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    August 7, 2012
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Sidi Discovery Rain Boots Features Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet. Soft rubber sole for maximum grip. Replaceable strap system. Top grain leather and Lorica construction. Composite inner sole. Removable arch support. Exclusive cam-lock buckle system. Cambrelle lining Slim, cool non-bootie design. Rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel for maximum protection. Split grain leather inner anti-wear/heat panel. Non-Bootie Designs Sidi boots do not incorporate inner booties into their design, and for good reason. Booties make the design larger and cumbersome add to the boot's thickness, which interferes with shifting, plus the inner booties retain body heat affecting the rider's performance and comfort. Buckles Sidis exclusive cam-lock buckle system is acknowledged as the finest system on the planet. It must be as most of Sidis competitors have attempted to copy various aspects of it. The cam-lock buckle system incorporates a strap memory retention system. Adjust the straps once and they will be at the same position for every ride after that! No more readjusting for every ride or mid-day during a ride. Heat Shields Each Sidi boot is equipped with an anti-heat undressed leather protection panel at the same height of most motorcycles exhaust heat shields. Replaceable Parts Every bolt on component of each Sidi off road boot is available separately. Riders can change the various components to replace items that have worn or have been damaged in a crash or to make a custom colored boot to match his/her personal taste. Composite Insole A cushioned liner is provided that can be removed if the rider desires a more roomy fit. Sidi does not use steel shanks riveted to its insole like most manufactures, details such as this enable Sidi boots to enjoy a multi year service life versus the competitors multi month lifespan as over time, a steel shank can deteriorate, rust and fracture exposing the rider to injury. Lining Cambrelle is a lining that, due to its particular polyimide structure, guarantees a rapid drying rate after the boot gets wet or sweaty. This prevents the onset of mold forming which extends the boots lifespan dramatically. The Teflon treated mesh panels in the rear calf area of the boot allow humidity to escape while the boot is in use.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great all weather boot.
PostedSeptember 28, 2012
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ride365
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Wide
I use this boot for anything from commuting to long distance adventure touring. I love this boot! Break in was very quick. Comfortable to walk in and more importantly, comfortable on the bike. Shifter and pedal feel is great. I did have to slightly raise the shifter but not much. At first I was hesitant about spending this much but now that I've had them a few weeks I have no regrets at all. The fit seemed large and a little sloppy maybe but I just through a thin insole in them and they fit perfectly now and are even more comfortable. Feet are warm in the cold. They may be a little warm once it climbs back into the 90's but that's to be expected. They don't have the protection of a full blown motorcross boot but are much easier to move in. Buckle adjustment and in/out is easy and range of adjustment is good. Set and forget. Styling and construction is top notch. If you need a little more ankle protection then maybe go with the Adventure model. Anyways, I love this boot and it fits my needs perfectly!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider Suzuki V-Strom DL650 Side Stand Foot Confident riding is important, and so is confidence in your side stand. With the AltRider Side Stand Foot for the Suzuki V-Strom 650, youll never have to worry if your bike will sink and fall in soft ground. Made from hefty 1/8 inch stainless steel, this foot features 3D tread, creating an extremely easy-to-deploy side stand. With the most ergonomic design on the market, the side stand is easy to grab with your boot even while on the bike. The AltRider foot also clamps down on the actual foot of the side stand with Torx fasteners, because we took time to create a design that will remain tight even after years of use. No more rattling or stripped fasteners. Features Made with 1/8 inch stainless steel Torx fasteners (requires a T-25 Torx driver) Includes Loctite (except on international orders) Height 1 inch Width 4 inches Depth 3 inches Weight 0.23 lbs Note AltRider confirms Side Stand Foot will fit all model years.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This should come with the bike.
PostedAugust 7, 2012
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ride365
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Works great and has proven to be worth it's weight in gold. I tried another option which didn't fit the bike with the factory center stand installed (2012 Suzuki Vstrom 650). Sent it back and got this. It seems a little pricey but you will forget about it once you realize how well it works on all surfaces. No more having to remember to pick up the puck or worry about sinking into those hot parking lots. Soft grass? Gravel? Mulch? No problem. And it looks good doing it. Stainless steel so it will always look the same and no finish to chip or wear off. I don't regret the purchase in any way. Installation was a breeze. 5 minutes tops. Buy it. You won't regret it.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Crash Bars These premium crash bars, drawn from 1 inch stainless steel tubing, protect your engine casing and plastics from the wrath of the pavement. The AltRider crash bars are designed for the impact load to be transferred to the frame, not the hardware. Unlike steel powder coated products, the stainless crash bars won't ever rust, even after they're scratched. Installation is easy since the bars bolt on quickly using existing mounts. These crash bars match seamlessly with the AltRider aluminum skid plate for the ultimate protection combination. Features Bolts directly to the frame with no modifications needed Seamlessly integrates with AltRider Skid Plate for the V-Strom Precision fit with 5 axis laser coping Hand TIG welded for extra strength 1 inch quality stainless construction resists rust and corrosion Stainless steel hardware included for installation Height 15 inches Width 16 inches Depth 9 inches Weight 10 lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Crashbar. Perfect fit.
PostedAugust 7, 2012
Customer avatar
ride365
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this a little over a month ago along with the matching Altrider skidplate for my 2012 Suzuki Vstrom 650. I replaced the "Adventure" crashbar that came with the bike. This Altrider crashbar fit perfectly and mates with the frame mounts for a very secure, strong fit. The two halves went together easily at the center. Installation took all of 15 minutes and instructions were good. Altrider skidplate mated perfectly. Stainless steel construction means no rust even when I do scratch the black powdercoat finish which was also perfectly done. No complaints of regrets. Buy it. You'll love it.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AltRider Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Skid Plate Please Note The Altrider V-Strom DL650 Crashbars are required to install this skidplate. Protect the vital engine cases and oil sump without giving up ground clearance with the AltRider Skid Plate for the Suzuki V-Strom DL650. Constructed of impact resistant 4.75 mm anodized aluminum, this skid plate provides ideal protection for off road conditions. Your exhaust header pipe is also fully protected without sacrificing ground clearance. The oil cooler is well protected while still allowing optimal air flow. Included with the skid plate is a redesigned rear bracket that allows for easier installation and more overall strength. The skid plate matches up perfectly to the V-Strom crash bars using hidden fasteners for a clean, finished look. Specifications Seamlessly integrates into AltRider V-Strom Crash Bars - Required Made from 3.2mm (1/8) thick lightweight anodized aluminum Protects oil cooler without restricting air flow Full exhaust header protection Hidden fasteners Known to work with the Givi/OEM center stand Oil filter is accessible with the skid installed Height 10 Width 13 Depth 20 Weight 5.85lbs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Most likely the best skidplate available for the Vstrom
PostedAugust 7, 2012
Customer avatar
ride365
From Cuyahoga Falls
State:OH
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought and installed it myself about a month ago. Installation went well and was actually quite easy. I probably should have just rated it a 5 as it couldn't have been much easier considering. Removing and reinstalling the kick stand mounting bolts was the most difficult thing. Mostly because they are long and fine thread so they have to be turned 100 times to get them out and then back in. I didn't have the perfect tools for the job so I had to make do plus I don't have a lift so I was on my back on the garage floor. It still wasn't a big deal. Mounting hardware was a perfect fit as was the place. Quality is first rate and couldn't be better. Mounting bracket for the rear of the plate is stainless steel and hardware is recessed. Front bolts where it attaches to the crash bar were easy to do and I'm 6'2" with large hands so I'm not sure what all the fuss is that I read online in other locations. Again, fit was perfect. Everything lined up well and instructions were good. I would buy it again without hesitation despite the price. It really wasn't that much more expensive than the alternatives when you are getting perfection and a clean integrated connection to the crash bar. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Rides: 2012 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Yes, I recommend this product.
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