Saddleman Seats Adventure Track

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  1. Two Brothers

    Two Brothers Tire Guru

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    Just wanted to throw this out there. Saddleman Seats have come out with a Adventure Track seating line. I got to take a look at it a couple of months ago at Indy. Here is the link but it doesn't show much.

    http://www.saddlemen.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=172_178_700

    The seats have a small flap on the back with velcro on it. Under that is a couple of d-rings for securing payloads, lugguge or your wife if she has a problem holding on. Limited inventory right now but as I see these come available I will post some on here.

    They come in heated and non heated versions. Low and regular versions. Here are the models they are covering.

    BMW F650GS 01-07, F650S 08-12, G650GS 09-12, F800GS 08-12, R1200GS 04-12
    Ducati Multistrada 1200 10-11
    Honda XR650L 08-12
    KLR650 08-12
    KTM 950/990 03-12, Super Enduro 950 R 06-09
    Suzuki DR-Z 400E/400S/400SM/00-12, DR650SE 96-09 11-12, V-strom 650 04-11, V-strom 1000 02-12
    Triumph Tiger 800 11-12
    Yamaha Super Tenere 2012

    Just wanted to throw them out there as another option for ADV riders. Hope it helps
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  2. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    Looks like this on my KLR. They used my bike for fitment testing.

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    These are the integrated tie downs. Saddlemen are developing an adventure oriented luggage line to work with these and other seats currently being developed. .
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  3. Saddlemen Seats&Bags

    Saddlemen Seats&Bags We Ride!

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    Thanks for checking out the new seat line. There are some additional pics on our Facebook site. Press release and full line launch coming soon!

    www.facebook.com/saddlemen

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  4. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    Are you going to offer any discounts to ADVrider members?

    regards.
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  5. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    :lurk
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  6. Mange16v

    Mange16v n00b

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    Anyone running one of these? I heard from soneone (the only person I could find giving their input) that the suede stayed damp for a while. Minor drawback if the seat is good for the nuts and butts...

    Eric
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  7. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    How's the load path from the rings through to the frame? It'd be a drag to have your load pull your seat off!

    The stock plastic seatpan is crap, my Corbin is fiberglass with a metal tab on each side, but I've never looked at a Saddleman.
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  8. JG55

    JG55 Almost Normal

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    Could be the best seat out by looking at the features. Looked at there website and Facebook. Didn't see a single photo of an F800gs fitted with one of their seats.
    Have they sold one yet? No info other than a part number. Very interested. Great price especially considering you don't have to supply your seat pan.
    JG
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  9. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I'm interested, but one question. The Honda XR650L is pretty unchanged since 1994, why do you only offer seats for the 08-12 models?

    Disregard that question. Website states 93-12 XRLs. If I don't sell it before spring, I may try one of these seats. If it is more comfy, might ride it more.
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  10. HD Steve

    HD Steve Nonposer in Training

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    I have the Saddlemen on my GSA...I like it much better than the stock seat. My better half has no complaints about the pillion but she has an IRONBUTT. The cut out for the boys seems to work (probably should be a little wider and deeper though:rofl:rofl:rofl)...

    Suede is outstanding...does stay a bit damp, but has excellent grip...your pants should be waterproof...

    best part, it fits the BMW attachments better than the stock seat...

    All in all...worth it!!!
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  11. Two Brothers

    Two Brothers Tire Guru

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    The plus on these seats are that you can get in the heated version.
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  12. JG55

    JG55 Almost Normal

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    Correction.... Their website shows a F650GS which is the same as a 800. The owner wrote that it is an F850GS, Oops.
    Seriously thinking of ordering one.
    John
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  13. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    This seat really has my interest but where the heck does the water go when riding in the rain? I'm envisioning it just pooling up in that trough.
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  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    This is what holds me back:huh
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  15. 2012BlackKLR650

    2012BlackKLR650 KTM 690 Enduro *****

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    Hey there. Has anyone has the chance to try one of these, and also have tried a Sargent? I have had a Sargent on my KLR for a few thousand miles...it is so much better than stock. However my bony skinny a$$ still screams after a few hundred miles in the seat. I bought the gel insert from Saddlemen..and fashioned my own 'pad'. It seemed to make the world of difference. I guess I am pretty sure the Saddlemen track seat would be better....now to come to grips with the fact that my totally custom Sargent (cost me over 400) might not be for me....... Carbon fiber/no piping/double stitch metallic silver.

    Any buyers ?? ;)
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  16. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    Just completed 7500km on one for a 950 adv. Seat is better than stock, but not perfect. I had no trouble with the middle channel. Actually found it easier to move around on and could sit a little off centre to relieve any sore spots, the channel was good for this. Didn't have any pain that made me just want to get off the seat compared to the stock seat. Longest day was about 8hrs in the saddle excluding stops. For the money, I think it was a good buy.
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  17. PPR

    PPR Polish Pie Rider

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    I just put the seat on my Vstrom. I wanted to like this seat. It looks great and is well made. I was in a state of denial and kept it longer then I should have. Its like sitting on 2 rails of hard gel foam. Big surprise! the seat is 2 hard rails of gel foam. If you don't have 2 hot spots on you ass from this seat, you are lying, dead, or work for Saddleman. I will stand toe to toe with anyone who wants to argue with this.
    I bought the seat because of a positive review on stromtroopers website. I'll be more careful next time. Yes, I know that a seat selection is a personnel choise. Yes, it is unreasonable to think you can ride all day without moving around on any seat. Yes, you have to break in a seat to get a true feel for it.
    I don't like giving negative reviews, but this is well deserved. If you want to try the seat for yourself, make sure it can be returned.
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  18. Two Brothers

    Two Brothers Tire Guru

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I like to hear real world experiance on this stuff. I know its a new seat out this year. Maybe they can shed some light on your problems.
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  19. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Cumming GA
    I just realized you are down the road from here, in Lawrenceville. I am in Dawsonville and find myself in your neck of the woods from time to time for work. Do you stock a Saddleman seat for a 950 Adventure or is this special order item?
    #19
  20. Two Brothers

    Two Brothers Tire Guru

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    322
    Location:
    Lawrenceville Ga

    I'm trying to get a sample but they won't call me back. Not real happy about them not calling me back.
    #20