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post #1 of 18 Old 02-16-2017, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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I am just wondering what some of you taller riders have done to improve your comfort level. Any seat replacement or alterations you can recomend for a tall/ large rider.
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post #2 of 18 Old 02-17-2017, 01:23 PM
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New to this forum myself, but may I suggest an Airhawk seat cushion?

I'm a big guy myself, tad over 6 feet and 230 pounds, and I use an Airhawk cushion which I can transfer back and forth between bikes. They easily double, if not triple, the amount of time I can ride before my ass starts complaining.

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post #3 of 18 Old 02-17-2017, 03:27 PM
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I picked up the OEM tall seat and use the Airhawk R for longer rides. Have been considering a seat remodel by Terry Adcox but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Also installed peg lowering and shifter relocater kit from AdventureTech, LLC. - Home. Highway pegs. Rox adjustable 2" bar risers.
6'1" with 34" inseam.
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I picked up the OEM tall seat and use the Airhawk R for longer rides. Have been considering a seat remodel by Terry Adcox but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Also installed peg lowering and shifter relocater kit from AdventureTech, LLC. - Home. Highway pegs. Rox adjustable 2" bar risers.
6'1" with 34" inseam.
36" inseam here...........I went with everything you did and add the Adcox seat. Add 2" Rox risers and I can easily do 10 hours a day in the saddle. With the risers I can stand when needed which makes a huge difference on comfort. There is not a bike made that fits me, but I think I have this one dialed in as close as it gets.

I think the Airhawk is great for certain sized arse's, but(butt) it will not stop wide hip flexors from hanging down off the seat which is what causes much of our pain. On other words if you happen to have a wide arse, the only answer is a seat with "wings" that support the hips. Adcox and RDL are the two major custom seat builders that do this for the 'strom seat.
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After just a few years my OEM seat sacked out and I replaced it with a firmer Saddlemens CF Track Gel seat. A FIRM but not hard seat gets your butt a couple of inches higher and is SO much more comfortable after a few hours in the saddle.
I also highly recommend Ricks Footpeg and control lowering kit Foot Peg and Control Lowering Kit Rick is a supporting vendor/rider and has designed and built many clever farkles for V-Stroms.
The footpeg lowering kit is a no brainer - even if you like to lean over a bit.
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+1 on the Russel Day Long seat that was mentioned by Motor7. You send them a photo of you sitting on your bike - a side shot. I found that they not only build the seat comfortable for your butt but also to fit your leg position.
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being tall I run a Saddlemen Explorer RS and I switch up my ride with the above mentioned AirHawk.

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post #8 of 18 Old 02-28-2017, 12:25 PM
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Best thing for tall guys is the Adventure Tech peg lowering kit. I have the Touratech shift lever instead of their shifter relocation kit. For a seat I have an old Corbin that's flat and wide, but that still isn't the perfect seat solution.
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I'll sneak in a vote here for the Seat Concepts seat.
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As noted above, simply replacing sacked stock seat foam gains you a couple of inches. The first-gen DL1000 seat doesn't come in a tall version, but you can order heavy-duty foam if you're gravitationally blessed.

My Vee is also wearing 5/8" raising links in the rear. That's more for slightly better handling and increased cornering clearance and doesn't really affect comfort while you're moving.

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I'm 6'4" with 34" inseam. I run with 2" rox rizer and Corbin seat. Tempted to look at peg lowering, but I'm comfortable without them.

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