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post #1 of 4 Old 01-11-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Seat and backrest

Did anyone try gel seat kit and what are your thoughts?
I was gonna include the link for it so you can see it, but it looks like I'm not allowed to attach links to other sites until I have more than 15 posts.

I'm looking to find something relatively inexpensive that will provide some comfort on long rides.

Wouldn't mind investing in some backrest that I can attach to top case. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-11-2014, 01:37 PM
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Did anyone try gel seat kit and what are your thoughts?
I was gonna include the link for it so you can see it, but it looks like I'm not allowed to attach links to other sites until I have more than 15 posts.

I'm looking to find something relatively inexpensive that will provide some comfort on long rides.

Wouldn't mind investing in some backrest that I can attach to top case. Any suggestions?
I had the gel seat, it was a little more comfortable than the stock seat. I didn't like the way the gel heated up in the sun though and then proceeded to hold the heat... Almost poaching sensitive parts! Still have it in the basement somewhere.

I much prefer the Seat Concepts kit, close in price and a lot more comfortable in my opinion. Same kind of deal, you reuse your pan and get new foam and a new cover in the kit. The Seat Concepts seat is wider than the stocker and seems to make a big difference. Well, for me anyway

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-11-2014, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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I much prefer the Seat Concepts kit, close in price and a lot more comfortable in my opinion. Same kind of deal, you reuse your pan and get new foam and a new cover in the kit. The Seat Concepts seat is wider than the stocker and seems to make a big difference. Well, for me anyway
Thank you. I might get seat concepts myself.
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Backrest options: I have a Biker's Friend bag that I bought for my first bike several years ago that I put on the KLR toward the end of the Fall. Works for me and gives me additional luggage capacity.

bikersfriend.com (<==add www)(don't yet have 15 posts so not allowed to put in URL to other site)
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