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I a little too short to sit flat-footed on the 1600. I like the factory seat and don't want to replace it or shave it. Thinking about lowering. Any suggestions on how to do that or on kits?
 

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Thanks, many options available through them. Do you happen to know of anything else that isn't so expensive?
 

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The safest/cheapest way would be to have the seat reworked. It's fairly easy to drag the floorboards once you get used to the bike, there is a guy in Fla. I've heard some talk about on here that does seats for around $75, much cheaper than any shock mod you're going to find. BB
 

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Mean City Cycles reworks your OEM or aftermarket seat. They can replace the foam w/memory foam, shave the height. They can add a heater, change the "pleather" to genuine leather, fancy stitching or even fancy designs.

 

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The safest/cheapest way would be to have the seat reworked. It's fairly easy to drag the floorboards once you get used to the bike, there is a guy in Fla. I've heard some talk about on here that does seats for around $75, much cheaper than any shock mod you're going to find. BB
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Ground clearance on Vulcans is bad already. Lower the bike and you'll be sorry if your riding involves anything other than a straight line.
Have the seat shaved. It can be shaved and reworked for half the price of a Progressive Suspension setup and won't negatively impact ride quality or handling.
 

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I think I will try shaving the seat. I had an additonal 1 1/2 soles added to my boots, but it is clumsy to walk in and harder to shift or brake. And it looks goofy.
 
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