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Offlinebuzz

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    Hip Pain
    « on: 2019-04-17 10:33:39 »
    Hi,
    I recently bought an R1200RT LE 2016 and absolutely love the bike.
     Last weekend I covered 800 miles over three days with two 350 mile rides mostly on the motorways and some running around in Devon. I now have a pain in my hips. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago, I was wondering if anyone out there could suggest a ridders saddle that is a bit narrower that may help my problem as I've a couple of seriously long tours planned later this year.
    Regards
    Chris   

    OfflineSprintgull

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      Re: Hip Pain
      « Reply #1 on: 2019-04-17 10:49:40 »

      Hi Chris,
      Feel for you mate.  I had a hip replacement in 2006 but for me the standard seat on my 2016 is fine.  I do 400+ miles a day doing Round Britain Rally stuff with no real aches.  On a long run, the seat is in the higher position to open the hip up slightly.  I'm just about 6' with a 31" inside leg.  It seems a very individual thing, so what works for me may not work for you.  Sargent seats get good reviews. 


      My old K1300GT was a little tight so I fitted some Wunderlich footrest lowerers. which helped a lot.  Hope you get this sorted because it is a brilliant bike.  One last thing (please don't take this the wrong way) but because you have just got the bike might you still be riding a bit tense?  I did!!

      Offlinebuzz

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        Re: Hip Pain
        « Reply #2 on: 2019-04-17 10:56:20 »
        Thanks for the reply, I'm a bit of a short arse at 5"10 with a 29 inside leg, it may well be not riding for two years that's giving me a few aches but I generally ride about 10,000 miles a year, I had a tiger 800 last time with no ill affects, I think the saddle on the RT is a little bit wider, it I'll give it a little more time then may have to open the wallet for a custom saddle.
        Chris

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          Re: Hip Pain
          « Reply #3 on: 2019-04-17 11:10:10 »
          Is it worth thinking about lowered footpegs? I found them to be a big help, even before my left knee replacement, I have the same inside leg...

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            Re: Hip Pain
            « Reply #4 on: 2019-04-17 11:33:04 »
            Hi,
            I recently bought an R1200RT LE 2016 and absolutely love the bike.
             Last weekend I covered 800 miles over three days with two 350 mile rides mostly on the motorways and some running around in Devon. I now have a pain in my hips. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago, I was wondering if anyone out there could suggest a ridders saddle that is a bit narrower that may help my problem as I've a couple of seriously long tours planned later this year.
            Regards
            Chris


            My wife  also had a hip replacement some 10 yrs ago. . We got back into biking recently.
            Ive notice she aches after some rides but soon recovers and we often walk 5 miles or more. I think what affects her is getting on and off the bike and it may be during this she stretches muscles and tendons  into areas not done normally. She struggles to lift her leg high enough to clear the saddle. I have looked at higher foot pegs but not found any for my bike. I think it may be like any exercise it should be built up gradually and often. Too much too soon can cause aches and pain.

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              Re: Hip Pain
              « Reply #5 on: 2019-04-17 15:52:12 »
              Thanks for the reply, I'm a bit of a short arse at 5"10 with a 29 inside leg

              Likewise I feel your pain.  In my case knees as a result of 25 years as a Hooker. I am also the same height & inside leg as you. 

              Have you considered having the current seat re-shaped?  There are several guys out there offering this as a bespoke service so you should be able to get something tailored to your needs.  I would also second a foot peg lowering kit.  I have the low seat on my 2012 RT and needed the pegs lowered just to ease out the bend in my knees a little.  Small adjustments mage a big difference, particularly over long distances.       

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                Re: Hip Pain
                « Reply #6 on: 2019-04-17 16:09:15 »
                Please tell me you  are talking about rugby LOL

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                  Re: Hip Pain
                  « Reply #7 on: 2019-04-18 04:59:44 »
                  Please tell me you  are talking about rugby LOL


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                    Re: Hip Pain
                    « Reply #8 on: 2019-04-18 12:55:08 »
                    Please tell me you are talking about rugby LOL

                    Errr..... Yes