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I tried an experiment today on a long ride. I pushed my self all the way to the back of the bike until my lower back was touching against the rear seat cushion. I noticed I could ride a lot longer in this position. My knees felt better around the tank and my wrists also were not as sore.

Have I been riding it wrong all along by not pushing out towards the back of the seat?
 

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Ride however makes you comfortable. I find myself scooting up on the tank a lot, but then I push back as you have described. The seat is wider at the back, making things a bit easier on your butt, and it will change your riding posture a bit, making your position a little sportier.
 

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I switch around a lot, it depends if I have a backpack on or not. I find when I move all the way back I wish the rearsets were positioned higher/further back.
 

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Im not sure if its my height or what but if I sit more straight up i get less wind noise over my helmet. Like a dramatic reduction in noise. Its almost like i need a new windshield or something... or just some ear plugs lol.

I just sit how ever is comfortable. just like Brother, i tend to sit up on the tank but i havent really put many miles on it. longest ride was 70 miles in a day but that was with breaks in between.
 

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It depends on the situation. I ride to work on the freeway for the most part. And when I'm at speed I usually scoot back and lay down on the tank. I am a bigger guy so tucking helps with the wind. And when I get into the rush hour traffic I sit up and scoot forward.

I also saw a guy on the free way the other day who was riding with his feet on the rear pegs. It was interesting but I don't think I am ballsy enough to do it. If you gotta make a quick stop and only using the front brake.... Makes for a bad outcome.


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Up toward the tank, grips it with my legs, no weight on my wrists at all. :>
 

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Im not sure if its my height or what but if I sit more straight up i get less wind noise over my helmet. Like a dramatic reduction in noise. Its almost like i need a new windshield or something... or just some ear plugs lol.

I just sit how ever is comfortable. just like Brother, i tend to sit up on the tank but i haven't really put many miles on it. longest ride was 70 miles in a day but that was with breaks in between.
I noticed the change in wind noise when I sit up straight too. I think the way I sit normally the wind coming off the windshield hits right at the base of my helmet, right around my neck causing a lot of noise inside the helmet. I wear ear plugs but have just learned to deal with it. I don't really want to put a touring windshield on it either.
 

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How tall are you guys? Im 6'6" and its damn noisey when I sit upright. Im against changing my windshield as it suits the bike I think though im looking into rear sets and clipons to try and get abit more room as my knees dont really fit beside the tank.

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I find I can lay on the tank in full tuck for 45ish mins without issue (90kph +). But my neck gets a bit sore any longer than that. I bet I could do it longer, but my neck muscles have had a chance to get lazy over the winter. Normally I ride my road bicycle in a similar tuck so it's not all that different.
 

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I noticed the change in wind noise when I sit up straight too. I think the way I sit normally the wind coming off the windshield hits right at the base of my helmet, right around my neck causing a lot of noise inside the helmet. I wear ear plugs but have just learned to deal with it. I don't really want to put a touring windshield on it either.
I listen to music so I don't have much of a wind noise issue. I still hear it but my music overrides it. It's more the wind throwing me around why I tuck.


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How tall are you guys? Im 6'6" and its damn noisey when I sit upright. Im against changing my windshield as it suits the bike I think though im looking into rear sets and clipons to try and get abit more room as my knees dont really fit beside the tank.

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I'm about 5'8". If you use your hand you can feel the wake or slip stream caused by the windshield. I just traced it for a lack of a better term and in my normal seating position; which was the loudest, it hit me right at the base of my helmet, though I just think it hitting my helmet in general makes it loud. When I sit more up right with my butt further forward it hits me more in the chest and all of the turbulent wind noise goes away.
 
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