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Ordered some new boots...

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Dubsta, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Dubsta

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    nice, I have the same ones (womens' version) they're awesome, super comfy and virtually no break-in period
     
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    So you DO have the same boots :lol:
     
  4. Cheddar

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    I can't speak ill of either of your boots.
     
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    Very nice...

    I haven't got the money to get a pair so I just wear my ratty old sneakers. I still need a new pair of gloves... dad might get me some for my birthday though... I hope so anyway!
     
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    Alpinestars
     
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    I have boots too, did ya know that? :lol:
     
  9. Cheddar

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    Yeah, you and dubsta would be the eithers.
     
  10. Dubsta

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    Post some pics then.....

    Keep the forum alive!
     
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    THey look somethin like this, Oxstar TCS's

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  12. Winter Hill Gang

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    you guys don't wear full gear with pucks while riding do you???
     
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    That's the plan....at least on long rides....

    I'm putting together all the gear for the track, and race school. Since I will have it all, what's the point in not wearing it. It's not IF you go down, it's WHEN you go down...

    I learned that this summer. If I didn't have my gloves on, I would have no skin left on my left hand....and without my jacket, a lot less skin on my shoulder and elbow.

    I was wearing jeans at the time, and have some nice wounds on the left knee because of that...and the jeans didn't even tear.
     
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    Pucks are not for protection from a fall. They are then to protect your knee when you drag it, which is done to give you a feel of how far the bike is leaned over, IE how much farther you can lean it. I don't know many people who drag their knee off the race track.

    A jacket and gloves are just as important as a helmet as far as I'm concerned. Boots give you a more stable feel, protect your ankle, and stop your foot from swelling until you are in the comfort of an ambulance. Pants, well I mean, yeah they should be worn, but in the city its pretty limiting. Not like you can take them off when you get to your destination.
     
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    I have never seen anyone drag their knee on the streets. I do agree with gloves and jacket tho'. Pucks are just a waste in my opinion.
    Other than the track of course.
     
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    If you get enough of a lean going where you can actually get your knee to the ground, you are fucking mooooving!!!!
     
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    Well I mean they just velcro onto the pants and come with them anyway. No point in taking them off and leaving a big patch of velcro there just because you don't plan on dragging.
     
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    hmmm ... not the pants I have seen. But then again I never really looked too hard at buying racing gear.
     
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    Lots of Pants have velcro pucks.

    When it comes to buying pants, if the pants I want have them there already, it won't sway my decision either way. If I happen to pick up pants with pucks....so what, I'm not buying them thinking I will be dragging my knees, I'm buying them so that if I go down, I will have some skin left afterward...
     
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    You know that huge turn at the start of Kelly's Mountain in Cape Breton?

    I saw a guy going around that moving like you would not believe, with his knee on the ground the entire turn....not trying to prove you wrong, I just remembered it when you said that....cause I was thinking that I have never either.

    Actually there is a movie of it someplace, he is a very experienced rider though.
     
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    that's cool man ... personally i would never need them. And right now I don't think i would ever buy leather riding pants either. Just not my style. I'll keep wearing my motocross pants for protection.
     
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    I don't think I would ever need the pucks either, to be honest. But I won't not wear them if they are attatched to the pants I buy. Right now, I'm looking for some used pants/suit...so if they have them, they do. Ya know?

    What bike do you have?
     
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    Protection from what? Mud?
     
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    the moto-x pants I have, have hard padding in spots. Kind of like the materials hockey gloves have in them. Horrible explanation I know, but oh well.

    For the past couple years I've been riding an f4i. This season I am rebuilding an old rz350 for a street-fighter machine.
     
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    Yeah but padding and motocross nylon won't do anything for you sliding down the road at 100km/h. To each their own and I'm not going to lecture you, but for anything other than just city commuting, nothing comes close to being as safe as leather.
     
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    motocross pants are kevlar, which is the same material used in a ton of hot weather riding gear. Don't worry, I won't lecture you either. :kekeke:
     
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    There is a reason that racers have to wear leather and not kevlar. There is also a reason that supermotard races wear leather and not motorcross gear when they have the option of either. Kevlar and nylon will melt when sliding down the road. I can get you some gear that shows that if you like.
     
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    dude. You are comparing the track to riding on the road.
    Racers push the limit as far as they can. Their bikes are setup a lot differently than ours. As for nylon melting, I know this. I've seen guys who had nylon and skin melt together. it was sick. kevlar melting, I have never heard of, though I haven't looked deep into the subject.
     
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    The Difference between a race bike and a street bike are not that great. Nothing that is going to change the way you fall at least. a fall at 150 is a fall at 150. The only thing is they don't have to contend with is trees, guard rails and other cars. I'd rather crash on a track going balls out, than on the waverly road with cars coming from the other direction.
     
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    And leather will protect you from said trees, guardrails, and oncoming traffic.
     
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    No, but it will help with the highside when you take a corner wide and get freaked by the car, or hit your brake and lowside.

    And WTF is it with this site. Does like everyone have an F4i?
     
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    F4i's were one of the best selling bikes when they came out. Unfortunately the majority were bought by idiots who then trashed them quickly. Unfortunate for them means fortunately for me. There is a plethora of used parts out there.

    Otherwise, we'll just have to agree to disagree.
     
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    Exactly what does an F4i have to do with anything?
     
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    The fact its an F4i? Nothing. Just the fact that so many people have the same bike. I'd say the same if it was Zx6s or gixxers, or R6's.
     
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    So then what does an F4i have to do with anything? :lol: Please dont tell me Gixxers arent common?
     

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