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Old 10-27-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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690 Seat Breaking - 2014

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

Anyone else have this issue ? Is there a fix ?
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:09 AM   #2
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wrong place

head over to thumpers.

This is the vtwin side. 950/990/1190/
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:59 AM   #4
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Seat pan cracked along the bottom? Thats what mine did.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:23 AM   #5
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Where is the cracking happening exactly? I put a Seat Concept deal on mine and it was a bear to get the staples into the damn seat pan. I ll flip the seat over later today and take a look. Love the Seat Concept set up as it is way more comfortable.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:42 AM   #6
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Seat pan cracked along the bottom? Thats what mine did.
Yes ! same thing

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Where is the cracking happening exactly? I put a Seat Concept deal on mine and it was a bear to get the staples into the damn seat pan. I ll flip the seat over later today and take a look. Love the Seat Concept set up as it is way more comfortable.
Its along the middle of the seat, right in between the 2 Rubber feet. In fact its cracked all the way up to the feet themselves.
I sent an email to Seat Concepts to seeif they had recommendation or would repair it and add their Comfy seat. Its possible their seat pan is stronger...I hope anyway
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:55 AM   #7
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I would bet $$$ it being caused by the rubber bumpers on the seat pan at the battery box comming off. Then once the rubber bumpers are gone the pan can flex and break.

My rubber bumpers were missing after every ride. I got sick of replacing them so I mounted bigger rubber supports directly to the metal bracket that covers the battery. So far so good..

Poor seat design if you ask me... and like all dirt bike you have to check the little things after each ride. Little failures left unfixed lead to big failures...
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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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