I did the Seat Concepts seat on my 2014 and it is way more comfortable. It's a little work doing the recover but well worth it. It was about $200 all in.What is the best inexpensive seat cushion for 2018 Vstrom 650XT? The stock seat is brutal after long miles.
I've done 2 Seat Concepts conversion on DR650 and I was amazed at how easy it was to get good results with a standard staple gun. I am certainly no upholsterer and was hesitant but I figured the worst thing I could do is screw it up and then take t to a upholstery shop to fix my mistakes. Turns out there was no need. In about a 1/2 hour soup to nuts old cover and foam off new cover and foam RTR.I did the Seat Concepts seat on my 2014 and it is way more comfortable. It's a little work doing the recover but well worth it. It was about $200 all in.
My A-hole is also pleased by the air-hawk LOL.I had the benefit of an extra stock seat with the gel and could experience the difference. The Gel seat sucked even with the Air Hawk on top.
With due respect for personal choices I find the Air Hawk to be the answer for booty comfort. Reasonable at about $100 and a lot cheaper than the custom seats.
Others find the Bead Rider to be a perfect answer.
Some A- holes are easy to please?:surprise:
Gotta love it ... "inexpensive" and "cover" are here.Sit&Fly or generic $10 equivalent from Amazon
Mine had close to 70k and started to fray but was still very functional when bike was totaled (RIP piglet). Yes they are slippery comparing to stock cover and too ventilated which is a good thing in summer and not so much in winter LoL. The other aspect it's about 1/2" thick and makes seat wider which could be a problem on earlier Stroms if you are short inseam.Gotta love it ... "inexpensive" and "cover" are here.
3 recommendations (or more) for $400+ seats.
Being told seat covers don't work.
Now - I paid $20 with shipping for a Sit-and-Fly and the ONLY thing I don't like about it is that everyone asks me "where did you get that, that is awesome!"
It dramatically changed the comfort of the bike.
It *NEVER* gets wet, it can't.
It is *NEVER* hot.
It is oddly grippy, but slippery - hard to explain, I never move when I don't want to but always can when I do want to...
I'd DEFINITELY suggest before you drop money in a high dollar saddle, you try a sit and fly. I've got 18,000 miles on mine.
Martin - does sheepskin do anything to alleviate numbness? That's been my big issue with seats. I don't mind cold/hot but even with my expensive Mustang seat on my Harley I still get numb after ~2hrs. I've heard sheepskin may be the cure?I have one of these sheepskin buttpads and it is worth every penny...