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Old 05-24-2011, 04:45 AM   #11
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Cowboy boots are not the best option, for all the reasons listed above. I prefer lace-up boots. Here's what I'm riding with now:

Frye Dakota Mid Lace Wheat - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

I like them because when I get off the bike, esp. going up a trail for a hike, I still have decent traction. The only thing is they are not waterproof. If riding in the rain frequently is your thing, then dedicated waterproof boots are a better option.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:28 AM   #12
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Waterproof is good, "Breathable" is much better.

If you can get a GoreTex/Sympatex/etc. lined boot, you (and your dogs) will be much happier.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:55 AM   #13
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Those breathable waterproof boots/shoes are awesome, but they're also expensive; that is, if they're motorcycle specific, not just hiking boots.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #14
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Good jump boots or Engineer boots will do the trick at a lot less cost than motorcycle specific boots. A decent tread on the boots will help while parking where you may encounter loose asphalt, gravel or sand.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:19 AM   #15
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OMG!

Another Seru-strafing!

Call the paper!


(How's El Tigre Blanco running, shipmate?)
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:25 AM   #16
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OMG!

Another Seru-strafing!

Call the paper!


(How's El Tigre Blanco running, shipmate?)
Tiger running like a champ and is as fun as the first day I got it. Haven't been able to ride a lot because it's been raining and snowing almost constantly all this spring. Looks like it's finally going to clear up later this week.

I'm going to do a small airbox mod in a couple of weeks. It's a reversible mod so if it doesn't work out I can go back to stock. It involves removing the blockage from the second intake snorkel. The bike has two snorkels and for some reason Triumph only opens one up on stock bikes.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #17
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Those breathable waterproof boots/shoes are awesome, but they're also expensive; that is, if they're motorcycle specific, not just hiking boots.
I hate hot, sweaty feets. These are the best I've found for hot weather. You can actually feel the air flowing through them as you ride.

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:37 AM   #18
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I hate hot, sweaty feets. These are the best I've found for hot weather. You can actually feel the air flowing through them as you ride.

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Those look like pseudo-military tactical boots, with a little bit of red spashed in. With those, you can go into the bar and regale everybody with stories of ops gone bad. Like that one time in Nam...
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #19
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you can go into the bar and regale everybody with stories of ops gone bad. Like that one time in Nam...
I know you meant that in jest but I have several friends who are Vietnam Vets. They seem to have "radar" for people spinning BS stories about the war........and those who do that in their persence are likely to leave on a stretcher......or in a bag.

Just sayin'......not a good subject for a joke.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:09 PM   #20
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I know you meant that in jest but I have several friends who are Vietnam Vets. They seem to have "radar" for people spinning BS stories about the war........and those who do that in their persence are likely to leave on a stretcher......or in a bag.

Just sayin'......not a good subject for a joke.

Oooookaaaay...

And, as a verteran of the first Gulf War, I thank you for your input.
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