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post #11 of 70 Old 12-01-2012, 12:18 PM
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I went through a custom Sargent for $325 used and a $90 buttpad that didn't do the job. I had a sheepskin from the old bike too. A Sargent and the sheepskin worked fine on the '07 but just didn't do it for the '12. The stocker was better. At least the pan for the custom Sargent handled the core for the Russell so I could keep the stocker for shorter trips.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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post #12 of 70 Old 12-01-2012, 12:33 PM
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That logic is faulty, and makes your ultimate solution more expensive. I spent a small fortune doing what you're doing.
So did I.

All that jerking around, all that money... I finally decided I was going to get the Russel or just abandon plans of long-range moto riding.

The Russel works, and I'm now a member of the "I should've just bought it in the first place" crowd. I thought I'd be smart and save money with a cheaper solution - it wound up being a false economy.

Note: I didn't try a Sargent or Corbin - many are happy with those seats. But they're not cheap, either, and they aren't truly "custom." The Russel is made to match the specific rider; the others are just higher-end "one-size-fits-all".

In all my (copious) research on Russel, I only ever found found one person who regretted his purchase.
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post #14 of 70 Old 12-01-2012, 02:43 PM
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That logic is faulty, and makes your ultimate solution more expensive. I spent a small fortune doing what you're doing.
I've spent nearly as much on farkles and gear as the bike itself and decided to reign in my purchases. It was difficult watching the 26th come and go as I was on the vulcan bagger list. Bad timing for a budget conscience, lol. Of course now GW will comment on my gas pump choices, lol.
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Of course now GW will comment on my gas pump choices, lol.
I won't pile on. Buying premium is its own punishment.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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Jan. 17 for me.

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Hmmm, I wonder why I have not heard of my production date. I was hoping to get mine by Christmas. I never gave my own ass a Christmas present before.

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My build date is Jan 25 .I was # 50 or so on the Vulcan Bagger list .

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