Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reston, VA, USA
Seat swap? Or lower the pegs?
I thought my '08 K1200GT fit me fine. Well, it does under many circumstances. But this past Sunday I went on a 10 hour, 500+ mile ride. On the second half of the ride my right knee started having fits; pain when moving on the seat, a deep ache starting. This could be eliminated by stopping and walking a little. However, the fits would start up again 20 or so minutes later and that is too much stopping.
I'm thinking I need just a little more seat to peg separation. My seat is the 'low' seat put in its high position. This is less than half an inch lower than the 'standard' seat in its low position, but 1.5" below that seat in its high position. (I should have gotten the standard seat to start with, but I got a great deal and my legs felt fine for normal length rides.)
It looks like my choices are: swapping my heated, low seat for a heated standard seat (the passenger seat doesn't make any difference); getting a peg lowering kit. If the pegs are lowered, though, then shifting can require lifting the boot off the peg.
When in doubt, apply more throttle.
2008 K1200GT, Dark Graphite, "#4, the Dancing Hippo"