Originally Posted by sc00tertrash
+1 To this. I have mild scoliosis in my back nothing major but certain angles and positions cause it to flare up.
I can ride all day on my BMW r1150r without any discomfort, but if I spend more than an hour or so on my Vuclan 900 cruiser I develop some serious stiffness and pain.
Obviously everyone is different, but for me a slight forward position is much easier on my back.
I put a lot of miles on my Road King. I like the fact that I can sit in numerous positions during a long trip. I often slide my feet back to where they overhang the floorboards and ride in a forward leaning "sport touring" position. I can also ride in the "sofa" position sitting upright with my feet on the floorboards or in the "recliner" position leaned back against the riders backrest and put my feet on the forward pegs mounted to the crash bars. I really like not being locked in to a single seating position. I routinely ride 400-500 mile days with no back discomfort.