Low flippin' seat

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Low flippin' seat

Postby ShaunR » 06 Jul 2016 13:30

I love my granpasso. It is a brilliant bike. But. I am kinda on my tip toes at a stop and it makes me nervous. So has anyone got a low seat knocking around that they want to sell or have a success story about slightly lowering a GP. An inch would probably do it. It is doubly frustrating as I know the H83 has a lower seat but can I buggery find one. I've even emailed the factory. Any advice apart from wear high heels will be much appreciated.
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby toggy » 06 Jul 2016 19:35

You would probably be better off get a professional upholesrer who specialises in bike seats to remove some foam and recover it .
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby ShaunR » 08 Jul 2016 10:06

Looks like I have managed to get one from eBay Italy. At least I won't have to butcher mine.

Just been looking at exhaust options and see you have a GPR. I have the Aliminium boxes will they still work with the GPR. And is it just plug and play
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby toggy » 08 Jul 2016 18:37

Yes I had no fit issues with the Gpr and the MM Ali luggage . Yes it was plug and play ,no running problems or popping . I did however come to the conculsion I preferred the standard exhaust and sound . Just to note I had the ergal end caps on my GPR can ,that means they are made of aluminium with a carbon firbre dip type Finnish ,not real carbon fibre .they also started to corrode after a year .
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby ShaunR » 08 Jul 2016 21:24

Maybe not a good idea. I am happy with sound but there is an irritating tinny rattle as if something is loose.
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby corsaro chris » 09 Jul 2016 12:45

The rattle could be a loose heat shield - mine developed this and then sheared on the ride out to sell it :( I also lost (and found) the shield on a 9 1/2 I had on loan; obviously a weak point!

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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby ShaunR » 09 Jul 2016 20:35

Thanks, I will look into it.
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby ShaunR » 25 Jul 2016 06:37

Right, have got the low seat. It does make a difference but not that great. It is enough to make me feel secure so I am happy. Maybe not as comfortable but I will live with that. Still thinking about changing the end can so any advice will be welcome.
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby Red S » 19 Feb 2017 18:18

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122098011295? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Have you seen this as a low level end can alternative?
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Re: Low flippin' seat

Postby Delhispearman » 20 Feb 2017 09:34

One of my heat shield bolts sheared off too...

Tom at Moto Corsa found a fix...as he usually does. :wink:
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