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post #1 of 21 Old 04-23-2008, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking It Aint The Seat!

WEE STROMMERS... THINK BOUT IT! CHANGE THE CENTER OF GRAVITY! EVERYONE COMPLAINS ABOUT THE SEAT BEING UNCOMFORTABLE...IT'S NOT THE SEAT. CHANGE THE FOOTPEGS TO LOWER, CHANGE THE CENTER OF GRAVITY FROM THE HOT BUNS TO THE FEET, EXPENSIVE PROBLEM SOLVED! BUY PEG LOWERING ADAPTERS FOR 50.OO STRETCH THOSE LEGS OUT A BIT, GET BETTER HANDLING AND COMFORT, AND SAVE 400.00 ON A USELESS FARKLE!!!!!!!!! INVEST IN A FORKBRACE, WINDSCREEN AND HAPPY-TRAILS YUKON 2 BAGS! TRICK IT OUT DUDE!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-23-2008, 10:15 PM
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I fail to see how lowering the pegs will solve the basic problem of too-soft seat foam causing my fat ass to hit the seat pan after about 100 miles. Actually the part of my ass that causes me the most trouble would be overly aggravated by lower pegs, not soothed.

I'm glad it worked for you though.

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trogg1956,

BTW - when you type in all capital letters, that is like shouting all the time when you speak. Unless you really want to sound like a screaming moron, try communicating like you would in a normal hand-written letter.

Although moving around does help alleviate the pain I feel in the behind area, just lowering the footpegs wouldn't sound the problem. As Bimjo said, I can feel the seat pan after a variable distance. The only way to fix that is a different seat. I'm just too damn cheap so far to pony up the cash and get one.

I've lived with it for 27K miles, what's another 10-20K?

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To me, it reads like someone is getting a piece of the action on the mentioned accessories.....:rolleyes1:

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Interesting idea. Consider this though. Even at the stock height the pegs tend to make ground contact all the time. I can't imagine them lower without having to start riding like a sportbike hanging your but off one side then the other through the turns. I think it might even be a bit dangerous. I can see them keeping you upright in turn. Scary!

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I'm extending the forks first. Then lower the pegs. then
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All butts are different. I like the one in Bill I's avatar of course.
There was text in his post? I couldn't get past the avatar....

Always have that problem when Bill posts.



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Two weeks before my dying day when youth and health were mine, no earthly monitor could say two weeks and death is thine. Nor can I from the dead arise. Such messages to bear for those who have but ears to hear. Also, my sargeant is far better than lowered pegs. I don't have to sit on the pegs.

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I guess lower pegs would make it easier to stand and take the weight off my behind. Naw, I'll stick with the gel seat.

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