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post #11 of 120 Old 05-13-2018, 01:06 PM
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Never implied that. I assume the seat discussion is wider
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post #12 of 120 Old 05-15-2018, 12:28 AM
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I would be happy with a Suzuki Gel Seat but I can't find a listing for them yet.

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post #13 of 120 Old 05-15-2018, 08:34 AM
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The only word you need to know about seat comfort is AirHawk
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The only word you need to know about seat comfort is AirHawk
I have an Airhawk... I have a sheepskin... I've tried most aftermarket remedies, and the only one that worked [for me] was a well sculpted aftermarket seat, using a high end memory foam and/or gel...

The problem with the Airhawk is two-fold:
1) even though the air you introduce is minimal, it moves around between the individual bladders. You can't prevent it from putting pressure on those areas you don't want pressure (such as the perineum -- known in the South as the taint).

2) since the purpose of it is to ostensibly relieve those aforementioned pressure-points, by raising others, you are essentially being lifted off the seat between 1/4" and 3/4" (depending on how much air you introduce), which can be a problem on an already tall bike.

As a short term fix, it's great... I wouldn't want to depend on it as a permanent resolution to a bad stock seat...

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I have emailed all the main stream seat manufacturers so far a while ago. The stock seats really close to being great just needs a tad more cushion of stiffer foam or maybe a gel insert. I loved the Suzuki gel seat I had on my first gen.

Will be taking it on it’s first longer trip next week so I guess that will be the true test.

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post #16 of 120 Old 05-21-2018, 12:15 AM
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Has any one tried the Suzuki tall seat? Thinking about trying that. At very least if I don?t like I can send that pan to the upholstery shop here to build a seat and still have a stock seat.

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Boys and girls I'm happy to announce that I just picked my Wee up from Corbin yesterday. They used mine (borrowed for 3 weeks) to make the mold for the '17+ 650's and should be hitting their website any day now! It looks damn good too on my banana, too bad I've all but decided I'm gonna sell her
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If you do, I am interested in the seat. They made one for you, right?
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Yes, that is my seat in the picture, the long trip back from Hollister, CA was destined to be a boring, albeit quick, jog up Hwy 101 and the Interstate. While I was there one of the seat engineers from the R&D section mentioned that Santa Cruz was nice and scenic, so I made the last second decision to go the opposite direction. My 2 hour commute turned into a 4 hour circumnavigation of the bay area, ending with a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge. I'm supremely excited to say this seat is leaps and bounds more comfortable than the stock. Corbin uses a closed cell foam, so the air doesn't escape on long trips and it maintains that "squishyness" that the stock seat lost on most of my longish trips.

I unfortunately didn't anticipate the seat to slightly set me further back, so I lean forward a tad more than I used to on the stock seat and it causes my arms to get sore faster. I only have a 32" sleeve length on my 5' 7" frame so the reach fatigue causes me to stop for quick breaks now and then, but that discomfort goes away much faster and doesn't come back as quickly after a break compared to ass-pain from the other seat.

Overall, I give the seat a very positive review. It also looks snazzy on the wee.

P.S. the seat is heated, and if y'all have never tried that, it's phenomenal!
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Here's a closer shot of the seat. Corbin did a great job and I love the look too. A++
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