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Offline ST3ALTH

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Low Seat
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:45:16 PM »
Is there a low-seat option for the S1000R?  I've only seen a comfort seat option, which sits higher than the standard seat.  Will another seat from a different model work? I really don't want to have to physically lower the bike if I can find another way around it.  Thanks

Offline Jon_Dong

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 01:13:39 PM »
How tall are you?

Offline ST3ALTH

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 02:07:15 PM »
5"8

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 03:15:33 PM »
 :164: you might have get practicing using one leg. I'm not aware of any seat that's thinner. The OEM factory one is only about an inch thick

Offline ST3ALTH

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 03:27:28 PM »
I can balance using one leg.  I'd just be more comfortable if it were a little lower.  I figured the seat option wouldn't work out too well.   :003:

Offline samgab

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 11:10:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by ST3ALTH [+]
I can balance using one leg.  I'd just be more comfortable if it were a little lower.  I figured the seat option wouldn't work out too well.   :003:

Did you dial your preload down? That's a way to make it sit a few mm lower with your weight on it. I'm 5'8" and I find that with preload all the way down I can nearly flat foot with both feet, depending on the boots I'm wearing. I'd prefer the comfort seat myself, but that'd make it a bit too tall for my liking.

Offline ST3ALTH

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 12:03:07 AM »
How exactly do you dial down the preload? I guess I should know this already. :187:

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 12:07:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by ST3ALTH [+]
How exactly do you dial down the preload? I guess I should know this already. :187:

Do you have DDC? If so, it's the only adjusters, one on the right fork, and one on the rear shock. You turn each anticlockwise to reduce preload. The manual explains how to do it property. It's supposed to be set for a certain amount of "sag" based on your weight, but it also effects how high or low the bike sits with your weight on it, a little bit. Check in your owners manual, or download one if you don't have it.

Offline ST3ALTH

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 12:52:12 AM »
Ok, I got it.  Thanks :002:

Offline frank3

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Re: Low Seat
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2018, 07:09:26 AM »
how did you go?  i am interested.
To get a lower ride on mine i did the following:
- trimmed seat by 25mm, but you only get 12mm of height reduction because the sides of the seat cannot be trimmed.  Been on a few long rides and no issue with seat comfort.
- looked at reducing the preload but it came factory set all the way wound anitclockwise.
- needed new boots and bought boots with higher sole

in total i got an inch. all good.

 


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