Comfort?

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  1. kr632

    kr632 New Member

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    What are the best parts you have found to increase the comfort of riding? Best seat, grips, reduced vibration, sound or anything else
     
  2. Toadmund

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    A suspension seat post and a spring seat.
    It doesn't have to cost too much either.
     
  3. andrewflores17

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    cruiser style handlebars are a life saver and the recumbent style of bike is amazeing for long trips
     
  4. 2door

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    My home made saddles. I use what the upholstery guys call 'motorcycle foam' which is a very high density foam rubber. 2" is nice but 3" feels like sitting on a cloud.

    Many won't agree but I really like the ride a set of ape hangers gives. They increase my riding comfort on long straight rides. They just feel right.

    Big fat soft tires are also a real plus when it comes to making for a comfy ride.
    And, room to stretch out my legs.

    Tom
     
  5. Toadmund

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    And 2door, don't forget shag carpeting. ;)

    (front suspension, at least, less arm fatigue)
     
  6. rustycase

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    Yup... fat tires, front suspension, mid-size apes, and a decent seat.

    Low bars set you up for a launch-on-impact scenario!
    BTR may be super-cool, but just not practical off the track.

    Best
    rc
     
  7. racie35

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    my mini ape hangers on my ambassador are really comfortable ....then the big cushy seat
     
  8. biknut

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    Springer forks made a big difference on my bike.

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  9. Dan

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    Just to add, a layback seatpost is an awesome accoutrement. Can get really tiring holding your self up on your hands and feet when you are almost over the pedals. Makes a huge difference to be actually sitting rather then more propped up.

    I had no idea what a difference one would make until Tom sent me one he made.
     
  10. wheelbender6

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    if I had to pick the most important comfort item, it would be a suspension fork. All the others items mentioned helped me too, but not as much.
     
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    13" wide Worksman seat, cruiser style handlebars, my Suzuki K10 motorcycle forks, they all make a huge difference.
     
  12. Len455

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    29inch tires. Roll over things instead of pop over them. And suspension anything as previously stated
     

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