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post #1 of 6 Old 04-10-2015, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Boots for dual duty ... street riding and trail riding.

I am starting to shop for some new boots.

I was wondering if something exists that would handle dual sport riding my xr650l and street riding my 919.

I don't do big trips ... i don't ride track days ... just a conservative street rider and the same on the dirt.

Also keep in mind I am not looking to break the bank ... any ideas or experiences?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-10-2015, 02:27 PM
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Cant see it working mate. Good off road boots are very stiff and really need to be. Ankles dont survive well off road in soft boots.

And using off road boots on road would suck.

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The Gaerne Balance are nice. The toe lacks a shifter patch though, and feels a little softer/less reinforced than similar ADV-ish boots. Slimmer profile for getting it under the shifter of a street bike, but potentially less protective.

I have these: TCX Infinity GTX Boot - RevZilla and I ride my 919 every day in them (living in Seattle I was willing to pony up for actual name brand goretex). They're a little clunky, but feel very secure and are very waterproof. I'd say it took about one long ride for me to get used to shifting in a much thicker pair of boots than the combat boots I'd been wearing, one day for the ankles to break in, and about three days and a pair of insoles for them to be comfortable to walk in. If you're not a euro 39 or 40 then the non-closeout updated version are these: TCX Infinity EVO Gore-Tex Boots - RevZilla.

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Take a look at the Sidi Canyon. My Sidi On Road's are 6 years old and still waterproof and still in good shape. I have punished them as you might imagine. I'll most likely get them re-soled later this year.
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I am starting to shop for some new boots.

I was wondering if something exists that would handle dual sport riding my xr650l and street riding my 919.

I don't do big trips ... i don't ride track days ... just a conservative street rider and the same on the dirt.

Also keep in mind I am not looking to break the bank ... any ideas or experiences?

Ian
Thor 50/50 boots, just don't over tighten the plastic clickers.

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