Airhawk. Simple solution that you will quickly consider to be the best investment or mod on your 'alp!! I bought mine in .... 2006 or 2007, still going strong after what must be 40-50K miles on various bikes (and scooter)A lovely 650 on an 02 plate with all the luggage and a strange oiler (not Scott). Am a little alarmed at the seating position tho. I think i will be forming a squeeky voice and a sorebum in no time! Are there resolutions to this issue?
"Buttock experimentation" sounds like Jo LO bum cheek implants on the way!! The Airhawk lifts you only 1/2", but if you want more quick and easy height raise, get a gel pad cushion UNDER the Airhawk which is what i use on my Honda Falcon for longer trips. That or have a seat remodel as Alias suggested. I had my Falcon seat pad raised by 50mm as well as the other add ons, but it was ridiculously low...Thanks for the replies guys. Yes i have no problem with the height as i have 33 inch inside leg so dont really want to lower as i might increase lilihood of cramps. Will look into airhawk tho and buttock experimentation!
Who is tony archer?I messed about with several things for ages, made my own seat pads to raise the seat level (long legs) and get rid of the restrictive hump that won't allow you to sit where you want then I took it to Tony Archer and let him level it off ---- should have done it in the first place :thumbup:
Cheeky!!!:blob5:well wear with your new bike your going to love it . first thing is you need to get your buttocks as far forward into the lowest part of the seat that you can then hang your right buttock off the side of the seat a couple of inches this will alloy you to steady yourself when you come to a stop and have control over the gear shift and side stand . it might be very obvious but the first thing you need to do is get used to the bike at low speed walking pace u turns hill starts in which case stop in first hang your left buttock off the side so you can use your rear brake . practice practice practice . you will probably find you can manage the bike just fine it only takes getting used to . I was on a charity run one day and a late bloomer on a lovely clean Yamaha cruiser was having trouble takeing off from a start fine riding along just looked like a clown letting the bike conk out a real nice fella though . the bikes are very easy to ride that will be your only trouble . oh yeah and welcome to the forum too and sorry about all the talk of buttocks but I was trying to be polite and not say arse . damn it I said it anyway :toothy9: