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Old 04-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #661
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What staple gun is the best from HF for the job? Somebody mentioned that they sell an upholstery stapler, but I've never seen one in their stores. I just used a crown stapler last time, which was ok, but I would have rather used shorter & wider staples. Does anybody have a part # or link ?
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This one is the one......http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...ler-68029.html

It uses the T-20 staples.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #662
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Glenn,

This one is the one......http://www.harborfreight.com/air-too...ler-68029.html

It uses the T-20 staples.

Bundy

Thanks for the link.

I was at a HF store this morning and saw that stapler, but didn't see staples for it there. I didn't realize that it uses the common Arrow T-50 staples. (the link you sent said T-50, think you made a typo saying T-20 maybe)

I wish I'd bought one. Maybe I'll go back and get one. The 1/2 long crown staples I used last time made me nervous about coming back out through the seat cover, but worked fine.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #663
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Thanks for the link.

I was at a HF store this morning and saw that stapler, but didn't see staples for it there. I didn't realize that it uses the common Arrow T-50 staples. (the link you sent said T-50, think you made a typo saying T-20 maybe)

I wish I'd bought one. Maybe I'll go back and get one. The 1/2 long crown staples I used last time made me nervous about coming back out through the seat cover, but worked fine.
Yeah, T-50, sorry about that!

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:41 PM   #664
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My new seat from SeatConcepts arrived and I installed it today. Install went well, and I'm think I'm going to be very happy with it. The new seat is much firmer. The OEM KTM foam was really soft and hurt like crazy!

Here is the old Austrian torture device.


The new foam is a bit of a different shape, a bit wider at the back.


Here is a look at what the seat pan looks like.


Used some spray contact glue to adhere the foam to the pan.


T-50 Arrow staples did the trick.


The new seat intalled.


The new hotness!


Thanks for the awesome service!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:43 AM   #665
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I see the seat for '00-'07 F650GS in Dakar but no stock GS, low version though. Any chances you will have those made?

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #666
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I just ordered from seat concepts today for my 09 Versys. They were easy to get on the phone, friendly and efficient.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:17 PM   #667
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I'm surprised how many folks need to upgrade their streetbike seats. All the streetbikes I've ridden have had comfy seats.

I wonder which bike has the worst stock seat? I was surprised how bad the DRZ seat is, but I doubt that it's the worst. It's hard to understand how companies can engineer great motorcycles and engineer such crappy seats for them. Maybe we Americans have tender butts ?!!??
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #668
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I'm surprised how many folks need to upgrade their streetbike seats. All the streetbikes I've ridden have had comfy seats.

I wonder which bike has the worst stock seat? I was surprised how bad the DRZ seat is, but I doubt that it's the worst. It's hard to understand how companies can engineer great motorcycles and engineer such crappy seats for them. Maybe we Americans have tender butts ?!!??
Actually, all the better seats I've had are noticeably stiffer than stock - but also have a wider/flatter seating area. Dirt bike seats are the worst, being skinny as well as too soft. But you're not supposed to be sitting on them much, right?

Body weight does make a difference, too - something the mfg's should think about. Some offer "low" seats, but none offer "heavy". I'm 210 lbs, and really like the higher density seat concepts foam. I note they list their standard foam works well up to 240, so maybe they've shifted. My weight was right on the line back when I ordered.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:23 PM   #669
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I'm surprised how many folks need to upgrade their streetbike seats. All the streetbikes I've ridden have had comfy seats.

I wonder which bike has the worst stock seat? I was surprised how bad the DRZ seat is, but I doubt that it's the worst. It's hard to understand how companies can engineer great motorcycles and engineer such crappy seats for them. Maybe we Americans have tender butts ?!!??
I am at aloss to explain it as well. Obviously seat comfort is going to be variable depending upon the rider, but you'd think if they started with what Seat Concepts (for example) provides, overall satisfaction with the stock seat would be much higher. The cost increase would likely be very negligible to the purchaser.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #670
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I see the seat for '00-'07 F650GS in Dakar but no stock GS, low version though. Any chances you will have those made?

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Its at the trim shop now getting fitted for seat covers. Should be able to ship by next week.

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Old 04-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #671
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Its at the trim shop now getting fitted for seat covers. Should be able to ship by next week.

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I'll check back next week then. I don't think it can get any better than making wife happy by making her rides comfortable
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #672
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Got it in yesterday and installed today. I can tell already it's vastly superior to the stock seat. I'll find out soon how it is for 10 hour days. It's been a great experience so far. The guys at the factory are very helpful.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #673
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Its at the trim shop now getting fitted for seat covers. Should be able to ship by next week.

bundy

Not that I have ADD or something but I still can't find it on the website

Any updates on F650GS single standard seat
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #674
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Bundy, did you guys have any luck getting your hands on a Super Tenere?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #675
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Wound up with one of their seats, via a vertically challenged inmate, for Fe Woman's KLR; very nice seat!
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