I added 5/8" raising links and I never drag anything but my foot. I have only adjusted the control positions. I have left the stock handlebars on and in the same position as it was when I got it. I had to put mirror extenders on so that I could see behind me.
I am fine with the foot peg position also. There are footpeg lowering kits available if you find it cramped. For me the Vee has been the most open riding position of any bike that I've owned. Leg comfort has not been an issue at all.
The seat is another story. Pretty much any other bike I have owned I have never been happy with the seat and the Vee has actually been the best seat comfort wise compared them. That isn't saying much though. Comfort wise I am good for a 2 hour stint, followed by a 90 minute stint and then for the rest of the day it's 60 minutes or so at a time. I really wish I could have a seat that I could just forget about. The main problem that I have with the stock seat is that it forces you to basically one position. If I could move back and forth a little I think it would be fine.
This spring I bought a gel seat at a good price. I figured I would send my stock seat away to Seat Concepts and get it upgraded. The gel seat I found less comfortable, so I put the stock seat back on. I'm still experimenting, so I think since I made it to August I will be getting the gel seat done over by Seat Concepts this winter.
2014 DL1000 Adventure - (best bike I've owned until the dirt road ends)
2006 KLR 650
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