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Old 09-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #30571
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Registration and proof of insurance in my wallet and my wallet goes everywhere I go.
I scanned my registration into my lap top, shrunk it down to 1/4 the size, printed it out, and it folds exactly around my insurance card. With 4 tagged bikes I needed to do something or end up with wallet like George Costanza.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #30572
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So most seem to prefer the Carbon, some like Gripper (I don't want Gripper). Has anybody used the "Plain: A nice leather grain vinyl similar to some stock seats"?

I thought the plain would look good in contrast with the Carbon top.

Glenn - that blue looks very close to your plastics, but someone else noted it isn't. a match In your photo, is that a WRR, or WRF?

Arren't they all the same shade of blue? Mine's a WR450F. I'm not trying to sell anybody here on a my bike, but they look almost the same, and I had the seat pics to share. Here's a side shot so you can see the color match. I think it matches well.

I wouldn't get the gripper either if I wasn't mainly using the bike offroad. I had the carbon on the sides of my DRZ seat, and I wasn't all that impressed with the "fake carbon fiber" look.

One of the nicest Seat Concepts seat that I recall seeing was on a KTM. I don't remember exactly the fabrics used, but it had orange threading which really looked good. It might have had the "pinprick" leather fabric, that has a refined look IMO. I'm sure you could get blue or white threading if you asked.


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Old 09-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #30573
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Where are you storing your documents (insurance & registration card) on your bike? I didn't see a good spot for them.
Here ya go...

http://www.aerostich.com/license-pla...mpartment.html
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #30574
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I think it looks awesome, regardless any effects on wind drag, top speed, fuel consumption, whether positive or negative.



Curious to know more about it. Is it KTM OEM or aftermarket? Much fab work to make it fit? Spendy?

Thanks mate, I am really happy with the results too! It turned out better than I had hoped! It is a OEM 640 Adventure fairing. There was a HEAP of custom fab work to make it fit. I will update my build log with a bit of a step by step soon. It wasn't too pricey as I did it all myself, the costs were the fairing and the headlights, the rest of it was scrap aluminium and steel that I had and a couple of bolts etc.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #30575
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For those of you who have a Seat Concepts already, what cover material(s) do you have, and why would you buy (or not) it again?
I ordered the low height all carbon and inquired about white side panels. Robert gladly obliged.

Don't mind the bird poo.


Before ordering my seat I read that the low height seat sloped down towards the gas tank ever so slightly. Knowing that I'd maximize my time on the fatter part of the seat when actually riding but would still need to slide ahead to the nose of the seating area when stopping to reach the ground more comfortably, I decided to get the all carbon cover. Was not totally convinced by the pebbled grippy cover of the Spiral Seat so figured I'd avoid it on the Seat Concepts.

Very satisfied with this seat so far. Would buy again but wondering what a Sargent would feel like.

If you're in TO, we can meet up and you can try it out on my bike if you think it would help you make a decision. PM me if interested.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:57 AM   #30576
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Looks very comforte splended
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:58 AM   #30577
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Arren't they all the same shade of blue? Mine's a WR450F. I'm not trying to sell anybody here on a my bike, but they look almost the same, and I had the seat pics to share. Here's a side shot so you can see the color match. I think it matches well.

One of the nicest Seat Concepts seat that I recall seeing was on a KTM. I don't remember exactly the fabrics used, but it had orange threading which really looked good. It might have had the "pinprick" leather fabric, that has a refined look IMO. I'm sure you could get blue or white threading if you asked.
Thanks Glenn. I noticed this AM that you originally stated the photo was your WRF. I didn't think you were selling, and appreciate the feedback.

What I think is interesting is the Seat Concepts FAQ notes the Plain vinyl is a leather-like finish similar to OEM seats, and apparently nobody here has used it.

There is a thread on the WR250 forum by a guy thinking to swap the WRR for a WRF, and I posted there that you have a dual-sported WR450F and he should look at your posts here on ADV.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:02 AM   #30578
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Wow that white is pretty! My guess is it won't stay looking like that though (at least your name suggests otherwise).

Nice offer for me to check yours out. I am in TO, and I'll PM you with my e-mail so we can chat off-line.

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I ordered the low height all carbon and inquired about white side panels. Robert gladly obliged.

Don't mind the bird poo.


Before ordering my seat I read that the low height seat sloped down towards the gas tank ever so slightly. Knowing that I'd maximize my time on the fatter part of the seat when actually riding but would still need to slide ahead to the nose of the seating area when stopping to reach the ground more comfortably, I decided to get the all carbon cover. Was not totally convinced by the pebbled grippy cover of the Spiral Seat so figured I'd avoid it on the Seat Concepts.

Very satisfied with this seat so far. Would buy again but wondering what a Sargent would feel like.

If you're in TO, we can meet up and you can try it out on my bike if you think it would help you make a decision. PM me if interested.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:14 AM   #30579
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I ordered the low height all carbon and inquired about white side panels. Robert gladly obliged.

Don't mind the bird poo.


Before ordering my seat I read that the low height seat sloped down towards the gas tank ever so slightly. Knowing that I'd maximize my time on the fatter part of the seat when actually riding but would still need to slide ahead to the nose of the seating area when stopping to reach the ground more comfortably, I decided to get the all carbon cover. Was not totally convinced by the pebbled grippy cover of the Spiral Seat so figured I'd avoid it on the Seat Concepts.

Very satisfied with this seat so far. Would buy again but wondering what a Sargent would feel like.

If you're in TO, we can meet up and you can try it out on my bike if you think it would help you make a decision. PM me if interested.

humm, I do think the white give better grip while standing, carbon "look" is a pretty slicky fiber to slide around body position.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:10 AM   #30580
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I see this Thread is going to cost me $$. The stock seat feels like a 2x4.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:15 AM   #30581
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I see this Thread is going to cost me $$. The stock seat feels like a 2x4.
The best mod you can make to the bike is a new seat, I went with a Renazco tall seat that I scored in the Flea Market it is fantastic. I did a 4,000 mile trip into Baja and Home to oregon this may and that seat and the big fuel tank were the best mods I made.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:20 AM   #30582
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #30583
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I see this Thread is going to cost me $$. The stock seat feels like a 2x4.
Try riding a DRZ for any length of time.....WRR seat feels much better. I stand most times when riding offroad..but if I am gonna sit for a length of time, like I did, on one of my trips, on WRR, I got and modified one of these ATV seat covers from Walmart. Works perfect and under $20.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #30584
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Try riding a DRZ for any length of time.....WRR seat feels much better. I stand most times when riding offroad..but if I am gonna sit for a length of time, like I did, on one of my trips, on WRR, I got and modified one of these ATV seat covers from Walmart. Works perfect and under $20.
what department exactly? Online?
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #30585
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what department exactly? Online?
It is in limited stores

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-AT...ector/16777864
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