Seat Concepts for Adventure first impressions

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

  1. srad600

    srad600 Been here awhile

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    Yep, their website says its 1.5" taller than the KTM flat seat, my intent was just to get a bit more legroom without having to lower the pegs, and I'm happy with that aspect of the seat.

    I have already put about 2,300 +/- miles on the seat since I bought it, so I think it's as broken in as it's going to get. Also, I'm not saying the seat is bad...far from it actually, BUT it is harder than the stock seat, at least to me.
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  2. vwboomer

    vwboomer Buffoon

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    ah I see.
    A lot of after market seats are more firm, but the shape makes all the difference. I've found the front scoop to be a little softer, while the wide rear is very firm.

    The only complaint I have is that when standing on the pegs, there seems to be excess foam at the very bottom of the seat that rubs the inside of my knees. I may have to pull the cover off and shave that out as it gets to be uncomfortable when moving around off road.
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  3. ericGSsti

    ericGSsti Been here awhile

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    I put a renazco on my S model yesterday and after a 375 km run I'm loving it. Love the finish, hight wise it's spot on and very comfortable.
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  4. dirtbikebagger

    dirtbikebagger Adventurer

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    Bored on a snowy day looking at my bike in the living room...

    7k or so miles later and I still like the seat. I must not have gotten it installed perfectly because the "taint ripples" never went away, but I cant tell when Im riding it.
    Its still really comfortable and was money well spent. Hind sight: I would have sent it in and had Seat Concepts install it, an air stapler is necessary. Manual and electric arent even worth trying in my opinion.

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  5. SauceSquatch

    SauceSquatch Been here awhile

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    Hey BigNastybrp, now that you've had some time on it how do you like it?
    How is the suede in the sun, does the seat get cooking or does it stay fairly cool? Feel like the low is good support on a long ride?

    Thinking about getting the 2-up low or the same exact seat you have.
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  6. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    I have a seat concepts seat as well, with the vinyl cover. It's pretty decent, but I do think it is pretty hard. I'm only good for about 1.5-2 hours of comfort unless I do a lot of standing.

    Those of you with the suede covers, how do those hold up? I feel like they would be really absorbent in rain and would suck up mud and dust pretty badly...
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  7. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Could someone with a tall Seat Concepts seat do me a favour?

    I would like to know what height the seat is at it`s lowest point (Where rider sits) when the bike is on the center stand. Non R model.
    I asume all standard bikes have same center stand.

    The Renazco I had was 973 mm to that point.
    The stock 06 seat is 945 mm.
    The stock 950 seat is 943 mm.

    I sold the Renazco, got a custom one but think it may be a little to short now :cry

    Cheers.
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  8. gallinastrips

    gallinastrips Been here awhile

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    Have Seat concepts on 950 SM. Much better shape than stock and is firm. At about $160. it seems to be about half price of competition.:clap
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