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post #111 of 120 Old 07-08-2019, 06:47 PM
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Not seeing a lot of chatter here about Sargent's new offering. Anyone care to share first-hand experiences with one on their 2017+ wee?

And let's please keep it model specific. Plenty of info out there about Sargents in general.

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post #112 of 120 Old 07-08-2019, 08:59 PM
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The Sarg for 17+ is just a rebuild on your pan. https://www.sargentcycle.com/Seats-A...i-VStrom-2017/ I liked the Sargent (their design from their pan up to the cover) back on my '07 DL650, but if my choice is a pan-up rebuild, it's going to Russell. I'm sure Sargent's rebuild is very good, but I doubt it is Russell good.

Speaking of which, I have about 1000 miles or so now on my Day Long rebuild from last winter and life is great. It is settling in nicely for my body.

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if my choice is a pan-up rebuild, it's going to Russell.
Sargents cost a lot less than Russells so curious to know (were just on sale for $316 over the holiday).

Not sure why the rebuild thing would scare anyone away. Of the 4 Sargent seats I've owned on other bikes, the best one of the bunch was the one that was their "foam conversion" built on the stock pan. Besides, OEM pans seem to fit better and pop on/off easier. And it's the cheapest way to own a Sargent.
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I did a Sargent rebuild on my 2017 Vstrom 650 in November. They had the seat a week and a half and back to me. $345.00 Love it. I use a Bead Riser on the seat and all day long with no issues. I had an 07 dl650 with a Sargent and loved it also.
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Sargents cost a lot less than Russells so curious to know (were just on sale for $316 over the holiday).

Not sure why the rebuild thing would scare anyone away. Of the 4 Sargent seats I've owned on other bikes, the best one of the bunch was the one that was their "foam conversion" built on the stock pan. Besides, OEM pans seem to fit better and pop on/off easier. And it's the cheapest way to own a Sargent.
I've had Sargents on previous bikes (2013 Wee, Versys, etc.). A significant part of the appeal was their pan, especially on the Strom, which was worlds better than stock, and included storage space, as well as a storage tube, and room to strap in my Nealey tire repair kit. Second, it wasn't necessary to send in my OEM seat, which would have left me without a seat for a couple of weeks (I ride daily down here, in Georgia... including the winter). Finally, once the Sargent arrived, I had the option of selling the OEM seat -- granted, not for much, but when you're ordering a $400 throne, every little bit helps...

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With my previous Sargent ('07) I then also had my stock seat for commuting, to let it bake in the sun all day, and prolong the life of the Sarg. When I sold the bike, I sold the Sargent separately, recouping well over half its purchase price.

Now with Sargent for the new gen bikes I lose that option, as I did with this Russell. For my new bike I actually bought another stock seat for commuting, and I leave the Russell at home. Same thing, down the road when I sell the bike, I'll recoup way more than the $200 I spent on the extra OEM seat. It's nice to have options, incl. when leaving the bike with a mechanic, I can keep my Russell safe at home. I'm funny that way...

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The Sargent is about $405. Still have to be without your seat while they build it.

The Russell Day-Long is about $550. So that is quite a bit more. And simply getting an appointment with them can be a problem. Figure a month without your seat.

Sargent probably has a quicker turnaround.

But you won't need a bead cover, sheepskin, or other band aid on the Russell seat to do high mile days or long hours in the saddle ( which is completely different to some?).

A nice used Russell will always bring you $300+ dollars in resale. Which will make up the difference in cost over the Sargent. And you truly have a custom seat.

Not telling anyone not to buy a Sargent. Or Corbin. They can be an answer for some. The convenience of ordering one and plopping it on the bike is great, no shipping yours back and forth and maybe being without the bike.

But if you have to ship a seat pan anyway, get a seat that will be the best you can have for comfort. If you squirm on the seat, cannot wait for the next gas stop, or pull in rest areas because your butt hurts, know that there are seats that eliminate that.

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Nobody here yet has put a Seat Concepts on a 2017+? Anyone?
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I have a Seat concepts I put on and it's been a huge improvement. I only done a 300+ mile day, but the butt was much happier
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I have a Seat concepts I put on and it's been a huge improvement. I only done a 300+ mile day, but the butt was much happier
Does it sit you higher in the saddle than the stock seat? Is it much harder for you to flat foot? Move you closer or further to the handlebars?
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