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post #1 of 12 Old 05-29-2007, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacement Seat for 2001 KLR 650

Does anybody have any advice as to a replacement seat for the KLR 650? I don't like the stock seat and know of only two after market seats. Corbin and Aftika single. Let me hear from you. Thanks
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-29-2007, 10:51 AM
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Does anybody have any advice as to a replacement seat for the KLR 650? I don't like the stock seat and know of only two after market seats. Corbin and Aftika single. Let me hear from you. Thanks

Corbin has the worst customer service of any business in the world (personal opinion)

I've never seen (in person) the Africa Single seat, but the photos look nice.

I've got a Travelcade Gel Seat from Dual Star. It's much more comfortable than the stocker, and is only a touch over $100.



I've had it on the bike for a couple years and it's holding up very nice. I've done 3-500 mile days on it in comfort, but will admit that a sheepskin aids comfort on long trips. My only real complaint about it is that the covering isn't waterproof.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-29-2007, 02:04 PM
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I've got a date penciled with Renazco for a seat for my TE610. Dude is booked about 8-10 weeks out. Everybody seems to like their seats.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-21-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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ive got the corbin flat model and it was the best money ive put into the bike so far, 2 years ago it only cost 269 to the house, but i understand the price has gone up, i highly recomend this seat, make sure you get the flat model, not the dished, if that is out of your price range i understand wallmart sells an atv cover for about 15 bucks that alot of people in north ga are buying and liking alot
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-22-2007, 12:19 AM
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i understand wallmart sells an atv cover for about 15 bucks that alot of people in north ga are buying and liking alot
I've got a few of them. Walmart seat covers, that is..
They're not bad, but I took mine off. I like the Travelcade/dead sheep combo better.
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-22-2007, 06:04 AM
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Russell also makes a nice seat, but the price has kept me away, I replaced the foam inside myself using a combination of foams, it isn't the best but I have done many miles on it.

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-22-2007, 06:57 AM
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Russell also makes a nice seat, but the price has kept me away,
The Russell seats are without a doubt, the most comfortable motorcycle seat made. That said, they're also the ugliest..

On the other hand, they're so comfortable that you're always sitting on the bike, so you can't see the seat in the first place..
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-22-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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I have a Corbin dished all black leather. The only problem is I ordered no welts and it came with welts. Before I emailed Corbin and they say the KLR seats are made to order now, he told me it would take at least 3-4 weeks. I got the seat in 2 weeks.I was very suprised. Other than the price and the welts the seat is great. I ride 75%on road so the wider seat is nice. The seat has a lot of grip and a slight slope were its dished so sliding your weight from the front of the seat to the back is a bit of a pain. Also I'm 5'8 so to sit above the slope, on the most comforable spot puts my arms at almost full extension. I usually sit a little above half way up the incline where its more flat. It's much more comfortable than the stock seat in any position. It was a little akward at first but after 500 miles I am very happy with my choice.
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-24-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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I have the dished Corbin too and I agree 100% with Gitrdun. Some days I love and some days I question it. It seems to be better on the lang trip rather than around town. I would like to hear from someone who has the afrika single one. Looks like the Corbin but not as hard and ot as $$$$.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-01-2007, 08:57 AM
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I am currently using an afrika single and have no compliants, its 10x more comfy then the stocker , I dont like the gap it has between the seat and the tank but as someone said ya cant see it while you are riding, have only been on afew rides with it, 100 miles yesturday but I can say it cost me 210 or so and with a deal like that I am smiling and my arse is happy...
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