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Offline Yellow Jacket

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Anyone try Saddlemen Gel Channel seat?
« on: May 18, 2015, 01:47:10 pm »
Considering trying a Saddlemen seat, possibly this one:  http://www.saddlemen.com/sport-style-gel-channel-solo-seat-with-matching-pillion-cover-ninja-series-kawasaki-2
She came with a Sargent (standard height) and I am beginning to really dislike it.  Less than 100 miles of riding hurts a specific area on the right side of my butt.  Does anyone have a seat like this or some advice?
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Re: Anyone try Saddlemen Gel Channel seat?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 01:53:45 pm »
Looks cool and the channel looks like a good idea. But looking at the pic it appears that there isn't enough seating area to spread the weight around.

That's all I know. I have never seen that seat before. I liked my Sargent, btw. Are you sitting on a wallet? I ask since you said the discomfort is on one side . . .

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Re: Anyone try Saddlemen Gel Channel seat?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 01:57:59 pm »
Be careful about "gel".  Many seat manufacturers are getting away from it the reasons Corbin states in their faqs:  http://corbin.com/faq.shtml
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Re: Anyone try Saddlemen Gel Channel seat?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 02:42:50 pm »
Don't sit on my wallet and I hear you about area.  The Sargent has area, but I seem to settle in a spot and slide around the rest of it.  Interesting about the gel, thank you.  That could explain why I feel the pain on the Sargent!
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