SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???


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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by BadMonk » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:11 pm



Looks sturdy, reliable...nice!



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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by lglamb » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:25 pm

29" inseam myself. '97 1500. Sorted thru a couple aftermarket seats, ended up with an old Russell that did a good job. Then went Dark Side rear, and wow! Feet almost flat, handling switched to on! Some of the handling went away when I dark sided the front (with rear tire). Haven't made it to the center stand since, and I have to watch how the side bags are loaded or a breeze will blow it off the center stand.

Got a hip issue that only allowed 25 miles per trip, and an expensive sounding pfhhht under the console has me grounded anyway.

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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by wingdings » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:52 pm

Does anyone know the length of the standard rear shocks - I found this on ebay - eBay item number:
292539689699 cheep fix at £68 pounds !!! - yes ?? ;) ;) ;)

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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by terryt » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:02 pm

wingdings wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Does anyone know the length of the standard rear shocks - I found this on ebay - eBay item number:
292539689699 cheep fix at £68 pounds !!! - yes ?? ;) ;) ;)
They are the same 320mm hole to hole centres. plus those wont hold wont hold a 1500 up the spring are to soft

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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by terryt » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi wingdings. did you friend ever sort this out so he could ride it safely. and did he use the corbin seat. thanks

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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by wingdings » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:37 am

hi - ya there !! - Yes he used the corbin seat that I sold him - wish I had not sold it him now - he has gave the wing to his dad who is now going to turn a 1998 wing into a trike what a waist off a good wing too !! ..So now I am left with a problem of finding a good second hand corbin seat not easy to come by in the uk I am afraid to say - sometimes you just cannot help folk can you !! :? :? :? :? :?

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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by terryt » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:56 am

Sorry to hear that. you sold that to cheep. but as you said helping a mate out. it don't always pay been there

I was going to ask if he hadn't used the seat will he sell it. like you say you cant get one over here I have been looking as well.

I'm looking at getting a standard seat reshape and covered. hoping to see a guy on friday


Thanks anyway

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Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Post by wingdings » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:05 pm

hi-ya there !! I see your in the UK too !! - you may reconsider having the seat chipped out and lowered my friend tried that too !! he paid out £260 for that and had a pair of raised boots made up too !! all to no avail I may add - he going to pick up a suzi bandit on Saturday the worse thing is the corbin seat will most likely go to waist as the bike is being turned into a trike !! I have asked him over the seat but he says its staying with the bike so now looking for another to take to pipers my local bike seat trimmer - if I can get another he has offered to do the back rest - seat and arm rests for £350 great price I think yes ?? .. :D :D :D



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