Author Topic: RS Riding Position...  (Read 1350 times)

Offline beemrdon

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RS Riding Position...
« on: March 30, 2019, 11:08:07 PM »
Hey guys, especially you with an RS or you folks that had one. I saw a 1996 K1100 RS advertised.

Looks nice but I'm wondering about the comfort factor for all-day riding in that position.

I like to ride long distances spending long hours in the saddle only stopping when necessary, for gas and various body functions.

So what say you? Thanks

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Offline Chaos

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 11:40:53 PM »
well, it might need a little tweaking like barbacks, windshield, seat but I prefer the RS rider position for long distance.  My 75S has a similar set up and I'm good for 800 mile days.
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Offline johnny

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 01:16:56 AM »

you keep riding that sit up lt and your chiropractor will thank you many times over...

you commence to riding that lean forward rs and it will be farther faster maxiumum yeeeehaaaa...

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Offline natalena

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 07:27:33 AM »
I have a 75S with the forward lean, and find it #1 comfortable at speed, #2 controllable in the twisties, #3 requires good core strength for long days, which requires more sit-ups and fewer PBRs. If you watch all of the best riders from Mad Max, Tron, etc. they are all in a sporting position. There are exceptions like 007 (the CL sucked), and Electra Glide in Blue, where he got shot in the end...also sucked.

Seriously, I've never owned a begging dog bike. They may create huge guns, and look cool, but not a distance style I'd like.
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Offline koapono

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 07:44:49 AM »
I have traveled coast to coast plus border to border with my RS. It is stock with exception of a corbin seat (which I don't think is much better than stock). I do use a thick sheepskin cover on the seat. I guess you acclimate. When I ride long distance I usually rest my feet on the rear passenger pegs, seems to compliment the forward leaning position. I also do not suffer from any back or shoulder issues.
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Offline billday

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 08:24:33 AM »
Get on an RS and ride and ride and ride and ride.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 09:18:46 AM »
I'm 70 with lower back and shoulder issues for the past 20+ years.  I have owned and rode long distance on a K75RT, K75S, and K100RS with and without barbacks and C bars. 

Once I got used to it, the stock riding position of the S and RS bikes is my favorite.  The bike handles better and my shoulder and back are more comfortable.  I'm 6'1" with long arms, so I don't have to stretch to reach the bars like a shorter rider who might not find the bikes as comfortable.

IMO, the K bikes have excellent ergonomics.  RT or RS/S models are capable of taking me over prodigious distances in comfort, as long as the seat isn't too hard.  The OEM "comfort" seat and the Russell Day Long are the best I have used.  I can do 12+ hour days easily with those seats.
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Offline Motorhobo

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Re: RS Riding Position...
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 08:59:33 AM »
My bikes are set up with RT bars and my PMT has a custom seat made for upright riding. But now I wish I had more lean forward so could get some of the weight off my coccyx. That would entail new steel brake lines and cables... so I'm stuck with it for now. I also use the rear pegs on slab sometimes and lean forward -- have considered adding mirrors for that position onto the Parabellum fairing somewhere so I can see.
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