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Old 11-10-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Tiger 800 XC Seat options

I'm looking to replace rider and pillion seats for my 2013 Tiger 800 XC. I did a 400 mi day on Saturday and after 250 or 300 miles, I was not comfortable.

I'm closely looking at Sargent to replace the OEM seat but I'm having a hard time finding info that compares it to the OEM seat that comes with the Tiger. Any experiences with it?

Are there other options to consider?

I've heard good things about Seat Concepts, but I'm unsure if it will be enough comfort.

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Old 11-10-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
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I'm looking to replace rider and pillion seats for my 2013 Tiger 800 XC. I did a 400 mi day on Saturday and after 250 or 300 miles, I was not comfortable.

I'm closely looking at Sargent to replace the OEM seat but I'm having a hard time finding info that compares it to the OEM seat that comes with the Tiger. Any experiences with it?

Are there other options to consider?

I've heard good things about Seat Concepts, but I'm unsure if it will be enough comfort.

I'm pretty happy with seat concepts tall
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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I'm pretty happy with seat concepts tall
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #4
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Sargent Seat Experience

After a 3,500-mile road trip with the stock seat and a Bead Rider (which is a major improvement in itself), I ordered a Sargent and am very happy. Should have done that much earlier.

The foam is considerably firmer than stock and there is room to move forward and back so you don't get a locked into one position as with the stock seat. In addition, the Sargent seat has a bit of 'tractor seat' shape which spreads the load over a wider area. I only ride solo so I got just the rider's seat.

In the past, I bought a Sargent Seat for an early Ducati Monster, had to send it back to make it more flat, but that seat, too, was great.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #5
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I have to say that coming from a K7 V-Strom so far the Tiger seat has been great for me.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #6
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I had a Rick Mayer custom leather seat on my Tiger (and previousky on my last Multi) and loved it. Did a 3800 miles, 7 day ride in Aug and the seat paid huge dividends, Last year, Rick had a Black Friday sale - hopefully again this year as I need a seat for my recently acquired PP. Rick also has had some delivery issues but does produce a quality product.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:31 PM   #7
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I had a Rick Mayer custom leather seat on my Tiger (and previousky on my last Multi) and loved it. Did a 3800 miles, 7 day ride in Aug and the seat paid huge dividends, Last year, Rick had a Black Friday sale - hopefully again this year as I need a seat for my recently acquired PP. Rick also has had some delivery issues but does produce a quality product.
It is unfortunate. I really like his product's quality, but after reading what folks have to say about his delivery issues, I discarded this option.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:43 PM   #8
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Very happy with Sargent on my Tiger 800. Have front and rear. They were really helpful when I called as far as different covers, etc. My better half is happy with it as well which is all that really counts.

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Old 11-11-2014, 07:07 AM   #9
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Anyone have any experiences they would like to talk about in regards to a Seat Concepts seat?
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:12 AM   #10
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Anyone have any experiences they would like to talk about in regards to a Seat Concepts seat?
While were at it , anyone used the tall/hi kit from them and want post pics and experience?
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:15 AM   #11
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Anyone have any experiences they would like to talk about in regards to a Seat Concepts seat?
I would also like to hear more about it. SC is about half the price of Sargent (if my memory serves me correctly). Just wondering how it compares to Sargent. If I can fix my problem at half the price, I'll be happy to.

My main concern is that SC does not appear to increase width of the seat and Sargent apparently does.

So I'm wondering if swapping out the padding without adding width would be sufficient.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:26 PM   #12
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It is unfortunate. I really like his product's quality, but after reading what folks have to say about his delivery issues, I discarded this option.
No issues with the delivery of my first seat nor with the delivery/turn-around of the free 'rebuild' Rick offers.

The last seat was delayed - significantly. Rick did upgrade the seat to leather for no cost.

With any custom seat, I would get a oem donor seat and send it to the builder - to both ensure constant use of the bike and for resale.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:25 PM   #13
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:50 PM   #14
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #15
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I've had three Sargent's on three bikes and it was the best money spent on at least two of them. The Tiger is just three weeks with me but I didn't wait - I knew the stock seat was not for me. I tend to put a lot of miles on a bike and the pain of the initial cost is soon forgotten yet every mile I ride the bike I enjoy the seat (or not). I've done lots of all day rides on Sargent seats on my ST1300 and NC700X, inc. Saddle Sores, Bun Burners and a 50CC where I did 2355 miles in 42 hours 30 minutes.

Everyone has a different need and expectation but I found the stock Tiger seat to be much too soft for me. The Sargent is flatter, wider, and slightly longer front-to-rear in the "sitting" area. I have room to move around and change up ergos a bit to help shoulders, knees, and hips. The Sargent seat nose is lowered a bit and while the part between the thighs might be slightly wider the leg reach to the ground is unchanged.


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