FISHER Seats and FISHER Saddlebags

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by rotaxhippie, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. rotaxhippie

    rotaxhippie more cowbell

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    Howdy all,

    For those that have an uncomfortable seat and haven't found a solution yet, we build custom seats for $249.99. Any make and model of dual sport or dirt bike. Primarily, we widen and soften seats, but really it's up to the customer for what they want their seat to be like. We also manufacture saddlebags that are model specific for dual sports which mount to a rack. Our website has more information: http://www.fishersaddlebags.com

    Seats: http://www.fishersaddlebags.com/seats.html

    We've been building custom dual sport seats since 2003, and in business for 30+ years. So if you have one of our seats crafted by Dave Fisher, say hi. Questions welcome. Ordering information I prefer via email through our site.

    Nate Fisher
    Fisher's Upholstery
    Eagle, ID

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  2. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Wow I really like your saddle bag system, hows it do when you drop your bike? Also my stock pipe on my KLR seems pretty hot, any trouble with the plastic there? Thanks. bete..
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  3. rotaxhippie

    rotaxhippie more cowbell

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    Thanks for the comment bete. The drops we've had and have heard about left nothing but dirt and light markings on the bags. The rack is flexible to some degree so it is extremely hard to break and won't bend like tubing. Our bags use the muffler for support with a rubber bumper which spaces the rack away from the heat. The inside of the rack doesn't even get warm enough to warrant heat tape.
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  4. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Thanks. bete..
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  5. klrfan

    klrfan Medway, MA

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    Hi All:

    I just purchased and installed my Fisher Saddlebags and wanted to let the forum know how happy I am with the product. I did a lot of research prior to choosing Fisher as my soft luggage for my '09 KLR. I didn't get a lot of feedback but I took a chance and ordered them. I was looking for bags that would hold enough for the day or weekend and didn't need bags to take me across the continent. The Fisher bags fit the bill perfectly. They don't add a lot of external size to the bike but hold an incredible amount of stuff. They're perfect for commuting also and the tail bag holds my Macbook Pro perfectly. What is more impressive is the quality of construction and fit. The rack is really well engineered down to the last detail and bolts onto the bike in minutes with no mod. They've thought of everything in designing the rack, even putting holes for bungees, etc. The bags themselves are of such quality that I wouldn't expect them to fail for years to come. The seams are well stitched, the zippers are smooth in operation and tough and the fit on the rack is flawless. Frankly, I am surprised that I did not see more reviews or accolades for these bags while doing my research. It seems like Wolfman and the big guys get the attention but I'm sure if folks tried this product, it wouldn't be long before Fisher would be at the top of searches. Anyway, just my 2 cents (and I'm not connected with the company....). If anyone has any questions, feel free.
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  6. RockyNH

    RockyNH Older Than Dirt!

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    Anyone here got one of their seats??? Specifically looking at a dr 650 in a lowered configuration.... Looking for anyone with experience with their seats..

    Thanks!

    Pat in NH
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  7. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    Hey I've got a KLX 650c with 2 Airhawks on it. I'm thinking of returning them under the 60 day "you bet your ass" guarantee. They are comfortable. But they're annoying to have to fidget with and adjust all the time. And they still don't make the seat any wider, which is the root of the discomfort I believe.

    Anyway, my girlfriend and I ride a lot. This past weekend we spent about 7 hours in the saddle in one day. I'm going to be in Boise June 20 and 21 with her visiting my brother, AvMech. May we come in to have you take some measurements/pics of us on the seat to help you plan the build on my seat? I'm also interested in sitting on some of your examples in trying to determine my choice in cover material and seat foam. I'm thinking soft foam and the softest covering material you have. Have you found the seat cover material to play a role in comfort? It should. For example, my Thermarest is very comfortable when I'm laying on it by myself. However Kathleen and I share a Big Agnes Buffalo Park sleeping bag which fits the Thermarest. With her on there with me, an extra 100 lbs, the air pressure inside the thermarest rises dramatically, and the surface tension also increases. Making the thermarest feel much harder even though I let out enough air so that my body is just barely off the ground like it's supposed to be. I really like the look of the carbon fiber type seat cover material, but if it's not soft and supple I think the surface tension will make the seat feel harder.

