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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I called in to someone for a coffee last week.

He was sorting his bike gear and cleaning a pair of boots. Knowing he is a stickler for quality I spotted the boots were a very good design but they had the look of something well seasoned rather than being fresh out of a box. Quality and design were brilliant and I decided I should see about a pair. Not cheap but good for 20 years or more and can be hand made to your own specification so now I can get my extra 25mm height in them for the K. I was impressed with them.

http://www.altberg.co.uk/


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

2Back to top Go down   Alt-Berg boots Empty Re: Alt-Berg boots on Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:59 pm

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:I called in to someone for a coffee last week.

He was sorting his bike gear and cleaning a pair of boots. Knowing he is a stickler for quality I spotted the boots were a very good design but they had the look of something well seasoned rather than being fresh out of a box. Quality and design were brilliant and I decided I should see about a pair. Not cheap but good for 20 years or more and can be hand made to your own specification so now I can get my extra 25mm height in them for the K. I was impressed with them.

http://www.altberg.co.uk/
They look great , wich par dig you decide for? 

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My friend has what looks like the Roadster but I think I prefer the Roadrunner but would get them made with some extra height in them, even an extra 15mm makes a difference because unlike changing stanchion length or rear shock length it has no effect whatever on the handling.

The Bahn Rider looks very good but I am only 173cm and I think it is made for taller riders.

I was very impressed with them because he has them over 15 years. He liked them too because you can walk around in them. I always take other footwear so that's not an issue for me. I also wear textile gear that comes down over my boots so they are partly protected anyway. I hate wet feet!!

The factory will also resole them if you need it.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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Good choice, i understand you regarding the long boots, I wear the trousers outside the boots to,i am Wearing something like the 
Hog model, just long enough to support the ankel in case of crashing.   

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5Back to top Go down   Alt-Berg boots Empty Re: Alt-Berg boots on Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:24 am

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My off in October really underlined the importance of wearing gear even for short runs. Bike was pushed over onto the right side with my leg under it, boots did their job. So did knee, hip, elbow and shoulder pads and my back slapped into the top box corner. Back protector was useful there. Left leg ended up on the pipes, a burn on the gear below the knee proved that. The ankle is exceedingly vulnerable even in a low speed fall over and the ankle protection is vital. So is a hard enough boot, a lot of weight comes on the foot when the K is on its side. The average age of the K rider is quite high and bones are therefore more brittle meaning the wearing of all the gear is much more important.

The one on the LT was a nice sunny day and a short trip and I debated not wearing it and then decided be wise.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

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