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post #1 of 15 Old 12-10-2019, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hip replacement and seat height

4 weeks into anterior total replacement and scared to death of popping the hip as I’m to short to flat foot and the seat spreads my hips. Anyone have advice on a lower profile seat or have gone through this experience?
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post #2 of 15 Old 12-10-2019, 05:40 PM
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Not familiar with your particular problem, but, might recommend that you talk to my buddy Jon Revilla. He does custom seats, and, has had hip replacement surgery.

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Thanks. I just sent John Revilla a message asking for a recommendation. Looks like he knows what he’s doing
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A local upholstery shop could take as much as 2 inches of foam out of the forward 2/3rds of the oem seat. Still leaves room for most passengers.
Makes a nice flat stepped seat like sport bikes of the mid '80s thru mid '90s had. With enough room to still move around some.

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Thanks, Spoke with Jon Revilla this morning and he has 30 years at this. He had his hip done. I’ll also see what is out there for aftermarket. Interesting my surgeon didn’t even want to acknowledge any discussion of riding.
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Thanks. I just sent John Revilla a message asking for a recommendation. Looks like he knows what hes doin
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Jon is a great guy. I used to race with him and he's the ultimate, professional gentleman.

Can't imagine he'd steer you wrong.


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And you think I’m expensive wait till you hire an amateur
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And you think Im expensive wait till you hire an amateur
You two ought to use those statements as your signature line at the bottom. Go to User CP to update your stuff.
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You two ought to use those statements as your signature line at the bottom. Go to User CP to update your stuff.
I've tried more than once...says I can't for some reason. I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box.
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AH HA! I'll bet possibly 2 more postings and the system "might" allow you to do so. Pics & links, also. Anti-spammer measures.
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