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post #11 of 25 Old 09-07-2019, 09:40 AM
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That is good information. Thanks for sharing. I also was never able to forget that my Sargent seat was flat.
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post #12 of 25 Old 09-07-2019, 09:50 AM
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$24.50 for a pair of undies??? I'm still wearing some from the 70's. Maybe when they wear out.....

Good info on the on the Seat Concepts option. I am on a stock '07 seat that has developed a separation on the seam through the middle. So looking for options. The twins do roll over and go to sleep on anything over 200 miles, so a change is needed bad.

The Russell Day Long seems to have the best support on this site, but, as you can tell from my first sentence, I am cheap.
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I have a Seat Concepts on both my '12 Glee & '98 DR350. I've been able to pull off 11 hr days on the DL & 6 hrs on the DR & I've found the SC seats quite comfortable.

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Well, my Seat Concepts for my '17 finally arrived. I like how wide and flat it sits and I'm very impresses with how easily it all went together. I decided to drop in a gel pad for extra comfort. I'll report back soon on how it rides, but for now here was the install process.

  1. Carve out well for gel pad.
  2. Clean foam of all dusty debris, spray down entire seat with spray adhesive, insert gel pad, spray top of gel pad with spray adhesive
  3. Apply sheet of smoothing foam. Trim off edges.
  4. Apply rain barrier. Spray down with silicone so seat cover will slide over easily.
  5. Install cover with stainless staples. Trim off excess rain barrier.

Piece of cake!

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Also tried Bead-Rider, and Moto Skiveez. Maybe 2 hours. Thinking that I need to adjust handlebars for better ergo seating position. Or Russell...
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2200 miles over 6 days. 14 stock seat and occasionally used air hawk pad. Also cheap new underwear
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Well, my Seat Concepts for my '17 finally arrived. I like how wide and flat it sits and I'm very impresses with how easily it all went together. I decided to drop in a gel pad for extra comfort. I'll report back soon on how it rides, but for now here was the install process.

  1. Carve out well for gel pad.
  2. Clean foam of all dusty debris, spray down entire seat with spray adhesive, insert gel pad, spray top of gel pad with spray adhesive
  3. Apply sheet of smoothing foam. Trim off edges.
  4. Apply rain barrier. Spray down with silicone so seat cover will slide over easily.
  5. Install cover with stainless staples. Trim off excess rain barrier.

Piece of cake!

Nice work with the Gel insert?. Are you still using the Russell Sport?

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Are you still using the Russell Sport?
Yes. I have both seats now. The Russell works but I was curious about the Seat Concepts and I've had this gel pad sitting around for a long time.
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Yes. I have both seats now. The Russell works but I was curious about the Seat Concepts and I've had this gel pad sitting around for a long time.
Looking forward to the comparison and observations.

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So I just rode my new Seat Concepts seat with gel insert over 360 miles in the last two days.

Have to say it treated me well. No butt soreness at all at the end of each day. My only complaint is that it does sit slightly lower than the stock seat. There's less foam thickness under you, but the flat area you sit on is wider. This puts me in more of a squatting position with slightly more knee bend. I don't think this lower height helps much with leg-to-ground reach due to the seat width. I wish it put a quarter inch or more foam under me, but I still like it. They do sell a tall version, but it looks drastically taller. Too tall for me.

How would it ride without my added gel insert? Not sure.

P.S. I really like the material on the top section. It's stretchy and has some grip, but not too grabby. This is the "Low Slip" version. And, I installed a peg lowering kit to compensate for the lower seating position. It helped a lot. My butt now sits more flush on the seat.
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