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I've been thinking about lowering the seat since I bought the bike in July. Sometimes my feet slip on slick pavement or gravel (which the RV is always parked on).

Last month someone talked about holding the bike between their thighs (please no comments about my head and my wife). Well I raised the seat two weeks ago and my feet haven't slipped yet. The angle of my legs are more straight down and not out. If the bike tips more than it should, my feet stay planted and my thigh gives my upper body a little help.

145# and 32" inseam, and this works on an '05. And yes, my wife is much happier.

Rick
 

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Raise your seat??? :)
 

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I added 3/4 inch of padding under the sheepskin for long travel. One of these days I will order a real seat from Kontour. The extra inch takes the stress out of the knees.
 

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rspyder said:
I added 3/4 inch of padding under the sheepskin for long travel. One of these days I will order a real seat from Kontour. The extra inch takes the stress out of the knees.
We have lots of Engineers and Doctors as clients.

Thank you for the vote of confidence!
 

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I am wondering how do you fasten the sheepkin?

I guess I to will order some kind a modified saddle, but more likely in europe due to the added cost of sending the saddle to the usa and back....
 

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My wife always makes me lower the seat
 

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continued thread Hijack ... for a moment

glenn said:
My wife always makes me lower the seat
....reminiscent of the Andy Griffith movie "No time for Sergeants" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052005/... where he rigged all the seats to "salute"...

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Ok.. back on thread...

"adding" additional padding may be a good temp solution... replacing the seat is likely the best as attested in this forum by reputable folks.

I know, I know, why reinvent the wheel ???? So much easier to just buy the replacement!
 

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rspyder said:
I added 3/4 inch of padding under the sheepskin for long travel.
Have you ever tried using a whole sheep, not just it's skin for holding the bike up - it works very well :p

 

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I added a 3/4" spacer under the rear of my seat and adjusted the latch.
Not only is it easy and cheap but "flattens out" the angle of the seat and, for me, a more comfortable ride.
 

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STARFIGHTER said:
I added a 3/4" spacer under the rear of my seat and adjusted the latch.
Not only is it easy and cheap but "flattens out" the angle of the seat and, for me, a more comfortable ride.
What material did you use for the spacer?

Thanks.
 

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pictures

would be very much appreciated
 

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I'm 6'5" and do not have the seat in the higher position. It seems to slide me forward which makes it very uncomfortable..
I lowered the pegs instead (I do scrape them :eek: ) But raising the seat did not work for me.
Has anyone figured out how to raise the front of the seat?
 

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I used a 3/4" piece of oak that I had in the shop scrap.
Just ran it across the frame under the seat adjustment bar and duct tape to hold it.
Was just temporary to try it out but it worked so well, it's been there for a year now....
 

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I used a 3/4" piece of oak that I had in the shop scrap.
Just ran it across the frame under the seat adjustment bar and duct tape to hold it.
Was just temporary to try it out but it worked so well, it's been there for a year now....


I did the same thing with a 2"x4". (I am 6'-10")
Will be going with a Russel saddle order this Winter............
 

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