View Full Version : Buell Blast low seat
07-12-2005, 02:25 PM
My lil brother has a buell blast that he got second-hand....
He is complaining that it is too low for him....he is about 5'10....he says when he stands with the bike under him that there is about 4 inches at least between him and the seat....and that he feels he is sitting really low on the bike.....
How can he tell if he has a low seat?.....do you think someone would want to trade a low seat for a high seat??
07-12-2005, 03:44 PM
IIRC isn't the blast a pretty short bike to begin with?
07-12-2005, 06:31 PM
I rode a Blast during my MSF course.
I'm about 6'4".
The seat was about knee high.
When sitting on it the handlebars were about knee high too....
07-12-2005, 09:27 PM
I do understand it does come with 2 seat options, but sorry, I don't know how to tell which it is.
Granted I'm a cruiser rider, but it doesn't seem to me that 4" is that much. Does he have a need to be on tip-toe at a stop? What really matters is how it feels moving with his feet on the pegs. Otherwise, being lower than he needs is just gravy as far as stability at a stop is concerned.
07-12-2005, 10:52 PM
Uh, you could just go to the Buell website (http://www.buell.com/en_us/bikes_gear/accessories/index.asp?Menu_ID=4&ID=77) to see the difference.
The standard seat has a straighter profile from the back to front and covers the backside of the tank plastic.
The low seat has a noticeable dip in comparison and exposes the lower back strip of the tank plastic.
We have both seats for ours. Like Midknyte said, the taller seat is more or less flat from front to back, and the shorter seat has a pronounced "step" in it....The front is about 2 inches lower than the back. I bought the bike with the low seat on it, thinking my wife could learn on it. I'm 5'9", and I felt like my knees were up to my ears. Obviously I exaggerate, but I really felt folded up on the thing. I broke down and bought the other seat for it (they swap back and forth with no tools, in about a minute), and I'm fine on it now. It's only 2 inches, but because it's flat, it also allows you to slide back to find a comfy position.
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