ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
AviatorTroy OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
AviatorTroy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH/Stuart FL
Oddometer: 1,616
How is the Sargent seat for the passenger?

Hey guys I've been looking at seats for a long time. Personally I don't have a problem with the stock seat but my wife is kind of small with a petite build and she is never comfortable on the GS because the seat is too wide for her. It chaps my ass to hear her tell me the KLR was more comfortable... NOT going back there!

Anyway was looking at the Sargent rear seat and it looks like it is built with a rise at the front to keep from sliding forward and tapers down much narrower than the stocker.

If you have that setup, check with your wives, girlfriends, and mistresses, and see what they think!

And before you even say it, I'm not into the Russell with the huge butt cup shape, neither of us is shaped like that and I can't see that working for us.
AviatorTroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 06:00 AM   #2
rcliffor
Gnarly Adventurer
 
rcliffor's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: CDA, Idaho
Oddometer: 122
The wife reports that the Sargent is much better than the stock seat. I also added a back-up back rest.
__________________
2007 R1200GS
rcliffor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 06:15 AM   #3
Huckwheat
Adventurer
 
Huckwheat's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Adirondacks
Oddometer: 38
Better than stock.

Troy,
We have about 18000 miles on the Sargent rear & my wife says that it is a better ride than the stock for the reasons that you state above. I have the Top Box with the back pad on the bike. Sometimes she has a red spot in the small of her back from being against it. We guess that the rearward slope on the Sargent rear may have a little to do with this. A minor gripe for an overall better ride she says. Good luck, it was a big choice for me as well.
Huckwheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
BigDave75
Will Work for Food!
 
BigDave75's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: God's Country
Oddometer: 1,750
I'm on my second Sargent seat on my second GSA and the wife loves them. She say she is more cofortable than she was on the Harley.
__________________
Rangers Lead the Way, Hooah!
BigDave75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
Masterpotter
Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern PA
Oddometer: 44
I have the Sargent with a top box also. The wife reports that it is much better than stock, however I did have her try an Airhawk this year and she likes this the best with the top box. So you might give that a try first.
Masterpotter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #6
Mike Ryder
Kriegerkuh
 
Mike Ryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Peachland B.C. Canada
Oddometer: 928
I see this is on a 1200GS, on my 1150 I added a Sargent pillion seat and raised the pass. foot pegs 1.5". My wife is 5'5" tall. This combined with a bit of a back rest on the Givi top box was all she needed for 9 hr. days. Some times a sheep skin as well.
__________________
Yes I am quite serious.
Mike Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
WoodButcher
Beastly Adventurer
 
WoodButcher's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 2,041
I went from a GSA pillion seat to a GS because it was a better shape. I have a Sargent front and am thinking of adding a Sargent pillion, but the wife likes the combo of the GS pillion and a sheepskin just fine. So for now I'll save the money.
__________________
Rusty

2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
1999 DR650
WoodButcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
AviatorTroy OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
AviatorTroy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH/Stuart FL
Oddometer: 1,616
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masterpotter View Post
I have the Sargent with a top box also. The wife reports that it is much better than stock, however I did have her try an Airhawk this year and she likes this the best with the top box. So you might give that a try first.
We do the Airhawk ting already and it does help. I had it on the front and decided to make a bead cover from a 6$ Wally World seat cover and it worked so good that the Airhawk lives on the back seat now. Backrest helps too, I've tried a small generic top case, not bad. We have a BMW Softbag 2 which is great as a back rest too as long as you keep it stuffed somewhat full.

Still think that narrower seat will help her out the most. Gotta get through the stupid holidays and then I'll pull the trigger on it in the spring.
AviatorTroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #9
3spoke
Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Jupiter, Fl
Oddometer: 41
Brought home the rear seat when I picked up mine. Wife didn't like the hump so I sent it back. She likes to keep her knees in close and felt like it was restricting her. She is happy on the stock seat with an Airhawk and back rest on the top case.
__________________
2011 GSA
3spoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #10
dsy
Adventurer
 
dsy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Toledo Ohio
Oddometer: 88
First time my wife sat on the Sargent seat she said she hated it and wanted the stock GSA seat back on. After we went for a ride she said forget about going back to the stocker. Says the Sargent is much more comfortable, especially with the heated seat option. She is 5'2" . For the front seat I found that raising the front mounts up about 5/8" keeps my rear in the sweet spot in the seat, where it seemed I was always sliding forward a little before the mod. I'm 6'3".
Doug
__________________
2012 1200GSA
2007 JK Wrangler with diy hemi install
dsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 05:25 AM   #11
mikegc
Beastly Adventurer
 
mikegc's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: High Point, NC
Oddometer: 1,577
How is the Sargent seat for the passenger?

My 5'5" wife likes the Sargent heated pillion much better than the OEM for reasons stated above. The only thing she doesn't like (besides me) is there are no arm rests on the padded Jesse top-box like our old Harley had. After being married for 44 years, we hit on the perfect compromise: She doesn't ride with me much anymore. "I'm so miserable without you it's like having you here."


Mike
__________________
IBA 25881


Duty- Honoring a Friend
mikegc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 06:03 AM   #12
jdub
Dawg bytes reel gud
 
jdub's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: S. Central PA
Oddometer: 1,735
My 5' 6" wife has tried numerous seats on my GSA, including the stocker, Sargent, Corbin and a custom built Rick Mayer. She never cared much for any of them for various reasons, and has ended up with a standard GS (not GSA) passenger seat with an Airhawk wrapped in slip-proof shelf liner. Worked great for her on our 5,100 mile cross country trip last June as well as all of our more local riding.

Obviously no one-size-fits-all answer here, and good luck in your search.
__________________
Current: 2014 R1200GSW
jdub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 06:21 AM   #13
568V8
Ontario Vstrommer
 
568V8's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Oddometer: 177
Sargent seat on a Vstrom

I've a Sargent on me DL1000 and my small sized wife rides comfortably with a H&B top case and passenger back pad.
568V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014