Seat height adjustment

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Seat height adjustment

Post by Daniro » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:22 pm

Guys just a quick question, is seat adjustable by height on SD1290? I would like to seat a bit heigher (im pretty tall) so I was wondering if this is the case or I am limited to gel ergo seat?
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Re: Seat height adjustment

Post by michaelnel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:53 pm

Neither the stock or Power Parts ERGO seats are height adjustable. That said, the PP seat is a bit higher (and way more comfy) than the stock seat.

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Re: Seat height adjustment

Post by Daniro » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:12 pm

Thanks. Friend of mine mentioned that he was adjusting his on Duke 690R and, but I might have misunderstood that, he was probably referring to lower suspension setup calling it "seat height adjustment". I'll go for PP seat , i know it should be 20 mm taller than stock. Suspension tech will set sag soon so it might bring the height up as well.
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Re: Seat height adjustment

Post by big tall dave » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:42 am

I’m pretty tall (6’8”) so I bought the KTM PP seat. It’s definitely more comfortable than the stock seat, but it didn’t feel any higher than the original one. I cranked the rear spring preload up to the maximum setting and plan on buying a pair of rear sets or lowered foot pegs (-1.25”) by Knight Design to give myself a little more leg room.

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Re: Seat height adjustment

Post by Dakkine2 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:10 pm

I would caution the use of the Knight Design pegs as they don't fit very well on the throttle side and provide no grip. Once installed, the throttle side would not flex to allow clearance during extreme lean. Even after grinding on them I opted for another solution. I'm 6'8" as well and the setup listed below from MFW Vario has worked great for me. They have different extension lengths as well as multiple footrest options.

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Re: Seat height adjustment

Post by big tall dave » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:56 pm

Dakkine2 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:10 pm
I would caution the use of the Knight Design pegs as they don't fit very well on the throttle side and provide no grip. Once installed, the throttle side would not flex to allow clearance during extreme lean. Even after grinding on them I opted for another solution. I'm 6'8" as well and the setup listed below from MFW Vario has worked great for me. They have different extension lengths as well as multiple footrest options.
Thanks for the cautionary tip about the Knight Designs pegs.
I looked up those MFW foot pegs and they definitely seem like a better design. I really like the way they adjust so i’ll be ordering a set of them instead. Thx.

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Re: Seat height adjustment

Post by Daniro » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:41 am

I just tried powerarts seat and for me it feels a bit different and taller than stock. It does feel like im sitting a bit higher so Im happy with it so far.
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