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post #11 of 18 Old 09-08-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Raise the seat.

Because of budget restraints, I'm pretty much stuck with my '09 Rebel, which is the most uncomfortable bike I've ever owned. I'm more or less OK with the forward controls, but the low seat is a literal PiTA. I'm working on a simple mod to raise the seat and see if that helps.

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post #12 of 18 Old 09-08-2018, 01:15 PM
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Update: I raised the back of the gas tank 1 inch and the seat about 1 inch. It not only looks better, but first ride felt a lot more comfortable.

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post #14 of 18 Old 09-09-2018, 11:27 PM
 
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Oh I wouldn’t want the the controls lowered (closer to the ground) I would want them farther back (towards the rear wheel) kinda close to where the pass pegs are.
You can do it. Just have to be crafty. Like a example. First buells come to mind. Hd didn’t make it where foot pegs went behind the motor. But Eric buell made it where he put the pegs where he wanted them and did what he had to for the foot controls
I’ll find a pic and load it.
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post #15 of 18 Old 09-09-2018, 11:36 PM
 
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And u should had a few pics of u raising the tank and your seat
Here’s pic of bike shift linkage
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I have a 34" inseam. On longer rides on the Rebel, I often put my feet on the passenger pegs for a while at the time.
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Oh I wouldn’t want the the controls lowered (closer to the ground) I would want them farther back (towards the rear wheel) kinda close to where the pass pegs are.
I'm not suggesting ONLY lowering the pegs closer to the ground, I suggested to do that IN CONJUNCTION with raising the suspension.

Then you can move them back as well. But like I initially said: 30 inch legs with less than 15" of space to work with unless you do something drastic like I suggested.

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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post #18 of 18 Old 09-15-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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