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I have the chance to pickup a used Sargent seat locally for around 250 . I want a new seat because mine sucks, could spend 100 and get it redone or jump at the Sargent . Every body raves about Sargent seats being good.
 

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I got a sargent seat last summer before a long ride. It didn't turn my Vee into a couch, but now, the butt pain stop rising after a while, and it's manageable

the shape really help reaching the ground for the vertically challenged like me (5'7")
 

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I have the chance to pickup a used Sargent seat locally for around 250 . I want a new seat because mine sucks, could spend 100 and get it redone or jump at the Sargent . Every body raves about Sargent seats being good.
For $250 just do it. Your butt will thank you for it.
 

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If I was on the other side of Ottawa I would try to pick that one up myself. Go for it, I would think you could sell it for the same if you don't like it.
 

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Sargent is a good seat, but that guy in Florida who modifies Vstrom seats does a great job too.
 

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Do It..

Do it Man. I paired mine with an Alaska Leather sheep skin and I completed my first Iron Butt saddle sore 1000.. No issues I love this combo.
Good luck
Brian

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FWIW, I own a Sargent. I am sure there are better alternatives, e.g., Russell custom. But, my current seat has no deficiencies that motivate me to spend any money on a replacement.
 

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I bought a Sargent to replace the stock. The Sargent was better .... but not much. A (barely tolerable) 200 mile day on the stock seat became a (barely tolerable) 275 mile day. Either was miserable at that point.

I took my stock to an upholstery shop and had all the stock foam and gel pad replaced with much better foam and widened slightly. The Stock is now much superior to the Sargent. I think the problem is that my seat bones hit directly on the edge of the Sargent which resulted in pain. With the revised stock my seat bones are slightly inside the seat edges resulting in much more comfort. I still wouldn't take either on a saddlesore. My rear simply couldn't take it.

I think a lot depends on your build. I am 6' with a 33.5" inseam if that helps.
 

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I have the chance to pickup a used Sargent seat locally for around 250 . I want a new seat because mine sucks, could spend 100 and get it redone or jump at the Sargent . Every body raves about Sargent seats being good.
Hey, I've seen that ad on Kijiji too! I live on Kijiji because I am a stamp collector and prey on...nothing....honest. :yesnod: My bike has a gel insert and I have a real, large white sheepskin that I can throw over it. Previous owner said he had a Corbin first, and then did the seat mod. Liked the mod better.
 

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I used a Sargent seat for a day. It wasn't for me. See if you can take a ride on one for an hour before spending the dough.
 

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I bought a Sargent to replace the stock. The Sargent was better .... but not much. A (barely tolerable) 200 mile day on the stock seat became a (barely tolerable) 275 mile day. Either was miserable at that point.

I took my stock to an upholstery shop and had all the stock foam and gel pad replaced with much better foam and widened slightly. The Stock is now much superior to the Sargent. I think the problem is that my seat bones hit directly on the edge of the Sargent which resulted in pain. With the revised stock my seat bones are slightly inside the seat edges resulting in much more comfort. I still wouldn't take either on a saddlesore. My rear simply couldn't take it.

I think a lot depends on your build. I am 6' with a 33.5" inseam if that helps.
Do you have a photo of your redone seat?
 

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I had a Sargent for a little while -- didn't do it for me. But if you can get one cheap enough it's worth a try, because you can always sell it to another butt-sore experimenter.

I finally got my OEM seat modified for $250 by Rick Mayer and I'm very satisfied with it.
 
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