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  • Offline Belco100   gb

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    Riding Position - Can't Move!
    on: May 30, 2018, 10:37:40 am
    May 30, 2018, 10:37:40 am
    I have got to ask, how do you guys sit while riding and do you move around?

    I have always tended to move slightly to the inside of the bike and not actually hang off but put my knee, weight and shoulder into the bend. On the XR I am just stuck where I sit  :008:. I feel wedged in!

    Do any other seats help this? Would a high HP seat help?

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    Re: Riding Position - Can't Move!
    Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 01:14:27 pm
    May 30, 2018, 01:14:27 pm
    I tend to sit on the seat I found the tank very uncomfortable :038: "sorry"  so anyway I don't move around too much, this said I do sit back a little on long trips just to stretch a little.
    Two up which is most of the time I sit quite upright as She who must obey get's a little nerves when I hang off the bike and try and get my knee down so I don't tend to move much from side to side. If we're making good progress on a very twisty road I sit very close to the tank as I find it puts a bit more weight on the front end so I get a bit more feed back.

    Out on my own then yes the style changes and I tend to ride in more of a sports bike style more side to side on the seat but with much less input due to the bar length so far I've not got my knee down but to be fair I don't ride like that anyway, to me the style of bike is not one you hang right off anyway I'm sure that are some that do and have photos to prove it, for me the bars are that wide and the bike is that tall you need little input to make the bike change direction so why would you hang off on the road.

    After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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    Re: Riding Position - Can't Move!
    Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 02:50:15 pm
    May 30, 2018, 02:50:15 pm
    As I said in another post I don't think I'd got a 100yards on the demo when I was thinking jeeze I'm not happy now with the seat never mind 400 miles down the road the way my legs were folded up and that's at only 6ft so I ordered the high HP seat,its not bad but not sure if its the material or my Dainese leather trousers but certainly not great for moving about but compared to other bikes still a slightly odd seating position.

    The major difference on my old 955 Tiger their is a heat guard covering the exhaust where the header meets the can and its great for having my toe on the peg and the heal of my boot jammed against the guard so it takes all the tension off the back of my leg ,so looked to do the same with the X/R hardly going to make the Tate gallery but works a treat and makes life very easy when moving about.

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    Re: Riding Position - Can't Move!
    Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 03:03:42 pm
    June 04, 2018, 03:03:42 pm
    Clever idea.  :152:

    I tend to sit fairly stable in the seat most days.  Not much sliding around for me.  I'm largely a "Road Mode" rider, though, and don't have a "dynamic" switch or even any "dynamic" ability.  So, the stock saddle suits me fine.  It actually feels like it was custom built for my arse.  I love it.


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    Re: Riding Position - Can't Move!
    Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 12:21:28 am
    June 15, 2018, 12:21:28 am
    I do feel somewhat locked in on the seat.  What makes for a great touring bike is a slight hold back when you are banging hard on the corners.  Honestly, this is why I have a GSXR 1000 for the track.  That said, I have found if you lean forward on the tank and put some significant pressure on the pegs, which I would expect you would be if hanging off,  it does make getting off the seat quite a bit easier.   

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    Re: Riding Position - Can't Move!
    Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 06:55:00 am
    June 23, 2018, 06:55:00 am
    HP seat helped me move around and is still pretty comfortable on the long slog....