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Old 06-19-2013, 05:33 AM   #2116
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All of those seats provide support over a much broader area than a motorcycle seat.
How big is your ass? On my touring bikes, my ass isn't hanging over the edge. Ya little seats are different. But I still think ass and feet are good places to put your weight. Like the guy on the banner for the site.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:07 AM   #2117
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How big is your ass? On my touring bikes, my ass isn't hanging over the edge. Ya little seats are different. But I still think ass and feet are good places to put your weight. Like the guy on the banner for the site.
It sends every jolt right up you spine, but at least your feet are spread out and forward making it easier for you gynecologist exam.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #2118
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Are you saying you prefer the proctologist position?
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:38 AM   #2119
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Windmill...you know there's bikes in between supersports and cruisers right? Like, i dunno, ADV bikes That's about as neutral ergos as you can get.
Yes, that was my point, I just threw in a few possible examples.

Adv bikes, dualsports, scramblers, UJM standards, Euro standards, Classic American standards, there's lots of options between the gynecologists chair and a monkey f****** a football.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #2120
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Are you saying you prefer the proctologist position?
For me, a bit of a forward lean is better and I do prefer my feet under me
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #2121
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It really depends on what you want and the riding you do. I mostly tour and ride streets. For me sitting like I am in a a chair is comfortable. I would think having your legs behind you would hard to use your knees when hitting bumps, but do have the suspension. When snowmobiling on rough ground, I bring my feet closer to my body, but they are not behind be.

For me I don't like tension on my knees or weight on my wrists, I don't think the body was built for those to be used, instead of other body parts.



Why don't they make cars, they you can put your feet behind you?
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #2122
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It really depends on what you want and the riding you do. I mostly tour and ride streets. For me sitting like I am in a a chair is comfortable. I would think having your legs behind you would hard to use your knees when hitting bumps, but do have the suspension. When snowmobiling on rough ground, I bring my feet closer to my body, but they are not behind be.

For me I don't like tension on my knees or weight on my wrists, I don't think the body was built for those to be used, instead of other body parts.



Why don't they make cars, they you can put your feet behind you?
I haven't seen anyone ride with their legs behind them.

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Old 06-19-2013, 10:38 AM   #2123
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What bike does she like to ride on? I will buy it this afternoon!
She rides (?) a Nightster. Slightly bigger pic, text at the bottom. Name is Marisa Miller, you can google her to oggle her



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I see riders all over the spectrum. I think the average has come down. I see guys in lates 20 and 30s, and plenty of folks in their 40s. The price of used bikes has come down, which has probably added to this.
I found this article when I looked:
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Farley noted that Harley stopped disclosing the average age of riders in 2008, when it was 48 years old, but that it had been climbing even before then and now is likely to be well into the 50s.


As for seating I prefer the dirtbike one, and I love that kind of chair as shown here, at least as a task chair (you can ignore the sportbike one if it rustles your jimmies)
Lets you use your legs to bear weight instead of just your butt.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:55 AM   #2124
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #2125
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I'm glad to see this thread is going strong after 2.5 years, every 10 pages repeats itself, it's like a Philip Glass composition
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #2126
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It really depends on what you want and the riding you do. I mostly tour and ride streets. For me sitting like I am in a a chair is comfortable. I would think having your legs behind you would hard to use your knees when hitting bumps, but do have the suspension. When snowmobiling on rough ground, I bring my feet closer to my body, but they are not behind be.

For me I don't like tension on my knees or weight on my wrists, I don't think the body was built for those to be used, instead of other body parts.

Why don't they make cars, they you can put your feet behind you?
Would you rather ride sled on rough track on this:


Or on one of these?


The newer sled places the rider and mass of the machine more toward the center, maximizing the effectiveness of the suspension and also allowing the rider to absorb the bumps with his/her legs. All snowmobiles are made this way now. I can tell you from experience that the older style sled will beat the crap out of you in the rough stuff. Motorcycles are no different, they perform better when designed to handle rough roads. Most riders do not realize this, especially cruiser riders who spend most, if not all, of their riding planted square on their ass on smooth roads. Touring riders, I would expect to require better ergonomics, especially since touring riders spent more time in the saddle and are riding more varied roads surfaces.

The truth is that 'standard' motorcycles don't sell in the US. It is a shame.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #2127
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I think owned one hell of a nice bike, people posting bad shit about Harley, shame on you. This was my bike it did everything I expected from it
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:30 PM   #2128
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All snowmobiles are made this way now.

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. Touring riders, I would expect to require better ergonomics, especially since touring riders spent more time in the saddle and are riding more varied roads surfaces.


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Ya mine is an old one with M10 suspension. But I don;t think I would want to be one one like the pic of crotch rocket above.

I also wrote I am into touring and that is different from an off road posistion where you use your knees. Look at the GL and Ultra. Why the LT isn't this way, is just the Germans being stuburn.
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I don't really get the single seat Harleys, the only reason you would get a HD is to pick up chicks (they don't know that is a "girls bike").

Otherwise I like it.
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