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post #1 of 18 Old 07-11-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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wearing off road boots

Ok I know nothing about this stuff, I mean nothing. I needed some off road boots for DS rideing so I got a pair of Berik's. Now let me ask ya this. How are these things supposed to be warn? Do you get socks that come up past the top of the boot or do you tuck your pants into the boot? Or do you wear the tops of the boot against you bare leg?

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-11-2008, 08:59 PM
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Whichever of the three feels good to you... I wear socks above the boot, and my military pants tied off around the mid part of the boot, to keep wind out.

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post #3 of 18 Old 07-11-2008, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks. I realize how dumb the question sounded but I really didn't know. Only problem is I can't get me jeans over the boots. Well I can but it's pretty tough.

What kinda pants do you wear? Where did you get them. I always where jeans but it may be to tight.

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I prefer Military BDU's that I get at the local Army/Navy store. They are tough, comfortable, and a ton of large pockets. I am able to wear knee/shin guards under them with no trouble at all.

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Ok thanks, do you get the socks at the A/N too?

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nah, just regular ole WalMart socks.

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I can do that. LOL thanks

Sorry for all the questions but what knee shin pad are you usein? Gotta get them too.

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I picked them up at the local Honda dealer of all places, LOL.. I think the set was about $18. They're good for keeping rocks from being kicked up onto your shins by your buddy as he roosts you when he guns it. Grrrr. LOL

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post #9 of 18 Old 07-11-2008, 10:03 PM
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Carharrt heavy canvas jeans or 5.11 canvas (currently some on sale at LAPolicegear dot com). I really like the 5.11's. Next best thing to kevlar.

I've had a couple of pair of Cabelas kevlar jeans for years (no longer available) that I use for chainsaw, weedeater work, etc. They're pretty large and baggy to ride in.

here's a link to the 5.11's http://www.lapolicegear.com/5tapaorcl.html

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I do like that website Bigiron...Lots of kewl things there... I have to go the route of the BDU's because I can't find anyone making good heavy armored pants and or jackets in my size. One day I'll either shrink down to you lil boys sizes or someone will figure out there are more of us big boys riding now than there used to be... and make something to fit us.

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