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post #1 of 17 Old 03-28-2012, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Good Evening All Wise and Body Conscious,

So, I have been riding the KLR since late July 2011, and have put over 4,500 miles on her. What a sweet ride. I have added farkles and things to the bike but have recently added a much needed upgrade to my foot were. I firmly believe that your gear will save your life. Or at least increase the odds of tomorrow.

At first I had a pair of Fraser Off Road Boots. They were OK, they did the job but were really bulky (think Moon Boots). Over the weekend I picked up a pair of Sidi Chargers, Off Road Boots. So nice and comfortable, really very nicely engineered. The four aluminum buckles do not give and stay closed, every part is replaceable as is the sole. These could last me 10 years. These are like wearing a pair of really tall Nike Boots. They are new and stiff, but they are comfortable.

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-29-2012, 08:31 AM
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They look like a solid pair of boots. I just wish my feet fit the Sidi last.
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-29-2012, 12:54 PM
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Look to be well made Snakeboy. I broke down and bought some Alpinestars Scouts after fracturing an ankle with street boots. A little protection is a comforting feeling.

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how much did your set knock you back?

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post #5 of 17 Old 03-29-2012, 10:26 PM
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I was checking into the sidi boots as well, too bad they only come in size 14 max. I wear about a 14.5 in MC boots my shoe size is only 13 though. Anyone know where I can get good boots in size that will fit? 14ish please post. Thanks!
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I was checking into the sidi boots as well, too bad they only come in size 14 max. I wear about a 14.5 in MC boots my shoe size is only 13 though. Anyone know where I can get good boots in size that will fit? 14ish please post. Thanks!
You might try Alpinestars, they seem to run a little big. I typically wear a 12 but 11's fit perfect. Not sure what size they go up to.
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I was checking into the sidi boots as well, too bad they only come in size 14 max. I wear about a 14.5 in MC boots my shoe size is only 13 though. Anyone know where I can get good boots in size that will fit? 14ish please post. Thanks!
You might check the A* Tech series, some are available up to a 16.
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post #8 of 17 Old 05-02-2012, 12:31 PM
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Just got some boots but need to send them back---too big in the ball of the foot. I was going with more of a cruiser style because the MC boots at the local shop are for racing and not comfortable to walk in. With a dual sport bike, I may be out a jeep road and want to hike up a hill. Also have a foot issue so can't have too tight of boots.

So I was going to post about what boots. I'm geographically challenged so it's tough to try on anything.
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post #9 of 17 Old 05-02-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Good Afternoon Scrapper,

They cost about $450.00. They were an investment as each part is replaceable, resoluble and will last me at least 4-5 years. I can tell you they are comfortable. i have worn them for extended periods of up to 10 hours. I can walk somewhat normally. The only detractor is that they squeak, which I am sure is because they are new.

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Sidi Canyons here...very happy with them $300 or so.
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