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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2012, 09:44:10 pm »
I am also interested in what others have to say about the LAAM seat. I have LAAM leather seat in my garage awaiting to be installed. I am not able try the new seat out because I am traveling on business right now. BUT soon as I get back home Friday, I am leaving on a 1500 KM trip, so I will be doing a review in a couple of weeks.
PS I have also owned a Baldwin seat (the first generation, which did  not work for me)
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2012, 02:54:40 am »
Granted I only put about a hundred miles on it (I just got mine back this afternoon), but I gotta admit that this seat is going to be a winner. It's far more comfortable than the stock seat, Corbin or the Sargent. The foam is just right... Not too soft and hard like the Corbin was. It provides good support so far. And my backside just likes the feel of leather... No... Not like that! It breaths and gives better than Vinyl.

Here's a few shots on the bike. I'm really digging the Bomber leather!



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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2012, 03:43:18 am »
I am also interested in what others have to say about the LAAM seat. I have LAAM leather seat in my garage awaiting to be installed. I am not able try the new seat out because I am traveling on business right now. BUT soon as I get back home Friday, I am leaving on a 1500 KM trip, so I will be doing a review in a couple of weeks.
PS I have also owned a Baldwin seat (the first generation, which did  not work for me)

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If you are coming through West Van, I would love to see it!

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2012, 07:00:00 pm »
Got up early this morning and went for a ride with the new LAAM seat installed. WOW!!  :) What a great seat. No more pressure points or sliding into the tank. This is also a beautifully made seat. Seth is a master at his craft.
I am off on a 1500 Km trip second week in Sept. I will post a fully review when I return, PUT I can already tell this is a very good seat.

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2012, 05:59:17 pm »
Few pictures

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2012, 06:50:16 pm »
I have now ridden about 3000 miles on my new seat, And I would love to say I can ride for 3 hours without getting off but I can't, it is not due to the seat but my legs. The seat is very comfortable but my legs need a break every 200 miles or so. I am glad I did the leather but I still don't really understand why the top half was only covered in leather and the lower sides are vinyl, when I asked Seth about this he said it was standard practice from seat builders to build seats this way- the top leather and the rest vinyl. I guess I was disappointed because I was expecting all leather, he offered to take it back and make it all leather but I haven't decided what to do yet. The leather that was put on the top of my seat is very soft and I can feel the differance between the leather and the stock vinyl, the leather is much more comfortable. The foam Seth used is also very comfortable and eliminated all pressure points that were there with the stock seat. The look and style of the seat are awesome, I wanted to not change the look of the bike and to keep that sporty look  which I think Seth's seat does. I have seen the look of some of the touring seats from other companies( Baldwin and Russell) and i don't think they fit on the bike IMHO. To sum it all up, the seat is very comfortable and I can ride all day on it but I only do 200 miles at a shot and have to give my legs a break from the same position and the bike does need fuel every so often, I guess it's not that bad. At no time since I have put the new seat on have I had to stop from an uncomfortable seat which I did with the stock seat. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions on the seat. Hey maybe Seth can make me another pair of legs? :rotflmao:
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2012, 02:31:14 am »
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- what ya needs is a pretty Thai girl massaging yer leg there !!

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« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2012, 10:42:20 am »
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- what ya needs is a pretty Thai girl massaging yer leg there !!

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Its cheaper to just take a break!! :rotflmao:
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2012, 07:31:02 pm »
I am reading all of those posts ... I did 1k miles over the weekend (Sat. and Sun.) on my corbin. I am still filling my "area" plus I am not sure if I could do another 1k if that was a longer tripp.
I just wonder if Laam will produce this much of a diffrence. All of you that were using corbin - is it a 100% better seat - night and day type of deal?
Please help decide. Thanks 

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2012, 07:51:56 pm »
I am reading all of those posts ... I did 1k miles over the weekend (Sat. and Sun.) on my corbin. I am still filling my "area" plus I am not sure if I could do another 1k if that was a longer tripp.
I just wonder if Laam will produce this much of a diffrence. All of you that were using corbin - is it a 100% better seat - night and day type of deal?
Please help decide. Thanks

I can't exactly give you the answer you want... I couldn't break the Corbin in but the LAAM is already SO much better...
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #60 on: September 05, 2012, 01:29:47 am »
I read where one person said that LAAM put vinyl on the sides of his leather seat. I can't imagine that. Seth put leather on the sides of mine and said he always does that. He said it was customary by other manufactures to use vinyl on the sides, but not him. Perhaps you misunderstood him. In fact, he after the minor tweak he did for me, instead of reusing my cover he made a totally new one and even matched the grain of the leather on the sides to the top piece.

Living close to Seth, I popped in this past weekend to have a minor tweak made to my saddle. He moved my position forward for me and made the saddle a bit flatter. I took the liberty of taking some pics of Seth and his shop for you all to see.

By the way, that pink foam you see in the photos is injected with rubber and is $1200 a sheet.

