kickstarter poked though boot!

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I was kickstarting my KX250 today and my foot slipped and the end of the kickstart lever poked right through the side of my new Sidi boot. The boots are not leather on the inside near ankle and the arch of your foot. I now have a big hole in my boot and a bruise on my foot . I guess I will look for more leather coverage on my next pair of boots...... :ugg: Are there any ALL-leather boots?
 
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Man, thats cheap. Thats seems kinda soft for a motocross boot. Could have been worse, could have been a pointy stick while you were riding. I would be mad. :bang:
 
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Hah, just friday my friend put a hole though the bottem of his tech 4's trying to start our friends yzf.
 
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I just checked my cheap ass O'neal elements, nice hole there as well. There getting replaced Wednesday with a better pair.
 
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Try contacting SIDI, they may help you out..
 
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The problem I always seem to have is catching the side of my boot on the foot peg when kicking it over. I've torn the inside of 2 pair of Alpinestars that way.
 
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I emailed SIDI about the boot damage and they promptly responded with an offer to refund all of my money! That's a quality company. I am impressed.
 
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That's good to hear Air.
Afraid there's no real fix for the ever looming hole in da boot. Tech 10's are worth a look if the piggyb is full. :cool:
 
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On my old YZWR I had the same trouble. If you gave it a full kick and your foot wasn't off to the side you would hit the foot peg, and 99% of the time the bike would not fire. I never ripped a boot but I did end up with many bruises. My dealer/mechanic buddy told me to keep my foot centered on the kick starter and only give it half kicks (enough to where the bottom of your foot was stopping at the foot peg) and to kick it this way rapidly. After about five of these quick kicks the bike would always start and I never bruised my foot again.

This was on a 2 smoke, not sure if this would work for 4's.

Mully
 
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I just did the same thing to my Gaerne RX's. I was all mad, but then I found out that it happens too everyone and there is still some sort of really hard thing in between where it went through the leather (small hole) and where my foot is. I just can't put that foot in water anymore that's all. Not like I did before anyways.
 
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This thread reminds me of that tennis shoe question yesterday. OUCH.

BTW, Airlooped, I was looking at the Sidi's online when I bought my Tech 6s. How do you like them? Are they comfortable? I would consider them for my next pair. Who knows, maybe RC has found us a good boot to try in a year or so. I'm looking forward to reading some "Berik" reviews once the marketing samples go out the to the magazines.
 
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I've read all of the responses for the problem you guys are having and i wan to know if you guys would be interest in helping me fix the problem? Me and my team believe that it is something to do with the kick start lever itself.
 
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