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  • Offline Banksy

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    Seat comfort
    on: Jun 14, 2020, 08.53 pm
    Jun 14, 2020, 08.53 pm

    I'm suffering to the point of selling the bike.. The stock seat was killing me so I got a TT seat as I heard good things about their comfort... When it's on the bike it looks like the rider portion is sloping towards the tank and it feels like it too when on the bike. Anyone else found this?
    I need a solution as the bike even with the aftermarket seat is so uncomfortable I'm thinking i will have to be exchanged for something else more comfortable  😤

    I'm 6'2'' and 104kg if it helps.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #1 on: Jun 14, 2020, 09.10 pm
    Jun 14, 2020, 09.10 pm
    I think you mean Touratech with TT?
    I tried a Touratech but it's definitely not comfortable as it has basically the same shape as the OEM.
    On the wishlist is a Topsellerie comfort seat (same as Bagster for the looks of it) witch you can put together yourself according to your wishes.
    For the time being i cut the OEM seat up by making the radius at the back of my ass smaller.
    Tip: If you want to put a seat together don't take a gel seat. It IS comfortable but when you park the bike in the sun it gets real hot and stays hot a long time.

    I already configured the seat i want with this model as a base.


     

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2020, 08.08 am
    Jun 15, 2020, 08.08 am
    I’m 6’1”, our seat, sorry, I meant church pew, was fettled by this guy; http://www.sussexmotorcycles.com/elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats.html
    He takes the cover off the seat and cuts in memory foam, one for me and one for the pillion. Result, comfort and happiness all round. We took the bike there but most of his work is done by post. He really knew what he was doing, took one look at each of us and adapted the seat to us individually. Even better, you wouldn’t know he’d done it.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #3 on: Jun 15, 2020, 10.58 am
    Jun 15, 2020, 10.58 am
    Hello Banksy,
    I'm sorry and surprised to hear that you find the seat uncomfortable. I am about your size but find it to be fine (even though I have a skinny bum!). Over the years, I have tried a range of replacement seats on different bikes without much success.
    My solution has been to wear Moto-Skiveez padded pants, which I have found excellent. Of course I don't don them to fetch the fish and chips but I do when I go for a proper ride. Alternatives are such additions as Air-hawk inflatable pads and similar and I see recently a cool mesh device which fits over the seat with the objective ofproviding ventilation but users seem to find that it offers increased comfort.
    Dont sell the CT!
    Robin Reliant

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #4 on: Jun 15, 2020, 12.17 pm
    Jun 15, 2020, 12.17 pm
    https://tonyarcher.co.uk/home/

    I'm going to get a seat re-upholstered (other bike) and this is the guy I will be going to. Been hearing about and seeing his work for years.


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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #5 on: Jun 15, 2020, 12.33 pm
    Jun 15, 2020, 12.33 pm
    Corbin makes a custom seat to fit the Crosstourer VFR1200X in your choice of seating material, including leather options, and will modify cushioning to your specifications.  Their website has a nice configurator tool too.  May be worth taking a look at.   It is Corbin Part: H-VFR-12X-16 Price: $533.00.

    I do not have one on my bike and I have not seen a Crosstourer with one, but Corbin has a very good reputation.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #6 on: Jun 15, 2020, 12.37 pm
    Jun 15, 2020, 12.37 pm
    have you tried a sheepskin cover  :784: a lot of long distance touring type guys love them :464:

    https://www.sheepskinshop.co.uk/product-category/sheepskin-motorbike-seat-covers/
    Last Edit: Jun 15, 2020, 12.49 pm by maccduff

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #7 on: Jun 15, 2020, 12.39 pm
    Jun 15, 2020, 12.39 pm

     



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