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Well after a few hundred miles on the new to me 2011 L1 I have started a list of upgrades. The first of which will be the peg lowering kit and grip covers from Adventure tech. I am 6' 3" with a 34 " inseam so I think these will help me get more comfy on the bike. I am used to floorboards so I just have to get used to pegs. I think the bar risers will help too but I am not sure yet. Also I am going to have to either get a air ride or sheepskin to raise me a bit, but I will keep my eyes open for a seat too. I have a Corbin on my cruiser and like it but I also live close to the Sargent folks in Jacksonville Fl so that may be a possibility in the future as I can just take the seat and leave it with them. I have changed the oil and serviced the chain and fiddled with it almost daily. This is an awesome bike, I just cant say enough good things about it.
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Where's Waldo? in Florida apparently. Hola! The Air Hawk air seat really isn't about height but about evening out the pressure on your Bum. Sheep skins aren't thick either. I got a seat topper from Rocky Mayer that is a actually a thicker tractor seat device that gives me more leg room on my 650 BMW.
An actual seat rebuild from Sargent may be a decent choice.
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2" raisers and a foot peg lowering kit will help with your setup. A simple reroute of cables may be required when installing the 2" raisers. Anything higher will entail longer cables. This foot lowering link, to a write up with pix, is for the Glee but the principle is the same for your L1 Wee https://www.stromtrooper.com/adventu...ering-kit.html
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congrats.

you may want to ensure valve adjustment maintenance is up to date. a headlight relay is also good preventative maintenance as many have discovered.
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Well after a few hundred miles on the new to me 2011 L1 I have started a list of upgrades. The first of which will be the peg lowering kit and grip covers from Adventure tech. I am 6' 3" with a 34 " inseam so I think these will help me get more comfy on the bike. I am used to floorboards so I just have to get used to pegs. I think the bar risers will help too but I am not sure yet. Also I am going to have to either get a air ride or sheepskin to raise me a bit, but I will keep my eyes open for a seat too. I have a Corbin on my cruiser and like it but I also live close to the Sargent folks in Jacksonville Fl so that may be a possibility in the future as I can just take the seat and leave it with them. I have changed the oil and serviced the chain and fiddled with it almost daily. This is an awesome bike, I just cant say enough good things about it.
If your pegs seem a bit narrow front to back, you could replace them. I only ride on pavement and I wanted something bigger on my 08 Wee. I went to the Goldwing forum and bought a set of used Goldwing pegs. They dropped the peg height slightly and now I can move my feet around to different positions while riding with plenty of side to side and front to back area. Just a suggestion.
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Great suggestions, thank so much for the input.
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If you add 2" risers drop the front by lifting the fork legs 12mm in the tripple clamps. Helps with cables not getting too tight and quickes steering a little. A common mod many have done and easily reversed.

To give you a little more legroom look for now kind of rare Buell Olysses foot pegs (surprise I found a pair. Some dealers may still have a pair). They need a little adjustment, they are a little wider than stock, but give you another inch of room. I moved mine from my WEE to the V2. Every little bit helps and I am not 6.3.
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congrats.

you may want to ensure valve adjustment maintenance is up to date. a headlight relay is also good preventative maintenance as many have discovered.
Is the headlight relay a difficult job? I don't worry about turning wrenches but messing with the wiring makes me nervous
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Is the headlight relay a difficult job? I don't worry about turning wrenches but messing with the wiring makes me nervous
If you order from Eastern Beaver you get a new wiring harness with instructions. Really plug and play. Harness can be threaded between frame and engine without tank removal. It provides a new circuit for your lights as some have discovered oem circuit failures. check google search box for info. lights failing at night can be disabling/dangerous.
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If you order from Eastern Beaver you get a new wiring harness with instructions. Really plug and play. Harness can be threaded between frame and engine without tank removal. It provides a new circuit for your lights as some have discovered oem circuit failures. check google search box for info. lights failing at night can be disabling/dangerous.
What Chicago said, and if you add PC-8 from EB you'll be set for later electrical additions.
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