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Offline Woody

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Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« on: February 21, 2016, 09:33:58 pm »
Just bought a 2012 Concours ABS. My first, owned a 1999 before. This is a bad boy. Has 3950 miles and extended warranty till May 2018. No comparison to my 99.  Here is my question. I am 290 lbs and 5'10", yes I know...... The current factory seat seems very soft and unsupportive and seems to push you into the tank. I am willing to spend to money to get a great seat that will work correctly for myself and my wife. PS, she is of normal height and weight, yes I know lucky me. Out of all the custom seat builders who will treat me right and build something I will be happy with the first time???

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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 09:38:11 pm »
Woody,
Russell, and Baldwin would be the ones I would go to first, for for the best possible outcome in one shot. All of the top seat makers "can" do it. Will they is the question. There is also your personal preference to be considered in this equation as well. Exactly what you require needs to be exactly conveyed to whomever is building your seat.
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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 09:47:15 pm »
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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 10:04:08 pm »
Just bought a 2012 Concours ABS. My first, owned a 1999 before. This is a bad boy. Has 3950 miles and extended warranty till May 2018. No comparison to my 99.  Here is my question. I am 290 lbs and 5'10", yes I know...... The current factory seat seems very soft and unsupportive and seems to push you into the tank. I am willing to spend to money to get a great seat that will work correctly for myself and my wife. PS, she is of normal height and weight, yes I know lucky me. Out of all the custom seat builders who will treat me right and build something I will be happy with the first time???


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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 10:45:17 pm »
Oh and you might as well extend the warranty another 3 years since you can.  Almost every big ticket item I haven't had a warranty on made me pay.  Most of the big ticket items I've warrantied never let me down (  my last xterra crapped a fuel pump once..... Along with about 100 other fuel pumps that week I the area , bad batch of fuel...... Nissan replaced under warranty without argument ).   Just like you have to make a blood sacrifice to the gods of maintenance everyone once in a while, so too must you make an offering to the warranty gremlins ;)
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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 03:41:04 am »
Ended up buying a used front and rear heated Corbin off ebay. Haven't gotten around to installing it yet. Hope it works out!!!

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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 03:54:27 am »
You probably made a good choice. Corbin is hard but you are heavy so that could be good. The Russell may have been to high for 5'10". Depends on your inseam.  The Corbin is flatter too. If it is still too hard, add a sheepskin butt pad. Good luck! Let us know how it works.

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Re: Custom seat for 2012 Concours
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 09:19:37 am »
My Corbin is rock hard.  I hated it until I added an Airhawk-R. 
That combo is working well for me but I'm looking forward to a Baldwin someday.
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