Originally Posted by grizzly7
Metal Mules site doesn't yet mention a lower seat?
Anyone tried lowering the bike or know of a lower seat currently available?
Is the two level standard seat like that because of whats underneath? i.e. would a lower seat and a flatter seat be mutually exclusive? One or the other?
Not sure any does a lower seat (there are a few options for taller, flatter seats), but as you surmise, you couldn't really chop much out of the stock seat due to wants underneath, and it would make it very thin and uncomfortable...
On my rally bike, I took the step in the seat out and recovered it, but the seat is still the same height in the rider position...
If you want to lower a Tenere, both Metal Mule and OTR (Off-the-road.de) make lowering links, and you can drop the forks though the yokes to even things up...
In fact, Off The Road do a complete lowering kit, including front and rear springs/shock and linkage - check out their website for more info:
XT-660 Z Tenere