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I have no official measurement, but my dual tour feels a tad bit lower and about a half inch further back than stock.
 

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My Corbin seat is lower, wider, and less padded than stock. It messed up my back on a 200 mile ride, because they don't use enough foam to cushion road bumps from your spine. My butt doesn't get sore or hot, but I slide all around the sloping seat. I feel every bubble-gum wad on the road. My wife liked her part of the seat, but I like the stock seat better (although it gets hot, should have been leather!). I should send it back to Corbin for more foam, but I think I'll pay a local guy to custom tailor it.
 

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i really don't think the new valks were designed for 2 up riding , that is my opinion, more of a hot rod single in my book . dress it up for 2 if you like but you better off with the f6b yeah the valk has rear pegs and grab bars but so does a r-1 or a cbr . not much out there after market for them so that is why the sell so cheap these days .best off buying some thing more popular cause after market treats them better.
 

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I dialed my rear preload down to the lowest setting and that has helped a good bit. I don't ride 2-up and never intend to so I'm not sure how that will affect things, but it would be worth your time to play with the suspension settings. I have the corbin gunfighter seat and you sit a tad lower and about 1" further back. I really like it so far. True test will be a 600 mile ride to Fl space coast next month. Stock seat sucked after 2 hours. FTR, I'm about 5'6" and 160lbs.
 

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It's a tad bit lower because they have a bucket shape, but the increased width splays your legs out increasing their distance from the ground. I find myself sliding up the seat where it is narrower to make it easier to reach the ground when stopped. :eek:
 

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LiveToRide, trashed stock seat and bought a Corbin seat with passenger and backrests. The Corbin seat comfort is much improved over stock, did not like rider position as i was too far aft.. You can adjust the seat forward about 1-1/2 inch just remove sear and relocate the two aft. fastener brackets and put a shim under the front seat tank anchor . If you like me have shorter arms this is a solution (I am 5`11" tall). Think I read someplace that Corbin can make the seat to attach in a more forward mount position, if you are ordering a Corbin seat consider that need. HH F6C
 

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I dialed my rear preload down to the lowest setting and that has helped a good bit. I don't ride 2-up and never intend to so I'm not sure how that will affect things, but it would be worth your time to play with the suspension settings. I have the corbin gunfighter seat and you sit a tad lower and about 1" further back. I really like it so far. True test will be a 600 mile ride to Fl space coast next month. Stock seat sucked after 2 hours. FTR, I'm about 5'6" and 160lbs.

The roads here are terrible with lots of breaks and pot holes. There are so many it is impossible to dodge all of them. I have noticed uncomfortable shock to my lower spine when I hit the big bumps. What would be the best preload setting to reduce this shock to my lower back??
 

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The roads here are terrible with lots of breaks and pot holes. There are so many it is impossible to dodge all of them. I have noticed uncomfortable shock to my lower spine when I hit the big bumps. What would be the best preload setting to reduce this shock to my lower back??
Sorry for the delay, I don't get on the forums very often. In your situation, dial it all the way down and use the lowest preload, if you still have issues, you may need to go aftermarket and get some air shocks or a custom fluffy seat or something.
 
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