StromTrooper banner
1 - 20 of 27 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
759 Posts
Plenty of threads about this... but to give a quick answer, I have the Suzuki gel seat and it is a big improvement over the stock POS. However, I still get a burnin' bum about 4 hours into my 6 hour commute. This would probably happen with just about ANY seat. But it was a big improvement over the stock seat. Hope this helps a bit, try the search tool, it will give you lots of good info.
 

· Premium Member
Former 2x DL650 owner; moved onto Super Tenere ES
Joined
·
527 Posts
Gel is firm like a Corbin (Yes I've owned 3 Corbins in past) and a great value. It runs a bit hot in summer - better with Alaska sheepskin. Not a miracle seat but at least doubles my comfort and I carry an Airhawk for long rides (which I've used on many bikes but is not good off road - standing). Is it a Russell Day Long? No but it's $350 cheaper.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
I love my gelly seat; for me, a definitive improvement over stock. Does raise you a bit, which worked out well for me.

It does get hot on the sun; if I park outside, I make sure I leave something on the seat so it is not under the direct heat; here in TX that could be... uncomfortable. :yikes:
 

· Official Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
Joined
·
5,932 Posts
Wondering if anyone has one or has tried it and can give me some feedback.
If you put in on a Wee to change out the torture device that comes on those you will think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

It is better than the factory Vee seat IMO. Mainly due to the better shape it is formed in.

If the V Stroms came with this seat from the factory they would be looked upon as having one the best saddles any bike has from the factory.

They are not in the same league as a Russell Day Long, or one of the Mayer saddles. But for the price you cannot go wrong!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
3,778 Posts
It's a good value, compared to other "custom" seats out there.

Comfortable and raises you up an inch or so from the stock 650 seat.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
118 Posts
I like mine much better than the stock seat. Considerably less butt fatigue. I was surprised to find it is (or feels) slightly wider and thus affects how well my fleet plant on the ground (I'm 5-10). I really liked the seat so I got some 3/4in lowering links and all is well.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
352 Posts
The gel is a major improvement over the stock seat for me. I don't recommend it for shorter riders because it moves you up and back a bit. Also, the gel heats up if you leave it sitting in direct sunlight. For the money, I believe it's the best seat available. If money isn't a consideration get a Russel Day Long.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
900 Posts
Gel seat & Alaska sheepskin

Got both about a month ago. I *thought* I felt a difference until, just like the stock seat, my butt started aching 2 1/2 hours into riding. I'm just going to resign myself to taking (to steal an old saying) "a butt break" every couple of hours i.e. getting off the bike and walking around before motoring on down the road.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
I'm 6'4" 240, and I just installed the Gel seat last week. My commute one way is 27 miles, and my a$$ hurt half way through. The gel seat has eliminate any discomfort. As far as long trips, I cant comment. Good luck.
 
1 - 20 of 27 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top