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Old 04-18-2012, 06:50 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Originally Posted by thegnu View Post
I built a lean forward seat post because sunday I put 45 miles on it an the seat was a bit far back an it beat my arse to death, an leaned out the carb, so before work I built that an ran shop errands all day on mine 27 more miles. as an acid test .
Sry to hear of you being beaten, gnu!

I'm pleased to see someone has finally noticed, or at least commented on way-back seats.

For comfort, worst place is over the rear axle, or even close to it.
You get every bit of hop the axle sees that can not be diminished by your seat springs.

With a tall seatpost, you get amplified hop, AND a forward/backward jolt along with a horrid cg.

Probably best place for seating is near as possible to axle height, midway between the axles.

I think the recumbent guys figured it out.
I never tried one.
Perhaps I should!

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!

Last edited by rustycase; 04-18-2012 at 06:53 PM.
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