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05-11-2016 06:13 AM
twinjet
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Originally Posted by charlesb View Post
I am not comfortable having to lean the bike when I stop.
In my case (29 inch in seam) the bike only needs to lean over about an inch past center for me to get a foot down firmly. Just before it stops completely I turn the bars slightly to the right to make it lean left as it stops so I can keep my foot on the brake. Turn the bars left to lean the bike right so you can deal with the shift lever after stopping. (In case you're not in neutral or first before you stop.)
05-10-2016 08:15 AM
charlesb I am not comfortable having to lean the bike when I stop.
05-10-2016 01:03 AM
ss427ci I have the Sargent Low seat and I'm happy with it. When I come to a stop, I just lean it over to one side slightly and my foot is flat on the ground. On longer rides, I sit back on the wider area and it is pretty darn comfortable.
05-03-2016 11:55 PM
charlesb I will try the low seat first and if I need to link down one more inch I will. I really don't see any other decent dual sport with a lower seat.
05-03-2016 11:40 PM
akrider Have the lowering links install when you pick up bike (keep original ones) that will lower it about an inch. rode with a vertically challenged motorcyclist and he enjoyed it with the lowering links and a dual platform seat though i forgotten the brand name of the seat..
05-03-2016 08:44 PM
Matt_M One thing to keep in mind is these new seats are also wider I believe ? So although you might be an inch or two lower, it will still be harder to put your leg down, unless you are smashing the twins against the tank at every stop then maybe not.

I was also going to suggest lowering links. They shouldn't change much about how the suspension performs other than just the smaller amount of travel. They are also WAY cheaper than a new seat.

My suggestion, go sit on a few different bikes and see what seat height you actually need to feel comfortable. You might find the KLR will never be able to be made to fit you properly. No sense in buying a bike you can't ride safely.
05-03-2016 06:00 PM
charlesb I heard that the corbin is a copy of the Afrika Dual Platform Seat, but that the seat is much softer so you don't slide forward much. This is also less expensive.

I don't think the seat is made anymore but you can find some around.
05-03-2016 10:45 AM
650Stew
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Originally Posted by pdwestman View Post
Did anyone mention that the newer Corbin 'Dual Platform' seat appears to be quite a bit better shaped than the Old Corbin Low seat?

Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Kawasaki KLR | 800-538-7035

Maybe less 'crotch wedgie'.
Yup, that's the one I had. Probably the most uncomfortable seat I've ever ridden on. Lol
05-03-2016 10:13 AM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by charlesb View Post
would another inch get both feet flat on the ground? If so, what do you think about lowering links?
Did anyone mention that the newer Corbin 'Dual Platform' seat appears to be quite a bit better shaped than the Old Corbin Low seat?

Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Kawasaki KLR | 800-538-7035

Maybe less 'crotch wedgie'.
05-03-2016 10:12 AM
charlesb will do. Hopefully I won't need the lowering links but if anyone has used the lowering links and has a comment re their effect on the bikes performance or ride please chime in.
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