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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 16th, 2006, 4:51 pm Thread Starter
 
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The GT and Toe Sliders

I guess I need to look into a pair of boots that have replaceable toe sliders on them. This last trip to the Cherohala Skyway really messed up my Diadora's.


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post #2 of 9 Old Jul 16th, 2006, 5:00 pm
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That's why they tell you to keep the balls of your feet on the pegs! A little duct tape will fix them right up.

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post #3 of 9 Old Jul 16th, 2006, 5:20 pm
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Light 'em up

You have a great start on a LED running light mod for the boots. Just glue some red LED's in with some ShoeGoo.

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post #4 of 9 Old Jul 16th, 2006, 5:34 pm
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Guess you should've kept that spare pair of Diadora boots. BTW, they're still working great for me, thanks.

And don't bother with the LED's, they'll just get all ground down. Instead, fashion some Titanium toe sliders, and watch the sparks fly. Or experiment with different metals to get a rainbow of colors.

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Nah, Joe. Just find a local place that resoles motorcycle boots. I have 2 pairs of SIDI OnRoad Sympatex boots that I rotate in and out of the resole place.


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[QUOTE=messenger13]I guess I need to look into a pair of boots that have replaceable toe sliders on them. This last trip to the Cherohala Skyway really messed up my Diadora's.


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That's why they tell you to keep the balls of your feet on the pegs!
That's right. If your toes are on the pegs and your boots look like that, nice work. If not, be careful or you'll break your foot!

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That's right. If your toes are on the pegs and your boots look like that, nice work. If not, be careful or you'll break your foot!
The balls of my feet are on the pegs...I assure you all. Although, I do cheat a hair and point them out so as to use them as a feeler gauge. The good news is that, toward the end of the trip I was no longer cheating so much because of the growing confidence in the GT.

Today, me and a guy on an R1 was "playing" on the freeway. We came up to 270 off-ramp and I LOST him. I'll bet he's still wondering how I got around that off-ramp so quickly. Poor little squidy. He could ride one heck of a wheelie though. Pulled it up at 75mph. Those R1s are amazing!
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As I said, nice work

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