Best seat for DR650

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by boulderjoe1000, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. boulderjoe1000

    boulderjoe1000 Let's Go!

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    Alright so 2 years ago I blew out 3 discs in my back by being run over by a boat in New Zealand... on the mend finally and after selling my 1150GSA my DR is ready to get out and play... But I'm thinking the seat upgrade will be the critical spring upgrade(IMS tank, new pipe and jetting, aluminum bars and a few more things done a couple years before).

    Obviously heard the Corbin is the way to go, but looking for any other suggestions before I buy.

    Thanks and glad to be back in the craziness! Be safe.
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  2. drsmiley

    drsmiley Been here awhile

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    I like my Renazco Racing Seat!!!
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  3. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    Seat concepts is the only way to go, way more comfy than a corbin and a whole lot less money and no long waits like some of the other seat makers, look up the reviews in the venders section. http://seatconcepts.com/ I put one on a DR350 and love it, all day rides are no problem at all.
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  4. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    Second the Seat Concepts plug! I have one on mine and wife has one on her XT225, awesome seats and great people to deal with. Installed both seat kits in less than half an hour. Went from being uncomfortable for any more than 30 miles to being able to ride all day in comfort!

    Tim
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  5. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    x3 for the Seat Concepts... transformed the bike, and super nice guys as well.
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  6. AllAroundAus

    AllAroundAus Adventurer

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    Can be a little inconvenient and subject to theft if you are using the bike for a commuter.
    I rode 7000 kms off road in 16 days last year and it was brilliant.
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  7. greer

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    I'm still trying to make up my mind, too. For the money I don't think Seat Concepts can be beat, worked a miracle for the WR250R I used to have.
    I was also impressed with the Sargent seat on a BMW I owned back in the day. Parts Unlimited carries Sargent now, so the prices have come down considerably. And my husband is very happy with the TPI seat he bought for his '05. Now I reckon Saddlemen is coming out with a new line of dual sport seats to add to the mix.

    Sarah
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  8. dhb400

    dhb400 No Regrets

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    Go with Seat Concepts. Just put one on my DRZ 400. Much better than stock. Good quality too.
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  9. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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    Stock seat = 75 miles pull over and stretch.... Stock seat with ATV pad from Walmart = 200+ no problems.
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    xcsp Been here awhile

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  11. greer

    greer Long timer

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  12. 28marcb

    28marcb Been here awhile

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    Not a fair comparison from a design standpoint, but the Fisher's reworked seat on my Dr650 is more comfortable than my seat concepts on my 690. That's not to say that fisher could make my 690 better than the seat concepts or that the seat concepts dr650 seat isn't as good as the Fisher's. I can highly recommend them both, and they are both about the same cost.
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    28marcb Been here awhile

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    The Breeze Been here awhile

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  15. xcsp

    xcsp Been here awhile

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    Now that IS a good price for the Sargent!

    For those with a Sargent seat on the DR, does it fit well on the bike?

    Sargent or SC :hmmmmm
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  16. greer

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    For those with a Sargent Low, I'd like to know if the width makes it tougher to reach the ground?

    Sarah
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  17. xcsp

    xcsp Been here awhile

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    For those who have had a Seat Concepts seat cover/foam kit on your bikes for a while, how long have you had it & how are they holding up?
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  18. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    Did those of you with the Seat Concept seat install it yourself or did you send them your seat pan and have them install it? Any pictures if you did it yourself?
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  19. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    I installed a Seat Concept's "Foam & Cover" on my WR250R ...

    It was the first time doing any upholstery and it turned out great. ( It helps to have a air stapler ....)
    In fact if you go to SC's web site there are pictures of my WR there.

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    It's a GREAT improvment over the stock seat ...

    To answer xcsp question -- I've had mine on for over a year -- Haven't put a ton of miles on it, but I commute to work and it sits out in the weather -- still looks like new.

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  20. Onederer

    Onederer Crunch Nugget

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    With a back injury, suspenson work will do more for your comfort than a seat.
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