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post #11 of 38 Old 05-14-2017, 01:55 AM
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i often done 2000 mile weekends on a Gen3 just for the buzz. i have also been away for a week at a time touring on it. A typical 2000 mile weekend would be a blast down to the French Riviera i keep it light with the luggage i made my own rack out of a spare pillion seat which makes it easy to strap on & remove it as you dont want to be leaving luggage unattended anywhere in Europe. i avoid tank bag as filling up every hundred to hundred & twenty miles is a pain in arse with a tank bag. The other thing is the miles i do at night on french toll roads & although against the law cruising typically at around 120 mph means im getting off the bike every hour or so to fill up. Iv done winter trips like this & obviously they are more painful because of the cold & anything not leather normally tears around the shoulders eventually. I bought a Zero Gravity seat after a few trips & have to say i wished id did it earlier. in truth ride superbikes long distances has a lot to do with your physical size and condition.
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post #12 of 38 Old 05-14-2017, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Michael

That's superb mate.
I just can't sit on it for that long. I've ordered rearset lowerers, gillies variobars, bigger screen...just need to sort a seating solution. Any recommendations?

I see what your saying about tank bag but would it be good to lean on?
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The only non original equipment seat iv used apart from a racing seat is this This Zero Gravity Gel Seat, much much better than the stock one, there are others around such as "corbin" but iv never used those so cant comment.

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I forgot to mention that along with some hefty bar end weights I'm running Pro Grip 719 RVGS Gel Grips which help a lot with vibration without being bulky and weird in your hands.
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I'll have a look at gel grips. I've never had a problem with the vibrations. Although I've never sat on it too long lol.
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Hi Michael

That's superb mate.
I just can't sit on it for that long. I've ordered rearset lowerers, gillies variobars, bigger screen...just need to sort a seating solution. Any recommendations?

I see what your saying about tank bag but would it be good to lean on?
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Keep in mind that finding the right tank bag is a little more challenging on the Gen 4/5 because the front half of the tank isn't metal (magnetic tank bags might not work well) but a plastic cover.

I don't know where you live but if you're in a chillier climate, easily installed heated grips help a lot with hand and finger cramping because the grips tend to be a larger diameter than the originals.

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I'm in the Uk mate, so heated grips on everything!

Tank bagwise .....ive been looking at the GIVIS which bolt around the petrol filler cap. or a bagster tank cover, but cant find one for a 2006.

Hoping all these mods work and I don't just go and buy an old vfr800 lol.
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800?!?! I would've had to amputate my butt after a day like that. 550km was my max and I felt like dying.
I'm a fat guy with extra padding....
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I use a lift stick for cleaning & lubing the chain its a lot better than working your way across a car park as squirt a bit push a bit squirt a bit....
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I use a lift stick for cleaning & lubing the chain its a lot better than working your way across a car park as squirt a bit push a bit squirt a bit....
Never saw one of those until now. Gotta find me one of those.
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