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Does anyone have the "sport" version of the Russell Day-Long saddle? I was looking into the "sport" version cuz I want some comfort but don't want it to look like your grandfather's seat.....and don't want it to increase my ground reach height.
 

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I want some comfort but don't want it to look like your grandfather's seat.....and don't want it to increase my ground reach height.
that's the thing about seats. when your riding, it doesn't matter what it looks like because you cant see it. but you can feel it working for you.. function.
but too often mc guys are caught up in what it looks like when your not riding it. they want it to look like a streamlined rocket so others will think they are badassers. in another world they are called posers. only another poser looks at a machine and thinks that is badass, you must be a rockstar to ride that.
the reason your grandfathers mc has a saddle that fits and works is that he is still riding after all these years. he doesn't giveashit what any young poser thinks of his machine or saddle. he only cares that it still works. and has been more places than most will ever see on their streamlined rockets. poncho
 

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that's the thing about seats. when your riding, it doesn't matter what it looks like because you cant see it. but you can feel it working for you.. function.
but too often mc guys are caught up in what it looks like when your not riding it. they want it to look like a streamlined rocket so others will think they are badassers. in another world they are called posers. only another poser looks at a machine and thinks that is badass, you must be a rockstar to ride that.
the reason your grandfathers mc has a saddle that fits and works is that he is still riding after all these years. he doesn't giveashit what any young poser thinks of his machine or saddle. he only cares that it still works. and has been more places than most will ever see on their streamlined rockets. poncho
I ride a lot and my bike and truck has to be clean and look good.
So I do like function over style to a point.
 

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Ya, many don't like the looks of my seat and even say you must be soft if you can't suck it up on the stock seat for a couple hours. But all I have to say is, I'll see you in a few days when you catch up to me On a road trip. This seat may not look stylish but you can knock out 600 mile days in comfort!
 

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sl, does that backrest come with the front seat? or is it another brand? did you,, how did you cut the rear seat to accommodate it?
July I knocked out 2 x 875 mile days on the stock seat and paid for it after. it took a week just getting to stand up straight and walk again. I may have to get one of those granpa seats soon. after all I am. still riding. poncho
 

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but too often mc guys are caught up in what it looks like when your not riding it. they want it to look like a streamlined rocket so others will think they are badassers. in another world they are called posers. only another poser looks at a machine and thinks that is badass, you must be a rockstar to ride that.
Reminds me of the guy who was all concerned with the “fairy wings “ covering the radiators.... big plans to remove and relocate, replumb everything.

I though the same, this guy thinks he’s a badass but really is just a poser. All talk. No action.

I forget who it was though.
 

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All talk. No action. I forget who it was though.
shallow comprehension. I wrote that this new machine is being pressed into tour service for 3years before it will go under the knife and get chopped down to size. I cut the fairing to accommodate the plastic fairy wings. I could have cut the wings, but decided they would cost too much to replace if this bike didn't go the distance. currently at 6months a mere 12k miles with another 4 due next month. this will be an ez 24-30k first year. dialing it in for TOUR service. after she has earned her spot in the barn, then she will get the primo cut custom bob job.
poser, wouldn't ride with a windscreen so that nobody would think your not manly enough to take the wind. nobody gives a rip about what your sled looks like or how badass you think you are on it.
 

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pushing 2 years, you bring nothing to the table. but have no problem picking up what might be anothers offense. not even he is bothered with it. poser
Au contraire Monsieur Poncho. A quick look at his posts shows he has brought plenty. And it's less than one year, not "pushing two". On another note, let's face it, we're all posers in one way or another. We all do things to (we believe) create a favourable impression with others. Probably just the human condition. Might even be necessary to survive.
 

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We all do things to (we believe) create a favourable impression with others. Probably just the human condition. Might even be necessary to survive.
poser. poseur is someone who poses for effect, who affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others..


m/c main function is a transportation device to take you were you want to go. function is primo over form. mechanical devices by their very image are not pretty. they are mechanical and outwardly often very crude and ugly. Foremost they must do their job, well.. then perhaps take on some form of personal individual characteristic, some may regard their machines with affection. they are still ugly. even uglier when they fail to perform.


imagine a hammer. it has a purpose. drive home nails to construct something else. the hammer doesn't have inherent value or beauty other than what it does. build stuff. so imagine you have a hammer and are so enamored by it that you keep it on display and ornament it with pearl handle and chrome or gold plating. its Hardley a hammer anymore. sure you can tap out a few finish nails, if your careful not to scratch it. but you would never consider taking it to a construction site and let it fly..
on the other hand , you have a similar same hammer only you put a good rubber grip on the stock handle. you might even get the model that is heat treated hardened and has special head that doesn't bounce energy back. function. form ~meh. you don't give a rip what anybody thinks of your hammer. you can build more by 10am than most posers do all week with their fancy toy tool.


just one of my hammers doing its job. building memories, more smiles by 10am than most posers do in a month of sundays.
 

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poser. poseur is someone who poses for effect, who affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others..
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hypocrisy
hy·poc·ri·sy
/həˈpäkrəsē/
noun
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
 

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I am a poser and I admit it. Whew...got that off my chest.



As for a hypocrite. Oh ya. Of course it is ok for me and not for you. That is how life is. ;)
 

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To paraphrase JFK, "Ich bin ein Poser".

On the bright side, it's good that certain personalities here have (or claim to have) many, many bikes. That way the unpleasantness gets distributed over many forums and hopefully bearably diluted in each. Now, before casting any more stones, I must confess to having a second bike besides the F6C. So at least two forums are subject to my assholiness. Cheers...
 
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