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Offline derk

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tall rider seat potions
« on: March 25, 2019, 12:51:22 am »
Six foot four tall with a Sargent low profile seat on my recently acquired 08 c14. Looking for any input to increase my ride height.
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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 09:29:09 am »
Welcome to COG Derk!!  We're glad you're here!  You might try an airhawk cushion.  Some have commented that it raised them up.  Maybe post a wanted ad in the classifieds and pick up a used one to experiment with.  Make sure to put as little air in it as possible.  Many make the mistake of over filling.  HTH
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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 10:50:51 am »
6'4" also. I have a Baldwin seat, Murph's bar risers, AST peg lowering brackets.  I used an Airhawk on my C-10 but not  on the Baldwin. No perfect solution -- yet.

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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2019, 11:25:42 am »
I have an airhawk and don't think that it will raise your seat height significantly.  If you add more than a breath of air, you won't like the disconnected feeling.  I personally believe that the most inexpensive way to get a little more height is to buy a used stock seat (should be able to pick one up for less than a $100).  The airhawk when properly inflated like Bud mentioned, will increase your comfort level, though.

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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 11:50:29 am »
Derk, I see ya just joined.
Sooo, welcome to the COGdom.
   Come ride with us!

I can't help much with the height thing as I'm height challenged...
But, when ya come back with some other questions, I'll add my 2 cents..

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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 12:24:07 pm »
I'm not that tall, just long legged. My Russell Day Long is 1 1/2" taller than the stock seat, which is 2 1/2" - 3" total taller than your Sargent low. Sargent I believe is 1" - 1 1/2" lower than stock.  That would make a big difference.
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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 12:45:45 pm »
I imagine the best answer is a custom after market seat.  One of the guys on here is selling his stock seat<---click.  You could use it as is to gain a little height or send it in to get customized. 
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Re: tall rider seat potions
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 12:47:28 pm »
 :welcome: Derk!

I have a Sargent low profile on my 14, but at 6-1 and 32 inseam, it is darn near perfect for me.

I'm jealous of you taller guys...you have a better view of the imbecile cagers texting. :021:
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