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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Fast hack, almost forward controls

I have to say, I really like the Larosa seat I have, more comfy than oem on long trips of an hour plus, no issues. I wanted to see what it may be like to stretch things out a bit, so I drilled through the seat brace where the indent is to be able to elongate the seat back, I guess the stretch was almost 2 ď.

It feels like I now have semi forward controls, feels pretty good and as a bonus reduces the area between seat and rear fender, totally eliminating seeing that ďspoonĒ showing from the seat brace which I think looked extremely odd. Clearance is plenty with no touching.

Did I say how much I like this bike!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 10:01 AM
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Nice hack. How is the reach to the bar now?
Thanks for sharing.
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Nice hack. How is the reach to the bar now?
Thanks for sharing.
Funny you should ask.

I of course had the oem bars, didnít like them, too wide, I believe 32 inches and with the mirrors I felt I was riding a bull in Madrid.

So bought the clip on set up, looked cool, but somehow donít work well with mid controls for me, I still plan on working out some rearsets this winter.

So my other bike is a Thruxton, air cooled and I never liked the oem bars, found them too upright so swapped for clip ons. I took those oem bars along with the oem Thruxton risers and have a very narrow, clubman-esque 24Ē handlebar which feels great.

Used the Thruxton mirror, one side only, tucked it in so flush with bar end.

I like the look as well as the position.

What I wanted to mention about the Larosa seat was that it doesnít restrict you from lateral movement when on twisties, makes it easier to get half the cheek on the seat.

Who knows, next year Iíll decide on a totally different set up, bike is pretty versatile.
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Very interesting!
I agree, the bike is so versatile and so many different setups work and look good on it.
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Hi @Triumphrider ,

Very nice indeed. Your Bobber is looking stunning, loving what your doing with her.

I guess it depends a little on ones hight (I'm 6 ft) but I too opted to run my seat back as far as I could and along with my footboards love the position. As I changed my bars recently I had to use the up/over Motone risers to pull them back a little but it's all a compromise.

It surprised me at how little adjustments to the seat can make such a big difference.

Well done and keep up the good work.

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Hey Roy donít get me started on heights, all I can say is that Iím of Italian decent, southern Italy, so there you go you figure it out.
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Hey Roy donít get me started on heights, all I can say is that Iím of Italian decent, southern Italy, so there you go you figure it out.
Hey mate you won't get any complaints form me as my wife is of Italian heritage and at 5,1" very cute indeed. She kept her family name is Sicignano...

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