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Old 10-27-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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2014 - KTM 690 Breaking the seat

I have a brand new 2014 690 and have broken the seat twice already ?

Anyone else have this issue ? Is there a fix ?

BTW, Have only ridden the bike twice on easy stuff. KTM did a warranty reapir and said the 1st seat was defective...now the replacement broke on the first ride also . Help !!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
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Are the little rubber pads still there? A few fell out straight up on mine and I have glued them all in with two pack contact cement. If they are missing the pan may not be supported enough.
My seat hasn't broken but the seat has broken my arse...
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:17 AM   #3
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Apparently this is a very common problem with these seats . The "Fiberglass" type material is to thin and Brittle.

The folks at Seat Concepts informed me this is one of the very few Pans they ( At their shop) will not install their Seat Covers on because the Staples can break the Brittle Material.

They have developed their own Seat Pan made out of the Standard Hard plastic material that 98 % of Seat's are Manufactured with .

Ordered my complete new " Comfy" seat yesterday
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:16 AM   #4
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You're not alone. Mine broke shortly after I bought it and before I had set the bike up to allow me to stand comfortably. Seat was replaced under warranty and I haven't had an issue yet, though I have had to replace the rubber bumpers and now set them in place with a bit of silicone. Pans are weak though. I think there was a threat where someone was talking about making a carbon fibre one. I suppose you could lay up some resin and fibre cloth under the pan to strengthen it (???)
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:35 AM   #5
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Same issue

The pan on my 2014 690 broke while under warrenty period as well. I have sent it to the dealer and am waiting for news if they will replace it under warrenty. They sounded skeptical when I spoke with them. I will keep you updated but I am thinking I will have to buy a seat concepts seat regardless. You can see from the pic, my seat still has the rubber spacers but I think the seat is too week for someone my weight. I weigh about 280 and feel that I just put too much stress on the seat and it cracked in half.
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Mission Cycle called today. They have warrantied my seat and obtained a replacement in 4 days. Ready for me to pick up now! I will likely buy a seat concepts seat too for when I break this seat, which likely won't be too long at my weight and riding style.
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