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post #1 of 13 Old 09-01-2008, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sargent seat and such (canucksville)

Well, at just over 130,000km, my Wee seat is becoming somewhat compressed and no longer "all day comfy". I would be perfectly happy to find another low mileage Wee seat (short legs) and use it.

If not, have any Canucks bought a Sergeant?...if so, where did you buy it, how much and is genuinally more comfortable (Im talkin looooong days in the saddle) than the stocker.

If you have a low mileage stocker and are willing to sell it, please contact me with price, mileage, etc.

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I switched the stock seat on my 1000 with a 650 seat before I had 500 kilometres on the bike. At about 20,000 kilometres I splurged on a Sargent....and I wish I'd done it earlier. Although I used the stock 650 seat for my first trip from central Ontario to Vancouver Island, I found the stock 650 seat was too hammock-like and locked me into one spot, making it very difficult to shift fore and aft. I did a 12,000 kilometre trip this summer and the only seat issues I has were due to the excessive heat and pants that didn't breathe well enough. The Sargent gives me a lot more seating options. I am inseam challenged too (30") and I find the Sargent is very easy to deal with. The front of the seat is fairly narrow and you just need to scoot forward if you want an easier reach when you come to a stop. I bought mine from Sandhills Powersports. They had one of the better prices out there. I had it shipped to a hotel in the States and picked it up while I was there in business. I got the optional grey piping on mine and it was $321.00, no charge for shipping and no tax.

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pilion?

does anyone ride very far on he back of your bike? my wife has said that she is glad we don't live any further from work, 20 minutes in highway is about it. wondering which back half would be the most comfy.
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The Sargent pillion is better than the stock seat, hands down. I can't really tell you from my wife's input because she does not enjoy riding on the bike. She's done a couple of trips "for me" but it really wasn't all that much fun for either of us. We rode to BC a couple of years ago and she had all manner of extra padding on the seat to try and get more comfortable. We recently did a 4 day trip and she rode on the Sargent, with no additional padding. Outcome was the same both times. She can do about 50 minutes max and then she needs a 15 minute break. A good part of the problem is that she is on her feet all day with her job so she's not used to sitting for long periods of time.

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My wife and I just finished up a ride from Halifax (I rode down there, she flew) up to Cape Breton and then over to Nfld. She sat on the back all the way across the Rock (920km) in a one day run. She had a sheepskin on the pillion, and didnt complain too much at all.

Without the sheepskin, and especially if its a hot day, she grumbles after about an hour.

I would say that less than .01% of the time I have a passenger.

I have a fellow Trooper in South Dakota willing to let me have his Wee seat (only has 900 miles) to replace mine.

I did check that Sandhill site, they dont seem to list a Wee Sargent seat. I guess they could order one in.

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I did check that Sandhill site, they dont seem to list a Wee Sargent seat. I guess they could order one in.

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I'm pretty sure they list an 800 number on their site....give them a call.


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My wife and I just finished up a ride from Halifax (I rode down there, she flew) up to Cape Breton and then over to Nfld. She sat on the back all the way across the Rock (920km) in a one day run. She had a sheepskin on the pillion, and didnt complain too much at all.
Wow, she's more of a trooper than my wife. Maybe the sheepskin is the trick. She'd still have her worrys though. She's an O.R. nurse and she's seen plenty of people that have had bad motorcycle experiences....if you know what I mean.

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Im sure she has seen plenty of car accident vic's too, but prob still goes in the car right?


I am an ALS Paramedic and see my fair share of collision results as well. Probably makes me a better rider....

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Im sure she has seen plenty of car accident vic's too, but prob still goes in the car right?

Funny, she never tells me about the car accident victims.:confused2:

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Had a bath lately?

People slip and fall in the tub; do you practice daily hygiene?
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People slip and fall in the tub; do you practice daily hygiene?
Would you think less of me if I said no?

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