OEM Gel seat actually by Saddleman
The Gel seat I ordered when I bought my DL650 showed up today and when I opened up the packege I was surprised to find it was actually made by Saddleman! Even included the orginal saddleman instruction for switching over the mounting hardware. Is this a new thing or were they always made by Saddleman?
I haven't been for a ride yet, but I quick sit down and I can feel that its at least 1" maybe even higher than the original seat. Fortunately I'm 6' 3" so I can still get my feat on the ground but anyone shorter would have a tough time.
The seats is wider and firmer but doesn fit as closely to the body of the bike as the original. There's about a 1/2 inch or more gap between the seat and the tank now and its a little wiggley where the original was very solid. I don't think it will make any difference riding and could be just the difference in the rubber bumpers.
Has anyone else noticed any issues with the OEM gel seat? This is Suzuki Canada and it might source parts differently.