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I have an '04 T100 and love it ... but encountered one small problem. Two weeks ago my brother bought an '02 America and I rode it home for him. The riding position was more comfortable for the 1 1/2 hour ride home than my T100 would have been. I'm 6' 5" so I'm right at the edge of being too large for the Bonnie. I think if I got the handlebars a little further up and back along with a better seat and some highway pegs for long rides that it would make a huge difference. Has anyone had much experience with these mods.

Seat - I currently have a Corbin Smuggler. Great for in town ... but the actual seat portion is a bit small for long range riding. Has anyone used the Norman Hyde solo seat ? Is it comfortable after 30 minutes etc etc ?

Handlebars - I have stock bars with no extra risers. GenMar makes risers that move the bars up 1 1/4 inch and back 3/4 inch as does Jenks. I think both sets of risers are nearly the same. What I haven't found is a set of bars that would move the controls back to me ... all I've found are bars that move them down for a more aggressive ride.

Highway Pegs - Newbonneville has a set call "Billy" bars that look nice and use Kuryakan pegs. Has anyone installed a set of these? If so please share your opinions.

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I personally prefer the Triumph single seat to the NH. Just as comfy, if not more, and no fitment problems, which I did have with the NH seat.
Billybars are debomb. Since you are tall, go for the tall version. I have the short version and like them alot. That is even my stumpy little leg you see on Brents site, I guess I was one of the first to install them
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I'm 6'0" with a 32" inseam. The BillyBars are great but go for the longer bar. Long or short, they make a huge difference in comfort.

Dennis

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No advice but a question about the corbin seat. Is the corbin lower than the stock seat. I'm considering the corbin but my previous experience has been their seats are lower on the frame.

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I have 31" inseam. I had to send the short Billy Bar's back for exchange for the longer. I also suggest black powdercoat. I bought the polished and it takes away from the lines of the beautiful motor. I have a black long Billy that will replace the short polished.
 

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British Customs offers a High Billet Riser #BC305-001. Looks like what the TBS comes with. You can get it black or silver annodized.
 

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I'm 5' 7" and 28" inseam, so I don't have the tall problem.

Still, I modified the stock seat myself for more comfort because I like to be able to move forward or back without a seat "telling" me where to sit on it.

I tried the Triumph single seat and hated it. It looked good but that's about it. It was too soft for me. Some people like soft.

The GenMar risers allow my shoulders to rest much more. Riding for about 3 hours on the stock bar and I'm fine, but going beyond that for all day rides, the GenMar really helps.
 

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Bobu-you may want to consider the Triumph stock seat as being a good option for longer rides as it lets you slide around a bit more than the Corbin. I have both seats as well. If you have stock bars and risers, I can't see going much more higher and back before you have some real wind issues over 70mph. I am 5'10" and it actually felt better for longer rides to go with the Super bars on longer rides as it took some weight off the spine and put me in a more areodynamic position. I use a $70.00 quick detach National Cycle deflector and those bars with eith seat now and can ride all day. I only get about 160 miles or so on the highway before I need to fuel up and stretch out. The big trick was getiing the weight distributed better. Eodinski-the Corbin can be made to accomodate your inseam. I have heard a lot of bad things on this forum about their stuff lately. I have a Smuggler and I love it but I did have to move the mounting brackets on a very expensive seat to get it to work. I would try and find a Triumph solo 68 type seat first. The Corbin storage is great for tool kit and cell phone ect.
 

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IMO NH solo seat is far more comfortable than stock. Just a lot more padding. It took a while to break the NH in... at first it felt as though I was being pushed forward into the tank. Feels perfect now though.
 
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