Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
I can give you my viewpoint on your heading about the seat and backrest situation.
Backrests are discretionary. Some people canít live without one, others, like myself, donít really need one so itís up to the individual.
The seat, on the other hand is a different story. The engineers short changed us when it came to seat design. I compare it to sitting on a 2x4 and totally uncomfortable after a half hour or so of riding. I upgraded the seat so now itís an all day seat. It dramatically improved my riding comfort.
With with foot peg position being what it is, there is still a need for floorboards. My feet got very sore after a day of riding.
Windshields?.... meh... I think thatís discretionary, as well. I was fortunate to get a Cee Bailey for my C. No regrets. In my opinion, windshields are nowhere near important enough to use as a deciding factor of whether to purchase a C or not.
The absolute, 100%, ultra-mandatory thing I needed to do with the bike was install a throttle lock. Otherwise it was unridable with the wrist/arm pain I was getting.
Anyway, I love the C, I have customized it for my enjoyment. I wish you the best in doing so yourself.
Smart Turn System
Smart Brake Module
Center Stand (NC700S)
Crazy Iron crash bars
Givi E55 (55 litre) Maxia 3 top box with rack
AdMore lighting Kit
Givi 33 litre top case bag
Givi 15 litre bag
Cee Bailey pannier inserts
Saddleman BR3400 sissy bar bag
Kuryakyn 8" floorboards driver
Kuryakyn 4" mini floorboards passenger
BrakeAway cruise control (best mod)
Cee Bailey windshield with vent
Seth Laam seat
Denali D2 driving lights
Scott Oiler eSystem