Well said. I also just started to use a nice Alaska Leathers sheepskin. Very happy with the gel seat which does get warm but not a deal breaker. It is perhaps 1/2-3/4" taller than stock, fits great because it is a Suzuki product, and it has a firm feel (sort of how Corbins feel firm). It is better than stock, perhaps unless you already feel the stock is too tall. Comfortable to stand up on too. I've ridden 600 mile days but couldn't have done that with stock seat.The Gel Seat is a Suzuki Accessory, but can be found frequently on Ebay........prices range from $100 to $200. I believe it's a stock seat that has a Gel Insert placed in it.......it could have some stock foam removed for the gel insert to fit correctly....I honestly don't know, just guessing. Some owners find they get super-hot in the summer if left in the direct sunlight. I use one..........sold my heavy, expensive Corbin and went back to the Gel seat + a sheepskin cover doo-hicky......fits my inseam/crotch area better than the corbin (the corbin would tend to spread my thighs farther apart to where I had difficulty touching the ground).
I'm only posting here since the first two guys above have a low number of posts and appear to not been here very long. I hope this helps in some way!! :thumbup:
I've never sat on a "carp". Haha.The Gel seat seems to be harder than a carp. Even with an Air Hawk on it it busted my booty.:green_lol: