A lower seat for an 83GL1100

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A lower seat for an 83GL1100

Post by traversewife » Tue May 06, 2014 5:33 am

Anybody know if there is a lower profile seat available ,finding that the bike is to tall for me. Maybe I'm to short at 5'10''.
I think if I had a narrower/lower seat it would work better for me.

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Re: A lower seat for an 83GL1100

Post by virgilmobile » Thu May 08, 2014 3:58 pm

My only thought is no...I'm not aware of any after market lower seat...
I have removed mine,trimmed foam and replaced it with better foam... so if one really wanted to,they could trim and stuff a seat to there liking....
I suspect that if the entire couture were reduced 3 inches and a inch of gel or memory foam were placed back,you could reduce the height a couple of inches....
Customize it....
Lower the suspension a inch...different rear shocks and fork springs...Just don't go extreme and drop it to it's ankles.

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