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Obviously, reading about these seats from the manufacturers websites are a bit bias to say the least. Both get good reviews from what I've seen, but I have yet to see a comparison of the two. Which seat is better?

anyone have some insight?
 

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Whats wrong with the stock seat? Time to just harden up I think and ride more!!!! :p

Just kidding, all references I have seen to both seats have only had experience with one of the two seats. I don't think I have ever seen someone who has tried both, nor had the money to spare to try both.
Both get good reviews, but if are going to try one, you will just have to pick the one that suits your style better.

Personally, I never had a problem with the 250's seat, easily putting upwards of 200-500kms in a day on rides.
My 650R is the same, I have no issues with the stock seat, and I have covered the same kind of distances on this bike. Everybody on Kawiforums complains about the 650's seat, but I have not had an issue.
 

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insaniti, I should have a Corbin coming soon. Why don't you buy the saddlemen, and after having ridden them for a while, respectively, we switch? 2 people, 2 comparos? Just an idea.

And Zandit, 500km on the stock seat isn't much.... That's why you never had a problem with the stock seat. Double or triple that in a day and see what you're butt feels like... :p
 

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that's an interesting idea spooph. I'll have to think about that.

And Zandit, to put it simply. I have no ass, lol. The stock seat is fine for shorter trips, but anything longer than 150 mi for me is too much for my bony behind. I need a little more cushion back there.

*edit: just ordered the saddlemen track solo seat. $233 from motorcycle-superstore. should have it monday.
 

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All of my 100+ mile trips so far have been with a group. I never lead, I think this contributes to my fanny fatigue lol. Weather permitting, this weekend will be a test, 225 mile trip solo, its too bad the seat won't be here until I get back lol
 

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the trip was up to my buddies place, we went golfing on saturday. there were water hazards where the sand traps were supposed to be haha. its funny to watch the ball roll on the green and have a stream of water spray off it like a jet ski...
 

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I have the seat, and it is installed... So fast not that impressed. To the touch it feels like it should be more comfortable, even looks like out should be. sitting on it however, its very hard. We shall se if out breaks in, or if my lack of booty is too much for the seat to overcome.



 

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quick update, after baking in the sun all day at work, the seat was much better on the way home. unfortunately that trip is only 5.2 miles, so until I get some real time on it, I'm still a bit unsure about it.
 

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Luscious isn't a term I would use to describe the seat just yet. It IS getting better each day I ride, but still pretty stiff. It is wider at the narrow end than the stock seat, it also sits a bit higher (they have a low profile version tho). The hardest part is getting used to how it feels with the split. Now it's just a matter of getting it softer on the tuckus.

The seat came with a seat cover for the rear seat. I never used the passenger seat because A) I'm still on my permit and can't have a passenger B) I really don't have anyone I need to carry around and C) the green seat just didn't look good to me. I decided to throw the cover on anyway just to see how it looked.

At first I didn't like how the cover looked. You could see the "strap" of the seat through the cover, made it look cheap and obvious. So I took the "strap" part off, then it looked plain. So I tried to put the strap over the cover. I liked the result so much, I put the seat on the bike and will alternate just for different looks from time to time. here's a pic...
 

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The seat LOOKS comfortable, but only your butt can FEEL if it is. The design is very cool and customized. Years ago when I did a lot of bicycle comutting I had a split seat like that and it was perfect for long rides. More width near the front should be a benefit too for extra support to your legs/hips.

MANY riders on the Versys forum change and mod the seats, the stockers are not very comfy. But I've never seen one like yours. Looks good to me.
 

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I still love the idea Spooph. However, installing the seat, I put a small rip in the one edge of the seat. Now I just don't feel comfortable putting that responsibility on someone else. If it rips worse while in my hands, I can deal with that. But I wouldn't want to put anyone in the situation where they would feel guilty or responsible if it were to get worse.

I hope that made sense.
 
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