"i'm quite tall so i grabbed some upholstery foam, black vinyl and a staple gun to build the seat higher. it's just a rough job and may get it done properly if it works out in the long term."
B1 - just how tall (and what is your inseam)? I'm thinking about a road-only bike but find the purpose-built dual sports (V-Stroms, Versys, BMW GS, Triumph Tigers, etc.) are the only bikes out there that fit me "out of the box". If the SV can be modded to fit a 34" inseam without looking freakish, I'm subscribed.