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Left foot down at the lights? You'll pay the price.

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by the_blacke, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Right boot:
    UBAkW.

    Left boot:
    ZEX1b.

    Comparison:
    i8ZXi.

    So, can anyone recommend some new boots?


     
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  2. Not suprising with the extra use..

    You should see the size of my right forearm compared to my left.
     
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  3. If you used your left once in a while not only would your forearms be the same size, but it would feel like having someone else batting you off until you got used to it!:D
     
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  4. Yep same thing for me, same boot. I never drag my foot - just place it down so am surprised by the high wear. How old are those boots?

    Mine are only 9 months old...
    (RST brand - VERY comfy and practical, but I'm having doubts about quality)
     
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  5. It's because most people dismount to the left, then push off and spin on the ball of the left foot when they start walking.
     
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  6. 3.5 years / 50,000KMs. I reckon 40,000KMs or more commuting in Melb traffic so there's quite a lot of stop start in that.

    I've had / got RST gloves, textile jacket, textile pants.
    Gloves died after about 2 winters - stitching came apart.
    Pants have some stitching coming apart (on the flap over the boot zip) after about 3 months (3,500 KMs).
    Jacket is tearing around the inside pocket in the meshy liner bit (nothing safety related) after about 5 months (6,000KMs).

    So I don't think that they're the longest lasting gear.

    That said, I got the gloves, jacket and pants for around the same as it cost me to get a pair of Held Titan gloves shipped over from sportbiketrackgear.com so I think they offer value for money!!

    I reckon RST are probably good for one slide, then replace. Be interested to hear the opinions of someone who's road-tested some RST gear actually.

    I'm pretty happy with the A* boots all up. My missus raised an interesting question though:

    Can you get bike boots resoled? Does it compromise the integrity of the boot?
     
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  7. You've gotta stop putting your ciggies out with your foot.
     
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  8. I think its the stogies that's doing it... who cares about cancer, these things are destroyin' me boots!
     
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  9. Everything here is covered with diesel spills, lubes up the boots nice so they don't wear.
     
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  10. just put your right foot down when doing 110km and there will be even again
     
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  11. watch out for cats-eyes though.... it's painful
     
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  12. ...and watch out for the man... taking your foot off the pegs is against the law. :roll:
     
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