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Old 01-14-2014, 05:58 PM   #1156
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I am planning on heading to London this saturday and am in search of proper dual sport gear (boots, protections mostly) but have no idea where to start looking..

Anyone have some suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:08 PM   #1157
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:30 PM   #1158
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Sounds good i guess i will head over there.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:28 PM   #1159
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Id just keep on going to Aviciouscycle about 45 mins east of London.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #1160
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Thats way up near Kitchener :/

Looks cool, but I am already coming from an hour on the other side of London.

London is just about the only place i'm gonna look before i turn to ordering online, I am having a tough time actually finding a store that actually stocks multiple brands and styles of boots to try on.. So far the only store in town only offers the entry level Thor boots ...
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:02 PM   #1161
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Lol I live an hour west of London... Where u at? I'm in Charing Cross, just south of Chatham
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:04 PM   #1162
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Take a look at http://aviciouscycle.ca/ and you might want to make the drive. Heck, I'd even drive the 10 minutes to meet you there. Not that I need another excuse to spend time in their showroom...
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:47 AM   #1163
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You're not gonna find stocked dual sport boots at HG or AVC. From my experience. From charring cross either go over into MI to look or head into gta. Or if you are interested in a set of vendramini there is a spot in amhurstberg
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:34 AM   #1164
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snakecharmr - I am actually in Chatham lol

Everyone else - Good to know, I am traveling with my gf to pick up some things at MEC so i don't think I will be heading into Kitchener this weekend, Thanks for the tip. Next time I am up there I will pop in though!
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:26 PM   #1165
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Ok if your going to MEC heres a excuse to go right by AVC on your way to Adventure Guide, awesome store, I love MEC but the London store is a bit small and lacking I thought. Adventure Guide IMO is as good as any full sized MEC store with similar pricing http://advguide.com/ grew from a very small shop years ago to the big time now, great place.

That said, Im not sure how much stock you will find at AVC, but I haven't been there for a while and its now a twisted throttle co.

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:02 PM   #1166
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No guys, I am coming up from the Windsor area, not down from the GTA, I am not going in or through Kitchener lol

Maybe next time guys...But i am noting all of these suggestions and checking out the websites for a later date..
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:16 PM   #1167
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I was just in AVC this afternoon and their inventory is rather slim right now. That said, the phone was ringing non-stop and the staff were working hard filling and shipping orders. I'm sure the change in ownership and the bike shows are keeping them busy.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:40 AM   #1168
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Yeah i would imagine, but its only January - I don't expect many stores have much new stock, not at least until later feb. I would assume whatever is left is old stock. I am hoping i can find a last years stuff on sale before the new stuff comes in. Maybe i'll head up that way if i still need stuff in the spring or if i happen to see a smaller dual sport for sale in that area on Kijiji haha
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:58 AM   #1169
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I'd say hit up the motorcycle show Feb 21-23 in Toronto.. Everything you are looking for will be there an a lot more.. Usually some kick ass deals as well... My vehicle is pretty much full already for this show, but if you do make it down shoot me a txt on the the number I PM'd you.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:32 AM   #1170
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I'd say hit up the motorcycle show Feb 21-23 in Toronto.. Everything you are looking for will be there an a lot more...
Have to agree.... you can see and try on what fits then if you want buy there or wait for deals on line... sometimes they (at the show) to make the sale they will drop or match the price if you can show them someplace cheaper.

Sometimes if you go to the show sunday afternoon you might get better deals because that way they don't have to repack it and take it back to the store. (I've never done personally that but have heard deals have been made)
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