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Old 04-24-2014, 11:20 PM   #701
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I have some running shoes I can use for it if I need to but I would prefer to get something else entirely? Any suggestions? I am not looking for a full on motorcycle boot because I want something that I can normally wear with jeans even if I am not riding.
Really with shoes, you want something that will NOT come off in the event of a crash, or just grind down instantly. I wear these for "casual" riding.

DVS Shoe Company Militia Boot Snow Black Nubuck HOL 13 - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

Basically they are lace up skate shoe boots. Sounds crazy right? Well, they kick-***. lol.
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You want a boot/shoe that will offer protection against a strike from a manhole cover or other road irregularities. A firm sole with a structured toe and not a soft running sole will give some support against your toes being crushed when you get a road hazard strike. Prepare for trouble and you'll fare better if bad things happen.

Keep your head on a swivel.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:49 AM   #703
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I think I like these Speed and Strength Black 9 Moto Shoes - RevZilla

I was going to do black because it goes with everything but I like the brown version too.



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I scored some Icon Motorhead boots off a friend for free. He got them on clearance and they didn't fit him. Seem a little on the cheap side, but now that they're broken in, I don't mind them at all.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:37 AM   #706
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Here are some pictures of my rides:

1) My CRF150R supermoto conversion for mini bike track days.


2) My Triumph T509 Speed Triple. You can also see my buddy David's MV Augusta Brutale and his other rides.




3) This is a Bimota race bike that my buddy Vic is prepping for somebody.
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Brutale

Best Italian bike name ever
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Nice bikes, thanks for sharing. That racebike is drool worthy. Your triple isnt a bad ride either. I spy 1125r in there too
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great looking bikes. Have you ridden the 1125R?

*it always comes back to Buell*
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My former bikes. I was especially fond of the VFR. The TL was fun because no one knew what it was. I surprised a few older GSX-R600s when they thought I was on an SV. The Gixxers could take it up top, but at 4,000 RPM it was no contest. The Ninja was interesting in that its speed at redline in each gear was just about the same as a Miata's, except that the redline was 11,000 RPM, and it went through each gear about twice as fast. Getting to 60 took two shifts and still happened in about 4 seconds. Where today's bikes have a very high-tech sound, this thing sounded a bit like a cross between a lawn mower and chainsaw. It was glorious in a very different way than the V-4 in the VFR.

'89 Ninja 600


'97 TL1000S


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DAT VFR DOE! That's a gorgeous bike.
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DAT VFR DOE! That's a gorgeous bike.
Thanks! I loved it. It was more confidence-inspiring in the twisties than the TL with aftermarket Bitubo shock and better tires, and what it lacked in torque it made up for in character between the exhaust note and VTEC kicking in just before 7,000 RPM.

With the hard bags and ABS it was a great all-weather commuter. I took delivery on a Thursday evening, and by Sunday evening I was overdue to change the break-in oil.

Sadly, I took it out too early the following spring and slipped on some salt dust or something within the first two miles of the season's ride. Insurance paid out handsomely, to the point that I rode the bike for nearly free for the better part of a year, but I was still really upset to have wrecked such a great bike. Tried to find another one, but could only find used ones and they were selling for as much or more than I paid for mine new. Was about to pull the trigger on a Sprint ST when I decided to quit while I was ahead (and stop stressing out my family), and bought the Miata instead.

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I remember the VTEC. It was REALLY cool. Strangely enough though, I didn't find the bike as comfortable as my Buell and it was heavy! I think I'm just too small for it.

But what a sweet, sweet engine.

Edit: And if you gut the stock exhaust, you get one of the best sounds in any bike ever.



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Nice bikes, thanks for sharing. That racebike is drool worthy. Your triple isnt a bad ride either. I spy 1125r in there too
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great looking bikes. Have you ridden the 1125R?

*it always comes back to Buell*
Yeah, that Bimota makes 125bhp. I like the triple , it is a little heavy compared to the twins though. The 1125r belongs to my buddy. He used to race for the Harley factory back in the 80's and won a few AMA championships. He has been telling me to take it out and ride it. After his first ride he came back and said the bike felt perfect, everything was in the right place and it felt natural. This is high praise coming from him.
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You want a boot/shoe that will offer protection against a strike from a manhole cover or other road irregularities. A firm sole with a structured toe and not a soft running sole will give some support against your toes being crushed when you get a road hazard strike. Prepare for trouble and you'll fare better if bad things happen.

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I don't understand not wanting an actual motorcycle boot. There are plenty that look great as a fashion statement, and plenty that look inconspicuous under jeans.

Of course, riding with jeans is another recipe for pain in event of a crash, but it's your skin and your feet...

Road rash is nasty and it'll hurt a ton, but at the very least, protect your feet, your hands, and your head.
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I don't understand not wanting an actual motorcycle boot. There are plenty that look great as a fashion statement, and plenty that look inconspicuous under jeans.

Of course, riding with jeans is another recipe for pain in event of a crash, but it's your skin and your feet...

Road rash is nasty and it'll hurt a ton, but at the very least, protect your feet, your hands, and your head.
I ended up getting the shoe I linked which is rather substantial. Reinforced toe, heel, and ankles with thick leather and ample padding. Looks nothing like a boot but still offer substantial protection.
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I remember the VTEC. It was REALLY cool. Strangely enough though, I didn't find the bike as comfortable as my Buell and it was heavy! I think I'm just too small for it.

But what a sweet, sweet engine.

Edit: And if you gut the stock exhaust, you get one of the best sounds in any bike ever.



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I came across this video while trying to brush up on proper riding technique.


It is a bit cheesy and the mentor guy creeps me out a bit but it is very informative. There were a few parts where I thought it was going to turn into gay **** so it should be right up everyone's ally here. Counter steering pretty much blew my mind. I was definitely body steering which is why I tend to go wide at random.
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I came across this video while trying to brush up on proper riding technique.
I posted this exact video way back in this thread. Good find! I'm no perfect rider, but i can honestly say keith codes videos greatly improved my riding when it comes to the twisties

Also re-counter steering: doesn't a buell just FALL into the corners with a little bit of it? I guess the same could be said for all sportbikes, but the way my buell flicks back and and forth and "falls" into the corner when a turn is initiated properly makes the bike feel like an extension of my body, and not something I'm riding "on".
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Woop Woop!

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