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Old 01-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #55666
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Oh ... Mark must be wearing those oh-so-stylish 'skinny' jeans ... the boots fit under mine.
Mark calls them "jeggings".
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #55667
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Oh ... Mark must be wearing those oh-so-stylish 'skinny' jeans ... the boots fit under mine.
They fit but it's super tight, and the cuffs get caught on the buckles of the boots. Way easier to tuck them in, though I almost always wear overpants anyway.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #55668
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Thanks. I should have watched the youtube videos and read up on the carb. before I pulled it off. Owell I have to put a new throttle cable on so I will play with the carb. then. It does have a bunch of stuff to fine tune like you said but it looks like a bunch of stuff to get out of ajustment on a old carb. You dont have a extra throttle cable you want to sell do you?
On a good note the fuel petcock was leaking but I had a Blaster gas tank in the shed that uses the same guts as the WR does so I got the leaking petcock fixed.
No real spare parts here. I modded mine to fit stock dr650 cables.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #55669
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I have these. I think I have previously responded to a comment you made about them.

Good boots but they will not fit under jeans comfortably. They are tall and bulky, though quite light, comfortable, and waterproof.

The buckles get dirt up in them and have a hard time latching, you need to keep them clean.

Revzilla or New Enough has them for $249 shipped.
Haven't been on here for a while.Saw the post about new boots I am Also looking at getting the alpinestar scout boots or the sidi discovery rain I know they are about $100 apart any ideas? I had the thor atv boots and they fell apart did get my money back. going to pay the money for smoething that will last. Also anyone going to the indoor MX racing at summit fairgrounds this coming weekend I plan on going on sat. night.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #55670
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Question boots

Anyone have any experiences with Firstgear Boots?
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 PM   #55671
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Anyone have any experiences with Firstgear Boots?
If you wear an odd size they can go out of stock for a long time. They do large production runs every other year, and if the supply they ran doesn't last that long oh well. I know 2 guys that absolutely love them, but I have never been a fan of light duty street boots.

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Old 01-06-2013, 07:16 PM   #55672
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I finally made it to IP today and got the wifey a riding coat, helmet, and gloves. Im glad to see her interested enough in wanting ride with me and be more safe and comfortable. I was browsing boots and couldn't make up my mind and I left with nothing for myself. I kind of lost interest after watching my wife try on every damn coat in the place twice.


I want a decent mid height boot that is easy to get on and off and will fit under jeans. I know I trade off protection, but I dont want 5 buckles and it to stop at the top of my calf like off road boots. I also dont want to drop $250-300 on a boot that I wont wear more then once a week. I know I want a lot for nothing, but hey I am honest. Are Crocs still in style?
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #55673
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I have to go to IP some time, apparently I have a cousin that works there.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #55674
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I want a decent mid height boot that is easy to get on and off and will fit under jeans. I know I trade off protection, but I dont want 5 buckles and it to stop at the top of my calf like off road boots. I also dont want to drop $250-300 on a boot that I wont wear more then once a week. I know I want a lot for nothing, but hey I am honest. Are Crocs still in style?
Picked up a pair of Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof boots on clearance at IP for around 100 bucks or less. They are easy to get on/off, however they may take some tweaking on the velcro to get them as tight as you might like them. Comfortable enough to wear all day at work when I don't make it to my desk, but super easy to get on/off if I want to swap out for something more work appropriate. Work great under most jeans, unless you're wearing jeggings. So far they've been truly waterproof, although I haven't really tested them in the worst of conditions - mostly just light to moderate rain.

Fit and finish seems good. If IP doesn't have any left, they can still be found online for ~150 bucks at Revzilla, perhaps cheaper elsewhere.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #55675
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Picked up a pair of Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof boots on clearance at IP for around 100 bucks or less. They are easy to get on/off, however they may take some tweaking on the velcro to get them as tight as you might like them. Comfortable enough to wear all day at work when I don't make it to my desk, but super easy to get on/off if I want to swap out for something more work appropriate. Work great under most jeans, unless you're wearing jeggings. So far they've been truly waterproof, although I haven't really tested them in the worst of conditions - mostly just light to moderate rain.

Fit and finish seems good. If IP doesn't have any left, they can still be found online for ~150 bucks at Revzilla, perhaps cheaper elsewhere.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #55676
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I too got a pair of the Ridge boots at IP last year. I concur with everything Dox says about them....they are light and comfy all day. However, having ridden in them during a couple of frog stranglers, I can tell you that they are not totally waterproof....but then again, very few boots truly are.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:33 PM   #55677
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I want a decent mid height boot that is easy to get on and off and will fit under jeans. I know I trade off protection, but I dont want 5 buckles and it to stop at the top of my calf like off road boots. I also dont want to drop $250-300 on a boot that I wont wear more then once a week. I know I want a lot for nothing, but hey I am honest. Are Crocs still in style?
Try a shorty MX boot - fits all your criteria. I have the Fox Comp5's and I love the hell out of them. Great protection for ankles and feet, just not as much on the shin and calf as a full MX boot. Mine have been very good in keeping water out too. Mine were $115 on the net.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:44 PM   #55678
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Shhhhhh..........Quit talking about all of the good riding in OH. We have most people convinced that it sucks here so they'll stay away.
This made me laugh. Then I realized I'm the unlucky bastard in northeastern ohio... Jokes on me

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:38 AM   #55679
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I've had these Alpinestars Roam WP boots for about 18 months now. Very comfortable and so far waterproof. Easy fit under boot cut jeans.

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:41 AM   #55680
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Try a shorty MX boot - fits all your criteria. I have the Fox Comp5's and I love the hell out of them. Great protection for ankles and feet, just not as much on the shin and calf as a full MX boot. Mine have been very good in keeping water out too. Mine were $115 on the net.

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I've got the A* Ridge and the Fox Comp5.
The Ridge is a comfortable boot for off bike walking and easy to put on and off. It's what I wear on my short commute. But the are light a flexible and I doubt they would provide much protection beyond abrasion resistance. The Comp5 is a much more substantial boot. Only slightly harder to get on but much stiffer. It should provide decent foot and ankle protection at the expense of walking comfort. Both seem to be waterproof if you keep your pants down over the top of them. I have trouble with pants riding over the top of both but I have a long inseam.

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