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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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TALL seat for a long legged tall rider? Riding 2017 Ktm Duke 690.

My legs are too long!!!

Just bought the bike and I love it.

That said, I'd like to add an inch or more in seat height.

Seat Concepts makes a TALL seat for the Ktm Super Moto.

But, not my Duke!


Any suggestions/ideas that might help?

Thanks in advance!!!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 05:28 AM
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2012-2015 ergo seat is a direct fit, but you'll need the matching passenger seat or cover.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 06:31 AM
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My legs are too long!!!

Just bought the bike and I love it.

That said, I'd like to add an inch or more in seat height.

Seat Concepts makes a TALL seat for the Ktm Super Moto.

But, not my Duke!


Any suggestions/ideas that might help?

Thanks in advance!!!
take off the stock seat cover, and buy some fairly dense, but not stiff foam or rubber sheet, (it has to bend to conform to the seat base) in the thickness you want to raise the seat. Our multiple thinner thicknesses. Place the new foam or rubber sheet between the existing foam and seat base. Take it to an upholstery shop to get recovered.

Or if you want to go really tall, buy a second seat, take it apart, and use ONLY the base to mount to the bike, then place some spacers between the new seat base, and your seat. Bolt together and then get the upholstery shop to recover. I used this method to raise an SV 650 seat about 2.5" Looked good.
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Gen IV models have adjustable foot pegs; they came with them stock in the upper position. If you can adjust yours it might give you enough room.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 01:38 PM
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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2012-2015 ergo seat is a direct fit, but you'll need the matching passenger seat or cover.
These don't add seat height, do they?
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yep, a bit more than an inch. It eliminates the pocket in the stock seat.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 06:27 PM
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yep, a bit more than an inch. It eliminates the pocket in the stock seat.
Make sure you check carefully. My 2016 Ergo seat is actually a bit lower than stock.

Last edited by shards51; 02-16-2017 at 06:32 PM. Reason: This applies to my "R" version, which may be different to the non-R.
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Get a longer rear shockie. Everything will be better.
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