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post #1 of 23 Old 02-11-2010, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Stock seat just isnt cutting it for me!!! I need some options.

I have a question for all of you wee owners with aftermarket seats. I am 6’2 with a 32+ inseam. I really don’t know the exact measurement. The stock seat just isn’t cutting it for me. I have a 40 mile commute to work, one way. I only get half the way there, before my hind end is killing me. The problem for me seems to be that the separation between the driver and passenger section of the seat feels like it is way too far forward. It pushes on the back part of my rear end, which makes the back of the old dairy-air numb in no time at all. I was hoping you guys could push me in the direction of a good aftermarket seat. From what I have read on this forum, the touring seat sounds like the way to go. I was wondering do the Corbin and Sergeant seats accomplish this same thing? I really don’t want the seat to be any lower than it already is. I appreciate any help you guys can give me on this. Thanks!!!
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I had a similar problem and did some surgical augmentation to my stocker. I used 1.5" closed cell foam and did a bit of experimentation.

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post #3 of 23 Old 02-11-2010, 09:33 AM
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I got a Russell for just a little more than what a Corbin cost and love it. Could not ride more than a couple of hours on the stock one, all day now.
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I'm 6'2", 34" inseam, and I've been exceptionally pleased with my Suzuki gel seat.
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post #5 of 23 Old 02-11-2010, 10:14 AM
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I tried the Tall Touring Seat and didn't think it was that much better. I sent my seat to Sargent for some custom seat work. My problem is similar to yours. I kept wanting to sit where it started sloping up to the passenger seat. After talking to Bill at Sargent, we decided the best plan of attack would be to make a level seating area, increase the height (I'm 6'6"), and do away with the rise (passenger hump). This will make it more of a "bench" type seat. I like to move forward and back while riding especially on the trails and FS roads. They have my seat right now, and I should be getting it back next week. I'll post some pics when it comes back. Another thing, it cost about $200 less than the Sargent World Sport Seat.

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post #6 of 23 Old 02-11-2010, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the good information! dsm_rally Sun Prarie Wi, its a small world isn't it. I am originally from Watertown, Wi born and raised. I live in vegas now, because of the military. Cant beat the weather it's 60 here today. Just thought I would rub it in...lol Im looking forward to hearing more from you guys. Thanks!!!
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OEM Gel seat for $170ish is world's better for me.
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post #8 of 23 Old 02-11-2010, 03:01 PM
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Russel seat. But still can't ride all day. Light years better than the stock seat though.

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post #9 of 23 Old 02-11-2010, 03:32 PM
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When I had my seat modified by a local upholsterer, he cut out the plastic rise and reshaped the seat to give me more room. Helped a little. In my case, it didn't change my normal seating position (I'd probably need some up-and-backs on my handlebars to make full use of the extra room) but it did give me extra space to slide into for a change.

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Thanks for all of the good information! dsm_rally Sun Prarie Wi, its a small world isn't it. I am originally from Watertown, Wi born and raised. I live in vegas now, because of the military. Cant beat the weather it's 60 here today. Just thought I would rub it in...lol Im looking forward to hearing more from you guys. Thanks!!!
Yah, yah...rub it in. :mrgreen:

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OEM Gel seat for $170ish is world's better for me.
I git my gel seat used for like $120, I think.
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