I’m in California, LA. Great weather anytime.Sounds like you made all the right changes/adjustments to the bike. I was thinking about lowering the suspension around 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch along with softening it a bit. Those changes combined with a better seat should do it. And, I totally agree with you about the confidence level thing. Not getting at least the balls of my feet on the ground just does not sit well with me. It freaks me out in parking lots, stop lights, etc.
Is the low profile seat built on the same seat pan as the standard seat? Or is the pan actually dished and lower also? I'm thinking about sending my seat off to Seargent for a rebuild towards comfort. But, may buy the lower seat and send them that one instead if the pan is lower. Make sense?
You're a luck dude to get to commute on the Duc to work! You must be in SoCal or AZ? In Georgia, the rain and cold will get you in the winter. The weather will allow for commuting maybe a total of 7 to 8 months out of the year. Not bad. I can't complain. Plus, I live in the north GA mountains where TN, GA and NC come together, so the roads are incredible for this type bike (or any motorcycle, really). I've ridden a lot in CA and find that state to still be the best spot to ride.
Oh, dont get me wrong, I'm not going to throw in the towel. I was just being dramatic in an effort to emphasize just how bad the seat is for me.Don’t know yet but I talked to another guy on another forum that loves his . Says he would buy it again knowing what he knows now . That’s very inspiring information . I’ll let you know soon as I get some time on one . I wouldn’t sell just yet . This bike is a blast and I think some seat alternatives will be achieved ...