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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bbasso, May 29, 2009.
Any good solution for the Adventure's squeak?
A little spray silicone lubricant.
Works on the Crossfires, anyway.
Use it on my Crossfires, used it on my Discovery Rain's and now on my Adventure Gore-Tex.
The Adventure Gore-Tex is the best boot I've worn in 44yrs of riding.
Paid too much for them, but love them too much...am I sick, or what?
They Squeak! Making sneaking around nearly impossible!
Gore-Tex, who the F don't love Gor goodies!
Change, Price...Come On SIDI< Buying them made me feel like a woman with a hardcore shoe addiction, fair price $500
Riding Daily with them as my principal boot, rode ALL winter up here in Maine, well only when roads clear and dry, but rode every month this year here in Maine!
The high price isn't Sidis fault, blame the US. Buying them from a German vendor brings the price down less than the ADV Rains and delivery is just a week.
Thanks, I'll try that.
I've had my my Adventures for an year now. Great, great boots. Confortable, very protective (more so than many low price MX boots) and really water proof. My only problem is the squeak, the infernal squeak...
Ordered Sidi Laguna Gore tex from Motorcyclegear for $235 on closeout. Anyone have these? I'm just a street/ST rider
Adventure gortex. Yeah I probably paid too much but......I do like them!
Sidi adventure goretex: I love them, I have large calves and they have enough adjustment for me, last summer to try them out I walked through a lake to almost above my boots but my feet were bone dry and stayed that way, their absolutely comfortable, great for walking in and when they started to squeak I just use waterproofing grease and that fixes the noise. You Yanks absolutely amaze me, you can buy them from Dualsport Plus in Canada for $489.99CDN (always have been able to) but you have no idea, you never check north of your border for anything
Does wearing a gaiter in the crossfires or similar make them somewhat waterproof? I want to replace my TCX Infinities eventually with something that will protect my foot and ankle a little better.
[No complaints about the TCX Infinity, great boot, cheapest goretex boot you can get I think, fits good, just want some more protection eventually. Maybe I should just machine an over the boot brace for my ankle some day. ha.]
Is there a reason to go with the charger over the crossfire?
Just picked mine up from Iron Pony today. Had a little 200 mile ride home in them. Real comfortable right out of the box. Could still use a little break in though.
Got some cheep sox & used em on a ~3.3k cruz to TX & AR. They feel mo betta.
But...1 day I had a serious 10/10 rain for many hours. When I took em off I prolly poured 6 oz outta each. WTF, they're sposed to be waterproof!!! Altho the wide top opening wasn't covered by rain gear so it might've got in thar. So we'll see after the next deluge.
Sidi Fusion Rain. Think they were $250 from Revzilla a year ago. Normally wear a 10.5 US, 45 in euro, same as Dainese. Fits good, though a bit wider would fit great. I wear them during rainy season (winter) here when it rains for like 4 months straight. Never leaked on me, I wear them under my pants so water doesn't run down the top. Zipper makes it easy to get in and out of, and they aren't too bad walking around in off the bike. They also haven't fallen apart on me like my Icon and Tourmaster boots have. Quality boot. Wearing Dainese Dyno's now for summer.
NOT at all stoked on the Adventure boot. After just over a year and 15,000 miles this is what's going on with mine. My left boot is also failing but not quite as bad, but it's on it's way out too... I am working on getting them fixed under 'warranty'. Boots this expensive should EASILY last several years, not one or two...
Soles on both are toast as well. Hope to get them repaired but I am officially classifying these boots as junk.... I know I may be in the minority here but for the price you must be kidding me.
Thought I would update. Boots back from sole performance. New stitching and much stiffer/harder compound soles.
Hopefully they last at least another year.
Sidi Discovery Rain, bought them in 2008 for 225.00 on Flee Bay, in the winterI wear them everyday to commute, plus another 15000-20000 km of road trips in various condition, just changed the metal toe protectors, sole is still in good shape, if a bit hot on very hot days, I have never been wet when under rain, or cold at -8 C. Will buy again maybe the adventure next
I've had Discoverys now for several years and I absolutely love them.
I have always used them for off road.
The only problem:
Last year I had a bit of a disagreement with my bike about a ditch and ended up with a metal rod in my leg.
Sadly, the paramedic had to cut my boots...
I keep wondering if I had more of a motocross boot if things would have been different.
I'm considering getting the Crossfires for more protection.
Ref the Crossfire waterproof question......my buddy uses ex army Gortex water proof socks/liners...says they work OK....just a cheap idea to explore?
One year in and about 5000 miles and love them. Have not put the Gore-tex to the test yet tho. Great compromise between a pure street boot and a hard core adventure boot IMO
Sidi Laguna 47 goretex/leather from motorcyclegear.com for $145 (!!). They're sitting at the parcel service waiting for me to go pick them up. Sure hope they fit!