I put a suzuki gel seat from a vee on my k4 650 a couple years ago and really liked it. Its taller and a little flatter. With an airhawk knockoff I can ride all day.
I also tried a Sit-n-Fly. For one thing, it looks like some big ugly hair net. (Ha, I know the V-Strom is not a beauty queen, either, but there are limits!) It helped the stock seat a little bit, but not enough. I will say that the mesh weave definitely keeps things cool, but in colder weather maybe too cool! Plus that material is very coarse and I worried about abrasion to the tank, where the front of the seat contacts it.thx for the replies
The decked out Corbin is over $1k. Heated and backrest.
The Sargent and Saddlemen are more than twice the cost of the Suzuki.
I don't want something I have to assemble and want to keep the stock seat intact. No strap on pads, only because I don't plan on any long road trips soon. Having trouble finding the right size of the SitnFly. Seems to be a crapshoot.
Ok...ordered another cheaper mesh cover and plan to spec out a pad. No luck with Sit n Fly and I don't want to deal with that brand anymore, ever. Need a very thin pad because I don't want any more seat height.I used car protection film on the back of the tank. A gel seat pad will slip under a sit & fly and do what a gel seat does - almost - the sit & fly stops the gel cooking the meatballs which is a step up on the Suzuki gel eat .
The result won't win a beauty contest but it's less ugly than many of the custom seats.