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Seat modification

Is there a way to lower the original seat half to one inch on my 86 vulcan or do I need to replace it? I would like to have my feet flat on the ground. Thanks for any info.
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There are several members who have modified their own seats by removing the cover, shaving some foam, adding different foam or gel pads, and re-stapling the cover back on. Go down to the "Equiptment" forum and look through past threads, or do a "Search" on various combinations of words like: seat, lowering, modifying, customizing, etc.

Check out slimvulcanrider and a recent thread where he is building his own seat, and has lowered it and moved the seating position back several inches.

There are also seat customizers who will do the work for you.ie. www.buttbuffer.com

Here is a magazine article by a rider who is vertically challenged too, and had buttbuffer re-contour her mc seat with one of their pads.
http://www.buttbuffer.com/roadblock.asp

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I am using http://www.meancitycycles.com/ to get my seat modified. Friend of mine's father uses them and swears by 'em.

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This pic is from user Denny6006:


I really like the way he did his seat. Nice job Denny...

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If you just want to lower it one inch, maybe you could do it yourself as I did (check link down)

https://www.vn750.com/photopost/showp...o=1408&cat=584

You'll need a screwdriver, sharpie, electric knife, and hand stapler gun and a couple hours of work and youre done.
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I really like the way he did his seat. Nice job Denny...

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Thanks DT ,and kawabengie looks like he took the same approach,his link shows how to do it .If the OP wants to tackle the job.




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Or one can take an easier aproach and use shorter shocks (Dyna 11.5") A little more pricey than just shaving the foam but it kills two birds with one stone. Gets you to sit flat footed and puts a better shock on the bike, cause as we all know the OEM shocks on these bikes suck.

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Or one can take an easier aproach and use shorter shocks (Dyna 11.5") A little more pricey than just shaving the foam but it kills two birds with one stone. Gets you to sit flat footed and puts a better shock on the bike, cause as we all know the OEM shocks on these bikes suck.
thats just what i did on my restoration except i used 11 3/4 but take note, I had to get the dyna shock holes bored out to fit the stock shock bolt. It appears that VN750 shock bolt is slightly larger than a dyna shock bolt. Local machinist did this from me for $20.
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thats just what i did on my restoration except i used 11 3/4 but take note, I had to get the dyna shock holes bored out to fit the stock shock bolt. It appears that VN750 shock bolt is slightly larger than a dyna shock bolt. Local machinist did this from me for $20.
True, they are smaller sleeves. What I did was punched out the stock sleeves and the dyna's and just hammered them back in using the OEM sleeves in the Dyna shocks. Worked for me and no money out of pocket...just a sore thumb from where I smacked it.

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Thank you all. Great advice. I will definitively look into all these options. Take care.
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