How do you sit on your bike?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Colorado_Rider, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Sounds retarded, but I always hear about putting bar risers on bikes like an FJR or even fully sit up and beg riding position bikes...and I just don't get it. The only explanation would be if you don't sit right up against the tank and plant your butt all the way back where the seat is the widest. Doing that would increase your reach by a good 3-4 inches and I guess I could see the need for riders.

    If you don't sit with your crotch pressed up against the tank, why not?
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  2. revrandy

    revrandy The Riding Rev.

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    Cause I don't like my junk getting squished and going numb on a 600 mile day.
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  3. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    So how far back do you sit?
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  4. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    That's neither here nor there
    For the same reason clothing comes in different sizes and proportions. :deal
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  5. Dirty bike

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    Hardly any rider I know rides like that except for sport bike riders and old guys trying to relive their youth by aggressively riding bikes not suited for it.

    You've never had a custom seat, have you? The wider part of the seat is where you're butt is supposed to be.
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  6. Chillis

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    I don't really understand what you are asking. I only start shifting around on long rides where hot spots need to be alleviated. Otherwise I have a hand on each grip, an ass on the seat and my feet on the foot pegs.
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  7. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    It's not that hard of a question...how far away is your junk from the front of the tank? Did you even read my post?
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  8. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    You should sit/ride in a manner that's best suited for YOU. I really don't care what other people do because I'm sure they do what's best for them.
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  9. Colorado_Rider

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    How intersting, I've never, ridden a bike that I wasn't pressed up against the tank. It makes it handle better and closes the gap to the windscreen.

    I'm referring to bikes that you are either sitting straight up and down or leaned forward however far that may be.
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    Is this a sick and twisted way to get people talking about their "junk"? :rofl

    I never pay attention but maybe that is because I was not birthed with a John Holmes replica? :deal
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    Not much riding experience, huh? That's ok. Spend some time reading the forum and you'll pick up lots of good tips you can practice to improve your skills. And there's plenty of BS too. :D

    For reference, I had an FJR and ride a Super Tenere now, basically both styles that seem to confuse you. Both bikes had/have custom seats. Your question about how far away from the tank ignores the size of various riders.

    If you're aggressively riding, yes sucking up to the tank can be advantageous. But most people don't find that position comfortable for longer rides. There is no 'spot', in that everyone is different in what suits them best.
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    Post a photo. I have long arms and like to lean forward some, on a mtc that sets me back from the tank.
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  13. Kommando

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    I move around on the seat, especially offroad. I also change my leg and arm positions on long trips. This lets me cover over 1000 miles in a day on a thumper. Riding while standing can also make bar-risers more comfortable than low bars.
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    All I know is I don't ever sit in the same place at all times, except on modern bikes which force you to. Cornering hard, braking, cruising at high speed, maneuvering in traffic, sliding in gravel or mud, or decending steep loose grades all have an effect on where I want my butt to be. Higher speed, leaning into the wind I will prefer a different position than I would on the same bike in the same conditions with a fairing.
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  15. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Did someone say bar risers?

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    Look how far his junk is from the tank. :rofl
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    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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    His junk will be part of the tank if the car ahead of him stops.
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    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I dig a guy that has the STAN syndrome!
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  19. Kommando

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    Nah, he can just kick his feet through the bars, swing forward from the grips, and vault over the car. :clap


    ...and y'all need to quit eyeballin' dude's junk now.
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  20. Nostromdumbass

    Nostromdumbass a duck is a fowl. a duc is often afoul of the law

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    I agree! It totaly depends on the bike as to how far aft it might be prudent to keep ones jewelry.


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