KTM 640 Adventure Seat

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bedaniel, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. bedaniel

    bedaniel BBHFLTS

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    Can anyone recommend a decent comfortable replacement seat for my 640. The stock one is great off road, however I'm looking to do a 4 week trip from Dubai, across Iran, Pakistan, India to Nepal and back. Don't want to be paralysed from the arse up by the vibrations. Searched but got a lot of non specific threads.

    Cheers.

    B.
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  2. Jeepboy

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    Wrong forum, but I'd recommend Bojangles (Renazco Racing).
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  3. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    like he said... try the thumper forum if this thread is not moved there... and...

    boejangles did mine. it rawks...

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  4. fire_strom

    fire_strom Long timer

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    the ktm "comfort" seat is a huge improvement over stock for less than 100$us.

    scott
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  5. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    i agree. have one of those as well as my boejangles unit. ... lemme tell youz... the boejangles piece is worth the extra dosh.
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  6. Velocibiker

    Velocibiker Adventure Antagonist

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    If you want even more of a butt cushion, I got my saddle re-worked by Bill Mayer Saddles. Ass bliss.
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  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I'm ordering a junk of gel, and some memory foam to see if I can make mine better. It helps that my wife can sew!
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  8. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    if you don't already know this, you should try a pair of bicycle or MC specific shorts (underwear). I have a Boejangles and have done 4 hours straight in the saddle. While I was fatigued, the only thing that really bothered me was the burning feeling of where the seams of my underwear were - it sucks!

    I bought a pair of EVS Sports Bruiser Shorts (PP05) for $50+. They have the chamois where you sit (:tb) and pads for when you fall. I will be trying them out after work thru the weekend - long trip! :ricky report in the equipment forum entitled "bruiser shorts"

    Might be a cheaper way to last on the stock seat, or with the KTM comfort seat. I am thinking even with the Boejangles saddle. :evil
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  9. BlitzBike

    BlitzBike LC4 Pilot

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    I hear you on those freaking seams. I did a 260 mile journey across alligator alley and back and was so crippled by the blisters that formed because of seams that I couldn't walk let alone ride afterwards.
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  10. Buckster

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    There can be only one.
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    Bojangles/Renazco seats rule.
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  11. Happe

    Happe Offroad Nut

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    :huh
    4 weeks Dubai, Nepal and back??
    Do you have a helicopter connected to your Lc4?
    There is no time for errors in your calculation.






























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    or whatever :eek1

    Hope all your paperwork is ok, already arrived and you have plenty of buckshish with you.

    cheers

    Stefan
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  12. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    Depends on his nationality, but 4 weeks is a waste, you cannot sample the diverse cultures in that time. Iran alone is a total pleasure to ride.
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  13. Happe

    Happe Offroad Nut

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    You're right.
    A friend of mine was in Iran this May. He actually planned to go further to Turkmenistan but he was so stunned by Iran that he spend all his time (5 weeks) in Iran.

    cheers

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  14. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    When I did my first RTW, I planned on giving Iran a week tops, but ended up staying nearly two months, I was over there earlier this year just to visit friends I made back in '86, I have been over there every couple of years since. It is one of the places I am seriously considering for when I retire.
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  15. Happe

    Happe Offroad Nut

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    Before I retire I want to ride the silk road. At least one way.
    Actually its on the agenda for the next three years.

    we will see.
    First Tunesia in December :evil

    cheers

    Stefan
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  16. bedaniel

    bedaniel BBHFLTS

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    Well that trip didn't happen. Pakistanis started kidnapping/killing tourists again and Nepal declared martial law. Just my luck.


    Agreed on all the comments pretty much, however some clarity needed. The plan was an overnight ferry to Bandar Abbas. A complete shit hole, but from Dubai, one of the few options other than to NW India and then up to Nepal. Not a good option if anyone has read Chris Scotts Adventure Motorcycling Handbook (excellent/must read). Apparently customs into India is like masturbating with a cheesegrater.......slightly amusing to watch, mostly painful and will take forever to get off!!!

    Anyway, I've toured most of Iran before on my Moto Guzzi 1000S (and yes it is spell bounding and the people are WONDERFUL contrary to the bullshit in the media about Iran.....remember there is a difference between the politicians and the people). So this time the intent was to scoot straight across from Bandar Abbas to southern Pakistan (short run really) and then get north as fast as possible due to the regular hijacking of bikes by drug runners (option to freight/train the bike depending on the road condition, political etc...). Then enjoy the tour at a PROPER pace from the north of Pakistan to Nepal. Return wise, contingency planning was to use the really reliable rail back for the same bits mentioned before....not really a great plan, but none the less a plan.

    Unfortunately the issues in Kashmir are still a little concern nowadays, so the route is either via China or via India for a short stretch and then Nepal.

    The short version is that this dream trip is now yet another year away, so plenty of time to do some more planning:-( .............and build up some more leave to make it an 8 week trip!!!

    B.
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  17. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Damn! Politics gets in the way of life yet again... :bluduh

    Sorry to hear about your logistical nightmares, but it seems you head is screwed on the right way. :thumb A big roger on the people vs. politics and I would add the failure of media to clarify that divide (or they likely aggrivate it). We don't even hear about Pakistan's nightmares here in the USA, likely because they are an "ally".

    If you can't go into Kashmir, then get Rushdie's new book, Shalimar the Clown. I am reading it now; its about Rushdie's birthplace, Kashmir, and might help salve your wounded trip a bit.

    Do you know of the headaches of driving into China? Might make India seem idillyic by comparison. Something about fees, especially having to pay for an escort car and driver to show you where you can go and what you can do :huh Just an FYI. :wave
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  18. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    I though Martial law was declared 10 months ago?

    Nepal: All communication links were cut after the King Gyanendra's announcement of suspending parliament and fundamental rights, on Tuesday, 1st of february.
    Airlinks have been closed, roads blocked, other transport links delayed. Armed security forces in riot gear are deployed. Leaders of major political parties, trade unions and student organisations are under house arrest or detained. Army is stationed in the editorial offices of all national dailies in order to censor. Outside of Kathmandu, the Maoist strike is apparently observed
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  19. matsplatuk

    matsplatuk Adventurer

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    Whoa! I didn't think the KTM comfort seat fitted the Adventure?? I thought it only went o nthe Enduro cos of the different tank?

    This sounds good...I was going to order a standard 2003 adventure seat for my 1999 knowing that theyre "better"...but this sounds much more like it.

    Anyone got a part number please?

    Ace, potential comfort! - Mat

    PS Heres a pic from the weekend, the Hafren Rally in the UK [​IMG]
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  20. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    there are half a dozen online parts dealers for KTMs, just search for "ktm parts" and then use their online parts fiche.
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