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  1. Sargent Seat for Sale - excellent condition, $325

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm trading in my 2009 VStrom 650, but I'm selling my Sargent World Performance seat separately. It is in excellent condition, having only been used for approximately 400 miles. Originally purchased in July of 2019. Asking $325.00 If you're interested, please email me at [email protected] I...
  2. Lower seat

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hi - I recently brought a lower seat for my DL1000. Turns out I am taller than I give myself credit for an I just can't get on with it. I have used it once and it is pristine, but the dealer won't take it back. I am in the UK (Birmingham), and I am open to any sensible offers to anyone that...
  3. Shad comfort seat

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Has anyone used this seat? If so, how is seat height and comfort compared to original? My bike is 2015 model and I am considering this seat although it is not a gel seat.
  4. Sargent or Corbin - 2 days left to decide. Interested to hear feedback

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    UPDATE + Pics! Sargent or Corbin - 2 days left to decide. Interested to hear feedback Hi troopers, This saturday I have a ride-in appointment with Corbin at their Hollister location to get a custom seat for my '16 Vstrom. Both Sargent and Corbin have great reviews. But before I make final...
  5. Lowering the Seat Height

    DL1000A - 2017-19
    I'm considering a move up in CCs and touring capability from my Gladius to the new V-Strom 1000. My problem is that I have about a 29" inseam on a good day. I see that Suzuki offers a Low Seat for the Strom 1000, but I'm not sure how much lower it actually is. Sargent offers a Low Seat that's...
  6. Heated Seats

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Hi folks, I am a new Vee2 owner and have been working on kitting out the new bike with various farkles. One thing on my to-do list is to get a better seat for it. The OE one is ok for a few hours, but I am used to doing consecutive 12+ hour days on my old Honda and I really don't see that...
  7. Corbin vs. Saddlemen Seats

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Hello all, I just did my first serious ride on my strom. It was a weekend afair and I am definitely feeling the pain from it today. I bought the bike from a guy who put on a slightly better seat than the stock one but still not great. I have been looking around and have narrowed my seat choice...
  8. Passenger bag for DL1000?

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Sorry if this has been answered many times but the search feature will not let me use the word "bag" because it is too short! I tried every which way but it just will not take it. So here goes: Is there a passenger seat bag for the DL1000? As a Vee newb I am guessing these are not too popular...
  9. Rick Mayer Cycle

    General V-Strom Discussion
    I've ordered a custom seat for my 2011 DL650 from an outfit called Rick Mayer Cycle. See> Rick Mayer Cycle custom motorcycle seats I paid upfront and sent my seat to the address listed on the website, and I have confirmation from US Postal that the it got delivered. According to an email my...
  10. Russell Day Long owners...need help

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hey, so I did the custom ride in and have had my RDL for about 2500 miles. I got the seat for the obvious reasons; however, I have developed back/neck pain that I have NEVER had before. The pain starts in my mid/lower back after a few minutes of riding and after 15-20 mins of riding progresses...
  11. Pictures of Modified a Seat Bumpers on Underside

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    Hello all, I am looking for pictures of mods to the seat on 2013 650. Please post what you have. Also, What's a clean method for cutting pads? Thanks!
  12. Heat my seat, Wee 2013

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I have a Vstrom 650 2013, and am preparing for spring travel. I have added heated handgrips, but want to add a heating strip/pad to my seat, as well. Has anyone had good experiences with particular types of heating pad units, with controls ?
  13. Baldwin Motorbike Saddles

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I stumbled across this site - it looks like they make some beautiful saddles. Has anyone else tried one? How do you like it? Did you get vinyl or leather? Suzuki V-Strom DL650 2012 - Newer Grand Touring Custom Seats - Baldwin Motorbike Saddles
  14. Custom Seat advice

    Australia-New Zealand
    Hi. I was wondering if anyone here has replaced the seat on their Wee? I saw a MJM seat which looked good (but haven't tried) and was thinking about one of those as they are in Goulburn (I'm in Canberra). Thoughts on other seats for long rides? Anyone tried Airhawk? cheers Apologies if there is...
  15. Trade DL650 seat for DL1000 seat

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Trading a well preserved DL650 seat (2007 Wee) for a well preserved DL1000 seat. The DL650 seat is 1 inch lower than a DL1000 seat. Located around Baltimore, MD
  16. NEW SEAT

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I just wanted to say to people wondering what seat to use on their Glee. I just received my Baldwin (touring) back from loren and he also installed a Utopia drivers backrest in it. I put on 100 miles Saturday in 29 degree weather. I am so happy with it i did not want to stop. but it was that or...
  17. Zuki low seat?

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    I had my Glee lowered by 3/4" front and rear by the dealer before I picked it up as I haven't riden in 25 years and didn't feel comfortable with this tall bike. BTW, my inseam is 28". Has anyone tried the stock lower seat on a Glee instead of lowering the suspension. Some of the drawbacks I'm...
  18. Replacement Seat Cover recomendation

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Hi all, Seat was splitting on my '05 650 so I did a search and came across Northwest Classic Seat Covers on ebay and I am very impressed. A mix of carbon fiber vinyl and plain vinyl, cut to match stock and fairly easy to install. I think it looks fantastic and only cost around $64 with...
  19. Short guys, your thoughts on parking

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I'm a new Wee rider. I love riding it. Parking and unparking it, not so much. Getting on: I throw my leg over (this has become more difficult with the addition of panniers). Or I leave the kickstand down and climb on with the kickstand supporting the weight of the both me and the bike. I'm not...
  20. Seats

    General V-Strom Discussion
    Will a seat from a 2009 Vstrom 650 fit a 2011 Vstrom 650 ABS?