Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sodus Bay area, NY
One of the reasons I went back to an 1100 after a two year hiatus is that the bike fits me like a glove. I have ridden sleds, jet skis, dirt bikes and ATVs, and none fit me as if it was made for me like the VStar. Actually, my King Quad 500 comes pretty close. Anyway, the factory seat on mine only gets me about 30 minutes before I start to feel uncomfortable, and after an hour, I absolutely have to get off and stretch.
I find that standing up at stop lights and other opportunities, even if just for a few seconds, helps me recover enough to go on for another 10-15 minutes before starting to become uncomfortable again.
I would like to get another seat, but am terrified that it will affect that perfect position that the bike puts my 6'1, 225 lb body in. I don't want to mess with it.
Is there an aftermarket seat or options that will not change the seat height or anything else that would affect the seating position??
Sorry if this hijacks the thread, thought this related topic would be of interest .
Current Ride: 2013 Honda F6B
2004 VStar 1100 Classic
2008 VStar 1100 Silverado
1982 Suzuki GS650S