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Old 03-19-2014, 04:13 PM   #14581
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One could never be cold on such a hot looking bike like the KLR.

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Figured I'd actually chime in on the boot discussion. I rock Alpinestar Tech 3 All-Terrains. All in all, they're an affordable, good quality boot. The main feature I like is that they have actual boot tread so you don't bust your ass on slick hills. Down side is, they are not water proof through deep crossings.

Edit: Don't bust your ass after you've already busted your ass on slick hills.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:56 PM   #14582
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I wear Gaere G-Adventures most of the time on the street as they are easy to walk in, waterproof, and very comfortable, but they certainly don't protect too well. Been looking very seriously at the Tech 7s though; for the price the seem to be very comfortable and offer a good amount of protection, and you can still walk in them.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:57 PM   #14583
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Still riding with your feet out eh Bones.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:38 PM   #14584
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Boots - Forma Adventure

I have a pair of size 10 Forma Adventure boots on the way from Atomic Moto.
I checked at Rev Sport, Bloomington Motorsport(?), Clarksville, Dans cycle & Columbus Kawasaki.. found only mx boots.
The first pair of Formas had a fold at the ankle that put pressure on the bone just above the ankle. Atomic Moto is replacing them.
I was a little disappointed in the amount of flex at the ankle, and small size of the disk over the ankle bone, but they are an big improvement over the Herman Survivor work style boots I'm wearing. This is my first pair of motorcycle boots, so didn't really know what to expect.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:27 PM   #14585
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Hey, still got a paddle tire from a KLR?
Where is united motors?

still got the tire, just lemme know when you wanna meet and i'll bring it.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:50 AM   #14586
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You will be hard pressed to find anywhere local to try on all of the boots we have been talking about. Maybe a few places in the country would have that kind of selection. We stock the Scout's and Crossfires as well as a bunch of other boots and can always get something else in if a customer is interested. I am always willing to get something in for someone so they are sure to get exactly what they are looking for.
Thanks for the kind comments guys
Million dollar question here, who makes a good pair of ADV boots that are waterproof and will fit someone with larger than average ankles and calves. I have a pair of Thor 50/50's as that is the only thing that'll fit me and still close up, but they aren't waterproof.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:05 AM   #14587
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:21 AM   #14588
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Million dollar question here, who makes a good pair of ADV boots that are waterproof and will fit someone with larger than average ankles and calves. I have a pair of Thor 50/50's as that is the only thing that'll fit me and still close up, but they aren't waterproof.

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:10 AM   #14589
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Thanks guys. You have all given me hours of research to do now. I a size 10 but narrow footed so I'm also going to try different ones on as well and go from there. A lot of the good boots are expensive but I imagine so are new ankles although I'm sure I could find some on craigslist if i looked hard enough.
Personally, I like to ride in flip-flops. The thrill of hanging your toes out to catch some wind & blow the stink off of 'em just can't be beat.... But on those rare occasions when boots are a must, I prefer to ride with Moon Boots. You know, like Mom would stick on your feet, along with 14 layers of snowsuit and then send you off to elementary school back in the 70's?? They're not really waterproof, and they don't really provide any protection but they're lightweight and they look really cool!

Well, on 2nd thought, that probably woulda been the 90's for you.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:17 AM   #14590
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Personally, I like to ride in flip-flops. The thrill of hanging your toes out to catch some wind & blow the stink off of 'em just can't be beat.... But on those rare occasions when boots are a must, I prefer to ride with Moon Boots. You know, like Mom would stick on your feet, along with 14 layers of snowsuit and then send you off to elementary school back in the 70's?? They're not really waterproof, and they don't really provide any protection but they're lightweight and they look really cool!

Well, on 2nd thought, that probably woulda been the 90's for you.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:03 AM   #14591
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Million dollar question here, who makes a good pair of ADV boots that are waterproof and will fit someone with larger than average ankles and calves. I have a pair of Thor 50/50's as that is the only thing that'll fit me and still close up, but they aren't waterproof.
You might have luck with the Icon Patrol. Not a high boot but is waterproof. We have trouble with large calves constantly and these have been a pretty good solution.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:31 AM   #14592
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You might have luck with the Icon Patrol. Not a high boot but is waterproof. We have trouble with large calves constantly and these have been a pretty good solution.
Love mine. Very comfy.
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:21 PM   #14593
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Alright folks. I've done A LOT of research and judging by my feet size I've narrowed it down to sidi adventure gortex or alpinestar toucan gtx. Nathan do you have these in stock I can come try on?
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #14594
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Alright folks. I've done A LOT of research and judging by my feet size I've narrowed it down to sidi adventure gortex or alpinestar toucan gtx. Nathan do you have these in stock I can come try on?
I no longer stock the Adventure Gore-Tex because for most people at half the price the Scout is the way to go so that's what I stock. I can definetly get a size or two in for you to try out though. As far as the Toucan goes, I was pretty unimpressed with the boot at it's price point so I never brought them in. There again I can get them in if you want to give them a shot.
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:44 PM   #14595
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I no longer stock the Adventure Gore-Tex because for most people at half the price the Scout is the way to go so that's what I stock. I can definetly get a size or two in for you to try out though. As far as the Toucan goes, I was pretty unimpressed with the boot at it's price point so I never brought them in. There again I can get them in if you want to give them a shot.
Are the scouts durable than a regular road boot. That's what they kind of look like via pictures.
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