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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-22-2017, 03:34 PM
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I'm only 5'5" with an inseam of 29" and I've never had issues stopping or launching bikes, and never lowered bikes to cater my needs/challenges. So long as I can get the balls of one of my foot touching the ground I'm good. But that's with sportbikes.

The AT's seat height is much higher than your typical sportbikes, but I can still tripod the bike however it places a lot of strain on my hips. I thought about purchasing the low seat but after reading the reviews a lot of people have complained about the lack of cushion and how it felt like they were sitting on the frame. LOL

I tried to position the seat to the low position using this guy's instruction vid but it didn't feel any different:
https://youtu.be/H6dCge9J6_8

Then yesterday I came across this pic and noticed the seat was positioned differently. I immediately knew the instruction vid above was incorrect.


Searched on youtube again and came across the same vid Petey posted.
https://youtu.be/XOr5IwH7p2w

Ran into the garage and....holy moly, toes on both feet are now touching the ground!!!

I could not tell you just how happy I was!

Goes to show...do your research guys! There are plenty of bad info out there! LOL
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post #32 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-17-2017, 10:37 PM
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Has anyone tried sliding the fork tubes up in the triple-clamps a bit, to lower overall height? I've done this on a couple of dual-sports, with good results.
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post #33 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-18-2017, 08:57 AM
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I'm only 5'5" with an inseam of 29" and I've never had issues stopping or launching bikes, and never lowered bikes to cater my needs/challenges. So long as I can get the balls of one of my foot touching the ground I'm good. But that's with sportbikes.

The AT's seat height is much higher than your typical sportbikes, but I can still tripod the bike however it places a lot of strain on my hips. I thought about purchasing the low seat but after reading the reviews a lot of people have complained about the lack of cushion and how it felt like they were sitting on the frame. LOL

I tried to position the seat to the low position using this guy's instruction vid but it didn't feel any different:
https://youtu.be/H6dCge9J6_8

Then yesterday I came across this pic and noticed the seat was positioned differently. I immediately knew the instruction vid above was incorrect.


Searched on youtube again and came across the same vid Petey posted.
https://youtu.be/XOr5IwH7p2w

Ran into the garage and....holy moly, toes on both feet are now touching the ground!!!

I could not tell you just how happy I was!

Goes to show...do your research guys! There are plenty of bad info out there! LOL
Yes, when you get it in the low position once correctly it is easy to do everytime. It is easy to get the front and back at mismatched heights too, normally the back in the low position and the front still in the high position. When the front is in the low position it leaves the tank seat indentations exposed as in the pics.
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post #34 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-18-2017, 09:44 AM
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Yes, when you get it in the low position once correctly it is easy to do everytime. It is easy to get the front and back at mismatched heights too, normally the back in the low position and the front still in the high position. When the front is in the low position it leaves the tank seat indentations exposed as in the pics.
Yes, pressing down on the middle of the seat rather than the front is definitely key to getting the forward hook into the right position when using low setting.
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post #35 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 11:03 PM
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wanting to buy stock seat for my 2016 Africa twin
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post #36 of 46 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 09:40 AM
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I'm 5'5". I've been riding around with the low seat for daily riding, and it suits for that. With that being said, I have a 2-3 week trip coming up, and will be using the normal seat for that as I do find it much more plush than the low one.
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post #37 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 02:27 AM
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Does anybody know if the Low Seat for the Standard version can also be used in the ATAS?

and what will the low seat low position height be on the ATAS?

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Wondering also if anyone has tried the Low Seat 08R01-MJP-G50ZB on a 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports Edition? I believe it will work fine but would love to hear it “absolutely fits” before buying it.
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Wondering also if anyone has tried the Low Seat 08R01-MJP-G50ZB on a 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports Edition? I believe it will work fine but would love to hear it “absolutely fits” before buying it.
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Absolutely fits, I have it on my ATAS.

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Thank you!
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