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I shipped my seat to Spencers last Saturday so I haven't been able to ride the 9er all week.

Normally I ride to work everyday, so with no seat I was forced to ride my HD Sportster...it felt so stupid. Can't explain why, it was just so awkward! So loud and rumbly and heavy and slow and my feet kept going to wrong place trying to get on the pegs...It felt like turning a bus and...it was just hideous.

I can't take this much longer.

I was wondering if it would be OK to put a small pillow where the seat is supposed to go, for a quick ride in the neighborhood??? Is this dangerous? I just want to ride to my dads house a few blocks away, would only be on back road, not over 25mph. I just wanted to start her up since shes been sitting there for a week now, but being colder here I need to run the engine till hot so I can burn away the condensation. (or so I've been told)

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 01:59 PM
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Some here would probably say it's not a good idea.

I, on the other hand, would say if said pillow or padding or whateverthehell is secured to the bike. And you're having withdrawls. And your Dad's house is just a short bit away. And it's only on little travelled back roads. And you wear your gear.

Why the hell not!! Just take it easy and be careful.

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post #3 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 02:12 PM
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Darkace put a pillow on his bike once to get to my house a few months back while his seat was in to Spencer's. Probably around a 60 mile round trip for him. He said it was fine. He posted a pick here somewhere.

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damn right Razor
Myst, lemme know about the seat when you get it, been thinking of doing the same thing, but later in the winter, till then gonna ride man!!!





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Umm, ... nevermind.

I was gonna say "I told you", but changed my mind.

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Bungee a pillow safely as you can, gear up and ride. I would.

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Pillow, Foam wrapped in a towel-whatever it takes ! Sounds like the sporty may need to go to a better home.

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That lil ( 5'2") Black fella named Lightning or some fast sounding name, drag raced a ZX14 Kawa at 142mph with no seat, because he couldn't reach the ground. He did a Busa vs ZX14 shootout for Motorcyclist mag last year.

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post #9 of 15 Old 10-26-2008, 04:08 PM
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Strap something to it and go, just use your head and don't over do it....you know....like riding in rush hour traffic!!


P.S. Where in the Denver area are you located Myztical? We should meet up and go for a ride sometime!





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My temp. seat when Sargent had the original.


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Sell the Sportster and buy a second temp. seat...

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Just go ride the dang thing.
A seat has nothing to do with safety. Everything to do with comfort.
If you can handle the backbone, sit on that.
If you need some cushion, use a pillow or foam or whatever you have laying around.
No big deal.

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Thanks for the advice all! I just attached a small, flat rectangular pillow and it stayed secured very well, didn't move around or anything. And I can touch both feet flat on the ground now LOL.

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-27-2008, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Sell the Sportster and buy a second temp. seat...
Definitely, I might wait till spring time tho, so I can ask for a few more $$.

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P.S. Where in the Denver area are you located Myztical? We should meet up and go for a ride sometime!
I am on the North end of town. Up in the Northglenn/Thornton area. Where abouts are you?

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I'm down south in Saudi Aurora right now, but we could meet up anywhere, most the good rides are in the mountains anyway. PM me sometime, who knows, maybe this Sunday will be nice enough for a ride....





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599 Headlight
Koso Gauges DB-02r
GiPro gear indicator
Buell M2 shield - plasti dip black
Givi Crash bars
Dynojet PCIII, Custom Akrapovic map
Akrapovic GSXR 750 Exhaust, Shorty Carbon fiber Low mount
Custom weld job on OEM header, to enable use of center stand and GSXR exhaust
VFR front fender, re-shaped and CF wrapped
Seargent seat w/ gel insert
Custom LED Rear lights w/ Vizi-tech flasher
Competition Works Fender Eliminator, modified
Front 3-way LED Turn Signals flushmount via cbr1000r
6-Spoke wheel conversion ( 900rr-rear / F3-front ) Powdercoated white, Plasti-dipped black
Michelin Pilot Road 3 - New @ 19940 8/10/11 190/55r17 rear
Dyna Beads for tire balancing
17t / 44t Sprockets, 520 conversion from LDH
New All-balls bearings thru-out 6/2012
Piaa horns 400 & 500 hertz
Ohlins rear shock from an F3, Re-Valved/Sprung- By Pro Pilot Suspension
F4i Forks, custom sprung/sealed/valved, Plasti-dipped Black
ASV shorty clutch and front brake levers - Black W/Red Adj.
Tech-Spec custom tank Pads
Napoleon bar end mirrors
SW-Motech center stand
Custom Handle Bars with Grip Heaters and OEM hidden switch, Hi/Lo heat
FuzeBlocks FZ-1 Power Distribution
Shorai Battery
F2P garage door opener wired to brake switch
Hydraulic rear brake switch
RC51 front brakes SP1, with 10 button rotors
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