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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 : 14598


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

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