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DickO
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PostSubject: Seat Adjustment   Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:01 am

Was double checking my SWing early this evening to prepare it for a ride tomorrow to a vet's funeral and Legion Honor Guard Duty (which seems to be my main reason for riding lately). Anyway as I was headed back I reminded myself that I really needed to do something about my sitting position. My arms were always stretched way out and tended to get really wearisome at times.

So back in the garage I opened up the seat area and took the two screws out that held the butt rest in place. Then pushed it forward just enough to get the back edge of the rest to the front edge of the pillion area. Three things... one, the positioning was great and relaxed my arms to a comfortable position... two, even with the large Givi windshield, I can more easily look over the top edge in the event of a "fog up" or any such thing... three, since the center of balance on the seat changed a bit, the seat more readily stays in the "open" position now.

Of course I don't get a "full" leg extension on the forward floorboard like I did before (with my 5' 8" frame) but I "almost" can. Will see how I get along tomorrow. Just thought it was different for someone to be experiencing moving the butt rest forward instead of getting rid of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Adjustment   Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:56 am

DickO wrote:
Was double checking my SWing early this evening to prepare it for a ride tomorrow to a vet's funeral and Legion Honor Guard Duty (which seems to be my main reason for riding lately).  Anyway as I was headed back I reminded myself that I really needed to do something about my sitting position.  My arms were always stretched way out and tended to get really wearisome at times.  

So back in the garage I opened up the seat area and took the two screws out that held the butt rest in place.  Then pushed it forward just enough to get the back edge of the rest to the front edge of the pillion area.  Three things... one, the positioning was great and relaxed my arms to a comfortable position... two, even with the large Givi windshield, I can more easily look over the top edge in the event of a "fog up" or any such thing... three, since the center of balance on the seat changed a bit, the seat more readily stays in the "open" position now.

Of course I don't get a "full" leg extension on the forward floorboard like I did before (with my 5' 8" frame) but I "almost" can.  Will see how I get along tomorrow.  Just thought it was different for someone to be experiencing moving the butt rest forward instead of getting rid of it.


And how far were you traveling for the funeral?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat Adjustment   Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:22 pm

"Most" of the funeral missions run about sixty miles round trip for me since I'm a ways out in the country and the cemeteries we seem to frequent the most are grouped in and around the big city...

As to the seat adjustment though, it wasn't quite as "pure" as I thought it might be. Still, the ride was more pleasurable than it had been. The one item left to take care of is adjustments to the mirrors which need to be moved forward a bit for better viewing; if I can get that done without them hitting on the windshield in the locked positions...
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