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post #1 of 13 Old 08-05-2018, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Seat interchange from 2014-16 to 2018

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Has anyone swapped an OEM original factory Suzuki seat from a 2014-16 DL1000 to a 2018 DL1000? If so, are these seats the same physically and fit on the bike the same etc?

I saw that Suzuki accessory catalog has different part numbers for the 2014-16 than the 2018, but I'm not sure if that is because the color schemes are a bit different.

Also, I see that the 2018 has different part numbers for the frame covers. Not if that affects how the seats will fit.

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-06-2018, 08:45 AM
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Based on this, I would say seat pan/mounting points have not changed from 14 to 18: Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Suzuki V-Strom 1000 | 800-538-7035
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Yes there interchangeable my '18 has a '16 seat on it.
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I can also confirm, yes; they are interchangeable.
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Thanks guys for the confirmation that the seats interchange.

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-28-2018, 01:56 PM
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New '18 XT owner. Why the older seat?

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post #7 of 13 Old 08-28-2018, 05:06 PM
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Could it be because the '14-'16 seats do not have "SUZUKI" stenciled across it's flanks like the 2018s? Maybe owners of '18s are finding low/tall Suzuki seats listed for '14-'16 models for sale used at a discounted price? Or perhaps aftermarket seats are available for the earlier model and not yet shown for the 2018? As the owner of a 2018 with the Suzuki accessory seat installed (and loving BTW) I'm curious to know the logic myself.
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...that would be the "TALL" seat from Suzuki that I have on my 2018.
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I bought a Sargent used for only a few months on a 2018 and it fit perfectly on my Ď15 V2
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-29-2018, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Brian- The reason I was asking this question, was because I was talking with a custom seat builder who had a seat from a '14 and we weren't 100% sure if it would fit my 18. We were discussing that he would modify his '14 seat and then I would keep my unmolested snazzy yellow XT seat for someday TBD. In the end, I bought the modified '14 seat from the builder and it fits perfectly. He did a great job on the seat too. I wanted better passenger accommodations than what I could find from the available aftermarket pre-built seats.

Mr H- The seat part numbers would be different because of color schemes. Also, the '18's seat base is white polypropylene plastic while the older seats were black colored.

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