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post #1 of 13 Old 06-13-2019, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Seat concepts commuter worse seat EVER

Seat Concepts Commuter WORSE SEAT EVER. I'm so pissed right now I could flippin scream. There were so many good reviews on this seat. I have no idea how ANYONE could like this seat. My balls are screaming for mercy everytime I touch the brake....well when I can GET to the brake. I'm shoved so far forward in this seat that I'm on the balls of my feet on the pegs. I have to literally pick up my foot and move it to where I can reach the brake or the shifter for that matter. I can't touch either while riding in the the seat. If you love your gas tank, and by that I mean LOVE your gas tank, you will love this set. Did I mention THERE ARE NO RETURNS? NONE. In the image below, the red circle is where you sit. Not back against the hump. Even if you push back in the seat that far it's not far enough. To fix this the seating section would need to be at leasts 2 inches further back and the seat angle level or angles toward the rear of the bike. As it is I'm going to have to see if I can cut up my old foam and shove it under and level the thing out somehow. DO NOT BUY THIS SEAT. I'm 5' 11" with a 32in inseam. I don't even know what kind of body would fit this seat. It looks great, rides like 50 shades of grey without the pleasurable parts.
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-13-2019, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry wrong picture this one has the circle on it
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-13-2019, 06:56 AM
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Could it be that your balls are just larger than the average mans?
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-13-2019, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Could it be that your balls are just larger than the average mans?
That they are but this seat is horrible. Beyond horrible. Dangerous in my opinion.
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-13-2019, 07:37 AM
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Seat Modification

I had great luck by cutting 2" off rear of stock seat, and tapering the cut to 0" near mid point.
Made stock seat more level, and allows movement fore'n aft. I made a seat pad, out of softer foam. I can ride for hours with no issues now.



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Have you tried reaching out to Seat Concepts?? Did you buy a complete seat or a foam and cover kit? From what iíve seen on multiple forums is the seat manufacturers are pretty good about trying to get your satisfaction.

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-13-2019, 09:53 AM
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I refuse to use any seat that forces you to sit in one spot......doesn't work well offroad. I guess that's why I have the stock seats on my KLR's


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post #8 of 13 Old 06-19-2019, 07:15 AM
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I refuse to use any seat that forces you to sit in one spot......doesn't work well offroad. I guess that's why I have the stock seats on my KLR's


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And it doesn't work well on-road, either. I like the ability to on long highway trips to move fore and aft a few inches. Just this small movement helps prevent fatigue and keeps your butt from tiring. Stock seats for me, too.

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-19-2019, 05:52 PM
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Seat Concepts Commuter WORSE SEAT EVER. I'm so pissed right now I could flippin scream. There were so many good reviews on this seat. I have no idea how ANYONE could like this seat. My balls are screaming for mercy everytime I touch the brake....well when I can GET to the brake. I'm shoved so far forward in this seat that I'm on the balls of my feet on the pegs. I have to literally pick up my foot and move it to where I can reach the brake or the shifter for that matter. I can't touch either while riding in the the seat. If you love your gas tank, and by that I mean LOVE your gas tank, you will love this set. Did I mention THERE ARE NO RETURNS? NONE. In the image below, the red circle is where you sit. Not back against the hump. Even if you push back in the seat that far it's not far enough. To fix this the seating section would need to be at leasts 2 inches further back and the seat angle level or angles toward the rear of the bike. As it is I'm going to have to see if I can cut up my old foam and shove it under and level the thing out somehow. DO NOT BUY THIS SEAT. I'm 5' 11" with a 32in inseam. I don't even know what kind of body would fit this seat. It looks great, rides like 50 shades of grey without the pleasurable parts.
I just bought a complete seat from them and it’s great! It’s the 4th seat I bought from SC. My KLR is pre-2008 and the seat is flat. I know what you mean about needing to move around a little. Tell them your issue and they will probably work with you.
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-19-2019, 07:44 PM
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Iím afraid I agree with the OP. Iíve had SC seats on two bikes and my experiences were similar to his.

I know and like the guys from SC and they did their best to fix the seats, but after two tries, I gave up and sold it.

Just like Corbin seats donít work for everyone (too hard), SC seats donít work for some.

I have a couple of seats for my KLR today: A Sargent and an Ultimate Seat (kind of a Corbin seat but more $$$$) and I like both an awful lot.

Keep experimenting, keep trying new ones. Eventually youíll find the perfect fit.

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