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Offline Jonathan

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #80 on: September 23, 2020, 10:34:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
They are a bit spendy, especially in the UK

Get in touch with Tony Archer in Doncaster. They can re shape re foam denser/softer whatever and trim to suit. Saddle Craft are supposed to be good also. Best if you can find an upholsterer locally; ride the bike down. They can cut slivers of foam there and then to test....ride around for a while until you get a feel for what difference it makes. If it's too high or in the wrong position it'll be fairly obvious after twenty minutes or so, but you have to remember, the X is a fairly upright riding position (with stock peg location) so there's a lot of weight supported by your spine and backside, and very little by your arms....same principle as a push bike only less extreme

As previously mentioned, my arse tells me exactly when it's time to have a brew and a fag...I've no desire to ride continually for four or five hours at a time. If I did, I buy a Goldwing and turn up the stereo
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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #81 on: September 24, 2020, 04:13:02 AM
I have heard of Tony Archer, he has a good reputation.
There is a Preston company I have used a couple of times also, Bootleg Seats.
At the moment I have a Seat Concepts foam and cover and it's ok for nown.
I'm looking at a seat for my T7  at some point and the Seat Concepts one looks  interesting and I like the non slip finish.
No hurry right now though as just fitted a lowering link with the forks moved up through the yokes to experiment.
This knee injury of mine does not seem to be getting much better following two operations..
The CB500X is about right for now though...Tempted with a RR level one though...I'm easily tempted 🤭

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #82 on: September 26, 2020, 03:24:59 AM
*Originally Posted by Oyley [+]
I have heard of Tony Archer, he has a good reputation.
There is a Preston company I have used a couple of times also, Bootleg Seats.
At the moment I have a Seat Concepts foam and cover and it's ok for nown.
I'm looking at a seat for my T7  at some point and the Seat Concepts one looks  interesting and I like the non slip finish.
No hurry right now though as just fitted a lowering link with the forks moved up through the yokes to experiment.
This knee injury of mine does not seem to be getting much better following two operations..
The CB500X is about right for now though...Tempted with a RR level one though...I'm easily tempted 🤭

Knee injuries....tell me about it! I tore my anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments pushing too hard up the Trough of Bowland on a newly-built push bike during a shakedown ride. Hadn't warmed up properly by the time I hit the steep stuff and it went big style. Had physio for 8 months and managed to get some stability and strength back into the joint but it's never been the same. Worse in winter...don't wish to be the harbinger of bad news but if you're a gentleman of a certain age (like me), recovery tends to be partial at best, so the specialist said.

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #83 on: October 03, 2020, 07:11:59 AM
spent about 9 hours and close to 500 miles testing my new Sargent's revolution seat and can say  :152: two thumbs up it passed the test!

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #84 on: October 03, 2020, 07:43:45 AM
They show 3 options for the cbx seat. I canít quite tell what the difference is. Which did you get?

*Originally Posted by focus frenzy [+]
spent about 9 hours and close to 500 miles testing my new Sargent's revolution seat and can say  :152: two thumbs up it passed the test!

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #85 on: October 03, 2020, 02:43:15 PM
*Originally Posted by focus frenzy [+]
spent about 9 hours and close to 500 miles testing my new Sargent's revolution seat and can say  :152: two thumbs up it passed the test!

I was expecting that they would cost more but at $350 with heat is a pretty good deal.

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #86 on: October 03, 2020, 04:24:43 PM
I got the standard se9 version with the black welt. it does not come standard with the heat, heat is a option and I have ridden in temps in the low 20's*F and my butt wasn't what was freezing off, it was my hands.

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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #87 on: October 04, 2020, 12:42:51 AM
I have used my Airhawk on several bikes over a number of years. It works very well. Use only a little air just enough to stop it squashing flat. Keeps you cool in the heat as well. I wouldnít go with out one, extremely durable into the bargain. Only people who donít like them use too much air is what ive found. Makes a good pillow and something to sit on when the seats are hard or wet, yes i use it a lot.
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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #88 on: October 04, 2020, 01:02:17 PM
Let you know on Tony Archer seat. Got me one on its way 👍




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Re: Seat Concepts, or what else?
Reply #89 on: October 04, 2020, 01:11:14 PM
X seat seems to be the same as my GROM was in stock form. Did the same to that and mucho comfort!