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PostSubject: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:14 am

I used to be 6-2 but an accident shortend me up a bit. 36" inseam. Stock the GRiSO is a poor fit so I've added the ROX bar risers and the Knight 1" dropped pegs. Both were a huge help.

I will drag a boot toe on slow speed corners in town, and once on a twisty bit on the Bartlett Lake road.

Currently I"m looking at seat options as that is a poor fit for my skinny arse. A buddy has a Russell Day Long and while a bit on the tall side seems quite nice. Another buddy has a Corbin gunfighter; less so. Considering a Laam, but he is not a good communicator via email. :p

In some ways I'd be happier with the Stelvio but as I age I want to go lighter in my bikes. The Stelvio is in the wrong direction; doubly so as the weight is fairly high up making a pickup difficult because of the extended moment arm.

Stock, the suspension is not so good but it's tunable. So is a piano and I know as much about tuning pianos as I do motorcycles so I went to a great guy recommended by a fellow GRiSO owner and that has transformed the bike. Working the mappings has been icing on the cake. Classic case of you don't know what you don't know. The GRiSO has gone from a bike on the verge of being sold off to one I'd like tour on. Smile

I also have a CB1100 which scratches different itches. In many ways I like better than the GRiSO, but for the open road the GRiSO wins hands down. I do prefer the CB1100 for in town riding. I had to get dropped pegs for it too, which has really made it nice bike to sit on.
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

If you get a Day Long saddle, DO NOT post any pictures here. It will make grown men cry.

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:50 am

I have a 'Day Long' I bought from a bloke in the US mainly because I thort it might work well for longer trips but also because it is so gloriously butt-ugly! It never gets used as it doesn't suit my arse. Would you like to try it?

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:41 am

They do look like a pregnant slug has adopted your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:47 am

Don't do it!

You'll be the butt of all jokes!

Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I cracks me up.

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:53 am

Hmm, a nice bum cup from Pete. How could I refuse? I could think of several ways, but then again, if I never take a photo of it........ How much?
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:16 am

Pete, send me some pics, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:19 am

What's Roper's expression? Uglier than a bag of farty assholes???

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:20 am

Well then, I could beat Chris in the ugly seat contest! affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:31 am

Oh lordy....... How will you give me to take that off your hands?  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:37 am

I want to shoot the miserable bastard who commissioned that monstrosity in the first place.

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:39 am

The poor OP just got his thread hijacked! Sorry!

One of the Not-A-Rally guys from Vegas said that when he buys a new bike, a Russell Day Long is included in the purchase budget. He is very big into Iron Butt rides and swears by them. I'm not, but I'd like a comfortable bum.
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PostSubject: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:00 am

Ahhhh! My eyes! My eyes!
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:11 pm

Personally, I love the bill Bill Mayer Saddle.. ...besides that, beauty is just a light switch away...
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:21 am

rboe wrote:
Oh lordy....... How will you give me to take that off your hands?  Laughing 

So are you interested or not? We've established its horrid on the eyes but it is comfy.

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:52 am

Yes. I'm a wee bit concerned about shipping costs and such. What do you have to get for it?
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:19 pm

I don't, I expect to take a bath. I think I paid $300 for it but I'll take two plus shipping. Normal post will be cheapest. I'll need to find a box.

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:44 pm

Sold.
PM me, we can noodle out the payment method, shipping address and all that stuff.

And thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:19 pm

Rboe, you are a braver man than I. But then again you live in AZ. The seat is better looking than your governor. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:26 pm

I love the ghetto.

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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:27 pm

More useful than our governor too.......
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:46 am

rboe, you got yourself a chick-magnet - It is indeed a presidential seat... 
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:14 am

Do I sense a bit of seat envy?  geek 
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PostSubject: Re: rboe's perch on the precipice of oblivion...   Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:56 am

I think I just threw up in my mouth..
I guess that will be the last GRiSO Get together photo in Arizona...
Ron you need a rear rack to carry your stock seat and a black duffle bag so you can remove that ugly thing when you stop and swap it back to the stock seat.

Looking at it there is no doubt it will be comfortable as it looks like a Barcalounger chair
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