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Offline Afm252

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Raising seat height
« on: July 18, 2012, 12:06:07 am »
Lots of topic covering lowering and narrowing the seat...has anyone tried raising the nose end? I am 6'1" and find myself a little low and flat footed. After a time in the seat my legs need a stretch.

I have seen the peg lowering mod, and that is an option, but I am curious about the seat.

Thanks ahead of time.
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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 12:15:07 am »
I had Corbin build me a +1 inch seat. I am still breaking it in, just got it yesterday, it gives me much more room to move around and to the back, no slope to the front.
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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 01:08:46 am »
I like it...standard cost?
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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 01:30:19 am »
I'm a bit agitated, picked up a Corbin seat and had no idea that they offered an option one inch higher then their standard seat. I'm 6 ft tall and I'm having a hard time riding over 60 minutes without feeling pain in my legs and feet. I think an inch or two would make all the diference. I don't really want to lower the foot pegs. Any other options?

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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 09:08:45 am »
Lots of topic covering lowering and narrowing the seat...has anyone tried raising the nose end? I am 6'1" and find myself a little low and flat footed. After a time in the seat my legs need a stretch.

I have seen the peg lowering mod, and that is an option, but I am curious about the seat.

Thanks ahead of time.

A bunch of folks have tried things from doing their own seat work, to having other folks modify the OEM seat for them. Some have been happy. Some well, not as much. IIRC, A lot of folks have used Spencer for seat mods like this.

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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 09:12:24 am »
  Of course the better option IMO, is to have your seat totally redone by a seat builder like Baldwin or Russel (or others out there). Yes more money but probably the better end result. I'm not recommending anyone in particular. Because everyone has different opinions and needs. It's best to search and do your own research. But the bottom line is a lot of times you won't know until you actually try it.

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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 11:39:48 am »
No added cost for the initial build with the added tallness. I have the same +1" on my TL and GSXR. Corbin is a custom seat builder like others and will set things up to your desirements. They will do adjustments to a corbin you already have, if they can reuse your seat cover, the charge is just shipping I believe for the redo. Corbin is not for everyone. I like the firmness of the foam they use. I plan on doing a ride-in for a fine tuning if needed this fall...
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Re: Raising seat height
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 12:26:40 pm »
We have made several C14 saddles with additional seat height for tall riders.  We also select foam firmness based on rider weight and build, so  is not a one size fits all.

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