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post #1 of 5 Old 11-19-2016, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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My opinion on the Sargent seat

I just thought I'd pass on my 2 cents about the Sargent seat since everyone was kind enough to offer their opinion when asked.

So I've had it about 3 months now and no complaints.

Pros: Definitely more comfortable than the stock seat. If I'm getting a little uncomfortable or numb, I can push back a bit to the wider part of the seat. Pretty much to the length of my arms and it takes the pressure off; "spreads the wealth" per say. I think if I changed my handle bars to close the gap, it might make it more comfortable yet.

Cons: Depending on the pants one wears, it can be a bit slippery. Jeans are ok. My first time really riding with the new seat I was heading to work, wearing my ABUs. I was sitting a little further back. When I hit the brakes I figured it out real quick as my junk met the gas tank. It took a little getting used to but I'm good with it now.

Overall I'm satisfied with my purchase and would recommend it to someone looking for an upgrade from stock.
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I just thought I'd pass on my 2 cents about the Sargent seat since everyone was kind enough to offer their opinion when asked.

So I've had it about 3 months now and no complaints.

Pros: Definitely more comfortable than the stock seat. If I'm getting a little uncomfortable or numb, I can push back a bit to the wider part of the seat. Pretty much to the length of my arms and it takes the pressure off; "spreads the wealth" per say. I think if I changed my handle bars to close the gap, it might make it more comfortable yet.

Cons: Depending on the pants one wears, it can be a bit slippery. Jeans are ok. My first time really riding with the new seat I was heading to work, wearing my ABUs. I was sitting a little further back. When I hit the brakes I figured it out real quick as my junk met the gas tank. It took a little getting used to but I'm good with it now.

Overall I'm satisfied with my purchase and would recommend it to someone looking for an upgrade from stock.
That's a fair assessment, I'd say.




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Agree 100%. Each of my 3 bikes has a Sargent. Comfy, but a bit slick.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-20-2016, 11:15 PM
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I have them too and feel they are a great product. If you are finding it a bit slick....think two sided tape!! I remember when I ArmorAlled my motocross bike's seat.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-23-2016, 10:08 AM
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I put the Sargent seat on mine a few months ago, but not happy with it even with an Alaska Leather butt pad. I'm 6'-2" 290lb and I can't find a comfortable riding position on it. I either get lower back cramps or upper butt pain. Looking for another seat.

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