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Motorcycle Seat and Riding Tips – Top 10 Ways to Improve Riding Comfort – Part 1 of 6


By: Mary Dohoney   
Date Added : May 13, 2011 Views : 14700








1.     


Back Position







 







If your back begins to hurt during


your ride, it could be because your back is out of sync with your arm and leg


positions as you sit in your motorcycle seat. 


The human body was designed to operate best when all of your parts are in


line with one another.  Your motorcycle


seat should promote this.  Chiropractors


perform adjustments on folks who have performed tasks without keeping their


body in line with itself.  Your spinal


column can be out of line, causing pain, discomfort, and numbness in your legs.  If you experience any of these symptoms apart


from during motorcycle riding, your body is out of line.  Consult a doctor and possibly see a


chiropractor for help. 







 







If you only experience these


symptoms during motorcycle riding, it stands to reason that you are riding your


bike in a seat position that is putting your body out of line with itself.  The three positions (back, arm and leg) are


going to be determined somewhat by which style of bike you ride and your


motorcycle seat style.  Of course, your


sport bikes are going to be geared for more athletically fit riders, or at


least for riders who are well accustomed to this position of riding.  With either sport or touring style bikes,


simple changes to your seat position can eliminate back pain and fatigue.  These changes include raising or lowering


your motorcycle seat (if this is possible on your bike), changing the type of


motorcycle seat you are using, moving your handlebars closer or further from


your body and motorcycle seat, or moving your foot rests to match your back


position.  Try to keep in mind that you


want your body to be in line with itself as much as possible.  Make your bike and motorcycle seat comfortable


for you.  Do you feel like you have to


reach too far for your handlebars during normal riding?  This will affect your lower back, for


sure.  Try adjusting your handlebars


closer to your body and motorcycle seat. 


Of course, every bike is different, so you will have to look into your


bike’s specific adjustment capabilities. Try adjusting your foot pegs/rests to


a more comfortable position in relation to your motorcycle seat. 







 







Consider this suggestion and


implement as it as much as you can, and you are sure to improve the quality of


your ride.  After all, who wants to suffer


when there is so much of life to be enjoyed from the back of a bike!








Mary Dohoney is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys the open


road as much as any biker. Mary has been so impressed with the comfort of


aftermarket motorcycle seats that she now has her own online aftermarket


motorcycle seat business - Nothing But Motorcycle Seats. To view this article


in its entirety,  and for the most comfortable aftermarket


motorcycle seats, visit www.NBMotorcycleSeats.com


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Comfort for the


Journey!















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