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post #1 of 16 Old 08-25-2016, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Picking my seat...

This past month, my seat has finally torn pretty good on both sides. Perfect excuse for an upgrade. I've been doing 90% + riding on the road. Some of my latest long mileage treks have left me a bit sore. What's the go to seat for road riding comfort?

Word on the street I've been hearing is a Sargent and Saddlemen brand...

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-26-2016, 03:54 PM
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I went with a Russell day-long. It's expensive, but it's custom built and hands down the most comfortable motorcycle seat I've ever seen. Ridden all day only stopping for gas with no soreness at all.

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post #3 of 16 Old 08-26-2016, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Russell? Haven't heard of that one. I'll have to check it out. Post some pictures if you can.
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-26-2016, 06:56 PM
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I don't have any pics on my phone with me. I'll get one tonight when I get home for you though.
Here's a link to their website photo gallery in the mean time:
http://www.day-long.com/gallery/kawaski/

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post #5 of 16 Old 08-26-2016, 10:39 PM
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Seat concepts has great seats. Have them on the KLR and the Ténéré

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post #6 of 16 Old 08-27-2016, 09:10 AM
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+1 on Seat Concepts. You use your existing seat pan and DIY install their new foam and cover kit. You can choose either standard or low version. I picked up an extra pan and now have one of each. The standard will sit you a little higher than stock but is better for a high mileage day. The low helps you get a foot down if you're kinda short legged, like me. All you need is a heavy duty staple gun, like an Arrow T50, etc., and some staples. To me the foam density on either version is perfect - neither too hard nor too soft.
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-27-2016, 05:04 PM
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I have a TPI comfort seat and love it. Tried a Corbin and didn't care for it.
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-28-2016, 12:32 AM
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Like my Sargent a lot. Kind of wish I'd ponied up for the Russell




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post #9 of 16 Old 08-28-2016, 10:24 AM
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From the title "Picking my seat" I was thinking maybe a little Gold Bond powder might help with any itch problems.

I just bought a Sargent and so far I'm not that impressed but everyone's butt is different.
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Tried a Corbin and didn't care for it.
+1. Like getting a stone bruise. Some folks love 'em though. To each his own.
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