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Old 05-30-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Smile a-star boots squeak no more!

I finally had enough of my a-star smx plus boots squeaking and took some action. I used some bicycle chain wax to lube the external ankle joints and it seems to have worked quite well. Pedro's Ice Wax is what I used. Just a few drops where there is plastic on plastic and under the ankle joint. There is still a little noise from the leather but nowhere near as much as before Hope it holds up. Now maybe I can walk into a public place without people staring at me.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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All this time, I hear everyone's race boots squeaking and me, "squeaky", never had that issue.

Good thinking on the wax - try to remember to update how long it lasted and whether it has any negative effect on the plastics.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:14 PM   #4
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i don't even use wd40 to lube door hinges!

Squeaky, do you have the smx plus boots? Will do on the update. Hopefully it will stop raining and I can actually get some riding done. I was all suited up yesterday evening, went out and opened the garage only to see rain drops falling... :BangHead:
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No, I wear waterproof touring boots - more of an all-around since I am on and off the bike on long trips and they are super comfy but still protective and waterproof. My biggest problem is that I wear through them after about a year or so.
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geez every year? How many miles a year do you ride?
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My A*s SMX boots lasted about a year as well. Although, I was pretty ruff on equipment that year. :laughing6
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geez every year? How many miles a year do you ride?
~15k a year. I'm rough on them, but that's why I buy lower-end boots that still offer all the safety that I need. I figure I can spend twice as much and maybe get a year and a half out of them, but then I'm still throwing money away. Tourmaster Solution
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I finally had enough of my a-star smx plus boots squeaking and took some action. I used some bicycle chain wax to lube the external ankle joints and it seems to have worked quite well. Pedro's Ice Wax is what I used. Just a few drops where there is plastic on plastic and under the ankle joint. There is still a little noise from the leather but nowhere near as much as before Hope it holds up. Now maybe I can walk into a public place without people staring at me.

Great idea, got to try that with the puma's, the sqeaking makes my nerves BAAADDDDD! thanks for the idea!
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:40 PM   #10
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:laughing6 i think in the box it comes with some kinda wax and a little screw driver type thing.. takes 4ever 2 brake them in
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:laughing6 i think in the box it comes with some kinda wax and a little screw driver type thing.. takes 4ever 2 brake them in
U got that t right!
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:laughing6 i think in the box it comes with some kinda wax and a little screw driver type thing.. takes 4ever 2 brake them in
WHAT?! are you serious? I bought mine at cycle gear and didn't get a a box or anything. I've had my boots for almost a year and they weren't getting any quieter. :eh:

15k is a lot. I think I only rode 5k my first year and I don't think I'll be riding anywhere near that 5k this year. The streets just aren't fun after going to the track.
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WHAT?! are you serious? I bought mine at cycle gear and didn't get a a box or anything. I've had my boots for almost a year and they weren't getting any quieter. :eh:

15k is a lot. I think I only rode 5k my first year and I don't think I'll be riding anywhere near that 5k this year. The streets just aren't fun after going to the track.
+1 streets gets old fast crazy pll tryn 2 kill us drunk drivers hater police .. unless u have an 2007 gsxr1000 then the sreets are great but i dont have one :laughing6
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15k is a lot. I think I only rode 5k my first year and I don't think I'll be riding anywhere near that 5k this year. The streets just aren't fun after going to the track.
I don't go fast on the street or the track - I am still working on smooth. I go on rides and trips for the scenery, the "vacation mode" that I get into, and to spend time with friends and family. Yeah, so I happen to take vacations to the middle of nowhere that no tourists would go to... but that's the fun!
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Javi,
do the boots really come with lube and a tool?

Squeaky,
I hear you on the smooth part. I wish I could hit the track every weekend. BTW I enjoyed your road trip thread.
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just an update... they're still quiet after just one lube job
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:18 PM   #17
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my smx's still squeak too... I've had them about a year..
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