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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Accessories C14 => Topic started by: nando on December 18, 2012, 01:47:31 am

Title: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: nando on December 18, 2012, 01:47:31 am
Does anyone on this Earth know where I can buy a Low Gel seat for my C14? I can't find a dog-gone place where I can get it...my parts guy can't order it cause there the part # does not come up.

...tis like treasure hunting...
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: ssbraun on December 18, 2012, 04:37:30 am
It's on the Kawasaki UK site....and it's expensive!!  I haven't found it on the US or Canadian sites...I guess that doesn't help you buy one though!

Steve
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: nando on December 18, 2012, 04:40:59 am
It's on the Kawasaki UK site....and it's expensive!!  I haven't found it on the US or Canadian sites...I guess that doesn't help you buy one though!

Steve


Ok! I am game. There is no place to place orders in the UK site and what Canadian site has it...cause I can't find them with google
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: bthomas on December 18, 2012, 10:11:31 am
One here http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=10508.0 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=10508.0)
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Poddy on December 18, 2012, 11:56:06 am
I have one due to height but its a horrible seat and cost me way too much money for what it is  :(
IF i had the time over, I would just get the OEM SEAT redone
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: ssbraun on December 18, 2012, 04:01:45 pm
Actually, I said I have not found it on a Canadian site, and I know there is no place to order on the UK site.  There are many dealers on that site that are shown on a map.  I guess if it was me I'd contact one of those UK dealers and arrange to have one shipped..

Cheers
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Superdave on December 18, 2012, 04:03:47 pm
I had my stock seat turned into a low gel leather covered seat at Rich's custom here in Washington State.  An inch and a half of foam was removed and then a pocket carved out for the gel pad.  The seat is now much more comfortable on long rides.  Before I was unable to flat foot the bike on the downhill side on a side hill or if I had to put a foot in a hole on either side.

The custom fitting does cost more, but the result makes for a happy butt.  Butts are like opinions:  Everybody's is different, and everybody thinks everybody else's stinks. 
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: nando on December 18, 2012, 04:59:57 pm
I had my stock seat turned into a low gel leather covered seat at Rich's custom here in Washington State.  An inch and a half of foam was removed and then a pocket carved out for the gel pad.  The seat is now much more comfortable on long rides.  Before I was unable to flat foot the bike on the downhill side on a side hill or if I had to put a foot in a hole on either side.

The custom fitting does cost more, but the result makes for a happy butt.  Butts are like opinions:  Everybody's is different, and everybody thinks everybody else's stinks.

Dave, can u send me a pic or two of your seat...My butt opinion is that your butt opinion is best and it dont stink
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on December 19, 2012, 01:26:55 am
Check with Loren http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/ (http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/)
Most folks don't want to remove cushion but he may be able to help.
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: nando on December 19, 2012, 02:15:08 am
I had my stock seat turned into a low gel leather covered seat at Rich's custom here in Washington State.  An inch and a half of foam was removed and then a pocket carved out for the gel pad.  The seat is now much more comfortable on long rides.  Before I was unable to flat foot the bike on the downhill side on a side hill or if I had to put a foot in a hole on either side.

The custom fitting does cost more, but the result makes for a happy butt.  Butts are like opinions:  Everybody's is different, and everybody thinks everybody else's stinks.


How wide is the sitting area now...it seems like those 'lips' round the edges made the seat more narrow...or did he add width to the seat somehow
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Superdave on December 19, 2012, 03:56:16 pm
The seat is a little more narrow right in the front, and helps with height.  When I stand up when stopped, I am always right up against my tank, and it is way more comfortable because it doesn't force my legs to spread.  When I sit back down and lift my legs to put them on the pegs, it seems to roll my butt back onto the wide portion.  I also tend to slide back when settling in, onto the wide portion against the rise, for riding.  This puts my butt directly on the gel pad. This configuration works great for me, both for stop and go rides in town, and on long "iron butt" rides.
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Taz on December 20, 2012, 09:52:50 am
you could always go with the Sargent's low from Two Brothers tire and send it to Spencer's in Florida for another 50-75 bucks and have what you want
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: PaleRider on December 20, 2012, 06:55:25 pm
you could always go with the Sargent's low from Two Brothers tire and send it to Spencer's in Florida for another 50-75 bucks and have what you want

Taz I don't think Spencer will touch a Sargent seat? Seems to me when I sent him the seat off my ST1300 he was pretty clear about that. But that was some time ago.
Spencer will take your factory seat and make it a dream.
He may get the one off my 2012 for the LD treatment.
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Taz on December 23, 2012, 12:11:32 pm
"Taz I don't think Spencer will touch a Sargent seat? Seems to me when I sent him the seat off my ST1300 he was pretty clear about that. But that was some time ago.
Spencer will take your factory seat and make it a dream.
He may get the one off my 2012 for the LD treatment"


He did one on my ST and sent me an email about 4 months ago on the Sargent low I bought on the Kaw. He cannot make any modification to the seating posture due to the limited bucket area of the seat, but again shoot him an email with brand and model seat and he will return your email with what he can do for the seat in question.
Mike
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Cap'n Bob on December 23, 2012, 03:25:49 pm
"Taz I don't think Spencer will touch a Sargent seat? Seems to me when I sent him the seat off my ST1300 he was pretty clear about that. But that was some time ago.
Spencer will take your factory seat and make it a dream.
He may get the one off my 2012 for the LD treatment"




   :offtopic:   OK is this the old guy test. Your old if you can't read it or something?   :))
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: WaltR on December 24, 2012, 02:26:49 am
   What?..... What's that?  Speak up I can't hear ya sonny!
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: nando on December 24, 2012, 03:04:05 am
"Taz I don't think Spencer will touch a Sargent seat? Seems to me when I sent him the seat off my ST1300 he was pretty clear about that. But that was some time ago.
Spencer will take your factory seat and make it a dream.
He may get the one off my 2012 for the LD treatment"




I COMLETELY AGREE, THATS THE BEST WAY TO ADJUST THE VALVES
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: Taz on December 24, 2012, 11:46:06 am
Taz I don't think Spencer will touch a Sargent seat? Seems to me when I sent him the seat off my ST1300 he was pretty clear about that. But that was some time ago.
Spencer will take your factory seat and make it a dream.
He may get the one off my 2012 for the LD treatment

Sorry had my glasses on LOL
Title: Re: The Low Seat Adventure
Post by: nando on December 27, 2012, 01:10:46 am
Cut my seat down!

I took my seat to an upholstery guy I known for years.

If you take the cover off, you 'll see that, at the widest point of the OEM seat, there are two protruding bulges...(kind of hard to explain, wish i had taken pics when we were cutting it)...anyways, if you cut the seat down up to the widest point of that protruding bulge, you actually make the stock seat wider.

Now my seat is flat and wider.

And let me tell ya! even I could have done this by myself with a foam hand-grinding tool...and of course, you need a staple gun to put the cover back on.

I am sitting lower, on a wider seat, fairly comfy even though we removed a lot of foam, and i would bet you can do it for nothing...it cost me 150 bucks to get this guy to do the cutting I was telling him to do.