Saddlemen seat for the 950 se

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by mmurry, May 1, 2012.

  1. mmurry

    mmurry Adventurer

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    Hi all... anybody got a chance to check out the saddlemen seat for the SE yet? Kinda surprised no one is talking about it.... ordered one last night... I guess if no one else has picked one up I will do a review on it when it shows up.... pretty excited about a better seat for this bike... I hate the stocker... and cant stop riding it long enough to send my seat to renazco...
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  2. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I watched the video they made & to be honest, I need to read some user reviews before I buy one.

    I'd really like to sit on one first.
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  3. mmurry

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    wanted to read some reviews as well... but havent seen any... found the seat on amazon for really cheap considering they just came out recently.... couldnt be patient enough to wait for some one else to take the plunge..
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  4. mmurry

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    ordered the saddlemen seat through amazon and got it for 320 free shipping... seat is supposed to be here tomorrow.... guess i will do some test piloting and let everyine know how they are... gotta b better than the stocker...
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  5. mmurry

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    Well the fed ex guy showed up in my driveway today with a humoungous box for me... inside was a very carefully packed saddlemen seat for my KTM 950 SE.... The fit and finish of the seat is excellent. I really like the metal tabs under the seat (I had some damage to my plastic tabs on the stocker)... The main part of the seat is made of some pretty cool suede... the back part is heavy duty seat material...I think i will use the d ring hooks for strapping things down.... the twin gel ridges or whatever you want to call em look a little funny but feel really good on your bum... they dont seem to feel like you might expect... feels more like you are sitting in a cupped seat??
    Overall the seat is about a million and one times better than the stocker... I took my bike out and flogged it on some rough dirt and highway for a couple of hours tonight and my but feels great.... the seat gives you the feeling of sitting a little more "in" the bike, rather than on "it".. I like the bum stop feel... I bought the standard height seat... Being 6'5" I didnt want to lower the seat height at all and the height feels about the same as the stocker....

    the seat still is not as cushy as the leather corbin on my BMW1150 GS adventure... but it is easily the best option avail for a SE... I have never ridden a bike with a renazco seat... (guess I dont like not being able to ride the bike for a month while the seat was gone) but the renazco is going to cost you over 500 bucks when you factor in shipping... and you still have the kinda weak seat pan... the saddlemen cost me 322 total including shipping... I believe it is a hell of a deal... I have over 3k in upgrades on my SE (safari, rekluse, blackdog, fmf cans, rox risers, and a bunch of other bits and pieces)... and I wouldnt hesitate to spend 322 on this seat... the skidplate cost more than the seat did...
    anyway there is my 2 cents... I have pics of my bike and the seat if anyone wants a look...
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  6. skopiec

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    Pics please!
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  7. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    +1 !
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    VTvfr Been here awhile

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  9. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    What is the weight compared to the stock seat? I know the Corbin is quite heavier due to the metal seat pan.
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  10. mmurry

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    I didnt weigh the seats but it was easy to tell the saddlemen seat is a little heavier... not too worried about it though... still talking about a 400 lb bike
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  11. JOKER650

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    What was the cost. They never e-mailed me back yet.
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  12. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    Apparently they can be had somewhere on amazon for $320.
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  13. mmurry

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    list price is 400... but yeah got mine for 320 with free shipping from a vendor on amazon.com... there is a guy on ebay wants 350...
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  14. MrLebowski

    MrLebowski Been here awhile

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    I just ordered one for my 990 Adventure from Amazon for $322.56 shipped. I'll write up a review in a week or so once I have it.
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  15. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Just was wanting to keep my 400 pound bike. Not make it a 500 pound bike.
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  16. mmurry

    mmurry Adventurer

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    dont worry... now maybe it is a 401 lb bike...
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  17. BaronVonDarrin

    BaronVonDarrin Been here awhile

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    links?

    also: does that seat like, catch water? Looks like it would just sit in there like a bowl?

    has anyone tried the gel seats from ktm?
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  18. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Looks GREAT for the hemorrhoids:lol3

    RIDE ON!
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  19. ckracer

    ckracer n00b

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    i was looking into that seat as well....came across one on this site.....interesting project these guys are doing...

    http://www.cannonballproject.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/13Dakar990.jpg

    the seat for the 990 adventure in the article looks slightly different than the one for the 950 se

    i have emailed saddlemans for some pics but they have been terribly slow in getting back to me...first reply took 2 weeks...and im almost 2 weeks waiting again since i asked for pics.....although they said they had been having email redirecting problems?

    i think i like the look of the 950 se seat better.....anyone know if they might be interchangeable between the bikes?....
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    In yet?? Inquiring minds eagerly awaiting...
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