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Old 04-08-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Replacement seat for KTM 640 AdventureR...

I have a 2002 KTM LC4 640 AdventureR.....

Does anyone know who makes a more comfortable seat for this bike???...
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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For long trips, a cheaper solution is to go to a bicycle shop and get a pair of padded riding shorts for $30-$50. Makes a big difference IMO.
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #3
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For long trips, a cheaper solution is to go to a bicycle shop and get a pair of padded riding shorts for $30-$50. Makes a big difference IMO.
As a long time road cyclist, I second that.. I always wear two pairs of padded shorts when I ride my bicycle these days.. no offence to Lance, but I like to keep my balls, and they are worth far more than $100 pair of bicycle shorts to me.
I also stand up on my LC4 Adventure every few miles when I ride long distance, no just stand up and sit back down, but stand for a whole mile if you could.. lean into the wind, straighten out the knees, hop on one peg.. don't just sit on the bike..
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #4
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KTM sells a comfort seat for your bike. It's an improvement and not very expensive. Search this forum for the many other options.
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:30 PM   #5
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The factory "comfort" seat is not much better than what you have. Your best bet is to have your seat reupholstered by a motorcycle seat specialist like Mayer, Rich's or Mac's. Although I do not have a Mayer seat, I have heard very good things about their KTM Adventure and BMW GS seats.

http://billmayersaddles.com/october25homepage.html

http://www.richscustomseats.com

http://www.mactops.com/

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Old 04-08-2004, 02:02 PM   #6
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The low cost fix for my 02 was to get a seat for the 03. It's a good improvement, but I don't think it's the final solution. Gonna send my old seat to Todd Sargeant in Jax. He's done work for me before and it's been excellent. Runs about $250 for the job, but when I can scrape the coin up that's where I'm spending my cash. I'll never give Mike Corbin another dime. Been screwed by him before, he's definitely not the same guy who started the company. He used to be about customer service, but that's long gone now.

Heard good things about Bill Mayer, but haven't tried his stuff yet. Saw a pic here a few months ago of a seat he did for an AdvR, and it looked comfy. If you're close to him it would be worth a look.
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Old 04-08-2004, 08:06 PM   #7
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The factory "comfort" seat is not much better than what you have. Your best bet is to have your seat reupholstered by a motorcycle seat specialist like Mayer, Rich's or Mac's. Although I do not have a Mayer seat, I have heard very good things about their KTM Adventure and BMW GS seats.
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Old 04-08-2004, 08:25 PM   #8
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amazing, awesome bikes, shit seats, even jimmy lewis is looking for a new one for his 950.
small fortunes could be made on this bikes flaw.
I will spare all my whining, bitchin' about this form of evil made into a seat

best of luck I am tryin to make my own, hmmmm
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Old 04-08-2004, 11:16 PM   #9
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MComstock's, has a Rich's modified seat on his 640 ADV.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=21

IIRC, Vagabone has a Sargents, maybe someone can get him to post a pic.
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:30 AM   #10
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Man that Rich's seat looks comfy. It looks like it kicks the ride height an inch or so. It looks like it's what I want. Thanks Mack.
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:46 PM   #11
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My seat is much happier these days! I can vouch for Rich O'Conners handiwork. The only downside is that your a** is so damn comfortable that you start to notice other annoying ergonomic problems with the Adventure...but that's progress, I guess.

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Old 04-14-2004, 06:28 AM   #12
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I fitted a '03 seat to my '02 Adventure and found that I didn't notice much change. The fitted a 'Stich sheepskin comfort pad to the '03 seat and was again disapointed with the result.

I have just got an AirHawk http://www.therohogroup.com/recreational/index.jsp pad which was expensive but what a result . I just had a long weekend away with Mrs KTiM on the bike and did 500+ miles with the AirHawk and no problems at all, that numbing feeling that used to start to be felt after about 30 mins. just didn't show up at all. I'm happy
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Old 04-14-2004, 01:32 PM   #13
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My new Mayer seat.



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Old 04-14-2004, 02:29 PM   #15
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Looks comfy dwsmith. How is it for moving back on, does the butt bucket get in the way?

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