MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > Safety Corner > Gear Talk
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 05-31-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
Texas94fs
SBN Bus Driver
 
Texas94fs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Under a bridge
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,340

Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2006 Triumph Thruxton




Member Garage


Boot issues

Just got some sidi vertigo boots, and Im having an issue with them shifting and such. I figure that after some wear the boots will break in and make it easier, or do i need to get rid of them and find something that works. OR do I just need to get used to them? Another option is a set of new rearsets but thats no guarantee and they are pricey. Anyone else had this issue?
__________________
If I was superman and could fly. . . I'd still take my cycle.
"What are you rebelling against?"
"What've you got?"

April 2009 BOTM
Texas94fs is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USING OCTANE BOOT GXRPrincess General Discussion (Moto Related) 6 02-01-2010 06:52 PM
The Boot PoPoRidersGirl General Discussion (Moto Related) 22 12-27-2007 01:40 PM
More boot talk... bdubb Gear Talk 24 11-30-2007 02:10 PM
Which boot? Spanish Fly Gear Talk 18 04-23-2007 05:48 PM
boot ? bentgixxer Safety Corner Main 8 10-13-2006 08:42 AM
Advertisement
Old 05-31-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
Guitar Man
Keep moving!!!!>>>>>>>>>>
 
Guitar Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Fookin Caney
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,279

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2013 Suzuki V Strom DL650 22,000 miles
09 Yamaha FZ6 59,651 miles (RIP)
07 Yamaha FZ6 39,668 miles (RIP)
73 Triumph Tiger 750
Cannondale Quick CX4 (Pedal Powaa!!)






I have the Vertigo Airs and have had no issues with them. They fit perfect.

Some peeps feet are different. I would look into something that you are more confident and comfortable in. If your boots are shifting they will be less prone to protect you if you wreck (I hope you won't of couse).
__________________
Ken
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 22,000 miles.U.S.: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, KS, LA, MS, MT, NV, NM, NC, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY. Canada: AB, BC, YT.
Guitar Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 05:46 PM   #3
Texas94fs
SBN Bus Driver
 
Texas94fs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Under a bridge
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,340

Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2006 Triumph Thruxton




Member Garage


they don't shift, they just don't seem to fit on the pegs and underneath the shifter. So when i shift up and put my foot back in its normal position the shift lever doesn't come all the way down, so when i go to shift up it ends up staying in the same gear, I have to think to drop my toes farther than normal. I'm thinking that once it becomes habit i wont have issue. Haven't hit any large bumps yet but I wonder if the reduced clearance will bump the shifter and change gears.
__________________
If I was superman and could fly. . . I'd still take my cycle.
"What are you rebelling against?"
"What've you got?"

April 2009 BOTM
Texas94fs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
Challen
MSF Lead Instructor
 
Challen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brookshire/Fulshear, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,516

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 2

Bike(s):
2000 ZX12R
2008 250R
2012 ZX10R




Have you tried adjusting your shift lever up a little?
__________________
Challen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 06:39 PM   #5
v4lu3s
Senior Member
 
v4lu3s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Conroe
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 4,381

Experience: 4 years

Bike(s):
2003 CBR 600 F4i -- Sold




Member Garage


i had to adjust my shift lever with sidi boots. made a huge difference since the toe of the boot was shaped differently than my old boots.
v4lu3s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 06:41 PM   #6
Squoddybody
This is me.
 
Squoddybody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillbilly
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 22,185

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Custom 2003 SV650






Quote:
Originally Posted by Challen View Post
Have you tried adjusting your shift lever up a little?
+1 My Sidi boots are thicker in the toe, and I have to concentrate more on shifting than with other shoes/boots.
__________________
THIS is me on my motorcycle. Any Questions?

follow me on IG - squoddybody
Squoddybody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
Texas94fs
SBN Bus Driver
 
Texas94fs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Under a bridge
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,340

Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2006 Triumph Thruxton




Member Garage


i dont think my shift lever is adjustable, i was thinking about shaving the plastic shift section of the boot down. but dont want to jack them up.
__________________
If I was superman and could fly. . . I'd still take my cycle.
"What are you rebelling against?"
"What've you got?"

April 2009 BOTM
Texas94fs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 06:47 PM   #8
Squoddybody
This is me.
 
Squoddybody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillbilly
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 22,185

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Custom 2003 SV650






Don't alter the boot. That could cause it to be less effective in a crash (not that you're planning on crashing). Dunno about your lever- you may just have to get used to it, or come pick up your other boots and belt!
__________________
THIS is me on my motorcycle. Any Questions?

follow me on IG - squoddybody
Squoddybody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 07:00 PM   #9
RojerLockless
member of NO MA`AM
 
RojerLockless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: I"M FROM TEXAS, Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (10)
Posts: 10,903

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
Honda CB919




Member Garage


what size is your feet? sell me the boots
__________________
I kissed a girl and I liked it!

RojerLockless@Motohouston.com
BRING BACK GIXXERBILL!!!
CRBsig 2
RojerLockless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 07:36 PM   #10
Texas94fs
SBN Bus Driver
 
Texas94fs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Under a bridge
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 3,340

Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2006 Triumph Thruxton




Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by squoddybody View Post
Don't alter the boot. That could cause it to be less effective in a crash (not that you're planning on crashing). Dunno about your lever- you may just have to get used to it, or come pick up your other boots and belt!
I know what you've got planned, bring me out there to get me drunk and take advantage of me when ween is gone!! Shame on you!! I'll let you know when I can come get them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RojerLockless View Post
what size is your feet? sell me the boots
Ha, they've only got 3 wears. Brad new, they are an 11. got em for 308 brand new, you'd be better off buying your own new pair.
__________________
If I was superman and could fly. . . I'd still take my cycle.
"What are you rebelling against?"
"What've you got?"

April 2009 BOTM
Texas94fs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 07:45 PM   #11
maxgs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a







Member Garage





I'd be very surprised if your shift lever was not adjustable. Take another look.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy