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post #1 of 21 Old 06-27-2019, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Best Seat for the 2018 VStrom XT 1000

What is the most comfortable aftermarket seat for this VStrom? Any help will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 21 Old 07-02-2019, 02:46 PM
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Russel Day Long would be the most comfortable, but because of the tractor seat style it makes standing up difficult so I am not a huge fan of them.

Saddlemen makes a great seat and I have never heard any complaints.

I'm very happy with my Seat Concepts seat, I can do 600 mile/1000km days with ease on it. It's hard to beat for the price, some people find them to firm but I suspect they are just not broken in yet. They take about 3000 miles/5000km to break in and soften up.
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I am testing the Sargent world performance and shad right now. Sargent comfy but firm, but a little tractor like as Tenny noted.

shad not as comfy but more normal feeling. Both are top quality. Shad fits like a glove
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I am testing the Sargent world performance and shad right now. Sargent comfy but firm, but a little tractor like as Tenny noted.

shad not as comfy but more normal feeling. Both are top quality. Shad fits like a glove
Ditto. I've had both and went with the Sargent. Mostly because thats what I had on my 650 and my rear seems to like it.

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I'm of the opinion that no seat is comfortable after a certain amount of time sitting on it.
I haven't had a high dollar seat so I may be wrong but I won't spend the bucks to find out!

I did get a Seat Concepts seat for my DL-650 and it was a bit more comfy I guess not amazingly so though, butt still got sore after awhile.

I've got the Suzuki high seat on my 2014 DL-1000 and it's fine. Bought it to raise my position up to get a bit more legroom.
Also I've got bar risers. Getting the bike set up for you ergonomically will be more beneficial than just changing the seat IMO.

I find that moving around into different positions is what keeps soreness manageable. Still sitting on a bike all day isn't comfy no matter what, heck I can't sit in my recliner all day either!

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I am leaning toward the shad cause if feels more "normal"
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Too many variables

I can tell you what the worst seat is - that's the stock one

Pretty much anything else is better... what's best is specific between you and your ass

I have a SC tall and I like it fine but I still get sore after a few hours

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I am testing the Sargent world performance and shad right now. Sargent comfy but firm, but a little tractor like as Tenny noted.

shad not as comfy but more normal feeling. Both are top quality. Shad fits like a glove

Would you say the Shad is an upgrade from stock? I am looking at both but the Shad has a nicer look to it.
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Would you say the Shad is an upgrade from stock? I am looking at both but the Shad has a nicer look to it.
Yes one thing I notice, however, is that both the sergeant and the shad place the wide part of the seat further back which makes the reach to the handlebars farther and creates its own issues.

I am about to put ion bar backs and see of that not only solves the reach issue but also affects the seat comfort by purring me in the Shad's sweet spot. I will be doing so in the next few weeks and will report back
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everyone will have their own opinion on which seat is best for them. I got a near new Sargent seat at a nice price from a member on this forum. The Sargent was a good enough improvement for me in terms of comfort over the factory seat, so I was content to stay with it. Had a Corbin on my last bagger and it worked out well on that bike. Lots of great options out there. Good luck with the search.
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