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Half way thru April and still no bike.
Even if it shows up, it appears it won’t be rideable due to the shock issue and Husqvarnas lack of ability to supply new shocks and not letting the dealers fix the shock. I’ve been told it is a simple fix but Husqvarna won’t let dealers fix them.

Watching all the debut videos on the Norden, I noticed the boots all the riders were wearing and the dealer got me a pair of them.
At first they were very nice, and the fit was ok of course they needed to be worn and broken in.
First ride out with them, what a disappointment.
They have absolutely zero for water resistance. Zero.
The slightest bit of rain and they start to get wet.
One puddle I went through , instantly the boot on the inside was soaked.
Wet feet, out on a fsr , feet start to freeze as there is absolutely no warmth in the boot at all. Nothing.
Took me 45 minutes to get home and I lost all feeling in my feet and almost frostbite.
Garbage.
High end very expensive Italian made SIDI GARBAGE!!!
Complaints to the dealership? I demanded my money back.
The guy actually laughed, said that’s how they are.
The boot is made for competition motocross use, dry days, inside tracks.
Yet they advertised them in wet conditions on an Island somewhere in Europe, wherever…
Sending emails to SIDI, no help.
Sent emails to the distributor in Canada. No reply.
Dealership refuses to help.
Over 850 bucks for garbage.
Oh, and by the way, try walking in the things. They squeak like crazy.
SIDI, Husqvarna, dealership in Kamloops, unbelievable rip off…
Its like they just stole money right out of my pocket with the false advertising, lack of respect and poor motorcycle gear.
SIDI will never get another cent from me.
 

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I understand you maybe a bit miffed about your boots, but if it’s either the SIDI X3 or SIDI Crossfire boots you have, none of these are described as waterproof or even water resistant. The fact they were being worn at the launch in the rain, does not mean they are being marketed as waterproof boots.

I have for all the years I have ridden trials, worn Alpinestars trials boots, trials riders ride (and walk sections) in mud, rain and streams every time they ride, so you would think trials boots would be waterproof, well ……… no chance. Unless you see a boot advertised in print or on a website as waterproof/resistant, then you can guarantee it won’t be.

There is a sort of solution to your problem though, goretex socks, thats what trials riders wear and probably MX riders too. They’re not mega bucks and will stop your feet getting wet, but they wont keep them warm if the boot has cold water in it.
 

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I understand you maybe a bit miffed about your boots, but if it’s either the SIDI X3 or SIDI Crossfire boots you have, none of these are described as waterproof or even water resistant. The fact they were being worn at the launch in the rain, does not mean they are being marketed as waterproof boots.

I have for all the years I have ridden trials, worn Alpinestars trials boots, trials riders ride (and walk sections) in mud, rain and streams every time they ride, so you would think trials boots would be waterproof, well ……… no chance. Unless you see a boot advertised in print or on a website as waterproof/resistant, then you can guarantee it won’t be.

There is a sort of solution to your problem though, goretex socks, thats what trials riders wear and probably MX riders too. They’re not mega bucks and will stop your feet getting wet, but they wont keep them warm if the boot has cold water in it.
Ya , well I new they wouldn’t be water “prop”, I didn’t expect them to be, but I did expect them to be at least a bit water “ resistant”, but they are not, they are meant for competitive motocross track riding, which is definitely not advertised as such. That’s what I’m saying , if Husqvarna showed these boots being used on the debut of the bike, in rain conditions, not one of the riders complained about the boot. In reality, for real world riding motorcycles, they suck and for close to 900 dollars I have been ripped of to the nth degree.
If I was a hardcore motocross racer I would still be pissed as the boots are hard as shit inside, no comfort at all, they cause blood flow issues and my right foot goes numb, and that’s all in just 1 ride.

ok, whatev, brand new pair of Husqvarna Crossfire boots for sale, 1 ride, stickers included and original box.
awesome boots you will love them!

$900.00 Canadian.

Great deal.

no warranty, no returns, if you don’t like them too bad your f**ked…

will ship cod anywhere…
 

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Ya , well I new they wouldn’t be water “prop”, I didn’t expect them to be, but I did expect them to be at least a bit water “ resistant”, but they are not, they are meant for competitive motocross track riding, which is definitely not advertised as such. That’s what I’m saying , if Husqvarna showed these boots being used on the debut of the bike, in rain conditions, not one of the riders complained about the boot. In reality, for real world riding motorcycles, they suck and for close to 900 dollars I have been ripped of to the nth degree.
If I was a hardcore motocross racer I would still be pissed as the boots are hard as shit inside, no comfort at all, they cause blood flow issues and my right foot goes numb, and that’s all in just 1 ride.

ok, whatev, brand new pair of Husqvarna Crossfire boots for sale, 1 ride, stickers included and original box.
awesome boots you will love them!

$900.00 Canadian.

Great deal.

no warranty, no returns, if you don’t like them too bad your f**ked…

will ship cod anywhere…
This isn't a case of false advertising - the manufacturer never made claims of "waterproof" or "water resistant". You just made an assumption, based on the ride videos you were watching. As consumers, we need to do the research before we drop large amounts of cash. I have the SIDI Adventure 2 boots, and they are indeed waterproof. They've been great for the past four years - and yes, they do squeak. It's the price of having hinged ankle protection. Now I'm wanting greater overall protection, and looking at SIDI Crossfire, Alpinestar Tech 10, Gaerne SG12...and guess what? Protective motocross boots aren't waterproof. However, I've discovered waterproof socks - and they're game changing. So if you like the boots except for getting your feet wet, keep the boots and buy knee length waterproof socks. Lots of manufacturers make them. Sealskinz are probably the best known, but I also wear Bridgedale Stormsocks.

Leg Human body Sock Sleeve Knee
 

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Ya , well I new they wouldn’t be water “prop”, I didn’t expect them to be, but I did expect them to be at least a bit water “ resistant”, but they are not, they are meant for competitive motocross track riding, which is definitely not advertised as such. That’s what I’m saying , if Husqvarna showed these boots being used on the debut of the bike, in rain conditions, not one of the riders complained about the boot. In reality, for real world riding motorcycles, they suck and for close to 900 dollars I have been ripped of to the nth degree.
If I was a hardcore motocross racer I would still be pissed as the boots are hard as shit inside, no comfort at all, they cause blood flow issues and my right foot goes numb, and that’s all in just 1 ride.

ok, whatev, brand new pair of Husqvarna Crossfire boots for sale, 1 ride, stickers included and original box.
awesome boots you will love them!

$900.00 Canadian.

Great deal.

no warranty, no returns, if you don’t like them too bad your f**ked…

will ship cod anywhere…
Well…maybe a case of research before you buy? Definitely not the boots problem as others mention, these are motocross boots. Def not waterproof. Sidi make great boots. I have the Adventure Rain, full goretex waterproof, never leak even walking through creeks. Seems to be a lot of complaints on this forum, gets a bit tedious at times reading all the negative stuff, just get out and ride and have fun and all will be ok
 
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