Russel seat will move you up about 1.5". Having 3 R1150R's and 2 R1100S bikes I got to say the seat to pegs is a little tight. We have 3 with Sargent seats and 2 with Russel Day Longs. If your looking for more leg reach I'd recommend the RDL, it is also the most comfortable on long trips. We ride above average speed and find the lean angle on all the bikes like to drag the pegs first, I would not lower the pegs for more leg room. I had a GS (96) before and didn't like the way you sit on top of it, only BMW I sold. I like these R Roadsters as you sit more in it than atop it. Sargent seats has a 30 day 100% return policy, it works I've used it. Russell policy is sort of will make it work, I've used it also taking a seat back 6 time (All ride-ins), they never got it right, I still have it up in the rafters. We have bought 7 seats from them previously and they really won't do a refund, they just keep wanting to alter it. The seat looks like a 10 year old baseball catchers mitt after the six remakes. I now have a Sargent on this bike, my XR.