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Aftermarket seat for Shorties?

I have a '16 Versys 1k and Ive already had the stock seat shaved down and reshaped to be better for me but Im thinking I will just need to bite the bullet and go for an aftermarket if I want to do longer trips. I have a 29" inseam and was wondering if anybody with similar measurements has found a good seat that sits lower than stock but is nice and plush for trips.
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I'm 5'7", 29" inseam, and commute 80 miles/day on a stock 2014 Versys 650. I've found the most effective modification to combat being "vertically challenged" is some "road hugging weight" - why, at 175 lbs, the seat height just melts away as soon as I swing a leg over it! :P
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I'm 5'7", 29" inseam, and commute 80 miles/day on a stock 2014 Versys 650. I've found the most effective modification to combat being "vertically challenged" is some "road hugging weight" - why, at 175 lbs, the seat height just melts away as soon as I swing a leg over it! :P
haha well Im about 210 so I definitely dont have the issue of being too light! I mean I could reduce the preload but I definitely dont want to give up handling stability for being able to flat-foot at a stoplight.
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I just recently sold a Seat Concepts Seat off my V-1000 and after getting back onto the stock seat i would say the SC is an inch lower.....

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Hows the pillion support on that seat concepts? One thing I hate about the stock seat is how often my passenger slides into me under breaking. After I had it reformed, it helped immensely
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Hows the pillion support on that seat concepts? One thing I hate about the stock seat is how often my passenger slides into me under breaking. After I had it reformed, it helped immensely
Same as stock ..But mine had the Gripper Material so no sliding...

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