KTM 990 R: Who makes best seat

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by MKJ, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. 556baller

    556baller Adventurer

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    I decided on getting the 2 Up version for the 990 from Seat Concepts. After a 200 mile shake down ride I was really impressed. I really tried to like the stock seat...
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  2. JohnfromJersey

    JohnfromJersey Like a New Man

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    So did I, but somewhere between Seattle and NJ, I decided the stocker's got to go. A perfectly designed, well engineered instrument of PAIN. :D
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  3. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    I reshaped the foam on my seat concepts low seat. Got it to the shape I like. We will see what happens. I think it takes a 350+ mile ride to really give you and idea if it's a long distance seat.
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  4. 556baller

    556baller Adventurer

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    I don't know what it is about that seat. I do regular 3-5 hour rides on my mountain bikes that have almost no seat, and 10+ hours in my sea kayak with a seat that almost looks like a piece of foam and I'm fine. 45 minutes on the stock seat and I'm spent.
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  5. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    I feel that they shape them for the overall look of the bike to get it sold. Once out the door, you are on your own to figure it out.
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  6. Wake up call

    Wake up call n00b

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    First post so bear with me. I ordered the sport version of the Day Long Russell seat after 5000 km of trying to break in the stock PITA seat. Russell seat gets my vote hands down. Four hour none stop ride is no problem - except for fuel so I can keep going. Standing on pegs works as well. The side "wings" help so you can squeeze the bike to keep you in place.

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  7. Wake up call

    Wake up call n00b

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    OK. Will have to figure out how to attach pictures. Not sure how to go about it.
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  8. ADVill

    ADVill Been here awhile

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    Thinking about a seat myself. I have the stock and the gel seat the previous owner bought. Like the stock better. On both of them the cut out is about 1.5 inches too far forward for my liking. Would rather have a seat that doesn't have a cut out but still allows 2-up seating.
    Anyone know of a seat maker/dealer near Memphis or Nashville I can try before buying? (Regular Adventure)
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  9. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    That is exactly the amount of foam I cut out of SC seat to get it comfortable.
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  10. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I was running a seat concepts seat for some time and it was ok, Very recently switched over to a Renazco seat and cant be happier, James knows what he's doing and makes one great product!
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  11. BigNastybrp

    BigNastybrp Big Nasty

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    Renazco Best all around seat but was to tall for me to ride two up

    Russell day long best street

    seat concepts low seat, low dollar great seat. I have been using this one for the last 5000 and I am very happy with it. I ride two up and she likes this seat.
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  12. David37

    David37 Been here awhile

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    I've had a Renazco on my 950SE for the last 4 years. The Renazco is a big improvement over the stock seat but IMO it's not the ultimate SE seat. I'll continue to use the Renazco but I'm still looking for "right" seat for me. I've heard a lot of good things about Bill Mayer seats.

    http://billmayer-saddles.com/bms-best-motorcycle-seats/
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  13. jfink

    jfink Can't get there from here

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    Yep, when I talked with James, he specifically asked if I was going to be places where it rained a lot. When I said South America he suggested against the Suede and Leather and steered me towards the vinyl. I am surprised he didn't do the same for you.
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