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Offline f5tostayalive

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After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« on: July 17, 2012, 10:20:19 pm »
I'm planning on getting an after market seat for my '08 C-14 ABS.......I think I have decided a Rick Mayer seat.
Anyone had any experience with his seats?  What I've heard is all good so far.
The Russell Day-Long-Saddles are also well rated but much more $$$$$$.

Any wisdom out there????? 

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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 11:06:47 pm »
I've owned Corbin seats on two very different motorcycles (both owned north of 15yrs) and like the firmness of them.

I'm awaiting delivery of a new seat for my '09 from http://www.laamseats.com  (he's ex Corbin, starting out on his own).  The initial service has been great (very high touch/communications).  Looking forward to doing some 'cheek to cheek' comparison.


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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 11:10:11 pm »
Let me be the first to tell you TURN AROUND AND RUN!!!!   DO NOT BUY a Rick Mayer seat.  I did and still regret it.  First, communication was poor, tells me to send in my seat so I did (12/20) then sends me an email saying send in my seat the start date is 2/9.  Ok he has my seat for 1.5 months before he starts, and says he'll get to it as soon as he can.  I didn't get my seat back until last week of April.  I don't know why I sent in my information or pictures because he set the seat up totally wrong.  I didn't bother to send it back because I couldn't get the bad taste out of my mouth from the first time.

With that said I sent the same seat to Russell Day Long and quickly got back the best seat I've ever sat on.  Before I couldn't go more than 2 hours without pain, now I can go over 8 hours and still keep going.

Russell may be a little more up front but it's better built and in the long run you can't put a price on comfort.  Trust me you won't regret Russell but you will Rick.
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 01:57:43 am »
Well, I will counter Gigantor's experience.  I have a Rick Mayer seat and am extremely pleased with it.  It is true that he can take some time to turn the seat around, but in my case that was something that was communicated up front.  The first seat we received was very comfortable, a big improvement over the stock seat.  After some time with the seat, my wife wanted some changes made to the seat, at which time we sent the seat back for some rework.  They reworked it exactly the way we asked them to, and with no charge except for shipping.  Now, I purchased the seat the better part of five years ago, and it is possible there have been some changes in their quality and service since then, but based on my experience, I would not hesitate to buy another seat from them.
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 03:21:08 am »
GF,
Maybe you had a better experience 5 years ago but I should have mentioned mine was done last year in 2/11.  He stated a 10 day turn around and after a month of when is was to be finish they said yes its a 10 day turn around and they didn't know why it was delayed and then said it was because they were busy.  Then why give production dates.  My seat was delayed for 2 months.
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 08:15:09 am »
I put a Rick Mayer on my '06 SV1kS


I should have gone with the Russell.   :-[  The RM would give me such a bad a** burn after 80 miles I would have to stop and let my buns rest.  On a 5600 mile 12 day trip around the US I bought a $200 airhawk to ease the pain.  I will never buy a RM again, it just didn't work for me.  I have a Russell on my '09 C14, and I had the RD on my two C10's also
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 08:45:18 am »
I put a Rick Mayer on my '06 SV1kS


I should have gone with the Russell.   :-[  The RM would give me such a bad a** burn after 80 miles I would have to stop and let my buns rest.  On a 5600 mile 12 day trip around the US I bought a $200 airhawk to ease the pain.  I will never buy a RM again, it just didn't work for me.  I have a Russell on my '09 C14, and I had the RD on my two C10's also



But at least it's a good looking seat on that SV.  :)

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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 12:11:04 pm »
Two years ago I did a Ride-in to Rick's and had him do my seat while I hung out at his place. It was a great experience. I used it as a good reason to visit California again. I don't understand why they even put Nevada between us, to keep them there or Utards here I guess. The seat turned out good. It looks great, but I am still looking for the best of both, form and function...
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 10:43:59 pm »
Rick is moving to Sacramento. Get ahold of Seth Laam. He worked for Rick for over 10 years and is now on his own. Several people from the forum have now had seats done by him, me included. His website is www.yourcustomseat.com

you can also see some pics of mine in my thread about changing my corbin seat.

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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 11:32:15 pm »
Seems finding a good custom seat that works for you is a crap shoot ..im going directly to the $200 airhawk ... :)
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2012, 02:23:00 am »
Seems finding a good custom seat that works for you is a crap shoot ..im going directly to the $200 airhawk ... :)

Yellowstone,

I thought the airhawk would be a solution to my woes and it was better than just sitting on the Corbin but after awhile it was no better.  I suggest saving some buck and go with the Russell.  It may be a bit more money but it's worth more than you'll pay for it, meaning the Russell may cost you $450 to $500 but it's worth a heck of a lot more in the long run.
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Re: After market seat....Rick Mayer Seats
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2012, 07:48:52 am »
Yellowstone,

I thought the airhawk would be a solution to my woes and it was better than just sitting on the Corbin but after awhile it was no better.  I suggest saving some buck and go with the Russell.  It may be a bit more money but it's worth more than you'll pay for it, meaning the Russell may cost you $450 to $500 but it's worth a heck of a lot more in the long run.

I agree 1000%, I bought the $200 airhawk on my long trip and found it only added a few miles before my butt would burn anyway, so it was really a waste of money
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