motoracer8 wrote:When I bought my R the dealer had all 3 seats in stock, I took a short ride about 20 miles with each seat, the low seat probbably had the best shape, but put too much of a bend in my knees, the tall seat, about 2 1/2" taller helped my knees but the rounded shape was not comfortable, so I setteled for the 800mm middle seat, it's ok it could be better.
The most comfortable stock motorcycle seat of the several I have is on a R75/6, plus the foot pegs are a bit lower.
deilenberger wrote:There are a number of us who found the Un-Comfort low-seat the most butt friendly stock one for the bike.. (not including the "Comfort" seat).
One thing to be aware of is - the low seats cause you to bend your knees more, and if your inseam is greater then mine (VERY likely.. mine is about 27") this can result in knee pain on long rides (I get it after about 3-4 hours - and end up with my boots on the top of the cylinders for a bit, usually one at a time since having both there makes the bike feel unstable to me..)
blueviewlaguna wrote:Thanks guys 100% certain I have the standard now - Scott, did you ever try the standard seat before your low one? - I ride about 3 hours at a time and never get sore with my standard. One advantage of the low seat is that it effectively raises the relative bar height to the rider. I have some issues with putting too much pressure on my hands when I ride, its getting better now, but the low seat could help in this area. Hopefully I am not trading sore hands for a sore rear. Finally, my knees will be bent a bit more, hopefully it will not change my gear-shifting learning curve on this bike.
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