I took the seat on a 15 mile ride today and noticed two things. I love the extra support the back rest gives and now I feel like I am sitting on the tank. It seems like the seat bottom is pushing me forward even without the backrest. Is that normal?
Also will need to figure out what position to put the back rest in.
I got the seat a couple years ago about month after getting my 900 classic. The bike was new so had the Dunlop stock tires. I noticed it sat a bit higher and in my case I sat back further as well, maybe an inch or two. I found needed risers to bring the bars back to where they would be comfortable again. But, I did not feel like the seat was pushing me forward as you described. Then last summer I put on a taller rear tire, the Michelin Commander II, 170/?? This raised the bike up a bit and then I felt like the seat was pushing me forward. I supposed it changed the angle of the seat a bit but I don't know if that was it or not. I really couldn't figure it out. For me (and I say this because the general consensus here is folks like that tire) I didn't like the way the bike "felt" so installed the stock size rear, 180/??. Even that tire is a bit taller than the stock dunlop but just slightly. Seat feels right to me now again, and the bike handles great with the Michelins.
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