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Question to motorcycle/scooter riders about style and boots


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Mar 25, 2010
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Dear riders,
I have two questions:
1. For everybody - I'm at the moment on the market to buy myself new gear. I'm thinking to get new textile cordura trousers (Rukka Unit Gore-Tex to be more specific) and a leather jacket (something similar to Lewis Leathers Dominator No. 551, I haven't decided yet because I was told that it does not have a protection, so I want to ask Lewis Leathers if they can put protection on it or check if I can wear some racing body armour underneath). Do you think it will be not a stylish combination? I agree that protection and comfort are paramount for commuters like me (170+ miles daily), but since I spend more than 4 hours in the saddle I want to be safe, comfortable and stylish, especially when my colleagues see my gear.
2. For everyday bike/scooter commuters - boots: do you have a few pairs of motorcycle boots solely for the purpose of rotating them and do you use shoe trees in your boots? I have Daytona Highway boots for about 5 years, now they leak (I think because Gore-Tex lining wore out from me inserting my feet or shoe trees into them on daily basis) and the rubber patch to shift the gear fell off from both boots because they did not have time to recover, so I wonder if I could prolong their life if I rotated them with other bike boots. Of course, if I rotate them with another pair I most likely double the life, but I was wondering if I could extend it more than this, otherwise there is no real life extention, i.e. same miles of riding.
Thank you.

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