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 Post subject: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:48 pm 
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If you have laces, make sure they are tucked away so they can't be caught on shift lever when you stop. I put left foot down first because of rear brake, but shoelace, if not tucked can catch on shift lever. If you are leaning left, and lace is caught-good luck. Me personally, I am one for two. #1 Dumped.#2 Saved. I am a slow learner.


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 Post subject: Re: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:47 pm 
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My Aerostich Combat Lite boots have laces, but they are hidden behind the leather flap that Velcros' to the side of the boot. Been there, done that (and saved it) once. That's all it took.


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 Post subject: Re: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:04 pm 
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2 words.... Zippers and velcro.. That's how you do motorcycle boots. I love my alpinestars webgore boots. Warm, dry and comfortable and no laces to mess with or snag on a footpeg.

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 Post subject: Re: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:36 am 
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Duckster...

My old Sidi's had a zipper. Left boot zipper broke as I was zipping it up on the last day of a campout 400 miles from home. Velcro flap wasn't strong enough to keep it 'closed'. Glad i had a bit of duct tape with me. Spouse has a pair of Alpinstars. Zipper broke on one of those boots as well, and on his Sidi's. No more zippers for us. :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I've worn out few pairs of that type of boot with no zipper issues. I think a key thing is to make sure they fit well enough that the zippers are not overly stressed to close up the boot. Velcro works well unless it gets fouled up with fuzz in my experience.
YMMV..

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 Post subject: Re: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:29 am 
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My BMW brand zipper and Velcro waterproof leather boots have given me good service. Both the zippers and the Velcro still work, although I do lubricate the zippers when they get 'catchy'. Wife's got a pair, too, and they have been similarly satisfactory.
About the worst bike you could ride with shoelaces was the old CB900 Custom. It has a secondary transmission to shift the main 5 speed from low to high range, and the shifter for that secondary tranny sat exactly where the loops of your shoelaces would be when you stepped down at a stop. A heavy, ponderous bike. Had a couple close calls myself, and the forum for that bike was always mentioning this 'charming idiosyncrasy'.
brent

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 Post subject: Re: Watch out for shoelace
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:00 pm 
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The single most charming idiosyncrasy of that bike (was actually riding one when K surprised me with the Valk) was the nasty tendency for the shifters to swap places on those warm mornings when you were the only person on the road, and decided to goose it nice and hard from the stop sign heading into the curve....

First.... Second.... Third.... LOW RANGE! BAM!

Amazing thing, that....


heh heh heh heh....

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