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post #1 of 10 Old 11-22-2015, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question lowering seats?

how comfortable are the lowering seat for rider and passenger?
I am 5"6',need to lower klr 650 about 2'' so feet can find ground. don't want to use no more than a -1" link.

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how comfortable are the lowering seat for rider and passenger?
I am 5"6',need to lower klr 650 about 2'' so feet can find ground. don't want to use more than a -1" link.
Everybody's butt is different, but I had the Corbin Dual Platform seat that lowers the rider about 2 inches and I didn't like it at all. It always seemed to be sliding me into the tank to the point where I had to brace my feet against the pegs when slowing down and stopping. I kept it for a few thousand km's and then sold it and bought a Seat Concepts kit (standard height). The Seat Concepts seat is much more comfortable and I know they make a lowered seat as well. I have no experience with their lowered model, but it might be worth checking out for you.
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Everybody's butt is different, but I had the Corbin Dual Platform seat that lowers the rider about 2 inches and I didn't like it at all. It always seemed to be sliding me into the tank to the point where I had to brace my feet against the pegs when slowing down and stopping. I kept it for a few thousand km's and then sold it and bought a Seat Concepts kit (standard height). The Seat Concepts seat is much more comfortable and I know they make a lowered seat as well. I have no experience with their lowered model, but it might be worth checking out for you.
I have the Corbin dual, and my experience is exactly the same as 650stew's - always feel like I'm sliding forward.

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thank for the info. that's what I am looking for $350 is a lot for this old fart. I 'll check out concept seats. hope to find a used one.
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thank for the info. that's what I am looking for $350 is a lot for this old fart. I 'll check out concept seats. hope to find a used one.
I've heard good things about the Sargent low seat as well, never tried it myself though. The Seat Concepts kits are pretty economical because you use your own seat pan and put their foam and cover on it. Here's the link to their low seat http://seatconcepts.com/products#!/K...Seat/p/7268087
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just looked at Concept Seat (lower) seat kit. Like the look and price.
Are they hard to put on?
Anyone have a photo of it on a Klr?
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just looked at Concept Seat (lower) seat kit. Like the look and price.
Are they hard to put on?
Anyone have a photo of it on a Klr?
I had no problem doing my seat. Just had to purchase some upholstery foam spray adhesive and a new stapler since I couldn't find my old one. An electric or pneumatic stapler would make the job easier if a person had one. Tricky part for me was doing the "horn" front part of the seat... The vinyl should be good and warm and even then you might have to restretch that part a few times to get it perfect.
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The Sargent low seat works for me. (29 inch inseam)
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thanks. So i am not the only short person that likes and rides a KLR. Do you install lowering links? a friend gave me 2" links which I have put on it works but I am afraid of bottoming out the rear shock.
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My wife rides a KLR, 2007 model. We had to put lowering links on it. She does not bottom it out at all, but she all of 120lbs. Got her a lowered Sargent seat for XMas. She has a 29" inseam as well. Guess we will see how that works.
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