boot company everyone raved about.
Altberg. I believe they still make boots Custom, to size. I would contact them to find out. They have a very good reputation in the UK and Europe. Virtually unknown in the USA. I visited their stand at a big MC Show while in the UK. Really nice product, as good or better than any boot I've seen.

http://www.altberg.co.uk/Web/motorcycle.jsp

Ride safe in the meantime.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:10 PM   #401
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sorry for the ugly pics. My bad. Good to see you're thinking about finding something better.


Ride safe in the meantime.
Do you know the story behind your gory pic? Was this a bike injury or just an example of what could happen? I have been thinking about getting some low bike boots like the 50-50's or something but the injury on your pic was a bit higher then a low boot would be if this was a bike related injury?
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Do you know the story behind your gory pic? Was this a bike injury or just an example of what could happen? I have been thinking about getting some low bike boots like the 50-50's or something but the injury on your pic was a bit higher then a low boot would be if this was a bike related injury?
Not to veer too far off the DR touring topic ... but YES ... that was a motorcycle accident. I posted it because it was similar to my own injury. I did not have to have an Ilizarof, which is THE last resort before amputation. It is a nightmare procedure, loaded with problems and complications. But I did have a doozy of an accident.

I'm not a fan of low boots. You need Tibia protection. Very common injury. A good Tibia guard in a boot is a good thing! The guy in the gory pic was most likely wearing Tennis shoes.

Wear the best gear you can afford! Ride safe ... and never fly faster than your Angel can fly!
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Not to veer too far off the DR touring topic ... but YES ... that was a motorcycle accident. I posted it because it was similar to my own injury. I did not have to have an Ilizarof, which is THE last resort before amputation. It is a nightmare procedure, loaded with problems and complications. But I did have a doozy of an accident.

I'm not a fan of low boots. You need Tibia protection. Very common injury. A good Tibia guard in a boot is a good thing! The guy in the gory pic was most likely wearing Tennis shoes.

Wear the best gear you can afford! Ride safe ... and never fly faster than your Angel can fly!
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Good luck with that. I can't even find EEE or even EE in men's riding boots. So I use my Danner Fort Lewis 10" boots. I've had them since 1999 so I think I got my money's worth Of course they do not have the ankle protection a motorcycle boot has but at least they are a heavy leather boot.

They might have something that would work for her.

http://www.danner.com/boots/

Jon...
They make "cruiser boots" in that size. http://www.mmccleather.com/motorcycl...cle-boots.html

Gaerne are known or being wide, like the SG10's. I've found the Tech 3 mx boots fairly roomy.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #405
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OOooooch! I wear off-road boots whenever I go on a long trip. After seeing that leg injury pic, I might start wearing them all the time.

On the topic of highway manners on the DR, my mods are like most others here: 16 tooth CS, foam grips, Corbin seat. I dont use a wind screen at all and I've done some really long days on pavement, once over 1000 miles. But, now I have a Baja Designs 8" racing light and it's frame lends itself as a great mount point for my bedroll, which acts as a windscreen and really makes for a pleasant ride. I prefer the softbags laid across the seat too, It keeps the weight centered better than having all the weight over the rear wheel. When I hit the dirt sometimes I forget that Im carrying a bunch of stuff til I stop and realize I lost something


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