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    I'll tell you why Enduro riders are hard

    It's not the courage, manhandling a huge motorcycle on soft ground at mad speed, the heat or the crashes. It's putting on the f******* boots.
    Out in 22 degrees for five hours today - not problem. Home to find the Astars Tech 8s I bought off Clod have arrived...40 minutes sweating, swearing, stretching and crunching fingers.
    I think I may have pulled a shoulder muscle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarIndia View Post
    It's not the courage, manhandling a huge motorcycle on soft ground at mad speed, the heat or the crashes. It's putting on the f******* boots.
    Out in 22 degrees for five hours today - not problem. Home to find the Astars Tech 8s I bought off Clod have arrived...40 minutes sweating, swearing, stretching and crunching fingers.
    I think I may have pulled a shoulder muscle.
    Did you put them on the correct feet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NI Phil View Post
    Did you put them on the correct feet?


    not hard - just brighter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NI Phil View Post
    Did you put them on the correct feet?
    Yes, but I've not been doing enduro long. Give me another six months and I'll be dribbling whilst trying to tape them on to my arms....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarIndia View Post
    Yes, but I've not been doing enduro long. Give me another six months and I'll be dribbling whilst trying to tape them on to my arms....
    Yea - my enduro riding involves lots of dribbling

    I still fall off a helluva lot
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    There is a technique to getting Tech 8's on easily.
    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthmover View Post
    There is a technique to getting Tech 8's on easily.
    Mark
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    Yes? YES?
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    You have a pm.
    Mark
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    [QUOTE=earthmover;2683285]There is a technique to getting Tech 8's on easily. /QUOTE]

    Undo the laces first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthmover View Post
    You have a pm.
    Mark
    So I do, cheers. One on the way back....
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    less pressure on the clutch


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    If you often have problems with sore left hand due to switch gear or using the clutch a lot, if the bike is good, you dont need to pull the clutch before switch gear up, just give some gas and then lift up your left foot, and it shouldn't cause any problems if you have the correct rmp.

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