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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Took a 200 mile trip today...

Was looking forward to see how my new Vulcan would do. Had no real problems at all. Only thing that bothered me was the back part of my Corbin Seat pressing against my back. Couldn't really get comfortable with it at all. I tried a bunch of different riding positions and it didn't help. I wonder if high way pegs would help at all. I am 6'1 so maybe that's why or maybe the seat isn't good for me.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 12:00 AM
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multiple foot positions will always help an uncomfortable position... however a 200mile trek is a long one for a test run.... it will get better over time.... the stocker just kinda makes the bum numb...



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I did about 300 miles yesterday with some hard core ABATE chopper/bobber types on a poker run. Fun ride but not really my style. I'm 5'7" with hwy pegs attached to OEM engine guard and OEM seat. I also use a back rest so it feels like I'm setting on a recliner - very comfy.

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That's what I do for long rides - highway pegs on engine guard, windshield goes on, and I install the protac drivers backrest. Its like rockin' a recliner down the highway...
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With its upright seating position, our bike is comfortable for all-day rides - if it has an aftermarket seat. The stock seat was bad for anything past two hours; with a Mustang it's good for all day long.

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There is a screw you can turn to change the angle of the backrest. You may have it leaning too far forward. Although, I am 6'-0" tall and find the corbin is not very comfortable after 50 miles or so.

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There is a screw you can turn to change the angle of the backrest. You may have it leaning too far forward. Although, I am 6'-0" tall and find the corbin is not very comfortable after 50 miles or so.
I don't have a back rest for my Corbin seat. I was talking about the back part of the seat that curves up into the passenger part. I was leaning my back into that part cause of my height maybe. I tried to sit more straight up and it didn't really help.
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