Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Wherever you go, there you are!
Watch out for adding something on TOP of the seat, because that could set you up higher, and you might have to raise your windshield to keep the wind from hitting you in the forehead. I tried just a gel pad set on top, but didn't seem to do enough, and would get hot in the summer. I also tried another gel pad that had foam around it in a sheepskin cover, which my wife got me, but that pushed me UP a couple inches, and the wind over my windshield was smacking me in the face, PLUS I felt less like I was IN the bike and more like I was ON the bike, making it FEEL like I was LESS in control and more "detached" from it. I've heard the bead seat covers can help some, but they have the same trouble with the windshield. Of course, if you don't HAVE a windshield, I guess that doesn't matter.
Keep a keen eye open on the lookout for a Mustang. I found one on eBay for about $300 shipped, which isn't too bad. It is WELL worth it!! I feel like I'm even MORE down IN the bike, more "one" with my machine, AND I feel like I've got more lower back support, which makes it WONDERFUL!!
"My Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, tires screeching, totally used up, thoroughly worn out, and loudly proclaiming...WOW! What a Ride!!"
'03 Spirit 750
Ride Bells by blue flames and shadowride69 (THANKS!!)