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First lesson on a lowered V... don't dangle your stubby legs after it was lowered like you normally used to while using the low gel seat :forgetit:. It just doesn't work as well when you have the lowering kit and low gel seat.

Also the tires being at their current PSI is really not to my liking after it has been lowered. So off I go to drop some PSI from the tires. 40 seems like WAY too much for 85 degree days. I'm going to test with 36 on the rear and 32 on the front.

Next noticable difference is my V is hidden behind other bikes now har. Took me a few minutes to find it at the shop today as it was parked behind a nighthawk and a big old KTM. But stopping was a blessing. No more over stretching my toes while stopped. I could feel the pressure in my hips just bleed away.

Now its time to address that stock seat I've been hiding in my closet.
 

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Sadly no I haven't decided on whether to mod my stock seat, use it as it is now, or replace the foam with the Seat Concepts.

The Low Gel Seat is just no good for my lower back. Now that the V is lowered I can test the stock seat out a bit more. I only have about 400 miles in the stock seat. With the gel one I have racked up 5600 miles. I can honestly say the low gel one is not comfy for me.
 

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I can mod a stock seat cheaper than purchasing a low gel. My wife rides a VStar and with a lower seat, she can try my Versys.. Who knows, if she likes it, she can get herself one!

Thanks for responding! :thumb:
 

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Hey MikeV!

Congrats on getting the V lowered!

Was going to throw something your way that worked like a champ for me! On the stock seat, if you take it off and turn it over there are two holes. The one closest to the tank I took some inch and a half by 12inch strips of oooh that foam you sleep on camping and a big screw driver and stuffed a bunch of strips in there until the seat was perfect for my bottom side! Ha! Ha! :thumb:
I pushed some to the sides and some to the front, they were all smashed up. No more sliding forward and zero dollars spent! :thumb:

I lower air pressure front and rear and it made a huge difference! Way better ride! Traction!
 

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This will take some getting used to. The V is a whole new bike lowered. But the handling is the same if not a little better.

I feel so low now though. I miss seeing over the cars. This morning was great I was able to back my V up without pushing it out of my spot in the driveway, just get on turn the key, push it back, and then off I went.
 
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