New Seat or Mod for tall people


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New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby tallman21 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:42 am



So im about 6'7 and i love my wing but my legs get a lil cramped when im on a trip. Is there any company or place that has modified seats that can extend farther back? anyone else ever had this problem and came up with a solution? im despearate.



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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:14 pm

Well, no one else has popped in and asked, so I will:
Is the seat adjusted all the way back?
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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby seabee_ » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:05 pm

You beat me to it, I was also going to ask about the seat position. Do you have highway pegs in front? That helps on long rides. There are adjustable highway pegs to extend the positions.
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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby tallman21 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:04 pm

Both. Seats all the way back and highway pegs are on the bars in the front. As far forward as they can go. Im just relaly tall.

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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby seabee_ » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:02 pm

Try http://www.hartcoseats.com they make custom seats according to the riders height and inseam measurements.
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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:51 pm

Or you could take a stab at modifying your own seat with a little info from http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php 8-)
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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby tallman21 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:58 am

Todd, I think thats what i am going to do. looks like the cheapest option. I was also thinking about just making my own extensions for my highway pegs. Had for me to justify buying pegs for 150-250$. Thanks for the help guys, ill post the results when i get home in a month.

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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:06 am

Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:28 am

You might need to get handlebar setbacks if you move very far back..which also might require new brake lines, clutch cable, throttle?? or at least rerouting.. of course your arms maybe as long as your legs and then no worries???? :lol:
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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby tallman21 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:35 pm

I may need to! The seat on there now is a corduroy seat and is incredibly uncomfortable in the groinal region. I think i am going to get a inexpesnve used one and modify or just by a new cover for the existing one.

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Re: New Seat or Mod for tall people

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:01 pm

If you flatten the seat out so you can sit anywhere on it..may be your best solution..just slide back until you fit.


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