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Hi friends..
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anyone have any issues on the new project Rushmore rear suspension height from bike to bike? It just seems My bike is like an inch higher than other bikes (of the same) on the showroom floor..
When I sit on my bike with the factory seat on..my heels are off the ground..not comfy on such a heavy bike.. I also have a very comfy Mustang pillow 2up seat for long rides(for the wife)and its 1" higher than stock.
I was advised not to change my suspension by Lowering kit or to change the shocks..Not sure as Id want to..the ride is awesome and handles amazingly.
Only good advise so far is to shave my seats..

Just didnt know if there's any other ideas floating around.:feedback:
 

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Hi friends..
Question...
anyone have any issues on the new project Rushmore rear suspension height from bike to bike? It just seems My bike is like an inch higher than other bikes (of the same) on the showroom floor..
When I sit on my bike with the factory seat on..my heels are off the ground..not comfy on such a heavy bike.. I also have a very comfy Mustang pillow 2up seat for long rides(for the wife)and its 1" higher than stock.
I was advised not to change my suspension by Lowering kit or to change the shocks..Not sure as Id want to..the ride is awesome and handles amazingly.
Only good advise so far is to shave my seats..

Just didnt know if there's any other ideas floating around.:feedback:
Thats about all anyone can do . :)
 

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I have a 14 SGS. I am 5'7" and could not quite flatfoot my bike either. I bought a second OEM seat off Ebay and sent it to Mean City Cycles in Maiden NC. They have a seat mod aimed specifically at the HD touring seat where they shave the seat so that your legs are not spread out so much and add additional memory foam for comfort. The results are amazing and I can now flat foot the bike. Great place to do business with.
 

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how tall are you?
 

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I have a 14 SGS. I am 5'7" and could not quite flatfoot my bike either. I bought a second OEM seat off Ebay and sent it to Mean City Cycles in Maiden NC. They have a seat mod aimed specifically at the HD touring seat where they shave the seat so that your legs are not spread out so much and add additional memory foam for comfort. The results are amazing and I can now flat foot the bike. Great place to do business with.
The did my seat as well. Excellent service. Turned my seat around in 1 day...but made an advance appt. I am looking for a solo seat now and will have them modify that one too.
 

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Quilty handles that beast pretty damn well.
 

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How do you back that heavy ass scooter up on even the slightest incline?
I just dig in... But also plan departures before parking... Try not to get myself in a pickle...which I have done before... But I have learned from those mistakes...it is a learning experience when you have to ask a complete stranger for assistance...

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I just dig in... But also plan departures before parking... Try not to get myself in a pickle...which I have done before... But I have learned from those mistakes...it is a learning experience when you have to ask a complete stranger for assistance...

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Not proud to say it, but I've had to ask for help myself and I'm 6'3" .
 

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I just dig in... But also plan departures before parking... Try not to get myself in a pickle...which I have done before... But I have learned from those mistakes...it is a learning experience when you have to ask a complete stranger for assistance...

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I'm in the same boat. Always planning the escape route. makes me wonder about the Arkansas terrain.
 

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I just dig in... But also plan departures before parking... Try not to get myself in a pickle...which I have done before... But I have learned from those mistakes...it is a learning experience when you have to ask a complete stranger for assistance...

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Same here... after that first time, back in 2002, needing to ask for help to push the bike out... never again. :)

5'7" 30 inseam here as well...and shrinking. Just glad that the seat in the RK is low... yeah, and good boots.
 
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