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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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Have any riders over 6' tall raised seat height?

I'm new at riding '06 Shadow Aero 750 and am 6'2"

It seems it would be more comfortable if seat were higher to accommodate my long legs, like maybe 27" or higher.

Has anyone replaced stock seat with taller seat? Where did you get? How expensive was it?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:38 AM
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I recall you have removed the crashbars, why not add extensions to your controls? Maybe easier than raising the seat?


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Some aftermarket saddles are a little bit taller. On my 750ACE, I noticed I had a little more legroom after installing a Mustang 2-Piece Wide Touring Saddle......

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I wouldn't recommend raising the seat. It would just look awkward. Mustang and most other aftermarket seats will raise you up some but as suggested forward controls would help also.
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Good idea but what about pegs?

How expensive?

Where can I find?
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There's a set in the classified ads on this site. Not sure if they will fit your bike or not.

Jardine 8" controls for sale or trade

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If I recall correctly Scootmods makes (relatively) inexpensive control extension brackets for the 750. Check them out here - ScootMods index.php



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Should I consider keeping stock seat (perfect for 11 year old) and going with Airhawk pad?

Guys, I feel my controls are already forward enough and still feel I'd like to sit about an inch or two HIGHER. Does this make any sense or not? BTW I cannot afford a new Mustang seat due to $500 or more expense.

Thanks for your help' I really appreciate. Got to find an inexpensive solution. My thighs hurt after every 20 mile ride. With prior bikes, seat height was higher than current '06 Shadow 750. BTW my last ride was Honda Helix. No leg probs. Rode 4K miles last year.
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Should I consider keeping stock seat (perfect for 11 year old) and going with Airhawk pad?

Guys, I feel my controls are already forward enough and still feel I'd like to sit about an inch or two HIGHER. Does this make any sense or not? BTW I cannot afford a new Mustang seat due to $500 or more expense.

Thanks for your help' I really appreciate. Got to find an inexpensive solution. My thighs hurt after every 20 mile ride. With prior bikes, seat height was higher than current '06 Shadow 750. BTW my last ride was Honda Helix. No leg probs. Rode 4K miles last year.
Check out these folks. Give them a call and ask if they can do what you want to do to that seat ... Motorcycle & ATV seat modifications and Motorcycle accessories



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