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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Lowering my wing

This has probably been asked before , but I can't help myself.

Has anyone , or Does anyone know if my '86 Aspencade can be lowered ? I'm 5'4" with a 29"-30" inseam. While driving is alright, stopping and stand still is on tip toes. Suggestions will be taken into consideration.

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Difficult at best to lower a 1200. Would recommend your first course of action to be removing almost all of the seat material and just before you get to the seat pan, have a good gel pad installed. You should be able to get at least 2 inches this way. Check in your area for a shop that does custom seat fittings.

My son-in-law is short in the legs as well and had this done to his 2014 Moto Guzzi California touring bike. He is sitting almost on the seat pan with a good gel pad installed. This will be a lot easier and less expensive in the long run. Hope this helps.

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Also try a pair of 'Logger' boots with the thick sole.
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Just incase . Any other suggestions ?
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I know this is an old thread , but I had to come looking for it. I got another seat to cut down. I talked to an upholsterer and she quickly said no she couldn't do it. I don't think she was listening to what I was saying or wanted. However ,,,,, she did have a couple contacts that might do the seat for me. Wish me luck !!!!!!!
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Cutting the seat down will definitely help get your feet on the ground. One other possibility is shorter rear shocks.
Hopefully the seat work does it for you .
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Cutting the seats height down helps a little, but taking some of the sides out so the width is narrower helps the most. Currently you’re probably having to slide to one side to allow the leg to fall straight down. For most people you lose a fair amount of your inseam due to the width of the seat and your own personal hip width.
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In addition, if you simply remove height of the foam, you might compress the remaining foam down to the pan, and have an uncomfortable ride.

A trick is to divide the foam into thirds with a sharpie pen.

Remove the upper two thirds. Then, replace the center third with a higher density foam to compensate.

Shape to suit.
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Check google for someone or someplace that specializes in motorcycle seat. It will cost a little more but you will have a good looking seat as well as a comfortable one. Saddleman, Corbin,

Russell day long, https://www.billmayer-saddles.com/
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I had a seat modified with these folks. I was well pleased with the result. You have to schedule shipping the seat to them and then when they get it they have a pretty quick turn around.
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