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Old 22-10-16, 15:07
Jacques le Roux Jacques le Roux is offline
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TT High seat

We'll I thought i'd never be happy until I tried this one. So I said good bye to my TT standard height seat (now riding around Sweden somewhere) and thanks to Crofty I'm now 2 inches taller. We'll first things I noticed (I'm exactly 6ft tall) is I can't put my heels on the ground when seated standing still, although the back settles lower than when you initially get on. The next observation is cornering is a bit stranger as your are not so low and sitting in the bike. Both these I can get used to, no problem. I have only done a few short trips but the big advantage (for me) is that my knees are not that bent (and this is where on a long ride 3 hrs+) fatigue started getting me. I am pretty sure that this together with being able to move forward and backward will make the Tenere much more of a long distance tourer (in my opinion). For short rides the standard seat is fine and perhaps even a bit nicer through loads of twisties, but for me this is the keeper.

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Old 22-10-16, 20:35
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The dip in the standard seat looks huge in a side by side photo like the one you've posted Jacque. ...and the new seat looks very comfy! Steve
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Old 22-10-16, 20:39
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I would be lucky to get my toes on the ground with that seat....




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Old 22-10-16, 21:25
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Once you're underway you don't notice anymore my givi high screen is not so high anymore
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Old 22-10-16, 21:46
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Thumbs up High seat

That seats looks great but I am on my toes with the standard seat. Your bike will fit you like a glove soon, you just need handlebar risers to balance it up and your sorted.
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Old 22-10-16, 21:54
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I've never really considered risers. I still find the handlebar very comfortable both seated and standing. Just loosened the clutch and front brake housings and tilted them down a bit. Also means they just swivel and don't snap when you fall
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Old 23-10-16, 16:14
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Nice one Jacques, looks pretty cool.
For us slightly shorter blokes it's not an option, but I do agree with you even at 5'10" my knees are pretty bent when riding. I can just imagine how you would feel.
One disadvantage of the standard seat I found is that when you try to sit a bit further back against the ridge, you tend to slide forward, pulling your crotch in and sort of pinching your ..... you know what I mean. With a flatter seat that is reduced or eliminated.
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Old 24-10-16, 14:10
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Glad its working out for you Jacques. I could probably have just about about lived with it when I fitted the lowering links but when I put my airhawk on it was too much. The standard one I have now is going to Tony Archer to have the bump removed and flatted so that should help me move around a bit more.
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Old 24-10-16, 21:01
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I have seen one with the bump gone and that's the best of both worlds. Show us once its finished. There is one on a bike down here in Hampshire, the owner was lucky enough to buy the bike with it already done. When I enquired about a price it was way more than even the TT seat!
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Old 24-10-16, 21:14
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Did you try a Gel insert Jacque. ...I've often wondered if they work. ..? Steve
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