I got a flat seat so it took care of the problem for me...Bad hip and knee. Now that i'm healed up i went with a regular seat. Took off the grab rails as well. Put a Motowerk Lowering Kit on it also.Cheaper than the seat Didn't adjust the front end of the bike and i like the way it rides like that better.
I like that seat. And pulling off the grab rails. Not much point to 'em since I'm a solo rider and I don't need them to reef the bike up onto a non-existent centerstand.
I've had three back surgeries, two knee surgeries and need a new left knee. My insurance plan doctor referred me to a good specialist to get a knee replacement, since I can't upshift (I have to cob together heel-toe shifters at present), but my insurance plan just pulled my referral authorization so I may have to go with one of their incompetent hacks. Lovely. But I'll ride until I can no longer breathe, one way or another.
My perception and reference point of a dual-sport adventure bike is based on a 70s Yamaha XT500 or Honda CL450 or early BMW R80GS....not some pseudo motocross- or roadracer-tailed setup like the Versys, which may look sweet as Hell, but isn't all that functional in the rough. And I did ride some enduros back in the late 60s on Honda Scrambler 90s and 160s and got my ass kicked by not only the competition, but the bike and the course. Then again, so did everybody else except the guys on the purpose made Huskys, Greeves, Sachs, Bultacos, etc. But the only reason for high fenders was to keep the mud from fouling the wheel and chain. Not show.
BTW, while I was writing this, the postman arrived and I had to sign for a package from Motowerk containing my rear lowering kit, among other bits. The builders are putting up my shed on Thursday and I'll move my lift and tools in on Friday, so I should be able to get her down this weekend....knock on wood. I'll post results.
Thanks for the input, Wel.