Join Date: Apr 2013
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I have the same '03 Spirit 750, and got a Mustang seat off eBay to solve my trouble. Others have modified the stock seat instead, carving out some foam, installing gel pad inside, or just changing some of the foam for firmer/memory foam to get some comfort. You could do either one; modify stock seat or replace it with something better. For me, the Mustang is great. Some people complain about being pushed forward, but I feel like I'm more down IN the bike, and the back of the driver portion gives me more lower back support, so the slightly forward "feel" doesn't matter to me. So far, the farthest I've gone with the Mustang was about 400 miles in a day, and I didn't have ANY pain! Just about the time to get gas or food/water was the time to stretch out the kinks, and I was fine ALL day long.
The forwards are stock on this bike, though I've been toying with the idea of making a set of "mid" pegs, to give myself a different foot position for longer rides, since highway pegs wouldn't be much different, and I don't like the look of floorboards. Need to figure out a way to get the pegs either between/through or under the pipes, though, and mount them to the frame, and I'm not handy with a welder. Was thinking about maybe trying some offset peg mounts, and a peg extension to get between the pipes, so the pegs could still be flipped up and out of the way, next/close to the upper pipe, when you don't need them, but I don't want those pegs melting on the upper pipe, either, and need to mount the same on the other side so it's the same height, but won't look too "weird" sticking up there. Afraid if I try to go under the pipe, it will affect my leaning on the corners, and DEFINITELY don't want that. If you find or figure out a way to do it, let me know.
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