when do you guys put the racing boots on? - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
Sportbike Junkie
 
ptowntsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 649
when do you guys put the racing boots on?

at what point do you put on the racing boots vs wearing just a pair of riding shoes, or standard leather boots?
ptowntsi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 07:50 PM
TWF Board Of Directors

 
Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 11,484
Send a message via AIM to Trip
I usually wear my smx plus boots everywhere, except when I ride to work. I wear a pair of thick leather work boots there.

2005 Honda CRF88RR - 2007 Honda CBR600RR
Trip is offline  
post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
Sportbike Junkie
 
ptowntsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 649
those are the same ones i have, i got the vented though. I love how they fit, like a sock almost its perfect, they are so comfortable as well.
ptowntsi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 07:56 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
I usually wear my smx plus boots everywhere, except when I ride to work. I wear a pair of thick leather work boots there.
Anyone have an opinion on the joe rocket super street boots? I think ebbs has 'em

Looks comfy but still provide ankle protection, good price...
ceo012384 is offline  
post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 09:12 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
GSXRGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Riding, Driving or at the Track
Posts: 964
At the Track
GSXRGirl is offline  
post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 09:18 PM
TWF Board Of Directors
 
neebelung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 9,233
I don't have racing boots, yet, but I want them for "harder" rides, i.e. the all-day rides where I know we'll get outta town, and get into some better (i.e. faster, curvier) roads than we have IN town.

But for day-to-day riding/commuting, I stick with regular "casual" riding boots (namely Teknic Freestyle).
neebelung is offline  
post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 09:56 PM
Factory Racer
 
jalaan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 2,022
got my SetUp Visions not too long ago,
and so far i wear them every time i ride.

'99 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R, My 3/4 Liter
".. speed, you can't touch it, but you damn sure can feel it! "
jalaan1 is offline  
post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-04-2007, 10:27 PM
 
marko138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central PA 17025
Posts: 24,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
I usually wear my smx plus boots everywhere, except when I ride to work. I wear a pair of thick leather work boots there.
Although I wear full gear to work. Yes, a 4 mile trip to work. Full motherF&%King gear!



marko138 is offline  
post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 06:46 AM
TWF Board Of Directors
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 10,074
I wear my over the ankle chukka boots for the quick ride to work(10 miles) but I wear my racing boots when I go on real rides.
Rider is offline  
post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:01 AM
TWF Board Of Directors

 
Trip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 11,484
Send a message via AIM to Trip
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
Although I wear full gear to work. Yes, a 4 mile trip to work. Full motherF&%King gear!
Well my work boots are huge and offer a good bit of protection, pretty close to the SMX. I am required to wear them at work and they are a pain in the a** to carry. I would have to get a massive bag to be able to take them with me, so that's why I don't wear my SMX to work.

2005 Honda CRF88RR - 2007 Honda CBR600RR
Trip is offline  
post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:24 AM
First 1000 Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 2,248
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptowntsi View Post
at what point do you put on the racing boots vs wearing just a pair of riding shoes, or standard leather boots?

I wear my Sidis every time I ride.

Last edited by ne1469; 06-05-2007 at 07:26 AM.
ne1469 is offline  
post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:25 AM
 
R1HOOLIGAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sebring, Florida
Posts: 532
I mainly just ride on weekends, but always wear either my A* or Sidi bootses

2005 GIXXER 1K and 2008 ZX 10R.
R1HOOLIGAN is offline  
post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:32 AM
Privateer
 
TOMMYTOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 833
"At what point do you put on the racing boots?"

Usually after I put my pants on... But I have put them on first only to realize- dammit now I gotta take this ***** off and do it all over again, or just ride in my underwear.

Seriously I wear my riding boots whenever I ride. I throw my shoes in my backpack. I hate riding w/ a backpack- but it's the only solution I have came up with.
TOMMYTOM is offline  
post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:40 AM
TWF Champion
 
Phenix_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SouthWest, PA
Posts: 3,230
Send a message via AIM to Phenix_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip View Post
I usually wear my smx plus boots everywhere, except when I ride to work. I wear a pair of thick leather work boots there.
I've been wearing my GPX's every time I ride. Only problem I have with them is that jeans are a PITA to get tucked in comfortably. They're a lot easier to shift gears in than my normal boots are. The GPX's strike me as more of a casual ride (twisties) boot than a full race boot though.

Check This: Hot New Artist Sailing up the charts!

'07 Ninja 650R Candy Plasma Blue
Got Gear?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NONE_too_SOFT View Post
All riders take risks- what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
Phenix_Rider is offline  
post #15 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:41 AM
TWF Champion
 
Phenix_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SouthWest, PA
Posts: 3,230
Send a message via AIM to Phenix_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by TOMMYTOM View Post
"At what point do you put on the racing boots?"

Usually after I put my pants on... But I have put them on first only to realize- dammit now I gotta take this ***** off and do it all over again, or just ride in my underwear.

Seriously I wear my riding boots whenever I ride. I throw my shoes in my backpack. I hate riding w/ a backpack- but it's the only solution I have came up with.
Why not get a tailbag?

Check This: Hot New Artist Sailing up the charts!

'07 Ninja 650R Candy Plasma Blue
Got Gear?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NONE_too_SOFT View Post
All riders take risks- what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
Phenix_Rider is offline  
post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:53 AM
 
DLIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Drinking Soju in Korea
Posts: 17,886
Send a message via AIM to DLIT
When?


ALWAYS!
DLIT is offline  
post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 08:00 AM
Privateer
 
TOMMYTOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 833
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phenix_Rider View Post
Why not get a tailbag?
This may sound squiddy, but i don't wanna scratch my paint.
TOMMYTOM is offline  
post #18 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 08:03 AM
First 1000 Member
 
kanwisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 519
Quote:
Originally Posted by ne1469 View Post
I wear my Sidis every time I ride.
So do I. My high speed get-off resulted in a couple of sprained ankles that I'm certain would have been broken or worse had I not had the vertebra protection.

I change to normal shoes at work.

Identity theft is not Fun.

Identity theft occurs when an unscrupulous person gathers enough information about you to successfully impersonate you online, by mail, over the telephone, or in person. Source: Internet Safety Awareness
kanwisch is offline  
post #19 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 08:36 AM
TWF Champion
 
Phenix_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SouthWest, PA
Posts: 3,230
Send a message via AIM to Phenix_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by TOMMYTOM View Post
This may sound squiddy, but i don't wanna scratch my paint.
Most bags sit on the seat, and have cloth covers on the straps. Or they strap directly to the seat.

Check This: Hot New Artist Sailing up the charts!

'07 Ninja 650R Candy Plasma Blue
Got Gear?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NONE_too_SOFT View Post
All riders take risks- what you wear usually reflects your respect for the bike and general knowledge of riding.
Phenix_Rider is offline  
post #20 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 08:45 AM
Privateer
 
TOMMYTOM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 833
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phenix_Rider View Post
Most bags sit on the seat, and have cloth covers on the straps. Or they strap directly to the seat.
I dont know about the straps back there with the ducted exhaust...? I'm just super anal. I just noticed the other day scratches (hairline scratches) on the side of my tank from where my knee touches...
TOMMYTOM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome