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Offline Zanz1bar

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Aftermarket Seat
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:23:26 PM »
Looking for opinions on After Market Seats, All other Bikes I've had I put Mustang Vintage Seats on.

Thought I'd ask what others have and what they think of them for long  distance comfort.
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Re: Aftermarket Seat
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 08:41:16 PM »
I fitted a Sargent rider and pillion seat set to my 2008 ST1300.   It was flatter and wider than the OEM, and a little harder, but significantly more comfortable.   I eventually fitted a sheepskin cover which added to the comfort.    With that setup, I rode many long days and long distances.   See  https://www.sargentcycle.com.au/contents/en-uk/p37918.html

My current bike is a BMW R1200RT and I've had a custom Russel Daylong seat made, and it very good indeed.   See https://day-long.com/

I know that there are other aftermarket or modification options, but these are the two that I have experience with, and would recommend either.
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Re: Aftermarket Seat
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 12:21:38 AM »
My other "Wish is a Backrest,  had them on every bike and find it is a must.
 

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Re: Aftermarket Seat
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 07:18:43 PM »
I have a Sargent, rode 400km the other day,  very happy with the standard and comfort,  priced around $850

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Re: Aftermarket Seat
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 09:45:03 PM »
+1 on the Russell day long, and Lane loves it as well. Lots of town work is interesting as the "wings" can get in the way for short people (not a prob for me at 193cm)
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Re: Aftermarket Seat
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 09:08:21 PM »
I'm another one that recommends the Russel Daylong, by far and away the best seat the wife and I have ever had :thumbsup
Well worth the money imho :runyay
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