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Seat Suggestions
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:12:11 pm »
I'm having issues with stock seat on my 08 on longer rides. It tends to bite where it shouldn't. I was wandering if there are seat suggestions or am just as well off having seat reupholstered?

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 07:58:27 pm »
There are many options out there. Corbin comes to mind since I have that. Many also like Russel Day Long since its custom made to your seating arranged. I have also tried a beaded seat on the stock with good success on 2-3 hour rides.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 08:25:00 pm »
I have a Baldwin on mine. Love it better than the seat on my Goldwing. You'll also get suggestions for Laam seats. Hard to go wrong with either I think. (I bought mine used from a member who just did NOT like it, but it was practically new.) You'll see both kinds on the forum for sale if you can be patient.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 09:01:06 pm »
had a baldwin on two different bikes, they're super... :beerchug:
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 12:20:48 pm »
A piece of plywood would be better than the stock seat.

Such a great machine and they put such a worthless seat on a sport-touring bike.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 12:57:02 pm »
I have the Corbin two piece. For me, it’s like sitting on a brick. It doesn’t bite anywhere, and I like the shape, but to me it is seriously hard. My butt goes numb after a couple of hours sitting on it. I just sent it off to Baldwin and they’re going to rework the foam and reuse the cover.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 02:13:22 pm »
Had a Corbin on my C-10 and really liked the shape and how it held me up (old one would slowly collapse) but had to put an Airhawk on it to make it tolerable. I sold the seat, kept the Airhawk to use on my C-14, but have never used it  because of the Baldwin.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 02:16:02 pm »
Baldwin, Baldwin, Baldwin!!!  Our Baldwin made an incredible difference in comfort for my wife and me.  The rest stops are much farther apart.

Contact Loren Mock at Baldwin, and after a conversation, he will build you a saddle that you will love.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018, 07:19:14 pm »
had a 2 piece corbin on my '09 when i bought it used.
the corbin was brutally hard.
Pretty - yes. Comfortable - NO

I ended up using a stock seat i bought on ebay for $100 and like it better.   
i guess the lesson here is... if you don't like the stock seat bc of comfort, you will hate the corbin.




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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 07:48:56 pm »
I bought my C14 used with about 1400 miles on it.  The stock seat was horrible and had me regretting the purchase.  I've been running a Sargent now for the last few years and it has become barely tolerable.  Long story short, Loren at Baldwin has my stock seat for rebuilding as I write this.  Can't wait to get it back!   :motonoises:

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 09:31:06 pm »
Had the Corbin  7 years no problem unless it's hours long ride , If i'm going on a long ride I wear protective pants and the extra padding solves the problem. , I LOVE the Smuggler never use the rear seat section.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 10:38:17 pm »
I've done back to back 650 mile days on my Baldwin GT without a problem. Artificial Ostrich material on the cover for over 40,000 miles and it still looks new. The heated upgrade is amazing and well worth it too if you do any cold weather riding....which I do without heated gear. No need for heated gear when you are sitting on heat.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 10:52:02 pm »
Russell Day Long. Should be called the "All Day Long". I really dig mine and it is on its 2nd Concours 14.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 11:40:26 pm »
I also have the Baldwin on mine.
Tried a Corbin. Way to hard.

I asked Loren to build me a seat that was a cross between his sport and his touring.
  {Basically it's a touring, without the wings..}

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 12:10:17 am »
The stock seat on this bike is uncomfortable after long days in the saddle. I have always preferred corbin seats. Many people complain they are too firm and they are indeed firm, however it keeps the pressure spread all accross my rump which translates to a comfortable long day in the saddle for me. Good luck choosing as there are many good options out there.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2018, 11:42:49 am »
The stock seat on this bike is uncomfortable after long days in the saddle. I have always preferred corbin seats. Many people complain they are too firm and they are indeed firm, however it keeps the pressure spread all accross my rump which translates to a comfortable long day in the saddle for me. Good luck choosing as there are many good options out there.

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I really like my Corbin two piece seat.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2018, 02:11:31 pm »
I just purchased a Kawasaki Low Gel. Ive heard good and bad about it so Ill let yall know what I think .  It has to be better than the stocker.
 
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2018, 02:06:53 pm »
Have a saddleman gel that was from PO and it’s hard as rock and uncomfortable. Also, gel hold heat if sitting in sun for a while and makes toast out of your a**.  Following this thread to see various thoughts. I’ll be looking soon too
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 12:38:50 am »
I have had my stock seat on my 15 worked over 2 times---I am still not happy with it. I purchased a ZX14 seat from EBAY. Supposed to arrive tomorrow. I am anxious to try it. The seat on these things is a real deal breaker. I will post my thoughts after some miles on the new seat. The seat i ordered was a 2009 in mint condition.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2018, 12:49:17 am »
I'm having issues with stock seat on my 08 on longer rides. It tends to bite where it shouldn't. I was wandering if there are seat suggestions or am just as well off having seat reupholstered?

See if you can hook up with a local ride and try out some of their seats. Best way without spending money on a seat that may not work for you.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2018, 09:59:27 am »
Finding the right seat for your butt is tough. I've gone from stock to a Laam to a Kawasaki touring seat. The touring seat works for me. I just got back from a trip to Colorado that took us from Dallas to the Rockies and back. I'm pretty much sold on it. I have heard good things about the Russell Day Long. 
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2018, 10:43:07 am »
Has anyone on here had trouble with Seth Lamm? I sent a seat to him in May, and it's almost October and have not gotten my seat back. I did receive it initially, and had to send it out for a readjustment. When I have called him and told him my name he would say Ok...you have to give me more accurate information then that. He seemed really cocky and rude.
He told me on August 28th that the week of the 3rd of September he would call me to get it readjusted and sent back out that week. He said that I would be at the top of the list. Well 2 weeks went by and I didn't hear anything from him.
So I called him again...not rude to him, I told him my name and what bike it was for, and he says, again you have to be more accurate with your information. I have to admit I was pretty fed up with what came across as a very smart comment at this point.
    I then told him that since your such a stickler on accurate information, why haven't you gotten back in touch with me about getting the seat adjusted when you said you would? I then told him, if I was the next seat in line, why are you telling me I need to be more specific about what I am inquiring about....shouldn't that name be familiar to you that's at the top of the list??? He actually hung up on me! I have called and left a message since....and was very nice, and that was a week ago and no response. I have read nothing but good reviews on Seth, and I don't consider myself to be hard to get along with, but I must confess that this is putting a terrible taste in my mouth right now. Any suggestions of what to do?

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2018, 01:03:01 pm »
I tried the low gel for a short while and found it to hard for any distance riding. Now I'm using the touring seat which I'm very happy with. No complaints at all with it.
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