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Low profile seat for more upright riding position?

 
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GrFa
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Joined: 06 Aug 2010
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Location: Portsmouth, RI
09 Buddy Italia 150

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Low profile seat for more upright riding position? Reply with quote

So I am going to be getting my 150 Italia back up and running this spring to hopefully get some use out of it for the season. Two little ones (now 1 and 3) kept buddy riding to a minimum the past few years (as did my VNB125 for short ten minute scoots around town).

Anyway I always have felt a little hunched over on my buddy especially compared to my 62 Vespa. I have the standard gray seat on my italia. Will the low profile seat make it feel more similar to my Vespa? Lower and more upright? Thanks for the advice!
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JettaKnight
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Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 557
Location: Fort Wayne
Series Italia 161

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How tall all you? At 6'0, I've never felt anything but upright.

Nevertheless, there are LP seats, and I'm sure someone will be along to tell you where to find one.
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k1dude
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Joined: 08 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get monkey bars?
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GrFa
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t think I’ve ever seen a buddy with apes so I guess that could be an option....
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Ootscoot
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Joined: 04 Feb 2015
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Location: Santa Barbara
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The low profile seat will lower your seating position around 2”, but with less padding it’s not quite as comfy. So while you may have a more upright riding position, your legs may be more scrunched...
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sc00ter
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Joined: 30 Mar 2008
Posts: 837
Location: Norfolk VA
19 Piaggio Liberty S, 98 Zuma

PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I sold my Buddy it had a low profile seat on it. The buyer is 6 foot and couldnt ride it because his legs were folded up. So I had to fish the stock seat out of the rafters and swap it back for him. Im 5'9" and liked the low profile seat just fine, buyer of my old scooter hated it. Its a $100 gamble and you can always resell it if you dont like it.
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