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Offline Gscott

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Touring seat
« on: February 02, 2019, 01:22:28 pm »
Could someone please post a picture of their Kawasaki Touring Seat the wife would like to see what the passenger part looks like and hear how comfortable it is.
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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 01:46:16 pm »
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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 01:47:18 pm »
Touring Seat significantly improves rider and passenger comfort while riding for extended periods of time
Dual-density foam inserts with 10mm (2/5") low-rebound urethane layer provides optimal support
Improved passenger ergonomics decrease forward movement during braking and provide an overall better riding position
Cover construction features low-heat gain material allowing for significant reduction in heat absorption after long-periods of sun exposure
Direct replacement of stock seat
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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 03:14:14 pm »
Bud Thanks for that info.
Would still like to hear some real world info from owners of this seat.

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 03:53:48 pm »
Bud Thanks for that info.
Would still like to hear some real world info from owners of this seat.

I have the seat, but have probably less the 500 miles on it, no passenger!
It is more comfortable then stock, doesn’t cause me to slide forward when braking,
But it still is higher in the rear of riders seat then I like, Im. Going to ride it in a few weeks a three day trip to see if I will keep or sell!

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 05:15:32 pm »
+1 FTB530

I'm 6'4" and own a 2015 C-14.  When compared to stock, the Kawasaki Touring seat sits slightly higher by about an inch.  It does not push you into the tank as much and I find I tend to sit slightly more upright.  It is definitely better padded.  I can't speak to passenger comfort.  My SO doesn't ride.  I purchased it at the beginning of the 2018 season and rode approx 5,000 km.  It is not much, true, but I'm a believer.  Good luck. 

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 05:40:20 pm »
Scott, I sent you photos side by side for comparison, much easier than posting here. Bud posted up some good ones.

My take, the quality is hands down better foam, better covering, non slip. The riders seat is 1" longer and wider than my stock, the passenger appears a little flatter. Basically the seat appears much the same with better quality foam and covering. It is more comfortable and relieves my numbness.

  Now my dislike...and this is huge dislike for me as I ride aggressively. I prefer a lower center of gravity and this seat sits the rider higher for certain (I did not measure) my butt dyno tells me so.


I hope this helps

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2019, 06:48:59 pm »
Tundra, I agree.  The stock saddle is definitely better at holding you in place while riding 'aggressively.'  And, it is for that reason that I kept it.  You know, every now and again...However, while riding through the US mid-west in 2017, I had a hard time riding more than 600 km per day on the stock saddle without undue suffering.  I managed three back to back 600 km days last summer on the touring seat with zero discomfort.   

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2019, 07:50:19 pm »
Bud Thanks for that info.
Would still like to hear some real world info from owners of this seat.

I have the Touring seat. I have used the Corbin, and Sargent seats on the C14. I liked the Sargent, but once it broke down after about 16,000-20,000 miles, I wasn't as happy with it. The Corbin is nice if you are shaped for the huge dish they make, I'm not. I am a 5'11" athletic build, and I don't have enough fat on my rear to fill the dished area, so the hump in the front of the saddle causes a lot of pain. I did send it back and have them fill the dish, which they did, but all they did was add to the top, and as you sat on the seat, the foam they added compressed and the hump in the front was still painful. I finally tore the seat apart and removed the hump, but I really need to start over with the seat, which I probably will one day.

I found the Kawasaki Touring seat for sale by someone who bought it any never used it. I got a great deal so I bought it to try. So far, out of the box, it is the most comfortable seat I have used on the C14. The majority of riding I have done on it has been 750+ mile days. Most of my riding is like that. It is comfortable for the entire day. I have no issues with it. The material helps prevent sliding, but it still leans forward like the stock seat. I din't have an issue with that. I appreciate the foam they used, it gives great support, and still cushions.

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 10:10:03 am »
Scott, I sent you photos side by side for comparison, much easier than posting here. Bud posted up some good ones.

My take, the quality is hands down better foam, better covering, non slip. The riders seat is 1" longer and wider than my stock, the passenger appears a little flatter. Basically the seat appears much the same with better quality foam and covering. It is more comfortable and relieves my numbness.

  Now my dislike...and this is huge dislike for me as I ride aggressively. I prefer a lower center of gravity and this seat sits the rider higher for certain (I did not measure) my butt dyno tells me so.


I hope this helps

Doug, got the pics, great to be able to compare the seats side by side.

Thanks to all the others for their thoughts on the touring seat.
It seems for rider comfort it's a great seat, my only concern is the height (28 inch inseam). Still I am going to give it a try, hope it works for the wife as well.
If the rider section is one inch longer is the passenger section one inch shorter or the overall length a inch longer?

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 11:47:11 am »
I've had several pm requests for side by side...hope this helps. It's roughly 1" larger in all measurements, height, width, length. Foam quality is better and fabric/material covering is better.



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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 12:00:09 am »
I've had the opportunity to put some miles on this seat and 9 hours in the saddle today. I friggin LOVE IT.

I have tried several seats which brands will go unnamed out of respect for those that are happy with them here. This seat is all day comfort, no sliding, no slipping, no monkey butt, no numbness. I had all of those symptoms prior to this seat. It's affordable and comfortable.

My new shield is amazing as well, very happy with the new additions, no regrets. I am really digging this bike now.

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2019, 10:46:09 am »
I'm a fan of the touring seat as well.  :great:
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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2019, 02:00:03 pm »
I have  a '09 I currently ride a Sargents custom seat on the stock pan which is my Fav. For two up riding I use the Touring seat and it works very well for two people. I have a Pirates lair backrest and have only had complaints from women over 5'8". HTH   :great:

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Re: Touring seat
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2019, 08:02:28 am »
Got the seat. Wife and I got in a 250 mile ride in between storms. Wife likes not sliding forward, nice not being pushed or sliding forward into tank.
Foam seems a little stiff hopefully it softens up somewhat. Looks like it will be in the 70s next week will try to get in some more miles both single and two up.