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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-09-2009, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Talking some space to stretch out

I have been riding a 750 for about a year now it gets ridden most days to and from jobs - and I am feeling the need for some space - I am 6' tall and would like to find more leg room - It seems like I wind up sittin' almost on the passenger part of the seat - is there another seat that gives you more room or do you move the controls out further? I figure modifying this bike is cheaper than getting a bigger one - plus I like it

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Jardine forward controlls. Tall folks swear by them. Cheaper solution is highway pegs:
http://www.chadsbike.com/highwaymounts.htm


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 08:11 AM
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krebsne (sp?) was having a set fabricated, along with some other folks. Think he's not riding the 750 any more, so might be willing to sell if you could get hold of him. Hasn't posted in a while.

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Thanks - Ill give him a shout - the ones online are a bit out of my range - Can you get the same extra few inches by riding with another seat?

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Well, hell your a runt. lol I am 6'7" 245. Bolt on an engine guard and some highway pegs. The frame shape/seat pan doesn't leave much room to move back. I frequently bump up to the pass. seat to strech on long rides.

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I'm also 6 feet tall and after modifying the seat to solo (1" shaved off bottom & back of driver) and using highway pegs on the engine guard it works perfect!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have a picture of how your seat mod turned out?
Sounds interesting

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I made a new seat and it works just fine.. he seat is in my sig pic... I too am 6 foot... by building my seat pan, i moved my butt about 3 inches back and about 3 inches closer to the ground... I also made a highway bar that helps stretch out even more on the longer rides... I will post some more pics of my bike when i get home in december.
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