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post #1 of 3 Old 01-01-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cold weather boots

I'm looking to buy some cold weather riding boots, but I need some help. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. By the way, I don't want to spend a fortune.
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-02-2011, 08:29 AM
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I don't know what others use, but I just use insulated hunting boots.
Since you're going to lose the feel for the shifter and brake due to insulation with most any boot, I go with something that's already in the house.

I'd look around for a closeout on a nice 1000 gram or so insulated and waterproof 8" or so boot. Here's some suggestions from Cabela's, but I'd look around at Overstock.com and other discount and closeout places.

http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/brows...0;cat104826780

Keep an eye on how the fit others and read the reviews. I've got hunting boots that fit like a dream and others that fit badly. Take your time and check around. If you have a local sporting goods store, wander in and see what's available.. Even Walmart has a decent selection of hunting boots..

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Seein' how the temps dipped into the lower 60's yesterday, I can appreciate your concern for you feet.
Hope that's as bad as it gets in the Shenandoah Valley this year.
I'm a cold weather lightweight. I will not tolerate riding uncomfortable. If I need to hold up 7-11's or ebay a body organ to stay warm, so be it. So far, I have never had cold feet issues on the KLR or on a Concours. A regular year round waterproof touring boot works just fine, commuting or long distance.

Here's a boot I bought a few years ago. They are my stompers, boots I can throw in the trunk for emergencies and forget about. What I like about them is that they don't have laces. Its a safety thing with me. Boot laces, spokes, chains turning at high RPM's, sprockets, loose boot lace......enough dots to connect to get a good picture yet? I don't want my next notice that I'm running low on good karma to be my leg getting wrapped around the swing arm.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=748462

Imagine. A KLR rider looking for a bargain on boots. If we ever get the Goodwill Coupon Swap up and running again.....in the mean time, you might find a price break here:

http://www.mycoupons.com/coupons/spo...de.com/popular

My shift lever is set up one notch on the shift shaft to accommodate my off road boots, so I have no clearance issues when shifting. Simple, DIY, and more advice available than would be wise to listen to.

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