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post #1 of 19 Old 03-04-2009, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Seat Modification

Good Morning fellow Strommer's,

I have been looking to either modify or replace my seat and have been looking at spencers seat mods website ([email protected]) . It seems that lots of people have used his service and are happy, unfortunately for the past month I've been trying to get in touch with them to enquire about the cost and shipping to Toronto.

Has anybody had any contact them? I've tried email and voice mail and nothing! Don't know if they're out of business, on vacation or just not interested.

Any feedback would be appreciated!

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post #2 of 19 Old 03-04-2009, 08:26 AM
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I had Spencer do the long distance modification on the front portion of my 07 seat last winter. The pillion section is stock. He was fine to work with, very quick turnaround. May be on vacation now. That said, even though his modification made a big improvement over the stock seat for the 7 k miles I put on it last season, I decided to give my soon to be 64 year old butt a Sargent for this season. If you would be interested in my modified 650 seat, shoot me a PM. - moxie
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Good Morning fellow Strommer's,

I have been looking to either modify or replace my seat and have been looking at spencers seat mods website ([email protected]) . It seems that lots of people have used his service and are happy, unfortunately for the past month I've been trying to get in touch with them to enquire about the cost and shipping to Toronto.

Has anybody had any contact them? I've tried email and voice mail and nothing! Don't know if they're out of business, on vacation or just not interested.

Any feedback would be appreciated!
They did the front half of my seat. Huge improvement over the stock seat and the Suzuki 'gel' seat. But, for me, with painful hips (osteonecrosis), it is not good enough.

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post #4 of 19 Old 03-04-2009, 09:21 AM
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Just get a Corbin seat. I suffered with the stock seat from 03 - 07, and got a Corbin and made a huge difference. I am now kicking my formerly sore butt for not doing this earlier.
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post #5 of 19 Old 03-04-2009, 10:37 AM
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My two cents worth...if you generally like the stock seat but would like it to be just a little better, then Spencer's mod will probably work for you. If you're like me though and hate the stock seat, then don't bother with Spencer. Like others have said, you'll probably need a Corbin, Sargent or similar. I've had Spencer mod my stock seat and it is definitely better but still not even close to being a "long distance" seat. I've also had a Sargent for about 1000 miles and even that wasn't what I'd hoped for. Now I've got the Suzuki Gel seat and, so far, it's the best option for me. However, I still have comfort issues after just 150 miles so it might just be that the Strom doesn't fit me very well.

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My seat is currently enroute to Spencer. He has been great about responding to e-mail. Make sure to check your spam mail and make sure it isn't being flagged and deleted from you inbox.
FYI on shipping he likely can not answer that question as rates vary greatly by location. You will also have customs to deal with.

As a FYI I struggled a bit figuring out how to box my seat. To ship from Idaho to Florida on my first box attempt was $56!! :shocked:
I got in touch with Spencer and he gave me some box creating tips. After cutting, taping and making a box I got it down to $36 and sent it on it's way.

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post #7 of 19 Old 03-04-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the replys so far everybody! I've been looking at the Russell Day long as well. Seems to be a good seat judging by the feedback.

It would have been helpful to hear from Spencer's if only to confirm whether or not to go with them, however, I guess I'll have to go another route!

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As a FYI I struggled a bit figuring out how to box my seat. To ship from Idaho to Florida on my first box attempt was $56!! :shocked:
I got in touch with Spencer and he gave me some box creating tips. After cutting, taping and making a box I got it down to $36 and sent it on it's way.
Heya mytrook,

Was that $36 each way or round trip, UPS or FedEx?
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Heya mytrook,

Was that $36 each way or round trip, UPS or FedEx?
It was $36 one way from Idaho to Florida via FedEx, UPS was slightly more. My local shipper would not do a pre-paid return label for me so Spencer took care of return shipping. Because he has a commercial account he got a much better rate, only cost $15 to ship ti back.

As far as the seat mod goes I couldn't be happier with it. I've been able to get some saddle time now and all I can say is WOW this should have been my first mod. I'm impressed with Spencer's work and his turn around time is blazing fast!

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I had Spencer do my Sargent on my ST, easy to deal with, haven't done a long ride yet, but I've heard good things.

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