Kidd
 
 
 
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    October 11, 2011
  • Last review
    December 19, 2011
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Kidd's Reviews
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lids are well made
PostedDecember 19, 2011
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Kidd
From Bear Valley Springs
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I had to order these because one of the originals broke off due to not locking down properly and while cruising down the road it flew open and snapped-off. There is a certain way you MUST latch the top cover to prevent this. You MUST push-in the outer red latch release button when latching the cover back down or it will NOT actually be locked. It will act as if it is but, believe me, it is not. I got my Givi cans used when I bought a V-Strom that had them. I had no idea of this small, but very important piece of, information. I hope it helps someone before they have a problem like I did. This and the fact that they took a VERY long time to get ( NOT REVZILLA's PROBLEM ) are the only real issues I have with the lids. Mine took 3 months to get.
Rides: 2001 Kawasaki VN1500L Vulcan Nomad FI
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gaerne G-Adventure Boots This sport minded boot will keep your feet dry when the riding gets wet. Lightweight full grain leather construction provides a comfortable fit and long lasting wear. This boot was designed for the adventure touring, dual sport and ATV rider in mind. Made in Italy for superb quality! Features Full grain leather construction with Lug sole Waterproof breathable construction 3 buckle closure system Plastic reinforced shifter pads Leather gaitor Padded interior for comfortable fit Made in Italy
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome construction and very comfortable Love the lug sole
PostedOctober 11, 2011
Customer avatar
Kidd
From Bear Valley Springs
State:CA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
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
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are my 1st pair of MX-style boots. I've been riding cruiser bikes for years and just acquired a V-Strom, and I wanted shin protection as well as good grip, since I whacked my shin 3 times with the foot pegs the first day I had the bike. YOWCH!!
I ordered the same size as my normal boots and they fit like a glove!! Seriously... If you have a wide foot, I am a flat-footed 9D, these boots would be tight. These Gaerne boots are very well made and extremely comfortable for me. I am able to ride for hours and then walk around for hours in them without any issues at all. I consider them to be flexible at the ankle and I don't feel like a robot when walking around.
I just took a several hour trip on a dry... 80 degree day. I did not find my feet getting overly warm and, when I took the boots off, hours later, my socks were not soaking wet. These are water proof boots, so I would expect them to be hot anyway.
I ride my V-Strom in all surfaces, like dirt and gravel. The soles of these boots are excellent for getting a no-slip-grip. I am not sure how long the soles will last. All of my other motorcycle riding boots have a different brand of sole, that I pretty much insist upon, but... I choose my battles and I really liked these Adventure boots and took a chance. Hopefully, the soles will last as long as my other boots. I usually put-on 20K miles a year on my bikes in 2 trips. Plus all of my regular riding around. So, I do plenty of walking as well. I will re-cap my review of these boots for longevity of the sole in a few months. I already know I'll be using them to run the snow-blower this winter. HA HA HA
It took me a little practice shifting properly, but that's more my fault than the boots.
I wish they had this boot in Women's sizes so I could get my lady a pair.
So far.... I would highly recommend these boots to anyone who is looking for an Adventure-style riding excursion.
Rides: 2001 Kawasaki VN1500L Vulcan Nomad FI
Yes, I recommend this product.
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