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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-18-2015, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I took a 200 mile round trip ride today, the bike performed fantastic. I'm really getting the feel for the steering now, it takes a lot more force than my Honda but, it makes me feel more secure. The only negative is the stock seat, the last 40 miles were not comfortable. Ive been looking at seats but I do like the look of the stock cover and I'm not liking the idea of changing the look of the bike. Anyone have this seat and what do you think?

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 11:25 AM
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Drag Specialties has some nice ones.
We can all tell you what we feel is best but you'll never know till you put your ass on a seat and ride it.

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Something you might want to consider is having the stock seat reworked.....

There are options out there - Mean City cycles , conquest customs , and Cycleops ....come to mind.

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Having my seat redone is a nice option, I never considered.
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Having my seat redone is a nice option, I never considered.
Yep ..... Keep the look of the bike...and be more comfy doing it.

Other things to consider are - changing out the stock rear shock , the OEM shock is weak at best ... progressive , or better yet Penske shock will do wonders for smoothing out the big bumps and improve handling.

Read up on both here ....

Tires ..... The rear Dunlop is ok ...but wears flat pretty quick....
Metzler 260 , Pirelli night dragon 240 ...all with much rounder profile ...will improve ride and handling.
Above all .....keep tabs on tire air pressure....

Heres a pic of my bike .... With the reworked seat by Will Milano of CycleOps .....

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Having my seat redone is a nice option, I never considered.
At various rallies you often find someone who installs a gel layer. Works pretty well. The stock foam on most seats doesn't do much. Check out: www.seatdoctor.net There are plenty others. Maybe get a couple gel pads and do it yourself. It ain't rocket science.

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just recently bought the bandit seat. The seating position is a little wider and more forward by about an inch. It is a little more comfortable than the stock seat.
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just recently bought the bandit seat. The seating position is a little wider and more forward by about an inch. It is a little more comfortable than the stock seat.
Can you add a passenger seat to these bikes? I love the look of your bike but I have to be able to add a seat for the wife to ride comfortably.
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Graptor- before you buy an aftermarket seat, which is easier to do admittedly, if you get your stock seat refilled and re-upholstered it will cost less, plus it'll be done to your specifications- I highly recommend talking to a upholstered first.

I used to get a dead left leg after an hour with the stock seat and foam- I went to a car upholsterer who occasionally does bikes, and I couldn't be happier.

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Nice seat!
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