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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2007, 7:03 am Thread Starter
 
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Cool which aftermarket seat?

My stock seat needs a new skin and my guy tells me a new gel section and skin will set me back about 250 --- a C Note to re-skin---but I found a Sargent for 300 and it looks super nice----anyone riding a Sargent and happy ? JD
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2007, 7:11 am
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I've been real happy w/my Sargent seat. I pulled it off of my '01 when I traded it a couple of weeks ago for an '04, couldn't bear to part with it.

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2007, 8:47 am
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Thumbs up Sargent

Yup!
Sargent is the way to go! I've had mine for 2 years (after a Corbin - ouch! turned hard as a rock) and never looked back. $300 is a fair price if it is in excellent condition.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2007, 9:21 am
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Red face Just a little rant.

Sargent is more comfortable than the stock seat, and lower than the GT comfort seat. I bought a used one and have found a weakness. Apparently they use string and buttons to hold down the rod between the rider and pillion portion of the seat. The use one I bought looked perfect till the rod began to poke up through the cover. Had to remove cover sew up the tube for the rod, tie new cord ( way better than the string they used ) make new buttons and tie the cover to the padding. Then re-install the cover. By the way this takes a staple gun made for upholstery. Just a 2 hour process, now it is all it should be. But beware when buying a used one. Sargent quoted about $80.00 plus shipping to repair. About 2-3 week turn around and that was in the off season. I did it myself because the temptation to put all new into it and heat and other options, if I sent it in was way to tempting. One day If I can ever try one, I think I will pony up for a Russel Day Long. Good luck in your search for comfort. Shame you can't find a local rider to let you demo his or her seat.

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Cool

Had to be a crowd follower again ---bought the Sargent that I found here on site---and I was real nice to the guy as he made me a good deal ---Just love those S guys giving up such nice toys to us RS guys-----so to all you S guys--thanks for all of us RS guys for the good deals----keep up the good work!!!
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2007, 9:43 pm
 
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I have three seats for my KRS. The stock seat, a Sargent seat and a Mayer seat. The stock seat sucks. The Sargent seat is comfortable and has the best lines for the bike but the Mayer seat is the most comfortable for me. I commute with the Sargent seat but I tour with the Mayer seat. Just my butt's two cents worth. Both of the seats are great and I love them both.
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I have a Bill Mayer seat on my KRS and R11s - love them both. $50K miles between them plus a couple of 'iron butts' the only thing that did not hurt was the butt.
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"...$50K miles..."

Those are some expensive miles.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:56 pm
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which aftermarket seat?

I replaced the stock seat with a Russell Day Long Seat and I just love it. In fact I sold my stock seat as the Russell seat is on for good. I got one that is heated and also has a driver backrest. It cost a lot more than the Sargent, but my butt is worth it:-)
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 5:46 pm
 
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Hanshi,

That seat looks nice! I had one on my RT and loved it.
I noticed the backrest. When I ride my GT I am leaning
forward - does the Daylong have you sitting more straight up
so you can rest against the backrest?

thanks,

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