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Old 12-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #76
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Sold as unreliable, but the stock seat was delightful. I miss it.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #77
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Suzuki GS850G, stock seat, hwy pegs, and big fairing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #78
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Iv'e never owned any of the big traditional touring bikes but owned a fair few bikes over the last 30+ years, the most comfy for me personally was my Suzuki GS1000 from the early/mid 80's, i clocked some decent mileage up on that bike with no comfort issues at all, i even fitted dropped bars and rear sets to it, just got decked out on tank bag and went for it!, the joys of youth eh!!. My current steed is a Fazer 1000 gen 1 which i still do a fair amount of miles on, have done 500+ in a day without too much discomfort, must admit it does need a seat gel upgrade though, on long trips have to stop every 90 minutes or so for bum denumbing sessions!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #79
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Most comfortable I've ridden any distance on for me was an '01 H-D RoadKing I rented for a week in Nevada.
Like riding down the road on your couch, or better !
I took my wife on a 700 mile swing through Death Valley and the bikewas so roomy I didn't notice she was on board. That's nice compared to the squished feel of two-up on my KLR or Monster. I'm the large one she's pitite.
Of the bikes I own the comfort king is my XV920 I modded for long distance.Higher -wider bars , windblocker, hand sheilds , and highway pegs plus the comfy custom seat that came on it all add up to a bike that's nice to be on.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #80
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And now for something other than 600lb Geezerglide's & rolling sofa's...

1990 ZX-6D, probably THE most comfy 600 ever made. With judicious suspension mods & DOT track tires keeping up with hyperbikes on the street is no probs (Ohlins springs, heavier fork oil & adjustable preload rear shock from a ZZR1200). Seat height is low enough I an almost double flat foot with a 32" inseam, full Kerker exhaust sounds snorting and jetted right it is a sub-500lb bike putting down over 100hp at the wheel and can do low 11's all day. But the seat & ergo's is what I love about this bike, widest & flattest saddle of any AMA winning supersport, bars are just above the triple, and the pegs are rubber covered & perfect compromise between sitting upright or taking your weight off the seat when it's time to boogey. Haven't been able to find anything to replace it with. In 5yrs I've put on 130k, haven't had to crack the cases, valves only needed adjusting once, and even the fairing is buffet free but keeps wind & rain off my legs & chest at freeway speeds.

This shot was from a 17hr/1800km day trip, just another weekend ride. I needed to buy jam.

I forgot about that one. I had a 2000 E-model. I always kind of thought of it as a poor-man's VFR, sort of. I had heated grips and a taller windshield. No one ever told it that it was only a 600, because it ran like a 750, and was stable as a freight train. I miss that bike.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:57 AM   #81
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Electra Glide Ultra Limited most comfortable bike I've owned so far, prior to this it was a Road King.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:22 PM   #82
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R1200RT, period
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #83
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R1200RT, period
What do you ride when you're not having your period.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #84
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Well my longest day was a bit over 1100 miles but it was on a K100RS and it's NOT comfortable. Forward lean and very narrow bars but I was younger back then

My most comfy one that I owned was my 1150GS (windscreen removed) but I've test ridden a lot of bikes and I do like the 1200 Adventures but I'd do some windshield mods like put that low summer screen from Wunderlich. I'm not a big fan of windshields.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #85
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What do you ride when you're not having your period.

...well right now I'm bleeding R1200R Me Jefe'...
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #86
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1441 non-stop miles (except for gas) in 31 straight hours on my old 1995 KZ1000 Police. I was tired at the end but never uncomfortable. My top box was mounted so I could use its pad as a back rest. I have had lots of nice bikes over the past 40+ years, but the seat and fairing on that old cop bike were tops for me.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #87
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What do you ride when you're not having your period.

Endless PMS jokes now rolling through my head.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #88
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With an RDL and the stock bar risers flipped forward I'd say it was my 08 GSA. The Griso with 1" lowering foot pegs is good for 600 mile days and I'm thinking that the new NTX will be comparable to the GSA in comfort. It's stock seat is much better than the oem seat on the GSA.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #89
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Two very different bikes that I have found very comfortable - The C14 and (believe it or not) the Honda Fury.
The C14 covers miles effortlessly, has a great seat (for me) and wind protection. Then, it was a blast leaned over. So stable, it lived for high speed sweepers.
The Fury was great for the straight line, wind in your face riding experience. Despite the foot-foward controls and the relative inability to deal with anything remotely twisty, when it came to open road time, I didn't want to get off of it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #90
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I rode a friends KTM 990 SM-T for 100 miles. Best twin I've ever ridden. Very nice ergos and silky smooth. Perfect for a 5'9 rider like me.
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