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Old 12-09-2012, 04:21 PM
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Default Seat Concepts Seat Foam Replacement

I posted this on the VSRI board, but thought I'd post it here, too.

I've been looking unsuccessfully for a thread regarding the Seat Concept seat replacement. Their website says what you get is a new seatcover and foam that they claim is better than the stock foam on the VStrom seat, and properly shaped to eliminate the sliding forward problem with the OEM seat. So, I am wonderng if anyone has any experience with this item, both pro and con. Seems like a relatively inexpensive alternative to buying a more expensive aftermarket seat. Help?
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:31 PM
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Seat Concepts for DL650 Review
Anybody tried a Seat Concepts seat re-cover?
2 previous discussions that might help
I have one on myDR350 and it was a great improvement on it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:35 PM
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I put one on my DL 1000. Huge improvement over stock, Very comfortable. Wider and more supportive. I had them use their most dense foam. Good quality for the money. I still may switch to a Corbin though as I have always liked their firm feel.
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I put one on my DL 1000. Huge improvement over stock, Very comfortable. Wider and more supportive. I had them use their most dense foam. Good quality for the money.
I did the same, and I'm very happy with mine. I was actually mostly OK with the stock seat, except that the foam was worn out after 70,000 miles.

My only problem is that my wife hates the seat now -- the stiffer foam is ideal for me up front, but the passenger section is now too stiff for her. I'm not sure what the heck I'm going to do about this.


I also have a Seat Concepts cover/foam setup on my KLR650, and it's pure luxury compared to the worthless stocker.
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the passenger section is now too stiff for her. I'm not sure what the heck I'm going to do about this.
Alaska sheepskin butt pad works for my passengers.

Maybe and Airhawk?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:28 PM
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the passenger section is now too stiff for her. I'm not sure what the heck I'm going to do about this.
Alaska sheepskin butt pad works for my passengers.

Maybe an Airhawk?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 AM
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Someone resurrected the original thread regarding the SC seat. Somehow I can never find a thread using the search function. I do appreciate the comments. One thing that steers me in this direction is the lack of negative comments, at least regarding its comfort and quality. Looks like I will be following the happy owners of this seat. Thanks for the responses.
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I have had mine for a good while now and still feel as if I got one of the most comfortable seats I could have for my Wee. Wonderful seat and it still looks like new. Bought it about a year and a half ago if memory serves me right. I do like a firm seat though.
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I have the firm version for my DL650, and I'm probably the only one here who is not a super big fan. It's nothing they did, actually pretty good service, but the shape of the seat is what I'm opposed to. It's a dished out shape, with the furthest edges forward (the ledges that the back of your upper legs rest on) a little too defined/too high for me. I think if those edges were brought down, I'd have been a fan, but the way it's shaped, my legs can't fall into place onto my pegs.

So, I have a firm version of the SC seat sitting in a box in my garage...
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For the price you can't go wrong. It's not as comfortable as my Tiger seat with the Spencer's of Fl treatment but not bad.
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