I am 5'7". I love this bike, but my back has been hurting way too much to continue riding how she is currently set up. I've gone through here and seen what other folks have done, but; there are a lot of different options and routes to take. What is currently installed doesn't quite work for me and I am looking for advice before I plunk down my $$$.
I am on a "reasonable" budget.
My wife and I are building me a custom seat (out of the stock one) using very high quality seat foam. $100 in supplies so far. I was riding up on the tank with the stock seat. Anyone else here build or modify their seat before?
Has old Helibars with a 1 inch lift. It puts me in an awkward hunched position to reach the bars.
Do I put on 4inch riser clip ons? JAWS straight bar? Who sells the highest and farthest back that do not require new lines? Where would I get new lines if I needed them?
Who makes a good touring windshield for our bike?
If I can't make my custom seat work well, who should I go with?
I am looking to sit up as straight as possible and just be comfortable. My fast ride days ended when I sold my RC-51.
Any advice and examples are welcomed.