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Originally Posted by EgliComet View Post

A.  That was never an oil tank...Guzzis are wet sump motors.

B.  They are made to look like the original tool boxes from a V7 Sport.

 

fing02[1].gif Nice. That actually makes me kind of like it then, lol.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Yeah Vanson isn't cheap.  What kind of boots are you considering?  Yes I know I know - no plastic or titanium bits. whatever you do, don't go the Mickey Rourke route.  We will clown you til the end of eterity

 

You got me all wrong breh. I am not at all opposed to power-rangers gear, my only prereq for a jacket was made-in-the-usa, which is basically nonexistant from Alpinestars, etc, etc. Plus, for $350 with armor, I'm guessing the Vanson quality will shit on most other offerings in that price range. Maybe not. Just a guess.

 

Boots I am open to anything, and have no idea where to start or what to look for. I am looking for the best protection for the $, looks mostly irrelevant. I def do NOT want some harley-dude looking bullshit street boots like that MR pic. Barf. I do want some speed-racer track looking boots. I think they'd be cool.

 

After laying the bike down and reading all these ATGATT horror stories, I've been motivated to get proper gear.

 

I rode to work today in jeans, my Marc Jacobs jacket and Wolverines today, as per usual facepalm.gifshog[1].gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

I'm loving this seat.  I hate the idea that these cafe bikes are being made as single seaters. 

 

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Lol, poorman's Night Rod?

post #3467 of 4521

This came across my tumblr feed. Bretty hot; just don't catch your trousers in the shock:

 

post #3468 of 4521
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post


You got me all wrong breh. I am not at all opposed to power-rangers gear, my only prereq for a jacket was made-in-the-usa, which is basically nonexistant from Alpinestars, etc, etc. Plus, for $350 with armor, I'm guessing the Vanson quality will shit on most other offerings in that price range. Maybe not. Just a guess.

 

Boots I am open to anything, and have no idea where to start or what to look for. I am looking for the best protection for the $, looks mostly irrelevant. I def do NOT want some harley-dude looking bullshit street boots like that MR pic. Barf. I do want some speed-racer track looking boots. I think they'd be cool.

 

After laying the bike down and reading all these ATGATT horror stories, I've been motivated to get proper gear.

 

I rode to work today in jeans, my Marc Jacobs jacket and Wolverines today, as per usual facepalm.gifshog%5B1%5D.gif

 

Oh I am full of suggestion on how to spend your money.  Ask Trini  photo laugh2-smiley_zpsa7ead38c.gif

 

Most people in my area (if they wear gear) like Sidis.  You can get the previous top of the line Sidi Vertigos for 2something right now

 

http://www.extremesupply.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/600x600/sidi/sidi_vertigoair_boots_black_new.jpg

 

 

 

I like to read British bike magazines (TWO, FastBikes, SuperBike, Visor Down, Ride, etc.)  and see what their test riders/writers wear and what I seen on their feet since they seem to ride in much more extreme conditions than we do here in the states.  For the last few years they have mostly worn Alpinestars SMX Plus or Supertech and TCX R-S2 boots with some Dainese thrown in for good measure. 

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/OG/2008_Alpinestars_Supertech_R_Boots_Black.jpg

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/OG/2013-Alpinestars-SMX-Plus-Boots-Black-MCSS.jpg

 

http://www.compacc.com/images/product/600/42882_1.jpg

 

I sold my A* and only have TCX now.  My next pair will be Dainese Axials. You can never have too much gear.

http://www.dainese.com/product_gallery/1795157/normal/resized_520x600/1795157_601_00007.jpg

 

Gaerne also seems to make good yet relatively inexpensive boots.


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 8/28/13 at 2:29pm
post #3469 of 4521
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

 

Most people in my area (if they wear gear) like Sidis.  You can get the previous top of the line Sidi Vertigos for 2something right now

 

http://www.extremesupply.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/600x600/sidi/sidi_vertigoair_boots_black_new.jpg

 

Awesome, thanks man. I just picked up these.

post #3470 of 4521

For cheap with decent protection, you can also go for military gear, i have a pair of converse combat boots :

 

 

For under 100$, they go well with a pair of jeans and provide good toe protection and decent ankle lock. No miracles though, it's more of an everyday trick to avoid big heavy boots for riding in town than a protection for trackdays and high speed canyons ride.

post #3471 of 4521
I posted up in the Motorcycle jeans thread but if anyone's interested in a pair of twice-soaked Maple Moto jeans in a tagged size 32 for (relatively) cheap compared to the retail price of $400+, let me know.

With my recent weight loss, they simply don't fit anymore and I don't think they're gonna shrink down anymore.

I've had them hemmed and unstitched the pocket stitching. Holla at me for details if interested in trying them out.
post #3472 of 4521

Are they a real 32, as in 16" across?

post #3473 of 4521
That's what they were supposedly supposed to shrink to but no, they're larger than that - which is why they're too big for me.

I'll take measurements when I get home tonight.

I'm willing to sell them with or without the included Forcefield hip and knee armor btw in case you want to use your own.
post #3474 of 4521

Track day this past Spring at Thunderhill...had a lot of fun!

 

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One of these (1199 Panigale or 1098 Streetfighter S) will be my next bike. 

 

I have spoken

post #3476 of 4521
If I was going to buy a Ducati, it would be the streetfighter.
post #3477 of 4521

You're both wrong. :p:p:p

 

post #3478 of 4521
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Originally Posted by Thurston Bros View Post

Track day this past Spring at Thunderhill...had a lot of fun!

Nice shot.

Ever notice you're always on the wrong bike when you ride? It seems I only pass a bunch of vintage rides and I'm on the CBR. Tonight, coming home from seeing Kick-Ass 2, I rode my CB400T thru not one but two groups of 10+ more sportbike riders - one group headed for the Edens, the other headed for LSD. Oddly, the first group all had girls riding pillion.
post #3479 of 4521
Update on the seat.

I couldn't find a tan leather I liked so I decided to go with a darker brown.

Here's a pic in direct sunlight:

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post #3480 of 4521

Nailed it.

 

Looks ideal to me.

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