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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have been thinking about upgrading seats.
But, need to make sure it doesn't raise the seat height.
Being "height challenged", it would be better to have a seat that sits a little lower or the same.
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Usually with the aftermarket seats, they tend to be a little lower so they can make a "bucket" for the rider to sit in. If you like the stock seat, but just need it higher, you might try these guys - www.meancitycycles.com/

I have a buddy who has sent his seats to them and has been very happy with the results. They currently have my seat to move me back a few inches for a more comfortable riding position for my 6'4" body. They also make an appointment for you to send the seat so they turn around time is pretty quick. It is also quite a bit cheaper than an aftermarket.

Another thing you might try, if you don't mind it being apparent, is an Airhawk or gel cushion. These can be attached over the stock seat and will raise you up an inch or so.
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the corbin and the mustang seats are both lower seats than the stock seat, but it also moves the rider back 2 to 3"...

You can also take teh foam off, then use a camping foam pad to build up the foam taller... then re wrap the seat... check out http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com
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Sorry, edited the original post.
I didn't have the wording right.
I need a shorter or same seat, not a taller one.
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Usually with the aftermarket seats, they tend to be a little lower so they can make a "bucket" for the rider to sit in. If you like the stock seat, but just need it higher, you might try these guys - www.meancitycycles.com/

I have a buddy who has sent his seats to them and has been very happy with the results. They currently have my seat to move me back a few inches for a more comfortable riding position for my 6'4" body. They also make an appointment for you to send the seat so they turn around time is pretty quick. It is also quite a bit cheaper than an aftermarket.

Another thing you might try, if you don't mind it being apparent, is an Airhawk or gel cushion. These can be attached over the stock seat and will raise you up an inch or so.
Thanks for the tip. I might send them my seat this winter. Their prices are good but do you know what the shipping costs are?
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shorter seat, cut the foam out of the original, or find a saddleman,Corbin, or mustang, they are all shorter, but they push you toward the rear of the bike a couple inches as well.
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Thanks for the tip. I might send them my seat this winter. Their prices are good but do you know what the shipping costs are?
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You can email them your zip code and they will give you a quote. I sent my seat to them via FedEx (which is their preferred) so I would know how much it should be to send it back and it was just under $22 for standard shipping (mainly due to the size of the box required to send it as the total shipped weight was only 8 pounds.) They are supposed to work on it Tuesday, and call the day before to go over exactly what you want done and the total cost for the work and shipping back to you.
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shorter seat, cut the foam out of the original, or find a saddleman,Corbin, or mustang, they are all shorter, but they push you toward the rear of the bike a couple inches as well.
The saddlemen explorer seat is not shorter, in fact it is about an inch taller. Hence the reason I lowered my bike.
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