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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2016, 11:00:03 am »
I noticed the same thing a couple of days ago. :o


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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2016, 12:24:33 pm »
I noticed the same thing a couple of days ago. :o

And most of the links on the homepage are giving 404 errors (page not found).  :017:
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2016, 12:37:47 pm »
I noticed the same thing a couple of days ago. :o

And most of the links on the homepage are giving 404 errors (page not found).  :017:


Man I hope they are doing OK.  Maybe they needed a vacation.

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2016, 01:19:01 pm »
I noticed the same thing a couple of days ago. :o

And most of the links on the homepage are giving 404 errors (page not found).  :017:


Man I hope they are doing OK.  Maybe they needed a vacation.

Noticed that too.  Just figured that the pages were taken off line to discourage/prevent someone from trying to squeeze an online order in...(just my guess).


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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2016, 11:20:20 pm »
I have enjoyed the stock seat with bead riders or sheepskin up to 400 miles a day. I then purchased a used TS Custom Original Velour Seat made by Tom Simmons (specializes in Gold Wing custom seats) and did my Saddle Sore 1000 24hr ride on that seat. I also did a one day 800 miler with the wife. She loves that seat. Then I bought a used Russell Day Long, leather with double heaters. It's crazy how comfortable this seat is and how many hours you can sit on it. Both of these custom seats were made for someone my height and weight and HER'S. But so many other factors come into play: Things like: LD COMFORT UNDERWEAR, (if you don't have any I can't explain it, just look it up online) Motorcycle LD Touring specific riding gear, etc. Also: STRETCHING on the bike. This can extend your ride for hundreds of miles.
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2017, 12:55:33 am »
The Baldwin site is still down.  There must be a problem.  I hope Loren is okay.
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2017, 12:58:22 am »
The Baldwin site is still down.  There must be a problem.  I hope Loren is okay.


I emailed, no reply.  Been probably a month.


Hope its temporary. :(

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2017, 03:27:38 am »
I can't find anyone saying anything bad about Laam. I'm 6'9", 300lb, 36" inseam. And the stock seat is a killer. I'm hoping he can help me get a bit more height, and maybe back a bit.

Going to call him this week and get things ironed out. I cannot ride more than an hour before I have to get off. I'm standing every 20 min. Need to do something. Can't afford the f6b id love to own. Lol.

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2017, 12:04:32 pm »
I can't find anyone saying anything bad about Laam. I'm 6'9", 300lb, 36" inseam. And the stock seat is a killer. I'm hoping he can help me get a bit more height, and maybe back a bit.

Going to call him this week and get things ironed out. I cannot ride more than an hour before I have to get off. I'm standing every 20 min. Need to do something. Can't afford the f6b id love to own. Lol.


I've heard nothing but good about Laam and Baldwin.




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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2017, 02:11:42 pm »
I can't find anyone saying anything bad about Laam. I'm 6'9", 300lb, 36" inseam. And the stock seat is a killer. I'm hoping he can help me get a bit more height, and maybe back a bit.

Going to call him this week and get things ironed out. I cannot ride more than an hour before I have to get off. I'm standing every 20 min. Need to do something. Can't afford the f6b id love to own. Lol.

have you tried a KTM 1290? I know a few folks near your height have found comfort on the C14 - but those KTMs seem ideal for anyone over 6'5". Is the f6b suited for taller riders? Seems so low.

Have you tried different things with risers or pull backs or wedges or any of that stuff? Some Heli Horizons bars could be more than helpful getting you in the saddle for over half an hour at a time. 
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2017, 06:37:33 pm »
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Dave Anderson went from a C14 to a KTM 1190 Adventure R (totaled in a freak happenstance of our adventure trip), to a 1290 SA. He is 6'5' and 280 or so. I rode both of his bikes as well.I am 6'4" and 250 lbs. The C14 works for me with a Laam seat quite well. It really also benefits greatly from proper suspension, NOT FACTORY stuff. (mine is on order already)
In all honesty the one complaint about Laam is that for a while there he was unresponsive to calls and emails. My understanding is he was completely buried in work. I recently had him do a second seat for a C14 for me. He raised me up about 1 1/2 inches and pushed me back a little as well. AWESOME seat.
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2017, 01:31:00 pm »
Jeez Matt, what are you? A linebacker for the Redskins? (6'4" 250..)  :D

