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post #31 of 39 Old 08-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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Consult a local craftman and have the seat modified just for you. That's what I did and I am now very happy.
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post #32 of 39 Old 08-12-2011, 03:29 PM
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I bought a Sargent seat from Motorcycle Superstore for 388 shipped and just rode it 12 hours with a break for lunch yesterday and survived much better than with the stock seat. I also notice that it has me touching about the same amount of ground as I did with the stock "low" seat that came on the bike. You can scoot back a few inches on it too which is niice when you get tired of one spot. As you go back toward the rear the seat gets much wider and flatter and supportive to the butt.

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post #33 of 39 Old 08-12-2011, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ChelleStrom View Post
Don't waste your time and money on something not made for you. Though a bit pricey, your ass is worth it! I got my seat done at Rich's Custom seats in Seattle, WA. I sent him the photos of me, in full gear, on the bike in various positions. I just did 3500 miles and all but my ass hurts. My hubbie went to the max and got a full out custom seat - he is 6'3" and needed more room. My seat got me over an inch or footing and only fits me. It kept the stock seat cover and such. Hubbie had a whole new seat built.

Worth the money and will keep you going all day long......
I think Rich's is in Kingston... I've been debating whether to go there.
He said it will most likely take all day to fit the seat.
I am 5'5", and lowered the bike 3/4inch, plus I have platform boots (Old pair of Doc Marten's) that help some, but I could really benefit from the bike being lowered some more. I've heard max Strom should be lowered is 1 1/8thinch. I'd been thinking about going to 2" lowering.... but anyway...
What did it cost you when you used your old seat?
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post #34 of 39 Old 08-31-2011, 09:33 PM
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I have rich mayer seat, because of being vertically changed person, the fluff is now gone. What to do, need to be on the balls of the feet.
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post #35 of 39 Old 09-05-2011, 08:40 PM
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Not a big corbin fan, but mine works well on the Wee. Not for the vertically challenged though
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post #36 of 39 Old 11-13-2011, 08:48 PM
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Good Sargent experience

Im new to motorcycles. Just traded my Honda shadow on a v-storm. I have a photojournalism project for spring and want the versatility. The Suzuki seat was a prostate killer. If I road more than 10 minutes I had prostatis at night. Peeing every 2 hrs is no fun. I went to Jacksonville (30 minutes) for me to Sargent and got their seat. I love it except that riding in traffic and standing for a long time at lights hurt so they put a prostate groove in it. Disclosure: I had radiation therapy for prostate cancer last year so maybe I'm a bit more tender there. But if I were to give any advice, it would be even if you do not feel the discomfort, you probably need to consider a prostate groove on the seat. Nobody felt the sensitivity on bicycles, it wasn't until bicyclists started going in droves to urologists with prostatitis that it was identified.

Anyway, if you want to talk to order from or otherwise deal with great people, I recommend Sargent. They are great folks with a pristine, technologically up to date facility and their seat is great as seats go. I've never seen a comfortable seat on a bike, car or recliner. So I may be unique. I'll give another report after my trip to DC in December.
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post #37 of 39 Old 03-15-2012, 05:30 PM
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I have had good luck with the Suzuki Gel Seat. Give it a try.

P.S. I hope this post pushes that unfortunate "Girl friend needs a good..." thread off the screen. That just wasn't right.

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post #38 of 39 Old 09-25-2012, 03:08 AM
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I bought the gel seat, did nothing for me.

I pulled the vinyl off the stock seat and carved it to my liking with an electric carving knife, lowering it approx 1/2" In the are of direct contact I cut out the foam and replaced it with higher quality foam from camping sleeping pads. They remain the same in very cold and very hot temperatures, memory foam seems to break down in high temps. Also made the contact area wider, for my clydesdale-like behind.Then recovered it, with new cover cut to suit, though many would prefer to go to an upholstery shop for this step. Very low coast, very custom, and awesome comfort. With modified seat, I am comfortable for 12-14 hours of riding. Plus the lowering helps make the bike more manageable, without monkeying around with the geometry/suspension of the bike. I have the Russell custom seat on another bike, so I do know a comfortable seat!
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post #39 of 39 Old 01-09-2013, 10:11 PM
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been riding since 1970 and so far the most comfortable seat I ever had was on a 1970 honda sl350 , they only made this seat for one year,,, however, I have modified a pile of seats for myself , and the first thing to do is put a layer of thin stiff plastic over the seat pan, most seats these days have a plastic pan with lumps and grooves all over it to give it strength, unfortunatley the ones on the stroms are right under your butt bones and are about the shape of a fireplace grate . even with a pile of foam , after a couple of hours your butt will be feeling those pressure points, just look under your seat and you'll see them . So level it up and try it, then maybe get some mem foam or gel or hi dens foam , or whatever, but make it smooth first so the foam is not trying to cover up lumps that should never have been there anyway .
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