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post #1 of 11 Old 07-05-2015, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a pair of Forma adventure boots. I did not like the boots I had and saw these advertised in ADVmoto magazine. I liked the look but I like the comfort even better. I got to give them their first real test ride this morning. I wanted to see if I was going to have to move my shifter a little to accommodate the larger toe area. I was just on my way to Lowes to pick up some nuts and bolts when I saw this dirt tractor path leading off between some tobacco fields. And of course I thought oooo lets give them a real test. About a 1/2 mile in it got sandy and I did alright till I decided to turn around and picked a poor spot to do it. I got turned but then I was trying to take off and it was a very soft spot so the front end is squirreling all over the place and finally plows under and I dump my 2012 wee adventure over on its right side. No big deal but I was kicking legs all over the place trying to stay upright and got my right foot stuck under the hard bag. I was glad to have some decent foot protection on. I'm sure I would have chewed my ankle up some without it. I had a heck of a time getting my foot unstuck and my right knee gave a nasty pop in the process.
Got to lowes ok and home. Put some ice on my knee and hoping I am not getting too old for this kind of stuff.
I also wondered what everybody else does when you dump your bike over on the right side. I can't figure a way to get on from the right side. I had to stand it up and start it then walk beside it till I could get to firmer ground. Reach over and put the kickstand down then walk around and get on the left side. Is there a better way?
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+1 on Forma boots. I bought a pair of the Cape Horns from Atomic-Moto that were recommended to me when I talked to Brian there. I'm happy with their fit and finish and prices are reasonable. The ankle support is nice...probably less than the Adventure but much more than the tactical boots I had been wearing. They are comfy, but definitely take some time to adjust to. Brian was spot on with his sizing recommendation and is super helpful in making purchase decisions. Everyone says the Adventures are very comfy, so maybe I should have gone that route. But I really like the style of the Cape Horns and can wear them on my Harley without looking too goofy.

As far as getting back on your bike from the right side, I have heard that if you dump it on that side you should put your kickstand down before you start to lift it so that it's ready to catch the bike once it's upright. I often find myself getting on and off the bike from the right side whenever it's convenient. Sometimes it actually feels easier, depending on how you are parked and other factors. I'm fairly tall, though, and can usually swing a leg over from either side.

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Just bought a pair of Forma adventure boots. I did not like the boots I had and saw these advertised in ADVmoto magazine. I liked the look but I like the comfort even better. I got to give them their first real test ride this morning. I wanted to see if I was going to have to move my shifter a little to accommodate the larger toe area. I was just on my way to Lowes to pick up some nuts and bolts when I saw this dirt tractor path leading off between some tobacco fields. And of course I thought oooo lets give them a real test. About a 1/2 mile in it got sandy and I did alright till I decided to turn around and picked a poor spot to do it. I got turned but then I was trying to take off and it was a very soft spot so the front end is squirreling all over the place and finally plows under and I dump my 2012 wee adventure over on its right side. No big deal but I was kicking legs all over the place trying to stay upright and got my right foot stuck under the hard bag. I was glad to have some decent foot protection on. I'm sure I would have chewed my ankle up some without it. I had a heck of a time getting my foot unstuck and my right knee gave a nasty pop in the process.
Got to lowes ok and home. Put some ice on my knee and hoping I am not getting too old for this kind of stuff.
I also wondered what everybody else does when you dump your bike over on the right side. I can't figure a way to get on from the right side. I had to stand it up and start it then walk beside it till I could get to firmer ground. Reach over and put the kickstand down then walk around and get on the left side. Is there a better way?
I'm glad you're okay...

So how do you like the boots?

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I like the boots a lot. They look good are comfortable and easy for an old short fat guy to get on. And I now appreciate the protection. A little warm on a hot summer day but what water proof boot wouldn't be?
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I did what you did wearing my old Sidi boots, I thought they were sturdy but the bike on the ankle and leg did me in and my friends extracted the bike from on top of me.Maybe it was the new boots that saved you from gobs of pain and weeks of crutches.
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+1 on the Forma Adventure boots. They are wonderful! Had mine for about a year and would definitely recommend them.

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Tried a pair on today at the dealer today.......no doubt I am getting a pair!!!
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Tried a pair on today at the dealer today.......no doubt I am getting a pair!!!
They are really nice Big B. The best price I could find on them was from Atomic Moto.

You will love them......
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Has anyone tried Forma Boulder Boots - RevZilla as an alternative to the Forma Adventure. I still have my last pair of dirt bike boots and they are like wearing something made of steel. Great protection of course but no feel on the levers and very poor to walk in.

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I picked up a pair of the adventures about a year ago. They are my daily riding boot. Warm in the summer, better in the winter (add heated insoles). Glad to see that they are coming out with more options. Great looking boots!
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