MCN Fleet: When will I ever feel comfortable?

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So, I've been on a voyage of discovery this year with my Harley-Davidson Street 750 and become firm friends over the 7000 miles covered. When I say firm friends I do mean it quite literally, the combination of riding position and firm suspension has meant my coccyx has taken rather a pounding.

Rather than change the bike too much I initially opted for a quick adjustment to the preload on the standard shocks, spent £500 on a combination of a replacement Mustang Fastback seat,  (www.mageurope.eu), and Airhawk seat cushion (www.motohaus.com). Whilst these adjustments have eased my pain slightly, it's not really made a massive difference.

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After a little bit of research I've actually discovered that swapping the standard shocks for a pair of Ikon 7610 shocks (https://ikonshocks.co.uk/7610-series-shock-absorbers/), which at £335.16 are cheaper than the Mustang replacement seat I’ve fitted. I’ve refitted the standard seat and now want to see if these adjustable shocks can be tweaked to offer my butt a little extra comfort. 

My first week of commuting has been fine but the proof will be when I go out for one of my longer rides, I'm planning a ride to the coast in a couple of weeks to test not only the shocks but also the fish and chips at Sunny Hunny!!


 

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Alison Silcox

By Alison Silcox

Office Manager and centre of the MCN universe.