Low Seat KTM 950

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Huber Tuber, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Huber Tuber

    Huber Tuber Beer is good

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    Any one know of a good long distance comfortable low seat for the 950 other than the tourtech one? Is there possibly a European model that we can get here in the US?

    Thanks
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  2. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Been here awhile

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  3. Metrotexual

    Metrotexual Been here awhile

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    My Corbin is quite low compared to the Stock. Once my Renazco arrives, I won't need my Corbin anymore... Anyone interested, I'll let it go at a good price?
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  4. Huber Tuber

    Huber Tuber Beer is good

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    What is a good price? Corbins have a tendancy to be kinda hard.
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  5. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Been here awhile

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    When I put a Corbin on my R100GS my first impression was that it was too square and too hard.

    That impression changed when I found I could do 800+ mile days without squirming. It remains the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden on.

    The Corbin on my 950 is not in that same class, but is MUCH more comfortable than the stocker, and works better for me than a Bojangles I tried for one trip.

    MotoTodd bought my R100GS so maybe he can comment on the saddle.

    Photo is with the Wudo passenger pillion in place.

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  6. FastEddieB

    FastEddieB Been here awhile

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    Here's comparo photos with the Bojangles:

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  7. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Nothing makes me happier then to know that your happy with your Corbin Eddie :clap
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  8. Metrotexual

    Metrotexual Been here awhile

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    I think $150 is a pretty killer price for my Corbin. What say you? I think I'll post in the Flea Market with some pics soon.
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  9. teabagger

    teabagger Been here awhile

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    Very Comfortable- for both riders, and the weaved material breathes well.

    JM
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  10. Huber Tuber

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    Is that a Rick Mayer or Bill Mayer? Because I have a Bill Mayer Saddle and I am not happy with it at all. I even asked for a refund with no luck. I should have gone to Rick and may do it soon. I don't think a Corbin will work for me either, Mike Corbin is a great guy and they do great stuff but I can't do the foam they ues. Bony ass syndrome. Well either way that seat looks really nice I bet it is a Rick Mayer
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  11. teabagger

    teabagger Been here awhile

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    The stepped "King & Queen" effect really helps keep you forward, yet is super comfortable for LONG Rides.

    JM

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    Guys, to re-birth an old thread for a short-guy..

    What is the difference between the OEM saddle heigh on a 950 Adv and a Corbin-low?

    Any other Low seat makers? I was surprised that Sargent didn't make one (or at least they don't show one).
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  13. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    I have a 30" inseam and think the KTM Hardparts Low gel seat is very good, and relatively inexpensive iirc. For a long trip, I complement it with an Aerostitch lambskin, but any short nap one would work. I don't use it all the time; what I do is alternate at gas stops between using it and not. I find the "difference" between the two works pretty well to keep things comfortable.
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  14. Soberman001

    Soberman001 Been here awhile

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    Mr Barlow,
    Do you know the height difference? I have a 28" inseam and am looking for the lowest seat out there so I don't have to mod the suspension.

    Scott
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  15. PABiker

    PABiker Anywhere but here

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    +1, 30" inseam here too, except I use the Alaska Leather sheepskin with the low seat for the long rides.
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  16. wpbarlow

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    I don't know the difference as I don't have a stock seat anymore. My other seat is a Renazco. The low gel is the lowest one I tried, and I tried a few of them.
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  17. scalci

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    wonder if this wil make a huge difference on a 990S?

    Also the stock seat on the 990S is not good...
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  18. Motard_Menace

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    Figured I would post up my install of the Seat Concepts low seat install, would apply to the regular or high seat as well. Anyway on to the install.

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    Open New Seat and strip old seat, pretty straight forward so far.......

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    Still just prepping the old seat pan. You want to clean it up pretty good, get as much of the old glue off the old pan as you can so it does not interfere with the new install.

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    Prep the new seat, scrub the bottom with a light detergent/cleaner. I used common dish soap to do this. This will supposedly release the mold repellent agent in the seat.

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    Put the glue on the new seat. I used a 3M adhesive because I had some laying around. I would guess there are a little better spray on adhesives then this but it worked.

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    After applying the bulk of the glue I hit the edges and then for good measure because the glue I used wasn't the strongest stuff I used a little foil tape to hold the edges. Foil tape works well IMHO because it is very sticky and pliable. It worked well anyway.

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    New seat foam on now....On the to the hard part, putting the cover on. Directions state to tack the front and back. I did this as instructed. Then work your way front to back, which I also did. This part is the most time consuming and you need to be patient and ready to pull and re-staple as needed. I used an air stapler which is nice because pulling the trigger on a air stapler is easier then a regular old stapler but that would work as well.

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    As you can see I spared no staples in this application....:evil....for my first foray into upholstery it turned out fairly decent. I did notice a few little wrinkles now after it has sat for a little bit but they appear near the upturn in the seat and I will pull a few staples and pull out the slack, then it should be good. Also you want to heat up the upholstery by setting the seat out in the sun for a few minutes to make it easier to work with. Overall I'm happy with the project and for the price it is a very good seat. I haven't got to put any saddle time on it yet since my top triples are at the shop getting the stabilizer rebuilt however just sitting on it I can already tell it is more comfy then the stocker + it looks good with the orange trim.....also apologies for the pics being a little out of order but I'm too lazy to go fix them all.......:lol3
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  19. superhak31

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    I also did the Seat Concepts low seat. Bike had a low ktm gel seat on it. Did a trip from Los Angeles to Canada and it killed my arse. I just put the new Seat on. Few hours and patience to install but worth the $195 ish. Already feels better than the other seat. Wider, softer. Looks good too. I have yet to do a long ride though. I used a heavy duty manual stapler. You can also ship your seat to them for $20 they will install it for you. Check them out! good luck.:D
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  20. karviet

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    Hello from France.
    The first Time i saw this Kind of seat, it was in Viêt Nam.
    I bought one for ktm 950 on ebay.
    More confortable and cheap.
    I have shapped the seat to have one feat on the floor.



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