Did a lot of research and finally pulled the plug on the Suzuki Gel Seat. I just could not take the stock seat anymore. The UPS truck delivered it yesterday and I put it on the bike. Very first impression was how badly it fit on my 2009 Wee.
There is a big enough gap on the front right side that I can slip my entire hand up into the area. Also, the whole front area seems to be "bent upward" very strangely. Oh, and another thing, the seat has wrinkles on both sides due to the strange upward bend in the front seat area, the leather just isn't stretched tight enough. I am not done yet... the seat makes A LOT OF NOISE when I sit on it because it rubbed horribly on the bike frame/tank area due to my weight pushing down and closing the big gap. I am convinced that gap shouldn't be there, it is too obviously big, and noticeable.
So I figured maybe I have the damn thing on wrong and so I took it off and did a quick inspection. I checked out the rubber bumper stops and looked over everything.... this is when I noticed two tears on each side of the seat where the leather bends around under the seat pan and gets stapled. Now at this point I was half mad and half bummed.
I immediately contacted the store where I ordered it, (it is very well known) and so far they seem to have things under control. I won't mad mouth them, yet, because they have been super nice so far with my problems and I'll let things play-out and see what happens.
Nonetheless, my very first impression of the seat was a very bad fit. I've read a few other reviews where people complained about this, but that the "newer" seats are much better. The tag under the seat says it was made on 9/11/2008. I didn't care one bit for the wrinkles on each side of the front area. I will take some pictures of the seat and post them. I am really hoping this is a bum seat and the replacement being sent to me is a much better product. I'm not a picky guy, but this is pretty much unacceptable.
Pictures later, and I'll post an update when new seat arrives.