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I seem to remember reading on here that the KLE seat was exactly the same pan and fitting as the KLR seat. However, have searched the forum a number of times and still can't find the reference again. Did I imagine this or is it in fact the same. I ask as it is relatively easy to find replacement seats listed for the KLR but difficult to find them for the KLE. After the first 1600 miles on my new bike I have decided that I am not going to get used to the seat and I am really going to have to get a replacement.
I find sitting back helps. Trouble is the Wife starts to moan a bit when she is on the back
I quite fancied the idea of the air seats. But they were a bit expensive. Mind you the other day I saw inflatable cushions in Asda for 99p. Problem solved I thought. It was like riding on a water bed. Every time I accelerated or braked I rolled around like a bowl of jelly. It was the hairest ride to work I have ever had (((
So maybe the next try is the gel seat. For me the problem is really the cut out. I either seat to the back of the cut out and then my trousers stick to the seat and I roll forward exerting a tightening to you know where. Or I sit forward in the cut out resulting in pressure on the same spot. Fortunately I have had all the kids I want but it still makes the eyes water after a few miles.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Unfortunately only Le Cap has owned both bikes that I know of. I am sure he will chip in.
Nicki did a very good conversion on his seat, where he took the cover off, and cut the seat with a bread knife, too make the slope more pronounced, and a little further back.
Makes quite a difference, and definitely on my list of mods. It makes the seat flatter, and you then spread you weight a lot better lengthwise. Unless you get a wide chopper seat, no replacement seat will be wider.
I will ask Nicki if he can get a template together for a starting point.
I was looking at my seat last night and thats the thought I had, moving the slope further back and the angle of it would make a difference.
Theres a guy close to me who as re-covered a few seats for me in the past, I may pop the seat into him to get it done right.
on another issue, I hate the mirrors on the kle coz i just cant see owt through them(appart from me). My mate has a kwak z750 which has rectangle mirrors on which look like they would give better vision. The fitting looks the same, Just wondering if anyone else has changed to different mirrors?.
Im gonna try my mates z750 mirrors and see if it improves, I think they will do the job.
Just in the middle of fixing my garage at the moment, Having a new roof and doors etc.. so money all spoken for. I will get the seat altered after that and let you know what its like.
As you may remember Pleco, Ive been after a touring screen for the bike. I know you made yours but I dunno if i could do as good. Ive only ever seen an MRA screen for my 2006 KLE available but the other day a catalog came from a local bike parts and accessories place (Busters) and they had a flip screen for £35 (thats better then the £83 that MRA want!!!).
Anyway, Ive ordered one. I will give it a road test and post the results up shortly.
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