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    Member ktrout01's Avatar
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    I'll never need to worry about riding two-up and I would like a more comfortable, wider seat. Has anyone come up with a solo seat to replace the stock saddle ? I ride mostly on road, commuting and would like to start camping so the additional rack space would be nice too. I have a cycleracks on now and I'm looking at adding a set of panniers.
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    Senior Member Gerry's Avatar
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    "K" I have done a solo seat. Comfort is not a given with this mod. I am comfortable, but then, I have an 'AirHawk' seat cushion. My desire was to move my rear 'trunk' forward for better off-road balance. I surely have better balance, the same level of comfort as I had with the stock seat (with Airhawk). My cautionary note is, if you carry any load on the back, you will tend to move it forward with a shorter seat. If you are as well, less than limber you will find swinging your leg over (given the reduced space) a pain in the, ah, leg (?). Solo seats can look nice, I used one from a newer Honda 900. However, there are some 'notable' negatives such as mounting the bike, and no guarantee of comfort without extra effort. Gerry





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    Member ktrout01's Avatar
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    Thanks Gerry. I'll certainly need to look at the amount of restriction getting on and off. After a couple knee operations, the left knee sure ain't what it used to be. I'm also looking at a top box and the height of it needs to be such that I can get my leg over when my knee stiffens up. This getting old really sucks.

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