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post #1 of 8 Old 08-29-2012, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Birthday present(s) to myself.



Okay, well... I would have bought the stuff regardless of if I was having a birthday or not.

but...

So far in the past week, I purchased the following toys for myself:

GoPro HD Hero 2
RS-Taichi GMX-Motion vented leather jacket
RS-Taichi GP-WRX gloves
RS-Taichi GMX-Motion vented leather pants (today)
Sidi ST Air boots

and to top it off, the adhesive to my Bell RS-1 RSD Flash helmet came apart from the protective foam and the shell. I spoke with Bell and they sent a replacement out 2 day overnight at no cost (5 year warranty on the suckers).

The leathers are top notch. Some of you may have seen my other post where I talk about leathers in the summer. I used to be against it because I was hot as hell, a lot of it having to do with me not being used to the Texas heat (I'm originally from the West Coast). So today, I rode home from Moto Liberty in Dallas with my full get-up.

The feeling I had was AMAZING. There is a turn on the side street after my exit that is a 90 degree turn but with some nice road space. Without the full get-up, it's fun... but in the back of my head, I also lost just that little bit of confidence because I felt that if I leaned too far, my knee would shatter on the pavement. Talk about confidence inspiring... not overly, as in... I feel invincible... but what a tremendous difference it makes. I took that corner like a boss, at least it felt that way!

Anyway, the SIDI ST Air boots feel great as well. I am definitely going to have to adjust my Vortex rearsets. Currently I have them up pretty high, but that's with my RS-Taichi Delta riding shoes. The SIDI boots are obviously more sturdy and feel different while riding. So, it's looking like I'm going to have to move them down; no big deal. The current positioning doesn't work well with the boots.
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-29-2012, 09:38 PM
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Happy early or late birthday! Whichever it may be.

Definitely sounds like a good one though. The boots should loosen up a LOT once you get them good and broken in.

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Thanks man! I turned 30 on Monday. This has been the most I've done for myself in ages. It's okay to splurge every so often, right? I would definitely like to see these SIDI's loosen up. They're beautiful boots and am happy to finally own a pair.

I tried on a pair of Dainese boots that were ~$100 less, but they didn't feel as good and you couldn't replace every part on it. Apparently, if you send your SIDI's in, they will replace the soles on them. That's awesome considering the pegs on my Vortex rearsets will eat through titanium.

I'd rather pay that instead of ~$400 on a new pair of boots.

I see you're in So. Cal - I miss living out there. Riding out here in Texas isn't the greatest. I used to live up Piuma Canyon (off Malibu Canyon). Some day I'll make it back!
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i recently redid my suspension on my speed triple as a present to myself. nothing wrong with a little self-love at all!

will i know when its finally done?
this whole life's a hallucination.
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Some fine BD presents you got yourself there. Congrats on them.

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Happy late b-day, look at the cost vs the life of the gear then its not so bad and add on top of that how much the gear will save your @$$ if you go down and it probably wasn't really all that bad

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Some sweet presents for yourself!

I may not be perfect, but at least I don't ride a Suzuki.

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