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post #1 of 46 Old 04-15-2014, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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First 300 miles impressions Vstrom 650 - Seat

Still stock version, just made a 200 miles on her Sunday with my wife.
The stock seat!!!!
Became a first priority upgrade.
I'd read almost all treads regarding the seat and summarized for myself different options:
1. Spencer seat. Pros: cheap (total with shipping around $200-220). Cons: Not a huge improvement.
2. Terry seat: Pros: not very expensive (around $380-400). Cons: ?
3. Russel seat: Cons: expensive and ugly.
3. Corbin Seat: Pros: Looks like a best option. Cons: $500
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post #2 of 46 Old 04-15-2014, 09:23 AM
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Terry Adcox hit the perfect price/performance spot for me. I had a russell on the old LC1500. Felt great all day, but big, expensive, and ugly. Terry Adcox was about half the price of the RDL, and works fine for us.
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Did you try that seat? If so how much improvement?

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I have a Sargent Seat on my DR650, if their DL650 seat provides as much an improvement as they did for the DR, it'd be a good choice.
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I did the seat concepts mod this winter, and have only done a 230 mile day on it, so far so good, the test will come later this year with some long days heading out west.
I will say that, so far, it feels much better than the stock seat, and the price is right!!
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Corbin's OK, a noticeable improvement over stock. Wish I had spent the extra time and effort and dollars on a Russell. I like to tour so comfort is everything.

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I'll preface this by saying I've never sat on any of the above mentioned aftermarket seats, so I have nothing to compare to except stock. My biggest problem with the seat is the feeling of pushing you forward into the tank. I had an Airhawk-R seat pad on my cruiser that I tried on the Strom. With a little trial and error of placement and volume of air, I was able to make a pretty big improvement. I put it fairly far forward on the seat with minimal air and am probably actually sitting off the edge of it on the back.
I may look at one of the nicer seats someday, but just can't spend those kind of bucks on a seat right now.

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Did you try that seat? If so how much improvement?
I have one on my DRZ400 and love it. Apples to oranges design-wise with the DL650, but I expect the fit, finish and service would be just as stellar.

I only have about 300 miles on the DL so far, so I'm still trying to understand what everybody is talking about regarding vibes, buffeting, wind noise, seat upgrades, top heavy, etc. Again, coming off a DRZ...
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i added an alaskan leather buttpad to mine.. For $50, it did a good bit for comfort.



sorry, no other really good pics of it.

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