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Hey all,

Only had my scrambler a few days but god I love it, after test riding so many over the last 2 years its great to finally own one. I knew being 6,2 i would be one of the people who struggle with the comfort, but its such a fun bike i couldnt resist purchasing one.

I spent a good 2-3 hours on the bike last weekend and my butt, legs and back where sore! Mainly my legs cramping and butt was worse. I've been researching several threads and google trying see some resolves, i tried the inner tube in the seat and its helped a bit but not enough to give me faith to ride long distances (over 100 miles).

I saw a few people talking about the comfort seat but haven't seen many comments that have convinced me its a resolve. Im currently thinking of maybe getting some extra padding to add height to the seat and maybe a gel insert for my ass comfort. I planned on swapping the bars out anyways and i think the lower Renthal Street fighter bars might help the ol back.

Any suggestions or experience with this matter would help me out. I got the urban enduro so do like the brown seat would be a shame to part with it.
 

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Like yourself I am also 6'-2" However I have never had any issue with comfort on my Full Throttle, even after 200 to 300 mile rides. Maybe the lower bars of the Full Throttle aid this? I couldn't say for sure as I haven't ridden any of the other bikes in the range.

Not related to your problems but, I did fit the Ducati screen to my bike which did take the wind blast off my chest and improved the comfort at higher speeds.
 

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Yeah when i test rode the FT and Flat tracker i never noticed any pain so maybe its the high bars, renthals are only £45 so might swap them out sooner. Mustang seat for uk is £350 :|
 

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I have the opposite but similar problem! I'm 5'3! and found the seat awful. I had a gel insert put in and now I have a numb bum on the left but not the right!!! I've had a severely painful left shoulder and have worked out that I'' twisting on the bike. So it's either get the seat re-gelled or consider comfort seat (but it adds height which I cannot spare). But I LOVE the bike
 

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I saw a few people talking about the comfort seat but haven't seen many comments that have convinced me its a resolve.
i'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam, & i can tell you that the bike is too short/small for me, so i can only imagine how much worse it is for you. that said, i have the comfort seat & it does increase height; not enough, but it's a move in the right direction. because the handlebars are so tall, i find myself standing for a bit on longer rides, as it dramatically changes position of your knees, butt, etc. that seems to help. also, i made the seat mod described elsewhere in this forum where you dremel-out a couple of panels from the seat pan, providing more cushion. this also helps, although more with butt-burn than anything else.

Im currently thinking of maybe getting some extra padding to add height to the seat and maybe a gel insert for my ass comfort.
the comfort seat, with the panel mod described above, kills two birds.

I planned on swapping the bars out anyways and i think the lower Renthal Street fighter bars might help the ol back.
oddly enough, i really like the tall bars because then i can stand easily, which comes in handy when i get stupid & take my scrambler off-road.

Any suggestions or experience with this matter would help me out. I got the urban enduro so do like the brown seat would be a shame to part with it.
i have the icon, so the comfort seat matched my stock one quite well. i have a gel-pad which i use on other bikes; currently, it's on my FZ-09 (yes, i'm a bike-slut & own more than one) & works quite well. the pad also increases seat height, so your idea of adding some padding to your stock seat + adding a gel-pad sounds like a good start.
 

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I went with the Sargent seat. Had them add 2" to their stock height which gave me 1" over stock Duc seat. All day seat now!
 

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I've ridden an Icon and Urban Enduro with the higher bars. Found it a lot harder work on the motorway and at speed. The FT bars drop my shoulders and massively reduce the strain on my upper back!

The FT seat is the lowest, my main complain. It's such a pretty seat I can't face to swap it though.
On longer rides, I use an AirHawk seat pad, this lifts me up a few cm and that makes all the difference to my legs!

The comfort seat would do the same but I don't like how plain it is.

I'm 6'1" for reference.
 
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