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Questions On Spencer Seat Mods/Peg Lowering

Riding the V so much that I've finally gave in to the fact that my arse needs relief. I'm 5' - 8" and about 150 pounds. Thought about a custom made seat, but after seeing how expensive they are, and how some find no relief with the custom seat, I decided not to go that route. I then considered doing the seat mod myself. I've done some on previous bikes with some success.

Enter "Spencer Motorcycle Seat Mods". Seems like everyone is very happy with cost, service and price when dealing with Spencer. What I'm wondering is if anyone has had Spencer make the seat a little wider in the thigh area to provide more support? With current seat, I'm only comfortable for about 45 minutes. Do the mods really make a few hours of continuous riding possible without pain?

Finally, I'd like to know if someone my size would benefit from the peg lowering kit? I think lowering the pegs would spread my weight over a larger portion of the seat (my pain is not in the tailbone, but in my arse bones).


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c'mon guys. any help?


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OK, throw in my two cents. I have not heard of anyone trying to make the seat wider. Spencer has modified my versys seat and also the seat on my ST1300 twice.

I would think, there would be a limit as to how wide he can change it. There is only so much vinyl on a seat and one would assume, you can not make it much wider or taller than original.

Spencer can change the existing form of the seat to make it better within the current size, or lower it, but be difficult to expand it much.

Just my thoughts but send him a note to see what he thinks as he does good work.

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Thanks STeelybeast. Anyone else on our very supportive forum have any feedback?


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Personally I think lowering the pegs will add pressure to your bottom.

Less leverage as your legs are straighter as opposed to bent and able to absorb some bumps...

Raise the front of the seat and see how it works.

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Personally I think lowering the pegs will add pressure to your bottom.
I'll disagree....I have Speedy's lowering mounts and I don't feel like they made any difference in seat pressure, either up or down. You should add the lowering mounts if you have an issue with your knees feeling cramped or losing circulation.

I haven't had a chance to put much time on a Spencerized seat, but from the sample I have had, it's a definite improvement over stock. My seat will be going to Spencer sometime this winter to get some love.
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Here's some more information. I'm 5' 8", 29" inseam. I needed to be able to flatfoot my 09 V. I got the OEM Gelseat when I bought the bike (lowered 1 5/8"), then installed Speedy's lowering kit (1 5/8" lower), along with the footpeg lowering kit and the flatfoot kickstand. I can ride for two hours without having a burning butt. I was getting some leg cramps after 2+ hours, and I just installed touring foot pegs on my H&B crash bars which will let me stretch out my legs for the long rides.

Anyway, the OEM Gel Seat is pricy, but it is very comfortable for me. I'd make sure you use a gel insert if you have someone modify your seat.
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Raised the front of my seat 9/16"; lowered the 'pegs; and got a Spencer modded seat. 5' 10" with a 31" inseam - works fine for me!

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Hello My experience with Spencer is better than stock but still not good. I currently have a Corbin on my V and Rick Mayer on my KLR. I just took a 3K spin on the KLR , The Mayer saddle is the best Ive used. But seats , peg height, windscreens are very individual items. I find what works through trial and error and sometimes waste some cash in the process but if your not comfortable your not gonna have much fun!
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I am 5' 9'-72kgs and have speedy lowering kit and pegs. The seat is stock but mod work done twice to suit me. after market seat are expensive and some don't work for you.

Mod work on seat was the only option I had and happy with it after twice reworked it.As for speedy pegs, little improvement as I am not 6' tall.

1st rework on stock seat

2nd rework


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Thanks for all the helpful input. For sure I'll be sending the seat to Spencer once it gets too cold to ride (November). I'll probably try the peg lowering kit just to see if it helps.


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I'm 6'1" and the foot lowering pegs helped me also. I chose to go with a Baldwin custom saddle and after putting several 2 hour rides on the seat the diff is amazing. No numb butt, I got the gel insert, with only slight adjustments needed after riding awhile. Considering how important comfort is I felt the cost of the seat was well worth the price!!!
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