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post #101 of 117 Old 03-22-2019, 05:16 PM
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Just got my Russell sport seat in the mail today. It was dropped on the porch. On the shipping label it said.. Warranty repair.. Yeah.... No bill from the Canadian tax man.
Mine has leather for the seating area.
So far it seems great. I wouldn't want my feet to be any higher off the ground ( I'm just under 5 ft 10) so glad I went with the sport.I purchased this after watching Brock29609's video review.
Looking forward to breaking it in.
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post #102 of 117 Old 03-28-2019, 08:53 AM
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Did a five hour drive on the new seat yesterday. Great support, zero squirming around. If it doesn't break in any , I am satisfied. I did notice my reach is extended a bit and my shoulder got sore. I guess I'll need something to pull the bars back about an inch.

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post #103 of 117 Old 03-28-2019, 08:58 AM
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I did notice my reach is extended a bit and my shoulder got sore. I guess I'll need something to pull the bars back about an inch.
When I first rode my Russel I wasn't sure where to position myself on it. Initially I think I was seated towards the rear to avoid the slight hump in the middle. But after the first 500 miles it broke in and I inched more forward. Ended up no further from the bars than the when on the stock seat. Maybe you'll experience the same. Give it time before ordering risers.
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post #104 of 117 Old 03-31-2019, 07:57 AM
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Yep, I tend to find myself sitting a bit forward in the RDL all the time. It's comfortable there, but my long stork legs keep telling my brain so scoot back as far as possible. In the twistys and off pavement I always sit forward....just not used to finding myself there on those long straight runs.

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post #105 of 117 Old 04-22-2019, 06:31 PM
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After researching the options I finally pulled the trigger and went the Corbin route. Was not expecting it to feel good right out of the box but I was pleasantly surprised it fit me right away. Will be interesting to see how it feels after 1,500+ miles.

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post #106 of 117 Old 04-22-2019, 07:51 PM
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What about passenger comfort? While I like the idea of a RDL, I'm not sure I'll fully ready for the look of it. The Corbin (which I've had on past bikes and been OK with) doesn't look like it adds much to the passenger pad. Any comments from those on the back of your seats? Any consensus (as if!) on which offer the best of both?

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post #107 of 117 Old 05-08-2019, 08:15 PM
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I use the 650 as my commuter/solo bike and my 2 up riding with the wife is on the Liter. I bought a used Corbin for it but the wife said she slid around on it during a few hours ride so I bought the Sargent seat and she liked it better, less sliding. Plan on taking a 3 day trip in a few weeks so we'll really be able to tell after that.

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post #108 of 117 Old 05-08-2019, 11:51 PM
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I don't intend on riding two up very much, but the RDL looks about as good as the stock seat for a passenger to my eye.

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post #109 of 117 Old 05-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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I don't intend on riding two up very much, but the RDL looks about as good as the stock seat for a passenger to my eye.
On the Russells the passenger seat is the stock seat unless you pay extra to have it also modified.
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post #110 of 117 Old 05-11-2019, 08:41 AM
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Sorry for the cross post, but I put this in the General VStrom discussion sub-forum earlier to today, regarding my new Russell Day Long.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/general...ml#post5368105

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A follow-up to my other post- now that spring is FINALLY coming to MN, I've found a few chances to get out and use the Russell. WOW! Night and day difference between the stock seat and the Russell Day Long rebuild, see my linked post above for observations. In one word- support. It is everywhere your rear end expects it to be. Nothing soft or squishy or improperly shaped. It is a seat that is designed to be sat upon.

Regardless of opinions of the look, and thoughts of it's cost... just do it. Put cost in perspective- if you invest one penny per mile toward a Russell rebuild, it will take you only 5500 miles to capture the cost of the rebuild process (front seat area with vinyl cover for the whole seat, about $550 incl. shipping). Is that one season of riding for you? Two seasons?

My one word of caution- leg reach. Do not over-estimate your leg length when ordering. Your reach to the ground will be different from stock. Flat foot on the stock seat will likely have you on your toes with the rebuild. After 2 bikes and 2 Russell rebuilds, I can confirm this to be true. I even knocked an inch off my leg length on the order form from my previous Yamaha FJR seat to my VStrom seat, and I am still up on my toes, resulting in installing lowering links on the bike (which I planned to with the purchase of this seat rebuild anyway).

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