Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle Riding > Learning to Ride

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2010, 06:10 AM   #31
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMcDonald View Post

But, I'm going to keep the receipt. If I am out and about and find a helmet I really like for like for maybe $100 or even $150 or so, I might get that and return this cheap one. Walmart.com: Fuel Full-Face Helmet, Gloss Black - Small: Hunting
Well if you do bring it back, please note these instructions I found on that link you posted:

" Before returning the item to your local Wal-Mart store, please be certain that all tanks are completely empty of any flammable liquids..."
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-02-2010, 08:15 AM   #32
JMcDonald
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 89
Default

Yeah, I forgot to mention the emergency gasoline storage it offers! It has a hose to run down from the back of the helmet, around your body, and right into the top of the tank! Way to go, Walmart!



Boots:
Do I need *riding* boots? Or can more just 6-8" high camping or "tactical" boots do the job? I understand the biggest concern is ankle protection: can basic boots provide that? I don't plan on having any 150MPH spills so Im not too concerned about sliding for a hundred yards, heh. But, I don't want the boot to be torn off on impact either...
JMcDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 10:13 AM   #33
Kenneth_Moore
Registered Member
 
Kenneth_Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: VIsiting the GIft Shop in the Pit of DIspair
Posts: 7,118
Default

For motorcycles, look for 3 things aside from the usual stuff in boots:

Easy fit under shifter and on top of brake pedal.
Something to secure the laces.
Ankle protection as you noted.

I'm on my 2ond pair of these. They have mesh uppers which are very much appreciated in the Summer.

Icon Field Armor Chukka Boots - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore
__________________
www.kennethmoore.org
Kenneth_Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 06:32 PM   #34
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default

+1 to what Ken sez: and I'll double-tap on the secure laces - early on in my riding "career", I rode with some high-top tennis-shoes (dumb, I know, I know......). I once got the laces tangled around the shifter. Lemme tellya - it takes quick-thinking and a lot of willpower to break the habit of putting-down the left foot at a stop. I rode nearly another mile after that stop at just above a walking pace before I got untangled.

Learn from my mistake. Secure those laces! Don't ride in crappy tennis-shoes!
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #35
JMcDonald
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 89
Default

Gotcha! Would a simple velcro or elastic band on each foot do ok at keeping the laces tucked away, or would the wind tend to pull them free?


Gah... it sucks sitting here waiting for June 5 to come around, so I can take the course, go get lisenced, and go pick up the bike...

Last edited by JMcDonald : 05-02-2010 at 08:23 PM.
JMcDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2010, 08:38 PM   #36
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,491
Default

If the boots are tall-enough (should be over-the ankle), and laces short-enough, shouldn't be a problem. Those tennis-shoes just had these really long laces that came down to the top of the arches on my feet - I usually ride now with a pair of the "Brahma" brand from Wal-Mart, and double-tie the laces. Once you drop the cuff of your pants over them, the laces are completely secured.

I was just warning of what could happen if the laces are long-enough to come anywhere near the foot-controls and/or the pegs.

A person would feel really dumb, falling-over at a stop because they couldn't put their foot down..............
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 06:49 AM   #37
JMcDonald
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 89
Default

Ok well that's good news that I might not need to buy more right away. All of my shoes / boots come from Walmart, heh.
JMcDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off