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02-28-2012 12:41 AM
Al in Ogden
Inexpensive, but not cheap seat pad

[QUOTE=RF_R_US;59220]Believe it or not this group is great for you trying something CHEEEP first, try this, I just got one....

I've had one on my 08 for a year now and it is excellent, although it does raise the seat even higher.
Al
02-26-2012 11:24 PM
Savage I went with Seatconcepts again for my KLR. It didn't take long at all to remove the old and finesse on the new.






Took'r for a ride today. So wide and smooth!
07-14-2011 07:04 PM
Paper Well, if you go backwards in this topic to post #14, you'll see the Travelcade seat, as well as the Russell Day Long seat I'm currently using.. The Travelcade seat, with a sheep skin was good for a 350+ mile day.. The Russell is good for all day, every day..
07-14-2011 06:48 PM
AlvinTostig
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For some people, the stock seat works for them.. 60/40 is a friend of mine and he has no problem with his stock seat.

When I bought my 02' in 04', I rode to my "local" dealer for an oil filter.. It's a 30 minute ride each way.. I had decided to look for a different seat before I got to the dealership, and the ride back home cemented the fact.. 2 hours later, I had a Travelcade Jel seat on the way from Dual Star..

The stocker didn't work for me, at all..
When finances permit, I may have to one day look into the one you've got. Anything with the word Jel in it sounds good to me.
07-14-2011 04:03 PM
Paper
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I still like my stock seat, but maybe I don't know what I'm missing.
For some people, the stock seat works for them.. 60/40 is a friend of mine and he has no problem with his stock seat.

When I bought my 02' in 04', I rode to my "local" dealer for an oil filter.. It's a 30 minute ride each way.. I had decided to look for a different seat before I got to the dealership, and the ride back home cemented the fact.. 2 hours later, I had a Travelcade Jel seat on the way from Dual Star..

The stocker didn't work for me, at all..
07-14-2011 03:58 PM
AlvinTostig I still like my stock seat, but maybe I don't know what I'm missing.
07-14-2011 03:14 PM
Lockjaw Nice, you and Tom should have a home-done seat mod-off.



07-14-2011 12:09 PM
planalp [QUOTE=Pub_Charlie;86692 I may start a new thread and do a step by step on it.[/QUOTE]

Great idea. I think a lot of folks would be interested and you obviously know what you're doing.



07-14-2011 11:52 AM
Pub_Charlie thanks guys, to be honest i didn't expect it to turn out that good. It really wasn't that hard though. I may start a new thread and do a step by step on it. Only hard thing was stretching the vinyl. For that you almost need 2 people. one to heat and stretch the vinyl and another the staple it in place. You also need a pretty good heat gun. A good hair dryer may work, dunno.
07-14-2011 09:52 AM
Paper +1!!!!

Looks fantastic!!!

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