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Old 03-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Anyone got the 30th Dakar Edition?

And can tell me if the seat is a PITA if it get's wet/dirty?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-950-990-...l-edition-seat

I'm looking for a new -none sliding- seat and the dakar one looks nice with the stitches and sude. But im thinking the nice finish is a burden to everyday use and dirt.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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All I ride is dirt and it's not a problem.

I must admit to wearing Klim waterproof britches so a wet seat isn't an issue but if you like your Jeans your bum will get damp.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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I always wear my gear so my bum wil stay dry. Just wanted to know if it becomes a muddy mess or not.

Thx for the info.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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This is after owning it the bike for about a year:



After almost two years, the seat doesn't look much different now, although, I don't think I've ever been seat high in mud.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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im getting one of these they will do the main seat in black and the sides in orange with a choice of stitching colour

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1409041408...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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I don't think I've ever been seat high in mud.
Like this?



Fun times! Only owned her a week and giving the stock tires a try...................they failed, LOL.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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I fitted one to my bike recently...



Haven't put in many miles on the seat, but so far, it's feeling a lot like the most comfortable machine I have ever owned. Can't see me ever getting fatigued due to the seat alone. Sure, it retains more moisture and muck than a vinyl top, but the muck brushes off and the absorbency is well worth the trade-off for improved comfort and control. Plus, I always ride in waterproof pants on long journeys, so that makes very little difference, except in the freezing cold. However, I'll probably still give it a blast of Scotchguard suede protector - or whatever - at some point, just for the heck of it.

That said, once I've spent more time on the bike, I might well spring for a Renazco because they have such a great reputation, James is a top fella, I have the OEM saddle laying around doing nothing and bespoke it always better than 'off the shelf'. But in terms of bang for the buck, the KTM Special Edition seat is hard to beat right now and I'm very happy with it.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:56 PM   #8
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I'm convinced, thx for the input gents.
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