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Legs get sore on Voyager 1700

Hello all, firstly I apologize if this has been discussed before but I have searched quite bit for any topics on my issue. I just bought a 2013 Kawasaki Voyager 1700 and absolutely love it. However, I have found that that width of the seat and tank makes the insides of my thighs sore. The butt and tailbone are ok, just the thighs. I can't exactly flat foot with the bike, heels are up a bit but that doesn't bother me too much. The seat and bike is stock, no mods. Has anyone else had this problem and how did they alleviate it? I really don't want to lower the bike and sacrifice ground clearance and my wife and I are not exactly lightweights. Has anyone solved this issue with a different seat or something? Please give me some suggestions. Thanks.
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Im 187cm.tall, have 2012. and dont have any isues what so ever with long distance riding. How tall are you? Are you relaxed wile driveing?
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Im 187cm.tall, have 2012. and dont have any isues what so ever with long distance riding. How tall are you? Are you relaxed wile driveing?
I'm 69 inches which is about 176 cm.
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Hello all, firstly I apologize if this has been discussed before but I have searched quite bit for any topics on my issue. I just bought a 2013 Kawasaki Voyager 1700 and absolutely love it. However, I have found that that width of the seat and tank makes the insides of my thighs sore. The butt and tailbone are ok, just the thighs. I can't exactly flat foot with the bike, heels are up a bit but that doesn't bother me too much. The seat and bike is stock, no mods. Has anyone else had this problem and how did they alleviate it? I really don't want to lower the bike and sacrifice ground clearance and my wife and I are not exactly lightweights. Has anyone solved this issue with a different seat or something? Please give me some suggestions. Thanks.
Believe it or not highway pegs helped me,had that issue also
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Ya, the bike has some, but the problem is more so I. Stop and go traffic. It's like the seat and tank are too wide.
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I had a couple of health issues that kept me off the bike for a few months last year. When I got the bike and after last year's problems, I got sore inner thighs for a while, especially on long rides. IMHO it just means that you are doing it right (knees firmly against the tank) and just need to get used to the new tank width.

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Hey,
Same here anything more than couple hours and start to feel it. I think it is because the tank is so wide. Only thing that I find helps is on the longer trips don't get in a hurry enjoy the ride take more breaks walk around and stretch a bit. You don't have to ride tank to tank.


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Thank you all for your replies. I did some more longer rides today and I think you guys are right. Its been 10 years since my last bike and I'm a bit older and less flexible etc. Might have to get a back rest but I think the legs will get used to it.
Thanks again.
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Stay out of stop and go traffic. That ain't no fun. I have a 2013 Voyager too and I'm 5' 8". Sometimes I get cramps in my legs and using the highway pegs help relieve the cramps. Honestly I think part of it has to do with tensing up too much. Ride safe, especially with 2-up. This is a heavy bike.

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I came from a 84 Yamaha Venture that I enjoyed for 29 years and 100,000 miles to an 09 Voyager, On the V4 Venture my feet were about 12 inches apart on the highway pegs, on the Voyager me feet are nearly 3 feet apart and yeah when I first got the Voyager YEAH my thighs/groin ACHED for about the 1st 6 months until the legs got stretched out. The 300 Lb weight gain between the bikes....still workin on that after 3 years, but having an inch of foam carved out of the seat ( Cost $175.00) helped with my feet down stability.
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