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post #1 of 7 Old 09-01-2008, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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919 Sitting Position

Hey folks,

I've had my 919 for about half a year now. Maybe it's just bad practice, but I tend to sit forward on the seat. My legs hug the tank. I'd love to sit back more, but that puts more pressure on my legs...I have a hard time shifting/braking when I sit back. The seat seems to slope towards the front. Is that normal? Is my seat worn out? What should I do? Should I buy a CBR600RR?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-01-2008, 08:53 PM
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Check out post #25 on this thread for an easy mod that helped me deal with that problem: https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...light=seat+tab

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-01-2008, 08:59 PM
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even if you fix your seat, you should still add a cbr600 (or R6) to your garage and start doing trackdays. Everyone should. It cleanses the soul and make a better rider out of you too.

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Thanks sbeau. I'll try that. I feel embarrassed for posting this thread. I remember reading that thread you posted when I first got my bike...

gpzTurbo, I sat on a graphite 2008 CBR600RR at my sister's store. It felt real nice...but then again, so did that Super Duke at another store...

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yeah but family can get you a better deal....
or have her call you if she gets a low mileage trade in then you save a bunch of depreciation

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yeah but family can get you a better deal....
or have her call you if she gets a low mileage trade in then you save a bunch of depreciation
I think I can get one in the high 7k range new. However, her store got broken into on July 4th. She said about a dozen bikes got stolen. I think she said 1000RRs, 600RRs, and 919s. I was a bit flattered that 919s were stolen. I jokingly told her if she could put another 600RR on the insurance claim list for me...she didn't think it was funny.

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Maybe it's just bad practice, but I tend to sit forward on the seat. My legs hug the tank.
This is the way I have ridden all my bikes, the 919 being no exception, mainly because I am no strapping great hulk of a guy and I like to fit into the bike. When I find myself pushing a bike and cornering a bit fast, I tend to push back on the seat just a bit as I brake into the corner. It seems to make higher speed cornering a bit more mangable to me, especially exiting the corner. It's just a practise I can't remember where I picked from...

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