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Offline Jet Jocky

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New Laam Seat
« on: June 04, 2015, 07:42:43 pm »
Just got my new Laam Seat. This is my 3rd seat that he has done for me and the result is fantastic.

I am more of a sport bike rider and like to sit forward so Seth built the pocket a little further forward than he usually does. Well he absolutely nailed. Could not be happier This puppy is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more comfortable than the stocker. Great lumbar support under hard acceleration too.

My wife really likes the rear portion too as it nicely fits her rear! I think I will call it a win win.

It took a while to get it back as Seth is super busy this time of the year. Then on top of that his secretary lost her dad recently and could not work for over a month. But it was definitely worth the wait.

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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 03:16:18 am »
That seat is a work of art.  But, if the stock seat isn't exactly comfortable, but one doesn't really know what one wants, how do you describe it to Seth? 

There have been a few threads here regarding his seats, but I've wondered about that.

Could you travel there and get fitted or something?

If so, where is he located?
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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 12:00:07 pm »
A work of art indeed. Seth is located in Redding Ca.

Yes you can make an appointment and take your bike there but it really is not necessary as he has been making custom seats for a number of bikes for over 15 years. He rides himself and knows what works on a seat and what does not.

Here is how the process works. You fill out the order form on his web site and ship your seat to him. The winter is the best time to do this since the turn around time is the shortest then. When your turn in line comes he will call you to discuss what you are looking for in a seat. Things like riding position, type of cover, leather or vinyl, stitching color, etc.

Then he performs his magic. He removes all the stock foam and builds his custom blend of different densities of foam. Firmer foam on the sides and softer in the middle. Then he grinds it all to shape and does the pocket in the middle. With firmer on the sides and a pocket in the middle the seat distributes the load over a larger area. The firm sides provide support to your hips so your tail bone does not bear all the weight. This eliminates butt burn and hot spots.

If for some reason you are not satisfied with the result you can send it back and he will rework the seat to your satisfaction. Like I said this is the 3rd seat he has done for me and I never had to send one back. The just work fantastic right out of the box.

Try it you will definitely like it. Plus he is a really nice guy and will take his time with you on the phone and answer all your questions.

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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 04:21:27 pm »
Seth has been doing this long enough that based on his conversation with you he can usually get it right the first time. In some cases, he may ask for pictures of you sitting on the bike so he can see your build, leg length, etc... Then he does his magic.

I have had mine for 2 years now. One of the best upgrades to my bike...hands down....well, that and the Copper Dawg screen! Love that thing!

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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 09:40:35 am »
You got it! Seat looks great,,,looks very familiar ;)  Seth does an outstanding job.  Give your seat about 300 miles and it will be broken in.  I am amazed at how comfortable my Laam seat is for long rides.  Speaking of ridding,  I'm thinking of finally putting together that ride to Borphy Brothers  for lunch in a few weeks. Ill let you know and you can join the group ride. 

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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 12:16:26 pm »
Hi,
      Yep! :great:

Has to be the best money spent on a mod ever!!! >:D

Being a solo rider I just had the front of mine customized(better foam, seating position back and up) with a new cover and that kept the cost down a little!

Just sayin, PLENTY of options with what Seth will do for you! ;D
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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 01:34:57 pm »
+1 on best mod ever.  :great:  If you are uncomfortable on your bike and end up not being able to ride a lot, all other farkles won't be used as much, minimizing their benefits.  My phone call with Seth went over such topics as, height, weight, inseam, do I do more highway riding, or twisties.  One question was if I was able to flat foot the bike at a stop.  If not, he would make the sides narrower and work the center of the seat more so you could reach the ground with both feet.  That wasn't an issue for me.  Long distance comfort was my goal, just as some guys need to be able to move around more in the twisties like the original poster.  I have had Corbin and Saddlemen seats on different bikes for years and Seth's seat is the best for me.  :beerchug:

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Re: New Laam Seat
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 06:39:22 pm »
Thanks for posting his info.  This may be a mod/change I do as well. After my AR trip this fall, I will know if I do it over the winter for my WY road trip next fall. 

The stock seat is really high in the center. I dont understand this with bike MFG.

Something a bit more 'cupped' seems to be a no brainer.  I dont understand again, why bike makers keep making seats like this, instead of at least some sort of pocket to sit in.