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post #1 of 19 Old 05-28-2014, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question Seat options?

Having been out for a first ride on my new bike on Monday I came back with mixed feelings about the seat. The texture of the seat does not allow for much moving around without actually getting off it and repositioning myself. The seat on my old '06 Vstrom was much more comfortable. It might just be a question of allowing it to break in. I am curious about what other seats you guys have had on your bikes and how you liked them as I am sure the aftermarket will be producing them soon enough. I had a corbin on a Yamaha FZ1 for a while and while it was an improvement on the stock seat it was always a bit hard, so I don't know if I would go down that road again. Opinions please...
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post #2 of 19 Old 05-28-2014, 08:32 PM
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Sargent will have one out soon. If you want to get something to help you move around a little easier you could go with a Coleman ATV seat cover which are $20 at WalMart

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My Vee2 has 4000 km on it so perhaps the seat is broken in. I find it super comfortable and easy to scoot back and forth, hanging off the bike.

It's so natural, it's like a tall sport bike. Scraped the foot pegs for the first time the other day - WICKED!
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My Vee2 has 4000 km on it so perhaps the seat is broken in. I find it super comfortable and easy to scoot back and forth, hanging off the bike.

It's so natural, it's like a tall sport bike. Scraped the foot pegs for the first time the other day - WICKED!
I guess backsides are like finger prints because I find the seat way to hard.

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The seat is hard, but I find it more comfortable than my Wee for extended rides.
To each ass his own.:mrgreen:
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The seat is hard, but I find it more comfortable than my Wee for extended rides.
To each ass his own.:mrgreen:
I feel it is softening up a touch and along with the suspension bedding in I find I can now flatfoot at least with one foot.

The seat texture was an issue, but having now got used to the idea of not needing to put the knee down I find the non-slip finish is not an issue either.
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My Vee2 has 4000 km on it so perhaps the seat is broken in. I find it super comfortable and easy to scoot back and forth, hanging off the bike.

It's so natural, it's like a tall sport bike. Scraped the foot pegs for the first time the other day - WICKED!
I'll second that emotion! Seat feels great for the most part. As long as I get off and stretch every hundred miles or so I'm ok. Also find it easy to switch positions and hang off just a little if needed during aggressive riding. Have about 3K miles on Woody now and just scraped ends off both feelers on the foot pegs. Kind of caught me by surprise but both times were in ascending tight turn where the road kind of came up to me. Don't think it would be that easy if the road and turn was completely flat. Agree too that this feels pretty sporty but with extended wheel base it is not as quick to lay down in turns. Once there though it is very stable and predictable.
Produces what we called an extreme grin factor for those willing to push the limits a little :mrgreen:

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I had a Sargent on my 07 DL1000 and absolutely loved it - never any hint of pain in the backside. Thew '14 seat is not as comfortable, but better than the stock 07 seat (for me anyway). Sargent has a sign-up on their site for early notification and special pricing on their new seat for the '14 model as soon as it is available. I signed up a few days ago and plan to buy one as soon as I get the notification.

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I put a Bead Rider seat ( BeadRider – Beaded Motorcycle Seats ) on my wee and I love it. yeah it looks weird and feels a little slippery at first but that is easy to get used to. I just got back from a 4400+ ride with 1-700+, 2-600+ and 1-550 mile days and never had a problem with THAT part of my anatomy!:mrgreen: Edited to also say that the beadrider is on top of a Sargent seat, not the stock one. Does make a difference!

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