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post #2656 of 4526
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Murdock boots, RRL:
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Deadstock Cat's Paw heels:
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Awesome boot, with obvious high quality and a nice, sleek fit compared to most of the other engineer's boots I have, which tend to be rather bulbous..

Simply gorgeous. I must have a pair.
post #2657 of 4526
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Can we expect a thorough review with photos? I'd like to know what you think after you've had a chance to try them out.

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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Sure thing. I'm hoping to take the bike out tonight briefly so they should get their first use then.

K, took these out on a ride today and here are some thoughts:

- They're pretty comfortable. The leather's not as thick as my 8" Red Wing boots so it didn't take long to break in. They were fine to both ride and walk around in.
- Construction & leather seems decent but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. One thing the pics don't convey is the awesome new shoe smell they have.
- They're padded across the foot as well as in the ankles but that appears to just an extra layer of leather than any form of actual armour.
- The zippers are some sturdy YKKs but the buckles are a bit flimsy; that being said, they'd don't really have to take a lot of strain so they should be fine.
- They got the fit down pretty decently, both in the foot and in the calf. These fit fine under my jeans as I'd specified that's how I'd be wearing them.

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post #2658 of 4526
My motorcycle got an oil change and bath to be put away for the winter yesterday. Sad. frown.gif
post #2659 of 4526
Trini, glad you like them, they look very nice.
post #2660 of 4526
New Ducatis announced:

Hypermotard


Hyperstrada


Panigale R



While I know the Panigale hasn't been selling well, my MTS 1200 was almost the perfect bike, so I am excited to see how the Hyperstrada turns out. Toss on a low windshield and remove the bags for around town, but have the ability to do distance whenever.
post #2661 of 4526

Jeeze, I can't even stand flat-footed on my 29" seat height. I would tip over all of those, lol. frown.gif

 

Guess it's the Diavel for me devil.gif

post #2662 of 4526
Just hit mine with some wax and drained the carb after one last hellraising ride. =(
post #2663 of 4526

Rode to work in 50 deg weather this morning; love moving away from Detroit/Chicago snow mwink[1].giftongue.gif

post #2664 of 4526
Last year I rode 12 months of the year. We lucked out and got decent weather in December, January and February (temperature wise, of course, rarely snows) and I remember riding my Sportie around on Christmas break. That said, I did pop my Scrambler battery, washed it, and filled the tank after running Stabil through it on a quick 15 mile ride. If I take any bikes out this winter will be the big twin or Sportie..
post #2665 of 4526
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Jeeze, I can't even stand flat-footed on my 29" seat height. I would tip over all of those, lol. frown.gif

Guess it's the Diavel for me devil.gif

The MTS 1200 was really tall, but I fit it okay. Definitely a bit of a pain to swing your leg over though.
post #2666 of 4526
I refuse to let this thread die so what plans do you guys have for your bikes over the winter period?

I'm going to do some minor mods like relocating my ignition switch and front turn signals. Also going to add a headlight grill, fork gaiters and get a new battery.

I also want to throw in some pics of what might just be one of the nicest Triumphs I've ever seen. Dude used the Vincent Black Prince as an inspiration and came up with this:

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post #2667 of 4526
Not bad for a Hinckley. But the exhaust just ruins it all.
post #2668 of 4526
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I refuse to let this thread die so what plans do you guys have for your bikes over the winter period?

I plan to ride over the winter period. Went out for three hours today on my KLR 650.
post #2669 of 4526
Same here, but we don't get a whole lot of actual downpour.

Not the safest idea, but motorcycles have totally redeemed my opinion on my redwing GTs. Blacked out the wood sole, lotioned up the leather and applied a dab of shine to the toes. More comfortable than my race boots, pretty great traction when plodding around.



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post #2670 of 4526

Great looking GT's. Agreed on the traction, and for me, added height, of the GT sole. I reach for them more often than my Wolverines as the leather soles can get slick on wet pavement.

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