the stock ninja 650r seat isn't much worse than the stock vn900 seat. Neither are great, and after about 2 hours the ninja is making my butt sore. About the same and my lower back is sore on the vulcan... my lower back is not supported by the 'backrest' as I have shorter legs lol. Still not really all that padded. Upgrading to a Mustang seat.
For me, owning a cruiser is conducive to frequent stops. I have no need for a "better seat".
Stopping to smell the roses is why I bought this fine machine.
And stop I do, roughly about every 45 minutes....lol
LOL...I agree. All my buddies think I have an iron butt, but after 20+ yrs on a Ninja, the Vulcan seat feels like I'm sitting on a pillow. The only complaint is the backrest. It doesn't give a lot of support.
What can I say... I have a ride-in appt with Russell Day-Long Saddles in October. Then my toosh will be happy. A bit pricey, but I've had this caboose for almost 56 years and I figure that loyalty should be rewarded, especially on a long ride!!!
Since the weather has been SOO wonderful this week (sarcasm in voice). I decided to send the bike to the local shop for sum upgrades. Currently finishing up my degree so i have absolutely no time to do any of the work myself and feel it is worth paying for labor then having a garage bench full...
I'll be putting on a Baron's front pulley this weekend or next, in anticipation of nicer weather soon in mid-Michigan. Since it's clear and sunny today with clean roads and temperatures around 40º, I started the MT 07 and ran down to Auto Zone for some grease. The service manual recommends...
When I first installed it, flashed at a normal rate, however when I started the bike the flash rate sped up. Gave it some throttle would flash faster, give it some more throttle if stop flashing would get steady stream of light.
I have a 2007 Vulcan 900 classic with 7500 miles that is making a noise. I have read about and watched youtube about the stator noise. That is not what I hear. This is a rattle kind of like a loose bearing when I am doing 40mph+. Very noticeable at 65+ and when I give it some throttle...
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