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post #1 of 64 Old 11-27-2017, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Terry Adcox vs Russell seats?

I'm sure this has been debated to death, but I was curious if anybody had any recent data on the two, is the Russell really worth a hundred or so more??

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post #2 of 64 Old 11-27-2017, 08:48 PM
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Nothing compares to a Russell. I was amazed when I got mine.
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AFAIK the RDL is a lot more than a hundred or so.
It's fantastic but also taller than stock if that is an issue while the Adcox can actually be lower than stock.

I can do 1,000 km on either, I'm 70, tho I mix it up a bit with Beadrider and AirHawk on the Adcox ..

If you are starting looking for a solution ...I'd try both of those first before spending the big bucks but that's just my opinion.
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Awesome well thanks for the heads up on the air hawk and such

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I haven't owned both so can't give an accurate comparison. I have a Russell now and love it, the best addition to the bike by far. I've thought about trying an Adcox if I got another bike, but after all the experience I've had with bad aftermarket seats and seat accessories, it doesn't make sense to screw around with an unknown when I know the Russell really works.

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No other seat has springs supporting the side wings.

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Hmm, I didn't know they had springs, Russell.I assume?

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Right, Russell has springs for wider support.

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I have a Diamond Custom on my GL15 and had a Diamond Custom on a 78 R80/7. If Diamond made one for a Strom, that is what I would have. But, they don't.

I am happy with the Adcox on my Strom. I was happy with the Seat Concepts foam and cover, but the wife wasn't, so.
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I may try a Terry Adcox if I get another Adventure bike. Just to see if they are ok. I have spent a fortune figuring out that Russell Day Long seats are worth every penny and a final solution. I suppose trying one more seat that is not a Russell won't hurt.

Seat pads, cushions are a band aid for a bigger problem. If you can truly get by using them, good for you. But are you REALLY good to go another tankful of gas, or 2 or 3, after 400 miles?

Two things that make a seat work for all day, then the next day comfort. First and most important is design. Simple. More square inches of butt coverage mean less pressure where it would normally begin to hurt. Second is foam and how it holds up. Yes, foam can compress from body heat and pressure when sitting on it all day. That can lead to sore spots.

There is only one seat that has a steel spring built into it that helps support you. Russell Day Long seats don't rely just on foam to hold you up. This spring is what makes ALL the difference in very high mile days. I have done 1000 miles in one day with only short breaks. That is the test of a seat! Go to the start of any Iron Butt Rally and see how many entrants are on Russell seats......
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