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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, Iím a new owner

I just picked up my new to me, 2016 FJR and I need some advice. The seat on it is a Sergeant but itís only hardware is in the High option. I am on tippy toes at stops which is uncomfortable so I need advice on seats, lower seats, brand thatís best for women who are 55 inches. Also, is there a riding boot/shoe anyone recommends for better grip on the ground? Any advice is appreciated.

I live in El Paso Texas and have been riding 20+ years, rode from El Paso to DC for Rolling Thunder 2 years ago on my BMW GTL so Iím not a newbie, just new to this bike and need advice on mods I can make to make it safer. Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 01:21 PM
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It's been a while since I looked at a Sergeant setup... stock setup in the owner's manual shows you two heights available with the OEM "adapter" bracket. IF the Sergeant uses that, then lift the adapter out of the grommets and put it in the forward set of holes. There is also the angled piece the "tongue" of the seat fits into, which may need to be changed over to the low position. Look at a stock FJR to see what I'm talking about....
Corbins are lower but hard as rocks, so I'd recommend putting another layer of foam in one. Russells are higher than stock, Laams maybe same. YOu can also try removing the bumpers off the seat to let it sit lower.... narrower at the front will get you some more leg length (bows your legs less). Tactical boots.... Bates 8" w/Gortex and side zips. I'm sure there are others.... someone will chime in.
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Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
The seat on it is a Sergeant but it’s only hardware is in the High option.
Michelle, I also have a Sargent, but mine is able to utilize the lower seat setting w/ the adapter that RaYzerman references. Doublecheck to make sure yours is in the correct setting. In the lower setting, the Sargent should look like this (note the gap between the seat and the tank groove):

EDIT: Well, I tried a couple different photo-hosting sites, but I can't seem to get my hosted photos to show, even though they should be as all looks correct. So as a work-around, here are a couple pictures I have in my Instagram account...again, make sure my gap matches yours...if you don't see a similar gap, your adapter is in the high setting.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 07:29 PM
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I've got a Sargent on my 15, I'll try to remember and take pictures of it when I get home tonight. I have it on the low setting.

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You can move the Sargent to the lower setting by doing the above mentioned items. Pretty easy and it will gain you some leg length. Don't know if it will get you flat footed but should get you off tippy toes. Maybe to just toes.

Check out the video. Easy Peasy.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 09:01 PM
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Possibly the cheapest mod to make would be lowering links ........

These can get you up to 4" lower , but the stands may need to be modded .

FJR1300 2nd Gen (2006 - 2019) turnbuckle style lowering links are infinitely adjustable between stock height and a 4 inch drop.



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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 01:16 PM
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I took pictures but the shared video above will be more helpful. The Sargent seat is the same as the factory seat in terms of being able to change the height.

This is my Sargent on the low setting.
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