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dkdc12 04-22-2019 10:26 PM

GL1800 seat
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Hi, just got a new(to me) Ď14 GL1800. Itís really nice except for the length of the drivers portion of the seat. the seat is too short where I've shown on the pic. I'm 6'3" 275. I'm not sure whether to increase the height where your "butt" sits or lower where your crotch rides. Any suggestions? Thanks.Steve

tamathumper 04-23-2019 05:52 AM

Cheapest quick fix to try, get a "beaded seat" for $15.

It will keep you from sinking into the seat and sticking to it just that little bit, raising you up about an inch and allowing you to sit slightly further back.

In any event, if it doesn't fix the entire problem it provides much better ventilation for the boys.

DaveO430 04-23-2019 06:32 AM

That appears to be a custom seat. Some kind of pad under you might show you which way to go.

AZgl1800 04-23-2019 09:18 PM

that Utopia backrest is way back from where it should be.
that tells me it is a custom seat and 2" closer to the front than it should be.

get an upholstery guy to recurve the seat for you and remove 2" of foam and let you sit further back.

AZgl1800 04-23-2019 09:19 PM

also, Mick-O-Pegs will greatly help you, DaveO430 and I both have them.

Bike...and Dennis 04-23-2019 10:17 PM

Find an 18 with a stock seat and give it a sit. It may fit you better.

tamathumper 04-24-2019 07:06 AM

+1 on the Mick-O-Pegs

Gabriel 04-25-2019 06:54 PM

I had the same problem, I had a local upholstery shop remove most of the "butt rest"

Bellboy40 04-25-2019 06:59 PM

That is a good looking machine! :thumbsup:

dkdc12 04-25-2019 07:53 PM

Thanks for all the input!

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