Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: washington state
Rich's seat update
I've had my rich's seat for over a year, sent it with them and some pic's from the motorcycle show. received the seat a couple of weeks later, very nice workmanship, felt great. I was coming off a corbin canyon seat. not to bad of a saddle but was super hard and I was moving around a lot. heavy and vibey. After riding my new seat for a season I felt it needed some adjustment. Called Nick at rich's and he said no problem come on over. I hauled the bike over and checked in, Rich met me at the door and saw to it that the bike was unloaded safely. I got there just before quitting time, I unloaded my gear into there guest apartment that rents for a mere $50.00 a night! Pictures don't do it justice, very plush digs! It was a sunny afternoon so Rich asked me if I'd like to go for a ride, he and is wife were going to catch some riding time in the good weather. So off we went out and about, ended up at a seafood place for a great meal and good company. it was great to get back in the seat again, been a long winter in my neck off the woods! Back at the apartment I kicked back and watched the " the Long way round" and how many times you could crash a overloaded GS. Next morning when I went down stairs I was ready for a pre fit test ride. first test ride was much better, but not quite there, I came back and explained what was needed and the technician began applying his magic. A little later I was ready for another road test. Bingo! This is the seat I was looking for. Back to the shop for the cover install and were done by lunchtime! Great experience, the service was awesome! I know I'm a little off track here so I'll come around.
I have a riding buddy who has a russell so we swap bikes now and then, the Russell fits nice but for me is too far forward almost on the tank. This is probably good if you do a lot of two up riding as the pillion has more seat. My Rich's seat is a Solo seat that sets me back a bit. Both seats are tall and I like that, though I'm on the balls of my feet at a light. Once again, it's hard to beat something that is custom made, and for the money I'm happy with my choice.
03' yellow dl1000 Rich's seat, custom built racks with ortieb drybags
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