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Offline jgstudios

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slippery seat and connie seat compatibility
« on: November 26, 2008, 03:30:00 pm »
OK, so after riding my "newsed" 1990 concours for a month now, I feel like I need to deal with the slippery seat issue.  My seat doesn't have much contouring to hold me in.  Whenever I accelerate or brake, I slide around on that thing.  My old bike seat wasn't like that.  If I wear my riding pants which are nylon, I really slip and slide.  I've seen more contoured seats in pictures on newer bikes, and I know I can have one made, but is it possible to swap a different model year seat on from a newer connie? are they backwards compatible? Can I just "pop" one in?  

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 04:27:00 pm »
IIRC, all 1986-2006 Concours seat pans are the same.  I do not know of any other bike seat pan that matches.    --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director, AMA, MSF RC  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008, 05:14:00 pm »
Sounds to me like the cheapest solution would be a seat cover that meets the specified needs. Plus, it'd be a reversible change and protect the seat from the sun.  
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 08:04:00 pm »
Just sounds to me like something like Armor All was used on the seat to make it all nice looking for the sale.  I would try just washing it real good and it might bite your butt better.  Russel Daylongs are $$ ones that have quite a wing to the design cuppin your booty nicely.  All seat pans should work.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 10:16:00 pm »
Sew some velcro on to the seat and your arse. Things should be "more accommodating" then.    Yeah armor all was used. Try cleaning it with softscrub, or some other soft abrasive cleansing agent.  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 03:19:00 am »
Studios,  I have 90 also, but the po had replaced the flat 90 seat with the one off the 06 that he traded it for.  Love it.  I know many don't like the newer seat as it does croud the "jewels" a little.  It does set lower though.  I can flat foot it with my 30" inseam.  Get a newer style seat off ebay or maybe trade for one here.  If you get a new one and don't like it you will have a seat to use while you are having the other one remade by Russel or Corbin.    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 12:27:00 pm »
JG  When I first got my 86, I had the same issues you are describing... especially with a passenger.  When braking the passenger would slide me into the tank mightily... OUCH!  I did purchase a seat from a late model and it was much better in that regard.  The passenger and I both had more clearly defined spaces and it was easier to stay in them.  However, after a while, I found that I preferred the freedom of movement the earlier seat allowed, so I modified the late model seat to be a bit more like the early seat.   Use those knees to get a grip and have fun.  
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