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post #11 of 24 Old 08-17-2019, 02:27 PM
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2017- 2018 and 2019 are nearly Identical with only slight differences and none of them involve the seat
The newer touring model may have a better stock seat but I'm not 100% sure.

I guess other than the issue with the tush cooker stock seat is the horrible covering over it . It's easy
to mark up, hard to clean, fits loose over the seat foam, hot after sitting in the sun, then compounds the
butt cooking effects. So If you stop to take a break and your bike is in the full sun for say 30 minutes
you get back on it to go again you might as well grab the bar B que sauce to squirt on that rump roast
you'll be treated to. ( ya want fries with that sir )

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post #12 of 24 Old 08-17-2019, 02:31 PM
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My first week, during break-in, I did a 350 mi. day and was miserable at the end. Ordered Shad Comfort seat for a trip just 2 weeks out. Nice seat and quite equal to the Sargent on my 650. along came a member selling a Sargent. Tough choice, but in the end the Sargent won out. 27K later I'm still happy.

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PS- I also run an Alaskan sheepskin.

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Any difference between Ausey sheepskin and Alaskan ?

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Harsher winters, so thicker fleece?

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post #16 of 24 Old 08-17-2019, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so I went for a quick spin of about 70 miles with the new seat. It's a world of difference from the stock seat to the Sargent seat. The Sargent seat it firm but flatter and you don't ride up to the tank as bad. It has a firmer base so it's much more solid under you. Better fit on the bike and less flex under you. The foam is better in every way, more where you need it and less where you don't. There is a groove in the foam, a small channel to give you relief of the prostate area. The looks and fit and finishing is 100% nicer. It's about the same height as the stock seat if you get the regular. They also make a low seat which the more I think about it may have been a good choice but it's a hard decision being I like the leg room of the tall seat and the view and ergos to the bar but would also like an extra inch when I put my feet down. Didn't want to mess with peg lowering kits right now so went with the regular size. I believe the seat doesn't really need a break in period like some other seats I've had in the past. It is good to go from the start. I recently installed Rox risers as well to alleviate some mid back pain I was getting which slightly improved then found the seat helped even more. I'm guessing the new seat is also helping with my posture and position as I'm riding to help my back. All is good in the world today. Looking forward to the next ride.

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Had Terry Adcox build a seat for our 2018 V1K. Haven't taken the wife for a spin yet but I'm very happy with the short commutes so far on it.

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post #18 of 24 Old 09-10-2019, 09:30 PM
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I have an Adcox on my 650, very nice seats. His pricing is up considerably since I ordered that, or I'd have him fix the seat on the 1000 I just bought.
I'm getting ready to order a Russell Day Long, I had their seat on my LC1500, and they cannot be beat. Pricing difference between Russell and Adcox is so little, I'm going back to Russell, besides, they are a short 150 mile ride for me if it needs adjustment.
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I have an Adcox order. My spot on the waiting list is February.

Once I get it, Ill probably buy and fit a new Sit-n-Fly seat net. My first one is 3 years old. Best $20 Ive ever spent.
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the one constant I find in seat complaint threads regarding both of my bikes is heavy riders. My theory is that at 180 I'm on the heavy side of what a Japanese bike is built for, 220? Likely not in the design specs.

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