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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Tall rider's seat

Finally got the modified seat finished. I built on a stock seat, only the seat cover was sewn by a professional. I don't know about the looks, but it is 100x better to sit on for a tall guy like me. The center of gravity is higher now, so driving slowly is a little wobbler, but not too bad.


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That does look like an improvement on the couchasaki seat. I would like to be able to try one like that, as I feel a bit cramped on the stock seat and pegs.

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Tall! I'm 6'5" did something different added floorboards with a 4" drop made a 4" custom seat cushion and ride is much better
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Tall! I'm 6'5" did something different added floorboards with a 4" drop
That must really cut down on the lean angle you can get outta the Vulcan, doesn't it?

Pappa, looks like that seat should give ya a good bit more leg room! Nice job.


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Tall! I'm 6'5" did something different added floorboards with a 4" drop made a 4" custom seat cushion and ride is much better
Do you have any other pics of that? I'm just shy of 6'5" myself and I'm finding it increasingly uncomfortable on the stock seat! Also my wife likes to ride but we both miss the mustang seat that was on my previous ride. I'd love to get a little more room! I've taken to sitting on the back seat sometimes while riding by myself- even that's an improvement but I'd like the lady to be able to ride comfortably as well.

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Clean looking bike Pappa, and I like the side covers too.

The seat does look a little "funky", but if you like it and it works, that's all that really matters. Looks like it will make you slide/lean forward a bit as it is that photo.
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Nope Get good lean High curbs a prblem scraped a few times
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Looks like it will make you slide/lean forward a bit as it is that photo.
You are at least partially right there Doug. At low speed you get the feeling that you might slide forward, though you actually won't because the material has quite a good grip. Having your knees at an angle of less than 90 degrees also helps a bit, and at speeds of >45 the wind pressure is enough to lose that feeling. I did consider making it more flat (raise the front), but I think then no-one would have been polite enough to call it good looking.
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