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I have three settings on my shocks. The lowest is the most comfortable and gives the softest ride but the shocks bottom out on the deepest ruts in the road which means steel hitting steel. The highest setting is the stiffest. For me, the middle is the "Goldilocks" setting.
A thicker seat would have the same effect as lower foot pegs. This is what the Mustang seat looks like:
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/801...SABEgJcG_D_BwE

I think (not sure) there are aftermarket foot pegs available for mid-controls that are lower. I'm 5'6" (used to be taller when I was younger) with a 28" inseam and the mid-controls are at the limit for me. If I was taller, I would have to look for the lower footpegs. I HAVE to be able to ride in an upright position. My handlebars are the lower stock ones which allow me to lean forward a bit when I want to.
I can ride for hours in comfort on my Sporty. My last bike was a Shadow with forward-controls and I couldn't ride more than 20 minutes without going into pain that could last for weeks and an aching right leg.
My shocks look to have 5 settings and is what the manual states for a low model. For comfort I'd imagine the lowest setting and less preload is wanted? I'll have to play around with it next time I ride. Think friday looks decent, I'll have to ride on each setting and see if theres any difference.

That mustang seat looks nice, something I may have to look into if I keep the bike around.
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