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post #1 of 16 Old 05-09-2010, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Another Gel Seat question

Iím getting ready to pick up a Gel Seat for my 1K. My question is about the tall touring seat. Does it have the gel inserts or is it just a taller seat? Iím 6í6í and like the looks of the tall seat but have read all the positives about the gel. I donít like the large ridge between the rider and passenger part and it looks like the tall seat may have less of a ridge there. Not to much difference in the price from Oneida , $30.
So am I right in assuming that the tall seat does not have gel?
I have put 30,000 on the stock seat and now the seam has separated on the ridge on top.
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post #2 of 16 Old 05-09-2010, 12:45 PM
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You are correct. There is no gel in the Tall seat. As to the Gel seat, I have been riding mine for about 18 months now. It is a BIG improvement over the stock seat. The seat is wider, taller, and more firm. On the stock seat, I would get horrible pains in my hips after just a couple of hours. No more with the Gel. It's shape, and the density of the foam, as well as the comfort of the gel insert make a huge difference.
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One thing to be aware of with any gel seat is to be mindful of not parking in direct sunlight. Gel gets very hot and holds the heat well. The gel seat was a huge improvement over stock but I did have to park to side of the building at work that had trees blocking the sun or my ride home was very warm and uncomfortable.

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I have a tall touring seat in great shape for sale if you're interested. I have an ad in the For Sale section.

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post #5 of 16 Old 05-11-2010, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the good info.
I'm going to get the Gel on order
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post #6 of 16 Old 05-11-2010, 01:47 AM
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Thanks for all the good info.
I'm going to get the Gel on order
You will not regret it. 13K later, it's the best thing I did to my otherwise great bike. I'm a big proponent of the Suzuki Gel Seat. It is the seat they should ship the bike with.

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I would take a look at Spencers rebuid of your seat. I had one on another bike and I am getting mine done for my 'Strom. They don't use gel but a material that is better. I agree it felt great as well as the price. http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
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+1 on the gel. I couldn't walk after 45 mins on the stock. I could run the tank dry now before I "have" to stop.

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carry a small white towel to put over the gel seat when parked in the sun. Some elastic straps sewn on to keep it on in the wind. The Gel can and will get REALLY REALLY HOT!!!!! and stay hot for a long time and burn the heck out of your you-know-what!!!!!! don't ask me how I know.
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One question I always had about the Suzuki gel seat. Why isn't the gel pad also for the passenger? There was a thread on here where a site member took his apart and the gel was only for the driver. I had almost decided to get the gel seat but for that reason decided against it. Wouldn't do my wife much good...

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