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post #1 of 30 Old 03-13-2012, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 30 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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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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here is another place you might look

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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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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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.

It's kind of strange, how the mountains pay us no attention at ll. You laugh or cry and the wind just keeps on blowing.

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