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Desicion making help needed!

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by DanBow, May 21, 2020.

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Which one do I buy?

  1. 'New' boots

  2. New Kevlar type trousers

  3. Front suspension upgrade

  4. Rear suspension upgrade

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  1. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    Ok,

    After spending hundreds of pounds last month, and countless hours, I have limited disposable income this month.

    So -

    New bike boots. Currently have Sidi Vertebras which I've had for over 20 years. The sole is just starting to come away but they're perfectaly useable.


    New kevlar cargo pant trouser type things. Have Rawland jacket and pant but in the summer the leather is a bit too hot so thinking of these - https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/merlin-portland-cargo-jeans-2004398/


    Front suspension upgrade. The whole kit from JAWS.


    Rear suspension upgrade. Carried out by our own John.



    So, what do you all think?
     
  2. Martin L Batley

    Martin L Batley Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Boots and trousers both count as safety gear and as such must come before mechanical upgrades. The question then is which is in most need of replacement.
     
  3. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    None of them really. They are all in good nick. They are all cleaned and oiled reasonably frequently.
     
  4. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    If the bike rides fine as it is then I'd get the boots.
    If the bike handles like a fat bird on the piss then suspension upgrade....if the bike has stock suspension then do the front first.
     
  5. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    Front first. Now were talking.
     
  6. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo I am Grasshopper! Club Sponsor

    Pissed up fat birds can be quite entertaining :eusa_whistle:
     
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  7. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo I am Grasshopper! Club Sponsor

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  8. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Sidi Vertebra summer boots - the ones with perforated leather - are superb in hot weather.
     
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  9. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    I did look at denim but I just don't wear jeans Never really have.
     
  10. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    My Sidi Vertebras dont have the perforated leather but I've never had a issues with them being too hot. I do have an issue if I'm doing a lot of walking around in them though!
     
  11. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Nuff said..!
     
  12. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    I started wearing 'Kevlar jeans when I bought the XT, 2yrs ago.
    They are my go to trousers now, for any of the bikes, as they are also a lot more comfortable when off the bike.

    Red Route 007 Cargo pants.

     
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  13. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    Ooh, they look alright.
     
  14. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Wife's got a pair of Hood jeans. Well worth a look. They also do combats if you don't fancy denims.
     
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  15. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    I'll have a look
     
  16. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    This is an easy job to do and the results are very noticeable..Out of the list this is, in my opinion, the most rewarding
     
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  17. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    I'm thinking this is the way I'll go.

    I've just watched a youtube about using two pieces of PVC pipe to make a slide hammer. Simple yet brilliant!
     
  18. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Dunno what you are gonna use that for !!!!
    You put the bike on centre stand and support under the front of the zorst.
    Undo the top caps, using a bent coat hanger fish out the old springs and spacers.. slide the new springs and spacers back in and put the top caps back on !
     
  19. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Can you just post a picture of her as there are travel restrictions ;)
     
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  20. DanBow

    DanBow Like a leaf on the wind . . . Club Sponsor

    I should have specified, I'm going to clean, strip and repaint them while I'm at it. They are very chipped and look awful.
     

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