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2012, 09:40:01 am »
I read where one person said that LAAM put vinyl on the sides of his leather seat. I can't imagine that. Seth put leather on the sides of mine and said he always does that. He said it was customary by other manufactures to use vinyl on the sides, but not him. Perhaps you misunderstood him. In fact, he after the minor tweak he did for me, instead of reusing my cover he made a totally new one and even matched the grain of the leather on the sides to the top piece.

Living close to Seth, I popped in this past weekend to have a minor tweak made to my saddle. He moved my position forward for me and made the saddle a bit flatter. I took the liberty of taking some pics of Seth and his shop for you all to see.

By the way, that pink foam you see in the photos is injected with rubber and is $1200 a sheet.
That was me and that is exactly what he said. It is customary to do the top in leather and the sides in vinyl, I did not misunderstand him.
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2012, 10:26:12 am »
Can they build a seat from just a seat pan?  Or do you need the original foam for the basic layout?
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2012, 01:26:14 pm »
I have had both a corbin on my hayabusa and I received my seat from Seth on Friday for my concours.I always felt the corbin was a bit to hard where after a day of riding say 200 miles I would be sore in the butt region. I know the busa seat was a lot thinner but it still felt it could have been a bit less harsh. I did 100 or so miles and after a little getting used to it seemed like it is really going to be a good seat. I went with vinyl and had both front and back done. I am hopefully going out Sunday for 350 to 400 miles to the super bike races in Nj so that will be a great test. The seat is a great quality and Seth was great to deal with. Good luck with your choice I did alot of research before I pulled the trigger.

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2012, 03:09:17 pm »
Reid53......Seth says it depends on what you want done and your height and weight factor in. The foam would run more money. He said its sometimes cheaper to buy a stock seat off of Ebay and send that in but its certainly not a deal breaker. Just give him a call to discuss.
 

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #65 on: September 05, 2012, 05:19:26 pm »
I just had Seth do my seat in leather, but the sides of the seat are vinyl. I emailed him and asked him why vinyl on the side of the seat and this is what he emailed in rely

Hey Bryan, The sides of the seat are vinyl. The vinyl is made at the
same plant as the leather, It has the same micro-abrasions and UV
resistance as the leather. We do the vinyl on the sides to cut down on
cost of the leather. Please let me know if you have any questions I
will be happy to answer them.
Thank you again Bryan,

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #66 on: September 05, 2012, 05:24:46 pm »
On mine there is deffinetly a differance in texture between the vinyl and leather.
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2012, 09:06:47 pm »
I asked Seth about my saddle and leather vs. vinyl on the sides and he said mine is all leather, even on the sides, because I just have a driver solo seat (corbin smuggler on the back) and it was not cost prohibitive to use full leather.

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2012, 12:15:38 am »
After putting a few miles on my Laam I decided to have the passenger area modified and the driver portion raised slightly with more padding.  After seeing the leather I decided to switch over from vinyl.  Yes it cost more and is harder to maintain, (my reasons for choosing vinyl) but in the end it is a little nicer to me.  Updated photos:

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2012, 12:54:54 am »
I am actually looking for a lower version. That would mean less padding. I am light - 140lbs. Want to get lower. Whaddya think?

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« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2012, 08:04:45 pm »
I am sure he can make what you are looking for, lots of happy owners of his seats here.

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2013, 10:14:57 pm »
Not to resurrect an old topic but I am researching having a Laam seat built. After reading through this I am sold on the idea. I have been looking at the website and need to get pix on the bike. Anyone here 6'3 and 36" inseam that has any insight into this? I have looked through and found every pic of a laam seat that I can find but do not know if anyone here had extra height put into the seat.

I feel a lot more comfy on the bike with an Airhawk or Propad pushed as far forward on the seat as I can get it. Pegs are lowered but I still feel better in the knees and seating position with that inch or so the pads provide.

Looking at the basketweave but not sure if it would be that easy to keep clean instead of the smooth vinyl.

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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #72 on: October 06, 2013, 01:47:01 am »
Freebird,
I have a Seth Laam seat. I am 6'4 with a 36" inseam, and about 240. Seth actually built up the nose of mine to reduce the sliding into the tank but I am pretty sure the rest is still pretty close to factory height. I love the seat though! He will be happy to make the seat taller if you like.
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2013, 05:42:18 pm »
That was me and that is exactly what he said. It is customary to do the top in leather and the sides in vinyl, I did not misunderstand him.
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It doesn't surprise me, and I think it is quite customary.  Corbin does it, Rick Mayer does it and so does Bill Mayer.  I'm sure you could specify and pay extra for al leather if you wanted.  Thing is with Seth is he is already probably the lowest priced seat maker around anyway.  He'll do what you want for sure if you decide to send it back and as most of us know that have dealt with him his integrity and customer service are exemplary.
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Re: LAAM CUSTOMER MOTORCYCLE SEATS
« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2013, 05:50:41 pm »
Seth Laam seat on winter wish list of upgrades for our bike.  >:D


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