Seat too low - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 06-15-2005, 10:57 PM
Md_VStrom
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Seat too low

Please help. As you can see from my other post I'm ready to give up and sell the V Strom. I read all the articles and comparisons with people commenting how tall the bike was. I even sat on it and test rode. Turns out on a regular basis it is just too cramped. I called Russell about a seat mod but the earliest appointment is mid August. Any suggestions until then? I'm looking to raise the seat at least 2-3 inches.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 06-16-2005, 03:14 AM
rbs_cairns
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Two inches of foam plus a sheep skin.
post #3 of 10 Old 06-16-2005, 06:04 AM
CDN_RN
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Md....what are you specs HT./WT.? I'm 6'3" 320lbs with a 34" inseam and the Corbin fits me like a glove. You may not need to raise the seat 2-3 inches as much as you need a firmer material that won't compress 2-3 inches.
 
post #4 of 10 Old 06-16-2005, 07:28 AM
Md_VStrom
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'm 6'2" with a 36 inch inseam. I hover around 270 lbs. My wife likes to say I'm all legs. I guess I am compressing the seat a bit. Even with a firmer seat I would still like a bit more room. Has anyone had much luck with the lower foot brackets from EVA out of the Netherlands? I sent an email but have not heard back.
post #5 of 10 Old 06-16-2005, 09:16 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: west of Road America
Posts: 213
This may have already been discussed but Suzuki makes a tall seat. If you on the Wee it two sizes bigger. IIRC it's 40mm taller than the std 650's seat or 20mm taller than the 1000 seat.

I have the tallest seat.

sideways and smiling
WIsixfitty is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-16-2005, 07:05 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 213
Re: Seat too low

Quote:
Originally Posted by Md_VStrom
Please help. As you can see from my other post I'm ready to give up and sell the V Strom. I read all the articles and comparisons with people commenting how tall the bike was. I even sat on it and test rode. Turns out on a regular basis it is just too cramped. I called Russell about a seat mod but the earliest appointment is mid August. Any suggestions until then? I'm looking to raise the seat at least 2-3 inches.
Look into an Airhawk seat cushion. I believe you fill them with air so you might be able to adjust to the correct height for you. They are not cheap though.

Dave
rider1951 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-17-2005, 06:52 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 213
Lower pegs will take a way from the ground clearance. I think I would go with adding more foam. I've never tried the Airhawk as I'm vertically challenged.
rider1951 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 01-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
BigT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SF Bay Area, Calif.
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by WIsixfitty View Post
Suzuki makes a tall seat. IIRC it's 40mm taller than the std 650's seat or 20mm taller than the 1000 seat.
I shudder to think what Suzuki wants for the tall touring seat.
Are they more or less than the Corbin?

I've also been thinking about the lowering brackets for the pegs, but worry about catching them in turns.

-T
BigT is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 01-20-2007, 05:16 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posts: 54
The lower footpegs cut your lean angle, true, but if your riding style doesn't include agressive cornering, they could be the way to go. I've gone from the 650 to the 1K seat, and the seat is taller, but it's nowhere near the amount your looking for (the seat diff. is less than an inch). However, the 1K seat is WAY more comfortable. Have you taken your seat to an upholsterer and seen how much to get it beefed up to where you want? You could have them turn it into more of a MX style seat (straight across from the rack). I've seen someone do it on one of the boards (maybe ADV), it looked good, but I'd never be able to stand the bike up if it were that high Should be able to have them do it for cheaper than a whole new saddle. Somewhere I saw a post about using one of those temperpedic (sp?) matresses as donor material for comfort. Just my .02.
Ewchimp is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 01-20-2007, 06:02 PM
MightyShep
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and ride with the Corbin Canyon seat. My posture is close to straight back chair/sitting at attention. The Corbin is much firmer than the stock seat and wider, and offers IMHO a more comfortable riding position. I do not know where you will find a taller more comfortable bike to ride than the Strom, most that I sat on were much more cramped than the Strom. Good luck in your search,

Shep
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome