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Old 13th July 2015
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Question Best Tall Rider Pillion Seat

Hi guys,

Ive looked all over the internet to build up an understanding of which seat to go for and still not really much clearer.

I have an 06 XL1200C so forward controls already. Im 6ft but with long legs and even with forward controls the position is pretty cramped.

I need to get a seat that creates a little more legroom. Ideally as far back as possible and I guess up? Also it needs to be as comfortable as possible for my pillion.

Now I've been hearing a lot about the Sundowner and the mustang vintage, but there's a lot of mixed information.

Has anyone got any experience or knowledge. What seat would be the best choice to go for in gaining some extra leg room and providing a better experience for the pillion.

many thanks!!
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I am also 6 ft and I think I actually lost legroom with the sundowner seat as it seems to push me forward a bit and I feel somewhat cramped. I have mid controls and the seat is comfortable when I use my forward foot pegs. Now that I am back from my trip to Utah I have put the stock seat back on because I feel less cramped.
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Tall guys need to move the seat up, not back. Too far back may take too much weight off the front tire. Two up seats typically move the rider forward to make room for the passenger. I am 6' 3", I stuffed a few inches of foam, 2 I think, under the stock Sundowner cover and then put an Air Hawk air cushion on top of that. I ride with mid controls, but I can reposition my feet on forward pegs or rear pegs for comfort.
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Pegs and bar location are paramount when dealing with rider ergonomics.
I am basically a keg with orangutang arms and giraffe legs. Pegs under my ass and bars no further back then the fork tops make me happy.
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6'5", 215 lb with a stock seat. I love the mids, couldn't stand the forwards as they didn't support my lower back like it needs. When I run the interstate I'll put my feet on the passenger pegs and really lean forward to keep the bike balanced. As said above, too much rear weight isn't good for handling.



Since that pic I've added 13" rear shocks to get the bike sitting level and just lowered the front lamp / fairing back to stock height. Yeah, my knees rub the tank emblems but with the rear end sitting up in the air where it belongs the bike handles like a sport bike and the ride is so much smoother.
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