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    First bike picture 2018

    Nothing going on... just the first bike picture for this year...

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    Hey, the more posts the better!!! I always see more people subscribing to the site but never post. Your seat looks very custom. Can you tell me more about it? It looks very comfortable.
    CTX700ND DCT/ABS

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    Here you have a pick from


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    Quote Originally Posted by 12MANY View Post
    Hey, the more posts the better!!! I always see more people subscribing to the site but never post. Your seat looks very custom. Can you tell me more about it? It looks very comfortable.
    It's a Russel Day Long seat. The stock seat was good for maybe 200 miles non stop, this RDL seat is good for the entire trip. I've only ridden several 500 miles nonstops with the RDL, but I never gave my butt a second thought. What's different about the RDL seat compared to the rest is that they install metal brackets to allow the seat to be wider than normal. I also installed highway pegs which allow me to change my seating position when I want. I can't stress this enough, but the seat "with" the highway pegs creates a very comfortable riding position. At the end of the day, I feel just as I did at the beginning, no pain and no discomfort.

    I can tell you this... A good seat is worth it regardless of the cost.

    RicardoAS - Looking good!

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    I am 5’11” with a 22” Madstad shield, floor boards and a Beadrider seat top that keeps my butt a little cooler. Problem is I sit more on the slope of the seat. The Corbin seat and possibly the Russel appear raise the seat height to move you back and over the hump. I am afraid it will make the shield that is adjusted all the way up too short for me. I think I will bungee cord some padding to the top of seat and test out the higher seat height.
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    CTX700ND DCT/ABS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12MANY View Post
    I am 511 with a 22 Madstad shield, floor boards and a Beadrider seat top that keeps my butt a little cooler. Problem is I sit more on the slope of the seat. The Corbin seat and possibly the Russel appear raise the seat height to move you back and over the hump. I am afraid it will make the shield that is adjusted all the way up too short for me. I think I will bungee cord some padding to the top of seat and test out the higher seat height.
    We're about the same height and I had the same concerns you did. Remember, these seats are custom so you can have them made the way you want. It's not only the thickness that makes these seats comfortable it's the way they redistribute your weight onto your thighs. The foam on the RDL has compressed since I first got it and I do sit a little lower than when new. RDL requires that you give it time for this to happen and then they will adjust the seat if you ask. I have a 32 inch inseam and I can sit flat footed on the bike without stretching my legs.

    Years ago I bought another custom seat and while it looked cushy, it was rather firm, but it worked perfectly. Not one complaint on long trips. BTW, that company moved to Florida about 180 miles from your location. It's called Diamond seats. Their work back then was excellent.

    http://diamondseats.com/

    It's up to you but valour seats will be better in the Florida sun. They don't get so hot, but you will need a seat cover for when it rains.

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    Just finished my first spring mod, and I'm happy with the CustomTaylor33 reflective rim tape. Should help visibility. Installation pretty straight forward, helped by the little wheel cleaning stand. Hope the pics post correctly...sunlight, dusk, and dark.
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    Puig Universal Touring windscreen
    Custom Taylor 33 reflective rim tape
    Corbin standard seat
    Mutazu rear rack assembly
    Effem Tee closet rod mod
    Dream Apparel throw over saddle bags and Nomad trunk bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12MANY View Post
    I am 5’11” with a 22” Madstad shield, floor boards and a Beadrider seat top that keeps my butt a little cooler. Problem is I sit more on the slope of the seat. The Corbin seat and possibly the Russel appear raise the seat height to move you back and over the hump. I am afraid it will make the shield that is adjusted all the way up too short for me. I think I will bungee cord some padding to the top of seat and test out the higher seat height.
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    I'm about 6' 2" and have a 32" inseam. When I first got my bike I put a 20" Madstad windshield on it which turned out to be too short. However, I waited before replacing it since I knew I was going to be putting a Corbin seat on it and wasn't sure the 22" was going to be enough or if I was going to have to talk to Madstad about having a bigger one custom made. When I finally decided to replace my 20" I noticed that Madstad offers a 24" and a 28" replacement windshields for the CTX. I got the 24" and it has worked out great. I ride with it almost all the way up.
    2015 CTX700ND
    Madstad Windshield
    Corbin Standard Seat
    Hepco and Becker center stand
    Fehling Crash bars
    Breakaway Throttle Lock
    Hepco and Becker Lock-it side carrier
    Hepco and Becker 42L Journey side cases
    Hepco and Becker Sissy bar and back rack

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    I like it, Prof!!
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    Scooters: Suzuki Burgman 650, Suzuki Burgman 400, Honda Elite 80

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    They really shine too....

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