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Old 03-26-2008, 05:55 PM   #751
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Has anyone tried a sheepskin seat pad to make the seat more comfortable?
I have one, and it makes a difference. With only the stock seat, a 130 mile ride would really hurt. I now know exactly where my prostate is. With the sheepskin, 200 miles is tolerable. I have ridden 400 mile days with padded bicycle short and the sheepskin, and it wasn't too bad. Maybe my arse is getting tougher, but I'm using my sheepskin on all long trips.

I was worried that the sheepskin wouldn't fit my green DRZ-S well, but when I got it, it was literally a perfect fit on the stock seat.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #752
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I have one, and it makes a difference. With only the stock seat, a 130 mile ride would really hurt. I now know exactly where my prostate is. With the sheepskin, 200 miles is tolerable. I have ridden 400 mile days with padded bicycle short and the sheepskin, and it wasn't too bad. Maybe my arse is getting tougher, but I'm using my sheepskin on all long trips.

I was worried that the sheepskin wouldn't fit my green DRZ-S well, but when I got it, it was literally a perfect fit on the stock seat.
What size did you get?
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:13 PM   #753
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Huzband,

A Sargent seat? Never heard of them. Do you have any more info on it? The stock seats on these bike are the worst thing IMO. Corbins are nice but pricey.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #754
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What size did you get?
I got the "DUALSPORT FULL SADDLE-15"x29" Deluxe model", $99.95. The Alaska leathers web site says it was designed for the BMW 1150 Adventure, so I was skeptical that it would fit the long and narrow DRZ seat. However, I called up and told them I wanted one for a DRZ400S. I didn't know if they had one that was custom fit for the Suzuki, but the one they sent me covered the seat perfectly. The actual shape does not look like the oval on the web site, it is cut to fit the DRZ. I was pleasantly surprised. It does raise the seat height a little, due to the thickness of the pad.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:44 AM   #755
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A Sargent seat? Never heard of them. Do you have any more info on it? The stock seats on these bike are the worst thing IMO. Corbins are nice but pricey.
What do you get when you cover a 2 X 12 with leather?

A Corbin seat.

Try this;

http://www.sargentcycle.com/
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:29 AM   #756
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I have one, and it makes a difference. With only the stock seat, a 130 mile ride would really hurt. I now know exactly where my prostate is. With the sheepskin, 200 miles is tolerable.

Growing up, the expression "numb nuts" was popular. I never really knew what it was until I took some long rides on the DRZ.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:46 AM   #757
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Other seat options...

Thought I'd chime in here and let you guys know that Saddlemen and Pro Pad also make seat pads. Haven't seen the ones from Alaska Leather but I did take a look at their website with the link provided by scooteraug02. It appears they have more size options than Saddlemen or Pro Pad but I didn't see anywhere on there where it tells what kind of padding Alaska Leather uses besides the actual sheepskin. Anyway, Saddlemen and Pro Pad offers what they call "visco-elastic" dry polymer seat pads which they claim is "not a gel" but is feels just like a gel seat. Appears they don't offer as many sizes as Alaska Leather but you can choose between them being covered in sheepskin, Spandura vinyl, or as a raw gel pad for you to cover yourself. Prices range from $53 - $156 depending on size and covering. If anyone's interested in one I'm sure most of your local dealers can probably get them direct or some size options are available to dealers from Parts Unlimited. If your local dealers won't help let me know and I'll be glad to help anyone looking for one. Also provided links below...

http://www.saddlemen.com/products/products.html

http://www.thepropad.com/

Haven't tried one personally yet, but considering it. I usually average 100-150 miles a ride so would probably feel good by the end of the day.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:06 AM   #758
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What do you get when you cover a 2 X 12 with leather?

A Corbin seat.
True, but it's better than the stocker! I've got a Corbin on mine and, although there may be better seats out there, I wouldn't trade mine especially after breaking that bitch in after 3k miles.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:28 AM   #759
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What do you get when you cover a 2 X 12 with leather?

A Corbin seat.
Well,when I ordered my corbin I asked for 2" extra foam.I can ride for hours,I have no complaint's.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:35 AM   #760
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I knew I'd get it for that one. I was just funnin' about.

If there weren't so many different butts out there, there wouldn't be so many seat companies.

One mans torture rack is another mans nirvana.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:41 PM   #761
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My experience with Corbin has been good. My butt likes the hard seat better than soft and I have not had the problems with service that others have complained about, mostly because the seats came and never gave me trouble. They are too expensive. That said, I got to spend some time on a Seargent and though it was great. The DR/DRZ seats are horrible from the factory and almost anything is an improvement.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:28 PM   #762
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Well,when I ordered my corbin I asked for 2" extra foam.I can ride for hours,I have no complaint's.
I did the same here. The Corbin on my DRZ was one of the most comfortable motorcycle seat I had, second only to the stock seat on my Buell Ulysses.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:01 PM   #763
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Went to Sargent web site and didn't find a seat listed for the DRZ. Does anyone have a Sargent?Don't have a Corbin butt and would like a better seat. I have made my own sheepskin pads before for about $40.00
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:07 PM   #764
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Went to Sargent web site and didn't find a seat listed for the DRZ. Does anyone have a Sargent?Don't have a Corbin butt and would like a better seat. I have made my own sheepskin pads before for about $40.00
Call their 800 number and ask for Rudy.. I think it will be in their custom menu. $299. ??
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:40 PM   #765
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Call their 800 number and ask for Rudy.. I think it will be in their custom menu. $299. ??
$299? That's about 50 less than Corbin. I'm going to try the DIY method I think: get some better foam from the local upholstery and maybe some better vinyl too then start tearin and trimmin.
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