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2017, 06:23:22 pm »
Jeez Matt, what are you? A linebacker for the Redskins? (6'4" 250..)  :D
Be nice! Or I am gonna show you all the stuff you have to spend money on for your bike!    :nananana:

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2017, 04:52:03 pm »
Ridng Matt's bike cost me $2,000 in suspension upgrades.  Totally worth it  :great:

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2017, 09:17:09 pm »
I agree with Matt and Fais, the Traxion and Penske suspension upgrades are the way to go. Well spent money!
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2017, 01:03:21 am »
I am considering a seat from Seth Laam also. Any comments on vinyl vs leather, which is better for weather, rain in particular? I have a Sargent heated seat that I would be sending him. Do not have a stocker to send.

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2017, 03:20:20 am »
Vinyl is supposed to be better ...but I've always loved leather...just treat it with conditioner (Montana Pitch Blend) and some bees wax for waterproofing the seams.  Also you can use a waterproof seat cover..



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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2017, 10:56:45 pm »
One thing to consider when getting the new seat.
Vinyl and leather will both be very slippery when you are riding in gear. Vinyl can be had in the "asphalt" version which allows you to move around when you choose to but not slide around unintended.
I have the asphalt version on my Seth Laam reworked Sargent. I absolutely love it!
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2017, 03:40:47 pm »
One thing to consider when getting the new seat.
Vinyl and leather will both be very slippery when you are riding in gear. Vinyl can be had in the "asphalt" version which allows you to move around when you choose to but not slide around unintended.
I have the asphalt version on my Seth Laam reworked Sargent. I absolutely love it!
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I'm scheduled for Laam shortly and I want the solo seat raised 1" and that seat center back 1-1/2".
I like my Sargent but apparently I want a Laam.
Regarding using the Sargent pan for Laam, did you move the seat center back?
If so, assuming your Sargent has the under storage compartment, didn't that molded cavity interfere with moving the seat back?
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #69 on: May 24, 2017, 03:43:13 pm »
JDSCO,
I did have the pocket moved back a bit. I also had the seat built up over 1 1/2 inches as I have a 36 inch inseam. No forward slide, super comfy and no clearance issues with the compartment underneath.
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #70 on: May 24, 2017, 07:31:54 pm »
I ride a fair amount of miles and for the money I go with the Russell every time.
One thing I like to point out is that many folks have an issue with height because they are in the habit of placing both feet down. If you get in the habit of keeping your right foot on the rear brake at stops, seat height is no longer an issue.
Oh and when I say fair amount of miles I am talking 4-5k a month each summer. That's not horn tooting just giving a reference.

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #71 on: May 24, 2017, 08:15:26 pm »
I ride a fair amount of miles and for the money I go with the Russell every time.
One thing I like to point out is that many folks have an issue with height because they are in the habit of placing both feet down. If you get in the habit of keeping your right foot on the rear brake at stops, seat height is no longer an issue.
Oh and when I say fair amount of miles I am talking 4-5k a month each summer. That's not horn tooting just giving a reference.

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #72 on: May 24, 2017, 08:28:15 pm »
My Laam seat is one of his vinyl selections and it looks like leather without all the maintenance. Had it three years now and still looks new.

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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #73 on: May 25, 2017, 04:15:41 pm »
Seagiant1, no mileage wars from me. I know lots of folks who ride big miles. I just have found that when talking about seat's it is a good idea to accompany the opinion with a rough guestimate of monthly mile averages. It gives a better idea of how much TIME per sitting ones butt can expect to go.
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Re: Seats - Laam, Baldwin GT, or Saddlemen Explorer RS
« Reply #74 on: May 25, 2017, 04:17:59 pm »
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