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|06-09-2013 06:13 PM|
|hellsoldier35||Im leaning toward a vn800 or vn900 or even a meanstreak seat for mine just not sure yet. I also though about buying another vn750 seat and take it apart and put in memory foam and cut the back part off so its square in back. Once I get my garage built I'll probably take my bike all apart and powder coat everything I love the blackout look. I'm planning on buying a old oven and my own powder coating guns to have fun with making my own stuff.|
|06-09-2013 06:10 PM|
Originally Posted by Fenris View Post
|06-07-2013 05:30 PM|
Originally Posted by hellsoldier35 View Post
|06-07-2013 04:54 PM|
If you're looking to lower the bike to make it easier to mount I don't think the 1/2" difference will help too much, although i'm sure every little bit will help. The biggest change you could make is to modify the seat and get rid of the sissy bar/back rest. Never really realized how awkward it was to mount the bike until I removed the seat. HUGE difference.
I see you ride two up though, so guess you'll have to see how comfortable she'll be with that idea.
|06-06-2013 04:12 PM|
|hellsoldier35||Hey Blazblu82 Sanco still sells the coasters go to sancospecialties google search and order from that website there nice coasters those are the ones I'm using and they polished up nicely.|
|06-06-2013 01:12 AM|
|blazblu82||I'm 6' 2" with a 34 inch inseam and the only bike I ever attempted to mount like a horse was the KLR650. Now that is a tall bike!|
|06-06-2013 01:02 AM|
|hellsoldier35||growing up I had to do that type of mounting and unmounting since my dirt bike was to tall it works though. Maybe I'll go back to that way of getting on and off I'll have to try it.|
|06-06-2013 12:16 AM|
Originally Posted by blazblu82 View Post
Pre-loading the spring alters the amount of weight it takes to compress it further. You could however argue that pumping more air in the shock will do this, but technically you have not changed the springs rate.
I should mention that having a 31 inch inseam myself I always used the "equestrian mount" and never had a problem getting on or off the bike.
To do this, you stand on the left side of the bike while its on the side stand, facing the gas tank,turn the bars full to the right. Hold the right grip with your right hand, applying the front brake. Put your left foot on the left peg,left hand on left grip or top of gas tank.. and stand up on the left peg so your leg is straight. Your right leg just dangling in the air next to it...Simply raise your right knee towards your chest until your foot clears the top of the seat and swing your body towards the front of the bike (pulling with your right arm) and sit down as soon as your ass moves over the seat.....after finding the right peg with your right foot.
This takes more time to explain than do. To dismount, put the bike on the side stand and just reverse the move.
Practice a few times and you'll find the best way to move your right leg over the seat.
Using this method, it makes lowering the bike pointless, as the foot peg is the same distance from the seat no matter how low (or high) the suspension is set....
|06-05-2013 10:02 PM|
Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
|06-05-2013 09:55 PM|
|hellsoldier35||Well I'm 5'8 and I touch the ground just fine my biggest issue is my back and my knees Ive had 2 left knee surgeries and getting ready for a right knee surgery and my back is all screwed up that's why I'm not going to get my bike ready to ride this year I'm waiting for surgery which sucks but it needs to be done. Swinging my leg over the bike is getting harder that's the biggest reason why I want to lower it but I also like the way this Vulcans look so I'd hate to sell it these are great bikes. I'll be doing the measurements here in the next few days so then I'll know which way to go. Thanks for the help Knifemaker it helped greatly.|
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