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Offline K33LWE

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SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« on: April 23, 2017, 06:46:40 AM »
Having been on the bike yesterday for 300 odd miles, it's not as comfy as shorter trip. Just wondered if you lot had changed yours to the HP seat or different one?

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 07:06:04 AM »
The HP seat is very slightly better in the comfort dept but way better looking
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 11:43:14 AM »
I have the HP high seat which doesn't seem very high, frankly. I'm going to put some memory foam into it and get the HP rear sets, I want some more legroom

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 12:44:57 PM »
Tried the HP seat, preferred the stock seat. Currently doing longer trips with an Airhawk on the seat and no problems. I am waiting on a Sargent seat being available, had one on my GS and it was really good.

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 06:17:23 PM »
Had inch n half of memory foam added to mine then sculptured to shape cost £70. 00 ish. Works brilliant all day comfort and I regularly ride 8 hours or more. It's so good I don't even carry the airhawk anymore.
Done at Sussex Motorcycles find his website and click on Elite Seats.
Not your normal bike shop this is a guy in a rough old shed on a farm but he does a brilliant job, everyone I've met who's used him swears by him.
Over the years I've spent a fortune on after market seats and have honestly never had a good one this is the best alternative I've found and I wouldn't hesitate to  use him again. :028:

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 12:19:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Redrick [+]
The HP seat is very slightly better in the comfort dept but way better looking

Quite so  :028:

I did 2 long runs of about 500km recently (that's a long way on Irish non-motorway roads !) and I would have liked a bit more comfort as all my 'padding' is above the waist & my ar$e is bony
I had tried to source someone here who'd do a gel or memory foam insert without luck and that's why I bought the HP seat but it's a marginal improvement
I've a lot of miles to do in August so I'm thinking I might send my stock seat to forestboy's recommendation before that - http://www.sussexmotorcycles.com/elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats.html

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 03:20:01 PM »
I think I'm going to get a sheep skin on mine for £40 loads donit and heard good things saves the big £300 cost of seat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lambland-Finished-Quality-Genuine-Sheepskin/dp/B0019HQRCS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493107239&sr=8-1&keywords=lambland+sheepskin

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 03:41:29 PM »
I am going down to Sussex Motorcycles tomorrow to get them to do my seat. I will report back :)

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 05:32:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bob S [+]
I am going down to Sussex Motorcycles tomorrow to get them to do my seat. I will report back :)

Yeh let me know, just no one near me does it so have to do it myself

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Re: SEAT. What have you guys change your stock seat to?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 08:03:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by K33LWE [+]
Yeh let me know, just no one near me does it so have to do it myself
:745:Like the standard seat just changed the cover for cosmetics it looks really good and cost effective method.

 


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