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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Keeping the vn 750

Hi all,

Our 750 is a great bike, but it is a bit small for us (I'm 6'2"and 275). Are there any after market seats that add lenth to the seating area?

Do any of you think the Corbin seat will make a difference in seating capacity? Perhaps the Day-Long, instead? I'd really rather keep the 750 than go to a bigger bike.

By the by, we just put Harley Dyna pipes on our bike to drop the dB level a bit. I really like the now muted sound. We traded our loud ones with Kanuck69 for his Dynas. I'm trying to find someone who will make bridge pipes for me, from the headers to the Dynas. My patchwork pipe bridge look amateurish.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 09:00 PM
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I have a Corbim and it does not add any seat room, just makes it a littl emore comfortable. It is a firm seat but works for a easy 250 miles, If I go on longer rides I use my Air Hawk seat pad.
I have not seen a Daylong on a 750 yet so I cant comment on that.

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Corbin seats on my other bikes get better with mileage. I can sit for hours like all day, without any pain. Currently I'm using the gel with sheep skin combo on my VN750. It's holding me relatively comfortable for short trip less than 300 miles.
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Seating capacity

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies. I can ride he 750 for hours 1 up and be comfortable. My problem is that i squeeze the wife, since the seat is too short to accomodate us both. We've done everything together for over 49 years, so I really want us to be able to ride together in comfort. If I cannot get more length in a seat, I may have to go to another model.

I guess i could lose weight. What am I thinking?

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I know that for me and my wife the mustang seat makes it SEEM like there's more room for both of us (I'm 6'3, 260#). There's no more actual room... it just feels like there is.

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Like Curtis said, any seat will just make it "seem" like there's more room.
You'd need to eliminate or relocate the sissybar to actually get more room.

There were pictures somewhere from someone who moved the sissybar back, but I couldn't find the just yet. If I do, I'll post a link.
From what I remember, he just made a couple of plates/brackets to relocate it further back and customized the stock seat to be longer for the driver & passenger.


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Like Curtis said, any seat will just make it "seem" like there's more room.
You'd need to eliminate or relocate the sissybar to actually get more room.

There were pictures somewhere from someone who moved the sissybar back, but I couldn't find the just yet. If I do, I'll post a link.
From what I remember, he just made a couple of plates/brackets to relocate it further back and customized the stock seat to be longer for the driver & passenger.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5490

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I know that for me and my wife the mustang seat makes it SEEM like there's more room for both of us (I'm 6'3, 260#). There's no more actual room... it just feels like there is.
I'll second this. Riding with the girlfriend on the mustang definitely feels like I have more room than on the stock.

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