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post #1 of 12 Old 09-01-2019, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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What seat do you have??

When I bought this bike it came with a corbin drop seat. That thing is slightly cushier than a 2x6 plank. And the material is so slick every time you just touch brakes u slide up to tank. My cousin has a 08 and the stock seat is light years ahead of this one. Suggestions anyone. I do like the drop style but got to be softer. Thanks Steve
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-01-2019, 11:08 AM
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I have a Sargent aftermarket seat. The stock one on my 2012 was way to narrow and could not stand riding more than 30 miles on the open road. The Sargent is wider but does not get in the way when riding off road. It is firm, but not like hard as a rock like a Corbin. The Sargent works for me.
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-01-2019, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I checked on the Sargeant seats on site. Look good and reasonable price. Did you get low seat?
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-01-2019, 10:01 PM
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Sargeant seat here too !

Bought a Sargeant 1.5 months ago. It looks great, and there's definitely more support than the stock seat on my 2014.5.
That said, it seems like there are very few bikes, if any, that I can ride for hours at a time without experiencing some discomfort.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-02-2019, 11:33 AM
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I checked on the Sargeant seats on site. Look good and reasonable price. Did you get low seat?
No, I have the standard seat. I just slide up to the tank if I need to get both feet on the ground. Most of the time I can just stay where I am sitting and I can flat foot my left foot with the bike leaned over just a tiny bit. I am 5-10 with a 31 inch inseam.
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-02-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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By sounds of it you close to my height. Whats the max riding time on this seat? We may have days close to 10rs on seat.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-07-2019, 10:22 AM
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I took my original seat to a custom seat guy. He did a little carving of the foam and then added different types of foam, glued it all together and viola. It didn't look that difficult, I would do it myself next time.
Maybe give that a shot...
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post #8 of 12 Old 09-08-2019, 09:40 AM
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Stock seat on my 2018, I just did like I did to most of my Harleys.
Took the seat off and pulled all the staples out and went to town with the electric knife, till it fit the way I wanted. Then pull and restapled. Its not a beauty, contest for me. It lowers the seat how ever much one wants to take out of it and adds a short backrest. For long trips I have a lamb skin jell seat cover.
I took the seat all the way down to about 1/2 or less, so it gave me free handle bar risers at the same time. I can put both feet on the ground now and with work boots on have both heals on the ground. Im 5-11
I can do a 100 miles no problem without a sore butt.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-08-2019, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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I wish i had the factory seat. I rode my cousins 07 and its light years ahead of this. I'll take to apohlstry lady I know and see if they can fix. In yukon ride we likely have to ride 300-400 miles per day to get to accomadations.
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-08-2019, 07:00 PM
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My longest day on my homemade seat was 650 miles.

I made the seat by removing the stock cover and padding and attaching a $12 15" x 20" Poly Cutting Board from Walmart to the base pan. I left the back half 15" wide and narrowed the front down to stock width at the very front. I put two 1" layers of semi firm foam (firmer than fabric store pillow foam) from the internet on the board and attached it with staples and glue.

It has lasted over 60,000 miles and is being relocated to my newer KLR and recovered to match the color. While cruising I can sit back on the nice wide soft back section and sslide up to the narrower front for more technical work. The padding is about 2" thick. I have a 30" inseam and can flat foot it from the front.
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