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Online Maclean156

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Lower seat
« on: February 10, 2019, 04:27:57 PM »
Hi I've got a 2016 versus 1000. Just noted that the new 2019 model has a lower seat option(20mm lower). Will this fit my 2016 bike?.

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 06:35:11 PM »
No, I don't think that it will, the 2019 model has different bodywork around the rear subframe area....... However I have a Saddlecraft modified seat which was fitted to my 2017 bike and I will be offering it to my 2019 bike when it arrives.... if it does fit then the answer to your question may be , Yes

Hope that makes sense 
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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 06:39:09 PM »
Thanks for the info. Cannot find a lower seat anywhere. Only other option is to get a lowering kit from lust racing but worried how that will affect handling when carrying a pillion.

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 06:44:05 PM »
having your seat remodelled could be an option for you, someone like Tony Rcher seats in Huddersfield is an option

http://tonyarcher.co.uk/services/bike-seats/ 

Alternatively, you could consider having the soles of your boots heightened, others have taken this route with success
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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 10:00:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
having your seat remodelled could be an option for you, someone like Tony Rcher seats in Huddersfield is an option

http://tonyarcher.co.uk/services/bike-seats/ 

Alternatively, you could consider having the soles of your boots heightened, others have taken this route with success

I will second Tony Archer.He did mine for me top job

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 10:45:01 AM »
Go with the lowering links unless you plan on doing 2 up track days.  I don't think you will find handling to be a problem and if so, you can always go back to stock

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 11:08:06 AM »
Thanks all. Going to go with lust racing lowering links. They now do links to lower 25mm so going with them. They do 40mm lower ones but still want to use centre stand so going with 25mm ones.

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 11:20:38 AM »
Do not forget a shorter side stand too. It is too long even at stock height...

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 12:08:12 PM »
Will do thanks.. :001:

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Re: Lower seat
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 12:09:23 PM »
I think 25mm will be enough as at moment I'm on balls of both feet but want to flat foot.

 



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