Join Date: May 2014
Location: Northern Virginia
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Thanks Invader, MikeJ, Toofer, and Freerydejunky.
I *was* planning on removing the rear lowering blocks.
But, earlier this week, I got a slightly used Seat Concepts seat which for my arse is *MUCH* better than the stock seat was! The Seat Concepts seat is about 1.5" taller than the stock one, but in a GOOD way. It also lets me slide my rear end back about 1.5" farther away from the tank than the stock seat did. The "nose" of the seat is a little wider, but I am 6'1.5" tall, and about 240lbs, so not only is it no problem for me, but it let's me "feel" the bike better without having to squeeze with my thighs. The nose of the seat is also level, and just a bit taller than the slight "bowl" shape of the seat concepts wider ass area. Great seat for me! It got rid of the wedgies, and the foam is dense and firm, so I don't get the seat pan pushing into my pelvic bones... great stuff.
Because the seat is about 1.5" taller, I think the lowering blocks will stay. Seems like my bike is setup "properly" based on all the knowledge sharing here. However, I am considering raising it to see if it makes the bike feel more solid.
I'm used to riding bigger bikes, my current R1200RT, prior GoldWing GL1800, and before that a Concourse 1000. They were all rock solid had a heavy steering feel.
To me the V seems really sensitive to steering input. And when turning in it feels to me like the steering wants to just "fall into" the curve? I could get used to it, but I'd rather have that rock solid feel that my other bikes have.