Riding my Enfield hurts!!!

Pegasus

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I have a 2018 Pegasus Edition, which is basically a Classic 500 of course. Now, I love this bike, except for one thing, the riding position! After about 30 miles my backside begins to complain, followed quickly by the backs of my thighs and lower back. It seems to be a combination of the seat and foot position, the seat being too hard and feet being too far forward. Seat can obviously be fixed but the footrest position is going to be difficult as it doesn't seem easy to move the foot rests together with the brake lever and gear lever. Anybody else have this problem and any solutions?
The only way I can endure longer rides is to use the passenger pegs intermittently, obviously not ideal!
 

Eatmore Mudd

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I have a 2018 Pegasus Edition, which is basically a Classic 500 of course. Now, I love this bike, except for one thing, the riding position! After about 30 miles my backside begins to complain, followed quickly by the backs of my thighs and lower back. It seems to be a combination of the seat and foot position, the seat being too hard and feet being too far forward. Seat can obviously be fixed but the footrest position is going to be difficult as it doesn't seem easy to move the foot rests together with the brake lever and gear lever. Anybody else have this problem and any solutions?
The only way I can endure longer rides is to use the passenger pegs intermittently, obviously not ideal!
Sorry to hear that.
The UK is full of skilled craftsman, I have to believe that you can find a hobby welder and hobby machinist that would fix you right up for little more than lunch and a beer.
 

Morgan60

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NW USA
How tall are you? I’m 5’7” and my Pegasus fits me perfectly after I moved the stock handle bars up just a bit. I was having some back issues earlier this year, at that time I put the rear shocks on the softest setting and wore a back brace when I rode it. Doing both of them really helped. I also rode it seating to the back of the seat so the seat springs did more of the work and when coming up on a big bump I would then stand on the foot pegs with my knees bent. Try this if you haven’t already
 

Roy Gavin

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Give it a bit time, things will probably improve.
My understanding is that there are a few choices when it come seats for the classic platform, and apart from being softer / higher some might also change the position of your butt in relation to the pegs.
As Morgan has said bar position and other minor changes can sometimes make a surprising difference.
There are probably other RE parts which might fit - if you can find a dealer with a Bullet Trail in stock they probably have some different bits which might do the job for you!
 

Pegasus

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GB
Thanks guys. I think the seat issue is the most easy to resolve. I've had a look at how and where the footrests attach, and also the rear brake lever. It certainly won't be an easy job to modify these area's but not impossible. It would require completely new footrests and brake lever to be fabricated, a new gear lever would also be required. I hadn't thought about softening the rear shocks as I'm just over 6ft and about 85kg, but I'll try that too
 

cupoftee

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Location
Hampshire UK
I fitted the Hitchcocks English type of seat and I have recently rode 260 miles (in the flipping rain no less) and only once did I have the need to get off the bike and walk around. Oh, and yes its a Brown Pegasus. Lovely bike!
 

Morgan60

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Location
NW USA
I fitted the Hitchcocks English type of seat and I have recently rode 260 miles (in the flipping rain no less) and only once did I have the need to get off the bike and walk around. Oh, and yes its a Brown Pegasus. Lovely bike!
What model of seat was it from Hitchcock’s? My buddy is looking for a new Pegasus seat. Personally I like the stock Pegasus seat just fine.
 
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