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Old 05-14-2009, 10:41 AM   #16
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Your dealer should swap it for you.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:07 PM   #17
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I too am not happy with the seat. In less than 100 miles my butt is complaining. I had the padding redone by Spencer and I still have the problem. I'm hoping that my sheepskin or BeadRider will help.

On my KLR and my KTM 950A I could usually get 200 miles before it was a problem.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:05 PM   #18
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The stock (standard) seat is the worst I've ever been on. I could go about 50 miles before my ass started burning.

I tried the Corbin. It was very comfortable but the ergo's were all wrong. The Corbin actually slopes towards the rear, like a recliner. which causes you to slide back. The step up is too far back, forcing you to stretch out too much, and it's too wide at the front. I sold it after the first ride.

My modified stocker is fantastic and only cost a few bucks to mod. I've been using it like this for a couple of months and can ride all day with no major discomfort.

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25088

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:18 AM   #19
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TT Seat........

I can not remember now who it was ... but somebody ordered the TT seat then sent it back just a taller version of stock seat but no more comfortable was the comment as I recall... I think the thread was here, but it might have been on F800 forum.........
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:45 AM   #20
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Yeah, I know the style is a little... well, "cruiser" but I've done a couple of consecutive 300 mile days on the Corbin with no problem whatsoever. Depends what you value, your ass or your cred'.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:55 AM   #21
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The longest days I've done on my F800 with stock seat are 300 milers and by the time it's time for fuel my butt is ready for a break. I have the taller version not the shorter version seat. Height-wise it is fine but I wouldn't mind shaping the sides down a bit as I feel like it is a little wide.

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Old 05-15-2009, 07:50 AM   #22
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You should ride a couple of hours on a BMW XChallenge seat. I bet a tee shirt streched over a pine 2x4 would be just as comfey.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:08 AM   #23
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:13 AM   #24
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I have to admit that mine isn't the comfy arm chair I was hoping for. It is a lot better than my DRZ (which I did a few 500 mile days on), but the downward slope makes my butt feel like it has a chinese burn after a couple of hundred miles. I just did 7 consecutive 400+ mile days and survived, but it could've been a lot better.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:20 AM   #25
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I have never heard someone say the stock seat is great in any bike they ever owned. I have heard people tell me, they can live with it, but thats the way the bikes are built be it BMW/Aprilia/Honda/Yamaha
I have the stock seat on my Tiger 1050, incredibly comfy.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:40 AM   #26
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I sat on the TT seat at their store here in Seattle. It is just as stiff as the stock..... I found no difference at all.....

I too find the stock seat uncomfotable for longer rides but 10 times more comfortable than my Honda!!!!
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:03 AM   #27
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My main gripe with the stock seat is the same I have with many stock seats, the manufacturers insist on putting a forward slant. This is great under hard acceleration, or sport riding and feels great when I first sit on a bike (like in a showroom) but clocking off miles at steady speed I feel I'm always slipping forward which puts pressure points on my butt bones (that's the medical term). I suppose if I had more cushion back there it wouldn't matter. Sure I'd like a softer seat , but the angle is what kills me.

This is one of those things though I can't get to upset with the manufacturer for because it's like trying to fit one pair of shoes for everybody, ain't gonna happen.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:28 AM   #28
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Well....I found this place close to me. I'm having them quote me for doing a combination of the TT style (Two Tone), and the Ducati Monster Gel insert seat look. Trying to keep it looking a stock as possible.

http://www.sabatinicoachworks.com/seats.asp


TT Seat:
http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/sh...D94AsPX3B73E68

Ducati Monster Gel seat:
http://www.monsterparts.com/pc/96957...969577AAA.html

I'll keep you guys up to date.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:25 PM   #29
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Yeah, I know the style is a little... well, "cruiser" but I've done a couple of consecutive 300 mile days on the Corbin with no problem whatsoever. Depends what you value, your ass or your cred'.
300 mile days! I guess the IBA should know about you.

I find this threads a bit silly. No saddle can accommodate all riders. There is no such thing as a good or bad saddle. They are just good or bad for the rider who is rating it.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #30
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300 mile days! I guess the IBA should know about you.

I find this threads a bit silly. No saddle can accommodate all riders. There is no such thing as a good or bad saddle. They are just good or bad for the rider who is rating it.
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