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post #1 of 51 Old 05-18-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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A Love Letter to Russell Seats

After putting on about 2,000 miles in the last 4 days on my new Russell Seat, I can safely say that I'm an idiot. For 40 years I've ridden bikes with somewhat stock seats, or aftermarket seats that were just ok. Finally I made the plunge and bought a Russell. Oh my god, what was I waiting for? After 600 miles my posterior felt as if I was riding my first mile. The next day, no problem. This should have been one of my first farkles on every bike.

It takes a while to get the seat made, but the wait is more than worth it.


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Looks really nice!
Did you have to send them your seat pan?
[edit]Oops, I see you do. Can't stand being without the bike that long, now that riding season is here. Mebbe this winter.[/edit]

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After putting on about 2,000 miles in the last 4 days on my new Russell Seat, I can safely say that I'm an idiot. For 40 years I've ridden bikes with somewhat stock seats, or aftermarket seats that were just ok. Finally I made the plunge and bought a Russell. Oh my god, what was I waiting for? After 600 miles my posterior felt as if I was riding my first mile. The next day, no problem. This should have been one of my first farkles on every bike.

It takes a while to get the seat made, but the wait is more than worth it.

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Hey, that's my seat!!! Same stitching pattern. I agree it's the best thing I've done for the Wee. I did have to put lowering links on though to get back the 1" or so that I lost. No big deal.

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Good news, I spoke with Heather at Russell yesterday (my schedule build day was yesterday) and my seat should be done friday or monday. In the meantime I bought a used seat to keep riding with. As for wait, well, I got lucky. I placed my order last tuesday. 2 days later they gave me a production date for that monday and said that I needed to ship the seat right away. I believe I got lucky and ordered right as they got a cancelation or something...I aint gonna question it. I have never had a Russell but I have sat on quite a few. They are the only seats that feel absolutely great when I sit on them. I can only hope mine is as good as everyone says they are.

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Looks really nice!
Did you have to send them your seat pan?
[edit]Oops, I see you do. Can't stand being without the bike that long, now that riding season is here. Mebbe this winter.[/edit]
Many who have upgraded from 650 stock seats to Corbin or Seargent would sell you a 650 seat for next to nothing. While not as comfortable or high as the 1000 seat (based on reputation, not experience), it would fill the void while your seat pan is away and you could sell it for what you paid when you were finished with it. Wee seats aren't worth much, but they don't exactly lose value either.

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Had mine built in March. It was the last farkle I put on my wee and should have been my first! I had a gel seat with cushion and sheepskin on it and still could not ride over 100 miles without my butt and back killing me. I only have about 300 miles on my new seat but (butt) I can tell you already it is the best money I have ever spent on any motorcycle. The girls at Russell are awesome at getting your info and keeping you informed about your build date, ect. Give them a try you wont regret it. Besides, they guarantee it!
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They are building mine as I type.
Can't Wait!!
Hey no fair....they are suppost be building mine...LOL

I should have mine next week.

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I'm about 3,500 miles into mine and really like it. I put the stock seat back on (I borrowed a friend's 650 seat) and absolutely hated the bike.

I, too, had to lower the bike to compensate the 1" additional seat height, but really enjoy the fact that my knees aren't cramped up after hours of riding.

I need to do something about my reach now, then I might never get off the bike.

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