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Seat Height question

Post  Eukol on Thu 07 Mar 2013, 6:31 pm

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I'm thinking of getting a 1250S Bandit, but on a test ride found the leg length a bit cramped (I'm on a XT660 motard now). I really love my motard, but it needs another 1-3 cylinders and another cog in the gearbox - I really want something that is going to cruise easy on the freeway (my hand was numb for a week after a 1000km round trip). I know I could get a touring motard (KTM990SMT, even the Benelli TreK), but the bandit is some bike for the money (nearly half the money). The riding position is the only thing that I'm unsure about - the thing I love most about my bike.

I know that the seat height can be adjusted up/down by 20mm, and I asked the shop what position the saddle was in. They said 'up', but they weren't anywhere near sure (or really cared?!). Looking at it, there didn't seem to be much space between the seat and the chassis rail, leading me to think it was actually in the 'down' position.

The first picture is the same position as the test bike's seat (I couldn't squeeze my thumb between the seat and rail). In the second picture, the seat seems to be higher (there's definitely more gap there):



Am I right?

I can go back feeling more confident when I say "no it's not - I want to try it in the 'up' position, thanks".

Otherwise the bike was excellent - didn't feel anywhere near it's weight - and that engine is amazing.

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Re: Seat Height question

Post  paul on Thu 11 Sep 2014, 9:13 pm

@Ghostbandit wrote:Yea my girl came with the seat in the lower position, does state in the owners manual that it's shipped in the lower position. I could do with it being a little lower but lol! Bloody ducks disease
So that would be a little lower " Butt " then  Laughing Laughing

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Post  Ghostbandit on Thu 11 Sep 2014, 9:17 pm

@paul wrote:
@Ghostbandit wrote:Yea my girl came with the seat in the lower position, does state in the owners manual that it's shipped in the lower position. I could do with it being a little lower but lol! Bloody ducks disease
So that would be a little lower " Butt " then  Laughing Laughing
lol! lol!
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Re: Seat Height question

Post  1wheeldrive on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 8:48 am

@1wheeldrive wrote:WOW, Thanks.

 So Suzuki employed some German engineers for this little project to over engineer something that could have been really simple.  scratch

         ^^^^ Fricken whinger!

That was pretty easy, and free. Very Happy  Now it feels the lean forward is more pronounced. Will have to look into bar risers now....


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Re: Seat Height question

Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 12:43 pm

It is seriously pathetic that the adjustment procedure is not covered in the supplied manual, given that it requires no special tools.  It is also pathetic of the selling dealers not to discuss the matter with taller buyers and ask if they'd like it adjusted to the taller position, given the factory setting is the lower position.
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Post  paul on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 1:25 pm

Totally agree , and you can add suspension sag/ set up to suit the rider to that as well . Very Happy

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Post  barry_mcki on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 3:21 pm

They (the Dealers) couldn't do that or we'd be charged a Pre-Delivery Fee, .....oh wait a second..... Crying or Very sad

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