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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm 5'10" 190 lbs. Recently got a 2014 Hammer 8 Ball. After putting on the touring seat (thicker padding) I'm feeling a little cramped in the legs. I'm curios if any other 5'10" Hammer 8 Ball riders feel this way. I'm thinking 2" Forward Controls will help. But then I'm not sure if 4" Forward Controls would be better. Hate to spend money on 2", then have to spend more money on 4". Any advise is appreciated, Thanks. -Kevin
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I'm confused- wouldn't a thicker seat make you more stretched? In which case forward controls are going to stretch you more? Sounds like you need a thiner seat, in which case you should get your factory seat remoulded and covered, and in doing so they can use better foam and a better shape so that it's way softer and a better fit for long trips than the factory seat- end up with a way more comfortable seat.

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Thicker seat, pushes your position forward a bit. Touring seat thicker on the back side in addition to the bottom.
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SW , what does your inseam measure ?

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Thicker seat, pushes your position forward a bit. Touring seat thicker on the back side in addition to the bottom.
Ah, sorry man totally didn't get that.

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SW , what does your inseam measure ?
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Ah, sorry man totally didn't get that.
No problem bud, I was surprised when I felt the difference between the stock seat and the touring seat. Feels like a lost an inch of room.
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I have a 34" inseam and was happy on my Hammer with 4" EX. You may do just as well with 2" EX , cheaper and easier to install . I had the touring seat too .

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I have a 34" inseam and was happy on my Hammer with 4" EX. You may do just as well with 2" EX , cheaper and easier to install . I had the touring seat too .
Great! Thank you Lilmags! Just the sort of real world advise I was looking for. I was leaning toward the 2" but I wasn't sure and have no one to ask.

Thanks guys, have a great day, ride safe.
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SWRidin, I'm the same height and weight. I made a 2 inch extension kit and it is perfect. I personally think 4 inch would be to far forward to be comfortable shifting gears.

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