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  • Offline LAV1000

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    Low Seat
    on: May 02, 2018, 05.49 pm
    May 02, 2018, 05.49 pm
    I managed to get out on the bike for the afternoon, nice and sunny, and do about 200 miles.
    As I travelled down the A303 I pulled out to overtake a car and I just eased open the throttle, next second I looked at the speedometer and it said 122. The engine is just brilliant and so smooth.
    I do find the bike to be quite tall and I am only just able to flat foot on both sides.
    When the camber of the road is taken into account this can, at times, feel a little precarious.
    I am 6ft 1" with a 33" inside leg so I am not that short.
    Would the low seat allow to feel a little more secure and if so does anyone have one for sale? 

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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 05.01 pm
    May 03, 2018, 05.01 pm
    The Honda low seat does make enough of a difference to help in flat-footing the bike with both feet.  The CT is  a top heavy machine, so for me the low seat was 100% worth it.  They are pretty cheap from a dealer.

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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 09.01 pm
    May 03, 2018, 09.01 pm
    The low seat is rock hard, feels like sitting on a brick. :006:

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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 06.03 am
    May 04, 2018, 06.03 am
    The low seat is rock hard, feels like sitting on a brick. :006:

    Interesting you say that Mondeoman, i bought a low seat for my first CT, not for the height but purely to send away for modifying. I ended up using it for a long time over the standard seat, it was firmer but i found it a lot more comfortable.

    I eventually bought a Touratech seat.



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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 06.26 am
    May 04, 2018, 06.26 am
    Your an inch taller with me, I'd advise sticking with the seat you have for a while, I reckon you will get used to it, why compromise on comfort?

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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 09.06 am
    May 04, 2018, 09.06 am
    Thank you all for the replies.
    I will stick with the existing seat and maybe look at having it re-upholstered, rather than buying the low seat.

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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 09.12 am
    May 04, 2018, 09.12 am
    A crucial factor with seats is how well upholstered your derriere is :001:,  or not  :008: , mine is definately on the bony side  :034: so I always suffer with a==e ache , I've tried high,std', low, custom seats and gel pad eventually settled on a std' seat with non slip mesh cover as the best combo' for my bony butt  :028: , but 1 hours worth of riding and I'm suffering.  :159:

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    Re: Low Seat
    Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 12.25 pm
    May 04, 2018, 12.25 pm
    I think seat comfort is  far more important  to the rider than the manufacturers .I mean who cares whether you have 4.5 or 6 riding modes. Give mr a choice between of 3 or 4 seats any day.Just think you spend your £12-15k on your dream bike and the  salesman  then says "Would sir like to come through to the fitting room . Where we will custom fit your seat " Ahhh heavan  ( dream on  :047: )
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