would like to sit a little lower

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by RKClassic06, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. RKClassic06

    RKClassic06 Member

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    Hey guys, I have an 06 RKClassic...I would prefer to sit a little lower in the bike...I dont want to lower the bike...just sit down in it a little more. Guess that would mean a different seat...any suggestions? still want comfort too...Can I have my cake and eat it too?
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Browse through the P&A catalog and read the descriptions of the various seats. Each is designed to do something different - I believe the Reach seat is the one that lowers your sitting height a bit without changing the geometry of the bike itself.

    Second option would be to send your current seat off to Mean City Cycles and they will work magic on your seat according to your desired goals.

    Mean City Cycles - Custom Seat Modifications
     
  3. jsvt184

    jsvt184 Active Member

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    +1 on the Mean City Cycles. After getting my stock seat back from them it's even more comfortable than my Le Pera solo.
     
  4. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    Just got my seat back from Mean City and it's great. My back and shoulders hurt really bad after about 45 min's on the bike 2010 FLHTK with the stock seat. They added memory foam, lowered me a bit and pulled me a bit forward....now the seat is so comfortable I can ride all day!
     
  5. ProF

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    I can't speak to Mean City, but my seat was made with memory foam, and it's great. When you first sit on it, you may wonder what all the fuss is, but as it warms up and starts to mold to your bottom, you realize what the fuss is! For the 2, 3, or longer hours in the saddle, for my money, it can't be beat.

    BTW, as far as having cake and eating it too, the more cake you eat, the higher in the saddle you're going to be riding.:lolrolling
     
  6. jdevil

    jdevil New Member

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    I can speak from experience the reach seat didnt lower me down at all, actually I have better ground reach with my stock seat. I plan to send my stock seat to mean city when it gets to cold to ride. One more thing on the reach seat it moves you so far forward it feels like you are sitting on the tank.
     
  7. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    single or 2 up? i have a corbin solo from my 01 rk that sits way low for me. 5'11''. great deal if you want it. pm here. i'll get back.
     
  8. Skoty

    Skoty Member

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    Don't know if it was Mean City, but my buddy had his seat customized. I think they used a gel insert not memory foam. Gave him about an inch plus comfort.
     
  9. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You can also check out to see if HD makes the Reach seat for that bike. Lowers about an inch and about the same slide forward.

    TQ
     
  10. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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