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    seat comfort
    on: July 02, 2020, 07:07:28 am
    July 02, 2020, 07:07:28 am
    I have lowered the back of seat and kept the front up, this put seat a bit better for me, try it like marmite you never know you may like it. :084:
    does leave me needing longer legs but i may pick some up on ebay . :017:
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    Re: seat comfort
    Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 08:49:20 am
    July 02, 2020, 08:49:20 am
    Did this on mine but now due to fitting a gel pad have had to lower the seat front, did prefer the seat high at front/low at back as it meant less sliding on seat when braking, however the gel pads stops the sliding.

    Not come across any options for longer legs yet, apart from a session on a medieval rack 🤔

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    Re: seat comfort
    Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 09:00:55 am
    July 02, 2020, 09:00:55 am
    I've got the front of the seat raised by about half an inch. Seat is in the high position.
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    Re: seat comfort
    Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 09:49:07 am
    July 02, 2020, 09:49:07 am
    *Originally Posted by stubax [+]
    Did this on mine but now due to fitting a gel pad have had to lower the seat front, did prefer the seat high at front/low at back as it meant less sliding on seat when braking, however the gel pads stops the sliding.


    Grips on the tank will help prevent sliding too. I have a set of TechSpec Snakeskin pads on both my 1200 and Crossie, though I had to cut my own for the Crossie as they don't do a specific one for it. They are excellent if anyone wants a rec.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    Re: seat comfort
    Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 11:56:17 am
    July 02, 2020, 11:56:17 am
    Ah, I did wonder if you could do this (have the seat in the lower position but keep the spacer in to raise the front). For me, the bike is comfier to ride with the seat in the higher position, but, especially with loaded panniers, it's too high safely to manoeuvre when parking etc as I'm getting on a bit now. In the lower position it tilts forward a little, which gets a bit uncomfortable after a while. I'll try that, thanks. :002:

    I've just fitted a Cool Cover to the rider's seat. I've been waiting a while for them to make one for the Crossie, having read good reviews in the bike press. Basically it's a sort of netting, tailored to fit the seat, either rider, pillion or combined. The idea is the same as those bead seat covers you used to see in cars, it keeps you cool as it allows air to circulate between the seat and your backside. Too soon to comment yet, as I've not tried it out. Note that they only list one for the 2015-on model, not the earlier one.

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    Re: seat comfort
    Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 03:08:05 pm
    July 02, 2020, 03:08:05 pm
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Grips on the tank will help prevent sliding too. I have a set of TechSpec Snakeskin pads on both my 1200 and Crossie, though I had to cut my own for the Crossie as they don't do a specific one for it. They are excellent if anyone wants a rec.
    RG do tank/knee grip pads for the 2015 -on Dresser, go on, guess how I know  :001:

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    Re: seat comfort
    Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 03:38:52 pm
    July 02, 2020, 03:38:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by CBM [+]
    RG do tank/knee grip pads for the 2015 -on Dresser, go on, guess how I know  :001:

    Yes, I looked at them at the Bike Show a couple of years ago but they seemed more like sandpaper than anything else and I was worried they'd damage my trousers.  :027:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

     



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