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Forma Women's Harmony Boots Features CE Certified quality Full-grain leather upper Drytex waterproof and breathable lining High heel non-slip rubber sole Elastic panel to accommodate various calf sizes Velcro and zipper closure Ankle TPU molded plastic protections Soft polymer padding with memory foam Special footbed dedicated exclusively to women's fit TPU Duel Flex with anti-shock EVA midsole Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with APS
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Too Loose in the Midsole and Calf
PostedMay 7, 2015
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spychic
From alexandria
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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I did as much research as possible before replacing my Oxtar/TCX Sunray boots which had a zipper failure after 6 years. I didn't need the Goretex b/c I'm not commuting, but I sure liked having the option to tour since they were. Also wear Frye Engineers, which are 11.5 yo now. So, while they're my favorite of all shoes/boots ever, stitching and sole have had to become compromised by use and age. The Hamrony seemed to be in the style of an engineer boot with the added armor of the TCX, so I ordered 41/9 (despite that in LA Sportiva running shoes I'm a perfect 42/10) based on this advice from the US based Forma rep: " We offer a physical measurement to correlate with the size of either your foot itself, or the insole of your best-fitting boot/shoe. If you measure your foot, add 15-20mm." http://www.formabootsusa.com/pages/sizing .
Unzipped, the shaft is very roomy - unlike women's fashion boots. After a full day on my feet, they felt roomy in the toe box, which I loved and the look will totally blend in at work or on the bike. Didn't walk in them for fear Zilla will think I had them on outside, but immediately felt like they would work in sport riding position (on my ottoman anyway). There is a slit on the rear boot shaft to allow flexing without cracking the leather. However, the mid foot front and sides are so loose they just get all bunchy in the sport position. The shaft doesn't sit fush on my calf but rather seemed to large for it. For new boots in a full size smaller than my normal 10/42 to be this "baggy" around the middle section will just get more so when broken in. In an actual crash, they could potentially slide out of place or off my foot entirely. I love that there was a malleous (ankle bone) protection plate, but the toe - while stiff leather art of the way, did not feel thick. The sole had a very thin raise treat but it felt pretty cheap considering the cost of the boot. I understand the sole may have venting somewhere, so maybe that was why they were lighter than I;m used to. These just don't fit tight enough to warrant keeping. I almost wonder if these were modeled after a mans foot and calf size. If you have thick feet and calves, these might work for you. *For perspective, I have now had 3 motorcycle collisions - 2 with cars, 1 a with 56,000 truck. 2 of 3 I had engineer or ankle boots. The one time did not, a car turned right in front of me from the left lane and, after my aversive move, it ran into my leg and ankle below the knee. Had a deep bone bruise which was painful and worrisome enough to never ride without boots again. I may try the Forma Cooper sneaker style boot, since I like the idea of a normal looking performance minded boot. But I really came to love the confidence I felt wearing the TCX, though it's not the prettiest, but it was a solid perfect sport bike boot. Good luck in your search gals.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Saddlemen Gel-Channel Sport Seat Triumph Daytona 675 2009-2012
Saddlemen Gel-Channel Sport Seat Triumph Daytona 675 2009-2012
Saddlemen Gel-Channel Sport Seat Triumph Daytona 675 The Gel Channel line of seats for sport bikes are designed specifically for the rider that needs a seat that can do everythingcanyon carving, track days, or commuting. Features Saddlemens Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending) that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, and keep the rider in the saddle longer. Saddlemen sport bike seats offer high quality, light weight construction and styling thats second-to-none. The Sport style series uses black-on-black, easy-to-clean cover material for the entire top portion of the seat with a matching center strip. Each Sport seat is slightly bucketed in the rear section to contour to the riders body for better control during aggressive riding. Many Gel Channel solo seats come with a matching pillion cover for a unified look. All Saddlemen seats are made in the U.S.A. Note Image is for reference only, actual seat may vary slightly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Saves Your A#%
PostedAugust 31, 2013
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spychic
From alexandria
State:VA
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:45-54
Gender:female
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Purchased my newest steed with this installed (as well as having the pillion seat covered to match) and it allowed a 200 mile highway trip home (on the new bike) in absolute comfort. Having had another D675 for 5 years before picking up my 2012, I can attest to how I would have to adjust and readjust my posture to enable a 2-3 hour ride, let alone 4.5 hours in the saddle. Forget the days of tailbone pain and aching legs, this thing cushions so well, you wont want to get off. As for the suede like texture, I personally like that it helps stick me in the seat at high speeds, although a track day might be a little compromised. Buy this today and you will never ride with pain again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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