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Hein Garicke or Alpinestar boots???

Ok I know the which boots threads have been done to death but cant find any on either the HG TRG CROSS 06 BOOTS or ALPINESTARS TECH 3 BOOTS.

I have decided it's time to get some MX boots for summer riding/dirt tracks since my Alpinestar Ridge are a tad too hot. I was going to buy the O'neil Element ones off E-bay for £60 but need to buy some other kit as well so may as well shop at HG to get the 0% credit. The choices I have pined it down to are the HG TRG Cross boot or the Tech 3. They have to be comfy to wear all day including walking around in. I doubt I will be doing any serious off-roading since my Transalp is fitted with more road bias tyres due to it being my commuting bike so what would people recommend and why?

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Ok I know the which boots threads have been done to death but cant find any on either the HG TRG CROSS 06 BOOTS or ALPINESTARS TECH 3 BOOTS.

I have decided it's time to get some MX boots for summer riding/dirt tracks since my Alpinestar Ridge are a tad too hot. I was going to buy the O'neil Element ones off E-bay for £60 but need to buy some other kit as well so may as well shop at HG to get the 0% credit. The choices I have pined it down to are the HG TRG Cross boot or the Tech 3. They have to be comfy to wear all day including walking around in. I doubt I will be doing any serious off-roading since my Transalp is fitted with more road bias tyres due to it being my commuting bike so what would people recommend and why?

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I would love a pair of SIDI COURIER but cant afford that much as a one payment since need to budget for a wheel rebuild as well. Also HG do a 10 months interest free credit.
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DO NOT GET THE TECH 3s!
They're about as waterproof as crepe paper and their soles would be more suited to a bowling alley than a rtw trip.
I have them and really /really/ wish I didn't.
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Would recommend the HG TRG's

If those are your only choices - I would definitely go with the HGs!

Just make sure you buy the new range (last year's is harder, not articulated and only about £20 cheaper.. ) - they're far, far more comfy, yet more supportive.

They don't feel like they even need breaking in.
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A must to try them on before buying.

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D'oh!

I just bought Tech 3s for on the C90....

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Just put them on with thick socks and walk a bit.

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Well I decided to go for the Hein Gericke boots in the end. Only to discover that from where I have crash bars on my bike and that the gear lever is bent inward from previous owner dropping it I cannot change gear with them on.

Therefore, could anyone recommend what Motocross gear levers will fit a 1993 XL600V Transalp since Honda wants £30 for a new Transalp gear lever and I want one that sticks out a bit more.
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No need to replace lever.

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Well I decided to go for the Hein Gericke boots in the end. Only to discover that from where I have crash bars on my bike and that the gear lever is bent inward from previous owner dropping it I cannot change gear with them on.
I found changing gear tricky in MX boots for the first time, also with crash bars on - I learnt to twist my leg in a touch when changing - the problem with extending the bar out so you can change gear easier is that when you have to stand up you can risk knocking the gear down, the last thing you want with a loaded overland bike on wet dirt!
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read back onto Impasto's recent boot thread. See my comments about
ADJUSTMENTS THAT MUST BE MAKE TO HAVE ANY MOTO X BOOT FIT.

just lower the lever on the splines. Should work along with just a bit of bending. No need to replace lever.

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either sitting or standing.
Good luck, PS .... Few have them set up right.

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Thanks for the info. I have now managed to sorce a African Twin gear lever to fit. So at least if i drop it it wont bend in like the current Transalp one has.
I've also got some braided brake hoses to fit front and rear. It already has rethal handel bars fitted. Just need to change front tyre to a tourance and at least i'll be abel to venture of the tarmac then.

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The shift lever fits on the shift shaft riding on splines. It is adjustable up or down. If you take out the bolt holding the shift lever in place and kind of wiggle the lever as you pull it off it will slip off the shaft. NOTE: mark the position it was in when you started.

Now simply rotate the shift lever UP one or two spline notches. That should do it for a boot adjustment. Slip the lever back onto the appropriate spline and push on. Before bolting, jump on bike and see how it feels WITH YOUR BOOTS ON! Make adjustments as needed. You should be able to get your toe over and under the lever without undue effort. Keep in mind MX boots are STIFF and moving your foot up and down to shift will seem hard at first. Relax, it will all come good in a few rides. Trust me.

Now do the same adjustment on the brake lever. Most riders have them set too high, forcing too much ankle bend and poor control. Rear brake is very important off road. Lower it until comfortable in use either sitting or standing.
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Well just fitted the AT gear lever slightly raise as you suggested and WOW what a difference. Mind you also found out why the old TA leaver was a pain it had been bent inward by about 2-3 cm. Haven't adjusted the brake lever yet since seems OK at present just need to remember to be a bit more gentle with it when riding in MX boots since keep locking rear wheel which unnerves the cars behind and myself on corners
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