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PostSubject: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 11:39 am

Seems that my seat makes me slide fwrd. I'm 6'2 and look like a baboon going down the road... I could loose some weight. Is this an issue?
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 1:06 pm

Only if your comments are riling up the other "baboons" on this site... Laughing Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 2:52 pm

That's right, I'm sorry. It's the seat I'm sure. I didn't have this problem 25 lbs ago. So 6' 3 280lbs is the new Max load for the 2006 Silverwing. Better scratch " picking up lot lizard" from my bucket list
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 5:02 pm

Dunno about this baboon stuff, but have you removed or raised the butt rest? That's supposed to give more leg room.

And, hey, if you removed that pointy hat you'd probably lose 2 inches too. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 5:46 pm

I actually removed my butt rest, installed a piece of high density foam over the existing plastic protrusions from under the seat (drilled out the rivets that hold the brackets to the buttrest on and removed the brackets), then covered it with a mesh cover, so it all looks OEM. I’m 6’0” and found the buttrest to push me too far forward (and I suspect even raising it wouldn’t help me all that much). Now, I can ride the SWing all day long and in comfort. For me, this was the only workable solution, and now, I can ride with legs extended or under me. By the way, cost of conversion was only ~ $30, as the seat cover was $30 (Sit N Fly available on eBay). 

The only other option to get rid of the backrest would be a Corbin seat but I would assume the cost would be at least $500.
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 7:00 pm

"Sit N Fly available on eBay."

Interesting. Can you close the seat easily with the Sit N Fly in place? Does it rub anywhere?

How long have you had it? Does it wear well, i.e., stretch out over time?

I'm also 6'0" and removed the buttrest to get full leg extension. I left the brackets in place but they're ugly. Would love to cover them up -- although it's a shame Sit N Fly had to splash that garish logo on the cover. Ugh.

I ordered a few seats from Corbin for Burgman 650's and Silver Wings and each time had them remove the horribly-designed graphic they put on scooter seats (they turned their logo into a cartoon scooter). Corbin is happy to do custom orders so it wasn't a problem.

Also, what size did you buy? Web site has a lot of size options.

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 7:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 7:33 pm

I’ll be honest. The sit N fly logo is not even noted by me any longer. The size is XXXL2 - here’s the eBay site:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/133013363908?hash=item1ef836dcc4:g:2j0AAOSw6GJaCdU-

I bought one for the Silverwing and one for my ST- he’s a very good seller (great reputation).

What I did was use a piece of high density foam (which was part of a workout room square (you can likely source a small piece from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s at not too much cost to you). You only need thickness of ~ 1/4” (and as above, I took the brackets off, but you’re still dealing with the plastic protruding that’s part of the seat pan and not removable (I recall the piece I used being ~ 10” long x 1.5” wide to cover both hard points of the seat and used double sided tape to hold it in place on the vinyl). The cover goes on easily (and no seat removal is required- you don’t have to unbolt the seat from the bike- goes on like a sock)- the (slightly) harder part is ‘training’ the back of the seat cover to allow for closing the seat. What I do now is push on the rider seat to set the front latch, then I would pull the material off the very back of the seat to allow the back latch to be activated, then just push the material back over the rear of the seat (and at the rear, it finds it’s way around the seat back)- very, very easy and today, I was able to latch it without that procedure- I think the material finally has the ‘give’ it needed to develop. When you have to lift the seat, pop the back with the key, push on the rider’s seat and you’ll hear the release, then you’re good to raise the seat. I got so quick at this I can do it in a second or 2.

I installed my Givi Top Box today, so when I finished and closed the seat (I have Admore lighting on my topbox so I had to wire the SWing for that, it closed without issue.

Material is actually good and strong and the reason for the mesh is to let airflow run under you, so you’re not in direct contact with the seat vinyl (and just wash the bike without worrying about the mesh as the water will run off the vinyl (may be a good idea to use an air blower to force the water away). If in the sun, the seat doesn’t get hot either as the vinyl typically would. I noticed no stretch of the material either. On the eBay site, the seller has a table with the seat cover sizes, so for the SWing, it’s a XXXL2 at $30 shipped. 

Lastly, I’ve had mine I believe ~ 6 months.

Hope this helps.


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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 7:35 pm

Wow, that’s a nice seat! Is that the OEM seat just recovered? That almost looks like a Russel Day Long seat.
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 7:44 pm

"Hope this helps."

All questions answered well, thanks much.
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 01, 2023 7:47 pm

First time doing the picture thing... Anyway I'm actually 6'4 and with that hat ? Who cares... Too fat? A baboon? Big Bird? No friend invites here is ok too. Does anyone recognize this seat? Shirley it's prob for shorter gentleman
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 02, 2023 4:16 am

OK, I'll bite, and don't call me Shirley. I am 6ft and the OEM seat does slide me forward slightly when riding.

It's never bothered me though. I just push myself back a little, particularly if I need to peer over the top of my 214DT screen.
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 02, 2023 7:35 am

weather psychological or real, I felt my oem seat had not the same shape or give after 9 years and
100 000 + km with my 200LB - after one time re stapling the cover material underneath I noticed how compressed the foam looked but did not want to try and replace it as a piece on the mold.

I ordered a whole new oem seat through Honda at a whopping $600 Canadian - It actually feels and looks great. I kept the old one in case something happens.
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PostSubject: Re: Too tall?    Too tall?  I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 12, 2023 8:02 pm

I switched to a Silverwing because I'm short! I never thought about being too tall for a scooter. One of the few things that benefit my 5'4 frame. Airplanes are also good!
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