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Old 03-13-2012, 10:54 PM
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Default Anybody tried a Seat Concepts seat re-cover?

Any experience with the seat re-cover from seatconcepts.com?
It's about half the price of a Sargent seat.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:55 PM
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I put one on my KLR, and it made a 100% improvement over stock. Quality was top notch. I like the seat on my Vee, but if I ever decided to try something different, Seat Concepts would be on top of my list.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:19 AM
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Just finished putting one about 3 weeks ago. A definite 100% improvement. I was an hour into my ride when I thought about my butt. The thought was hey I'm not thinking about my butt, this seat is working!!!
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I have about a thousand miles on mine. Very good foam compared to most of the other seats I've tried. I did have a Russell for one ride which I mostly got for my wife - she said no matter what I get, she's not going on a long ride - so I sold it.

Per SC, their seat is 9/16 inch taller than the stock Wee and 1/8 shorter than the stock V seat. The pillion area is a big improvement over some seats as the foam is easily twice as thick as the Sgt I had.

Great customer service at SC - even read on here where they cut one down for a rider.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:43 AM
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I just had a seat mod done by Spencers in Florida link

i went this route mainly because I wanted the seat lowered as well. I do not have a lot of miles on the seat yet but so far have been happy. I did the upgraded material he offers.
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Thanks for all the feedback.
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Was the install straight forward? Does it require a special staple gun?

I am leaning towards this option and wondering what I am getting into doing the install myself.

Had a Spencer mod on my Guzzi. He did nice work but the original shape of the seat was so bad I replaced it with a Ned's Comfort Seat.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:05 PM
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Reading how they increased the passenger seat area which I would think also means they took that room from the riders position. That killed it for me.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:46 PM
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I have a seat concepts cover in my garage waiting for me to install. I have a pneumatic stapler from Harbor Freight. It was $25.00 and it uses T-50 staples. I had to order the staples directly from Arrow as no one around here carried the 1/4" stainless steel staples. They were less than $15.00 shipped. I'll post pics of the process when I get it done (maybe this weekend).
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This is my review after about 500 miles so far on my SC seat.

The top cover and cushion material is of good quality.

It sitting lower than a stock Vee seat, it does not. It feels to be a tad amount taller. Maybe after the material breaks in more it will drop some?

The one negative that I was not expecting was the position it pushes you back away from the handle bar and fuel tank. I needed to purchase a Rox Riser to get the position of the handle bar comfortable to me again. I wish the butt area was closer to the handle bar and fuel tank area like the stock Vee seat.

For the $$$ SC charges it is a good deal. Just be warned about the distance it pushes you back. Right now Im on the fence if I will be keeping the seat or buying something else later. I guess after this summer I will make a final decision.
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I have a pneumatic stapler from Harbor Freight. It was $25.00 and it uses T-50 staples. I had to order the staples directly from Arrow as no one around here carried the 1/4" stainless steel staples. They were less than $15.00 shipped. I'll post pics of the process when I get it done (maybe this weekend).
I have that same stapler. It was well worth the $$$$$ for this project!!!! I had to buy my staples from the local Home Depot Store. I thought it was weird that HF sales the stapler but not the staples.
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