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PostSubject: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 2:42 am

Just wondering what folks are doing when you cant extend your legs all the way on long trips. I feel cramped sometimes and feel like Im on a clown bike.
I thought about removing the butt bumper since it doesnt do anything but annoy me.

Any ideas would be great!
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 2:55 am

The butt pad is adjustible. Is yours all the way back? I'm trying to imagine a woman with legs too long. Nope, can't do it.
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 3:04 am

Yep, all the way back. Its an ok ride for about 20 miles, but past that, i want to stretch out. My knees are too bent when I place my feet high on the fairing. Im 5'7 and I need to move back about an inch more to feel comfortable while riding long haul. I have seen some folks just remove the butt rest, but I dont want to do damage to the seat as it wasnt designed to be used that way.
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 4:24 am

Jennifer I find it strange you cannot extend your legs whilst riding the Silver Wing. I am the same height as yourself, my seat back is positioned in the rear position and have plenty room to spare.

I have to sit forward, to place my feet planted flat on the foremost floor boards. I tend to sit with my knees slightly bent so I can benefit from the Givi screen I have fitted. My heels are then sitting on the horizontal and the soul on the angled portion.

I wonder if you have a stretched 'Wing' Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 5:26 am

Jennefer The back rest was made to be removed Only 2 allen screws The same ones that are for adjustment. Raise the seat you can't miss them.Now you will have 2 plastic inserts there Take a ride with the backrest off If it fits Just cover up the plastic with something. I used a piece of vinyl.
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 8:05 am

I have the same problem. 36 inch inseam. In the full back position it is still to tight, but removing it is to much. I thought about taking the material off and shaving the foam back an inch of so and recovering it, but i havent done so yet.
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 1:33 pm

I have a 36" inseam as well. I used 2 pieces of aluminum strap and changed the butt rest into a back rest. It is great! My low back would hurt but not any more.

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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 3:23 pm

Jennifer,

Here is a link on how to make a backrest:

http://www.leroybeal.net/motorcycles/silverwing/articles/backrest/backrest.html

It will give you some more room for your legs.
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeFri May 27, 2011 10:55 pm

Already working on the backrest mod. Since I dont have a way to drill or bend the bars, I am having them made at a local metal shop. I need to spray paint them when I get them, but it should help.

Also, I bought a AirHawk seat cushion today as well. It helps a lot with leg room. I think that in combination with the buttrest, I should be good.

And for those keeping score, I changed my oil today, all by my lonesome! Thanks for the picture tutorial. I helped bunches!

1000 miles in 2 months and that wasnt even trying. Just to work and back each day (40 miles round trip).
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeSat May 28, 2011 8:05 pm

I took the bolster off today while doing some tire pressure checks and i like it much, much better! The "sitting on the toilet" position is gone, and i can actually move around much better through corners! i want something there however, so i think im gonna go ahead and trim the bolster back some, flatter across the pelvis, and re-cover it! yea!
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 1:46 am

Jennifer F wrote:
Just wondering what folks are doing when you cant extend your legs all the way on long trips. I feel cramped sometimes and feel like Im on a clown bike.
I thought about removing the butt bumper since it doesnt do anything but annoy me.

I have just about 120 miles on a Silverwing and my experience was about the same. I found the butt bumper put considerable pressure on my lower back and I wanted to move backwards 3-4 inches.

Does anyone make a straight replacement that is about 4 inches slimmer (particularly at the low end of the bumper) ?
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 9:53 am

Acquit wrote:
Does anyone make a straight replacement that is about 4 inches slimmer (particularly at the low end of the bumper) ?

I removed the buttrest and replace with a Utopia backrest ( http://www.utpr.com/silverwingnew.html ) ... which I found to be well worth it price. I would not want to ride without it Exclamation
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PostSubject: Re: My legs are too long   My legs are too long I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 13, 2011 11:20 pm

Hear is a link that will show you how to make a backrest out of your present but-pad.I made my own and it is still can be adjusted forward or back.I like it a lot,would not take it back off.Great for the long and short rides.
http://www.leroybeal.net/motorcycles/silverwing/articles/backrest/backrest.html
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