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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Russell Day Long safe for shorter riders?

For those that have gotten a Russell Day Long seat and are shorter, would you say you feel safe when putting your feet down at a stop? In speaking to their rep, I am told that the seat height will increase 1.5". I am 5'-7" with a 29" inseam. If I sit back in the OEM saddle I can get the ball of my foot to my toes to touch but not the heal. If I move forward onto the seat horn I can stand flat footed. The Russell rep couldn't guarantee that I would be able to get the ball of my foot to touch when positioned on the horn, now the wife is wondering if it will be safe on future rides and all the stops I have to do. Balancing 1,000+ lbs. on tippy toes all the time raises the concern. Any first hand experience is welcomed. Any pictures of you on a Russell at stop with feet down might be helpful as well.
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