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Old 02-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #5251
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New seat from SeatConcepts

Hey All,

anyone looking to upgrade their seat might want to consider seatconcepts

They should have it ready for production soon, I just got the prototype last week and am very happy with the result. I had mine made so it was cut down slightly for my short legs and wider for more long distance comfort. No idea on what their cost will be yet, but should be about the same as their other Dualsport models. No affiliation with them, just giving them the plug since I got the first seat they made for the bike, using my pan as a template.

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Old 02-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #5252
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That seat looks great. Do you know how wide it is?
I am considering ordering one soon.
Also do you know how far the widest point is from the front. It looks very close to the front which may not suit us guys who like to sit further back. It would have been nice if they could have maintained the width a little further back.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #5253
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That seat looks great. Do you know how wide it is?
I am considering ordering one soon.
Also do you know how far the widest point is from the front. It looks very close to the front which may not suit us guys who like to sit further back. It would have been nice if they could have maintained the width a little further back.

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I just went and measured it. It's widest point is 13" from the front of the seat and is 10 1/2" wide. I could stand comfortably with the seat just barely touching the back of my legs. I wanted something I could use for adventure riding with many hours in the saddle.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #5254
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Baldbeemer,
Thanks for the info, this is very helpful.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #5255
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I wonder when they added the extra stitching across the top. My SC seat is only a few months old and it just has a solid piece across the top. Must be a real recent development. I assume they are probably doing this to prevent the bunching up that seems to happen in that spot.

Anyway, I'm still happy with mine. It's nice to see them offering it without having to go the custom order route like many of us did. It gets pretty hard to justify the cost and wait for a Renazco when you can buy a really nice cover for $170. Nothing against Renazco - I was going to go that route and am sure I would have been quite happy. But once I found out that SC could do mine, I jumped on it. I will likely get an SC seat for my Strom if I decide to keep it for the long haul.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #5256
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Just saw the new seat is up on the website. $169.99 for the vinyl cover and foam. http://seatconcepts.com/products#!/~...53&id=20329005
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #5257
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Just saw the new seat is up on the website. $169.99 for the vinyl cover and foam. http://seatconcepts.com/products#!/~...53&id=20329005

I would have been willing to do this if it had been avalable before I sent my seat out to Renazco already. Thats life...
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:32 AM   #5258
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Hey All,

anyone looking to upgrade their seat might want to consider seatconcepts

They should have it ready for production soon, I just got the prototype last week and am very happy with the result. I had mine made so it was cut down slightly for my short legs and wider for more long distance comfort. No idea on what their cost will be yet, but should be about the same as their other Dualsport models. No affiliation with them, just giving them the plug since I got the first seat they made for the bike, using my pan as a template.
+1
I had to go the custom route with Seat Concepts, but I think it was still around the $170 price.. I absolutely love it.
Totally changed the ride for me. Can sit all day on it now. No issues. I didn't like the wait thing, and cost for other seats..
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:47 AM   #5259
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seat height

on one of these xc forums I was asked to furnish seat height with a Hyperpro 460 shock, lowered by 1", forks raised 1", and using the low BMW seat. unladedn it's 33", ladened with 170 lbs it's 32 ". This might help someone out there.....
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #5260
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My 1" lower Hyper pro should be coming soon. Did Klaus give any specific recommendation about how far to lower the forks or did you just lower them 1" to match? It seems like 1" will put them pretty close to the bars.

have you ridden with it much yet or are you still digging out from the snow?

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:45 PM   #5261
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I got the Hyperpro shock installed today. Didn't get much of a chance to ride it other than a couple hundred feet. I've heard others say that replacing the airshock reveals how bad the forks are . . . I think there may be something to it. I never really thought the forks dove much under braking - but with the new shock it is really apparent.

I'll put some real miles on it before I make any changes, but I have a feeling some front end work is in my future. I'll start with bumping up the compression setting then go to springs/oil, if needed. I don't see me swapping forks, though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:53 PM   #5262
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HP pics and specs please! If it is progressive do you know the range of the spring rate too?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #5263
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Has anyone used the Progressive fork springs that Touratech sells?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #5264
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Butters, I just lowered em'. Closer to 3/4"-7/8" on the fork raising height. I have a short inseam so there was going to be some lowering for me to feel comfortable on the bike. I also have some HP progressive springs, picked up from inmate here, havn't installed yet and am curious how they will work.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #5265
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Has anyone used the Progressive fork springs that Touratech sells?
The guy I picked my X up from put them in... I am around 80K/175lbs or so. They do ok, not great, but not running stock before I can't give you a comparison.
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