Very common problem. Search seats.
At 6’ 185 I found installing the GT seat on the GTL to be very comfortableAbout me - 6'1", 33" inseam, 250 lbs, stiff hips. I can last about an hour in the stock saddle before my knees and hips start complaining and i feel like I need to stop and shake it out. Any recommendations that are quicker and less expensive than an RDL saddle? I don't want to invest another $1,200 while waiting a few months for delivery when I should consider selling it now.
I feel shoved up into the gas tank with my wife on the back. I have highway pegs but my calves hit the lower storage areas and the foot pegs always seem to be in the way when I come to a stop. If I sell it, my motorcycle riding days are likely over. Owned it for a year after riding Harley Road Glides since 2007 that were much more comfortable (once I switched to Corbin seats and better suspension, LOL). Not interested in going back to HD, either.
Am I the only person having these issues? Seems like everyone else is loving their K1600's and there are not many complaints about the ride comfort and position.
That's a good piece of advice. I've had my left hip replaced and my right one has been bothering me and I've seen a physical therapist and have a set of stretches I do somewhat regularly and I make it to the gym 3-4 times a week as well. I watched a former motorcycle officer demonstrate how to get on the bike from the right side and might try doing that. Thanks, Leewhen I first began my K journey, I had many of the same complaints about my body and the way the ride made me feel uncomfortable and oftentimes in pain after a short time in the saddle
as offensive as it was to read, many member here questioned my fitness and conditioning levels
I did some self reflecting and began a stretching and cardio routine that greatly increased my saddle stamina and am grateful that many made these suggestions to me
I know it's not a cure-all or an end-all but it is a great practice to add to your toolbox and may help a lot when you do add other pieces of hardware
Wow, that search resulted in enough reading for an afternoon. One take away was to change the suspension to two up. It was one up with luggage so I got the manual out and felt the bike rise while I was sitting on it. I'll see how that feels later today.Very common problem. Search seats.
That really helped me. It also made it easier to get my foot in, to put the bike on its center stand. I'm lucky in that I'm a morning's ride away from RDL. I made my appointment and was able to really appreciate their hands on expertise. Lots of people do great with the mail in, so it might be worth it for you. Best of luck.Wow, that search resulted in enough reading for an afternoon. One take away was to change the suspension to two up. It was one up with luggage so I got the manual out and felt the bike rise while I was sitting on it. I'll see how that feels later today.