    Trevor

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  8. rotaxhippie

    rotaxhippie more cowbell

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    Nice to see another fan of the 650C. Sure, bring the bike by if you'll have it. If not, we have a KLX 650C here with an 11" wide seat on it. You are absolutely right about the cover material. The softer the material, the more you will be able to feel the effects of the foam underneath. Like sitting on a seat covered in pantyhose vs. a thin piece of 1/16" plastic overlaying the seat. Vinyl is somewhere in between. Our carbon fiber material is pretty flexible. Either day will work, so give us a call prior to heading over.
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  9. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Banned

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    My father just had his done by Fisher (01 LC4 Enduro). We are local to Fisher, so it was a walk in deal. Totally painless and did a great job on the seat. Have not had a chance to put a bunch of miles on it, but looking at it in the shop and sitting on it, it looks good to go.
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  10. rotaxhippie

    rotaxhippie more cowbell

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    We will be in the Sun Valley, ID area from 7/7 - 7/10/11 checking out some trails. If anyone near is interested in seeing our products mounted up or possibly borrow a demo seat, send me an email through our site. Any trail suggestions are also welcome.
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  11. shutterman

    shutterman some call me bop

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    I had Dave redo my DRZ seat earlier this spring and have finally been able to spend some time on it. He did a great job! It is very comfortable ( can spend hours sitting now), the quality is excellent and I highly recommend them for anybody wanting a new seat. My "new" seat looks like the photo in the first post. I live about five miles from his shop so it was an easy process for me. The cost was extremely reasonable. Thanks Dave
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  12. Ridetosea

    Ridetosea Adventurer

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    Just sent them my seat. I will post a full review about the experience and performance of the seat.
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  13. tbylaitis

    tbylaitis n00b

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    They did a seat for my 05 WR 450, it went from sitting on a 2x4 to a seat that provided very good support and no tailbone issues. They were able to widen the stock seat to about 9 inches, dont expect the seat to be plush, it is firm. What it did solve, it took pressure off my tailbone and also made the transition area between thigh and seat much more comfortable. I have logged 1000 miles of trail and forest road riding with this seat, they will do the seat on my next bike. High quailty work, easy to work with and most importantly they did whay they said. I was leaving on a trip and asked if they could get the seat back by a specific date, they did. They were able to turn the seat around quickly and do a great job. If you cant tell from my comments, I like my seat and the folks at Fisher.:clap
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  14. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Any chance the saddlebags would fit an 2006 F650GS Dakar?
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  15. Lonster

    Lonster Avid Reader

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    I live less than 2 miles from Dave. I had him re-work a DRZ400 seat for me and it is fantastic. I also have a tailbone issue from a rafting accident that bothers me is short order on the wrong seat. Dave was able to provide a seat with firm support with some cushion on the top and I can ride for hours. Make sure you give Dave the time to do the seat right and he will do a fantastic job. I have owned a Corbin, and a Sargeant Seats on other bikes and will always make my FIRST stop at Fisher Seats from now on. I really don't think you will be disappointed.
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  16. Rusty Jug

    Rusty Jug Been here awhile

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    Ok, did some long research and that this company did the best for what I was looking for. So I emailed them some questions, :evil wow a few minutes later I received a email with my answers ! So then I called and ask a few more questions, wow they really do customize your seat to your back end! :D so I will do a full report when I get it back!:clap:wink:
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  17. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    I had Fisher make a seat for my Husaberg... great communication (Nate made sure they made what I wanted), quick turnaround, and it's comfortable. Plus, it looks pretty cool. Time will tell, regarding durability; but so far, I'm impressed.
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  18. rotaxhippie

    rotaxhippie more cowbell

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    We aim to impress. Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to a full report Jug. My full reports through school required graphics, so lets see a pic as well. Preferably a cool scenic one like you see here on advrider all the time. We've sat on other seats like Lonster has, so you might just make someones day when they find out what they've been missing from reading your post. Thanks to all those who've left feedback so far.
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  19. Rusty Jug

    Rusty Jug Been here awhile

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    :clap:clap ok I'm not just a little impressed I'm :eek1 well no words to describe my butt has on this seat! Motorcycle manufacturing companies need to have you on auto dial!:rofl I have only rode down the road and back but the feel is terrific and the look gives my bike a major custom Baja machine! This was the best bang for my buck that I have spent on my bike.

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    Still can't get my pics downloaded!:huh
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  20. Rusty Jug

    Rusty Jug Been here awhile

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    Here's a pic! Put 100 miles so far and I love it no more monkey butt!

    The workmanship on my seat is unreal! These guys are super! I highly recommend them and they will get all my work!
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