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OfflineDavid and Sally

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    Seats again.
    « on: 2022-04-28 13:58:47 »
    Hi


    My 2020 RTLE has what I think is a low heated rider's seat.


    700 mile round trip over two days and I think I need a more comfortable seat. I see some owners opt for Russell and other brands. I do not want to have this seat remodeled as I would want to refit it if I sell it.


    I like the height but could put up with a little higher if needs be. I do not really need the heating.


    I would appreciate some recommendations.


    Thanks


     

    OfflineDavid and Sally

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      Re: Seats again.
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-05-01 09:55:43 »
      Has anyone got the low version of this?


      https://www.sargentcycle.co.uk/acatalog/r1200rt-2014-front-seat-only.html


      If so, what are your thoughts about it please?


      Or alternatives?


      Thanks

      OfflineOld-Git

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        Re: Seats again.
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-05-01 10:02:57 »
        I have a sargent seat, don't know if mine is the low one tho. I find it comfortable, but for really long days I have added one of these https://www.roadraceandcustoms.co.uk/airrider/ the advantage of this type of air cushion is that it self inflates, press a button to let out air to suit yourself. Bit fiddly to fit, I've stapled the fixing straps to the base of my seat. HTH, Nick

        OfflineDavid and Sally

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          Re: Seats again.
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-05-01 10:34:07 »
          Thanks. That looks like a possible alternative to a new seat. I have tried sheepskins but ne real help.


          Did you get the medium size?


          Thanks for your advice.

          OfflineOld-Git

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            Re: Seats again.
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-05-01 11:18:13 »
            Yep it was a medium, hope it works for you.

            OfflineDavid and Sally

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              Re: Seats again.
              « Reply #5 on: 2022-05-01 11:36:29 »
              Many thanks.  :)


              Edit. Ordered. Will report back when tried out. Cheers
              « Last Edit: 2022-05-01 15:18:25 by David and Sally »

              OfflineRandyjaco

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                Re: Seats again.
                « Reply #6 on: 2022-05-02 00:34:31 »
                Has anyone got the low version of this?


                https://www.sargentcycle.co.uk/acatalog/r1200rt-2014-front-seat-only.html


                If so, what are your thoughts about it please?


                Or alternatives?


                Thanks


                I just sent back the US version of that seat. I put @1000 miles on it. It was more comfortable than the stock seat, but not $500 worth. You would probably do better with a Russell. I am now waiting on a Terry Adcox seat, and it is a long wait.

                OfflineDavid and Sally

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                  Re: Seats again.
                  « Reply #7 on: 2022-05-02 09:47:11 »
                  I'm going to try the air seat as a fix. If not, I will heed your advice.


                  Thanks

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                    Re: Seats again.
                    « Reply #8 on: 2022-05-02 19:50:00 »
                    Got the Touratech high on mine



                    Lucky enough to get it 2nd hand and it's the most comfortable seat I've ever had on a bike(and i change the seat on all of them)Did over 200 miles today and it was superb.

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                      Re: Seats again.
                      « Reply #9 on: 2022-05-07 22:07:04 »
                      LD Comfort shorts help a lot. I was riding 3.5h twice a week on a seat that started to get miserable after 15 minutes, they let me ride straight though, a tolerable level of discomfort. I bought a Russell Day-Long, and that fixed everything, though the LD Comfort are still good on hot days.

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                        Re: Seats again.
                        « Reply #10 on: 2022-05-08 17:00:54 »
                        LD Comfort shorts help a lot. I was riding 3.5h twice a week on a seat that started to get miserable after 15 minutes, they let me ride straight though, a tolerable level of discomfort. I bought a Russell Day-Long, and that fixed everything, though the LD Comfort are still good on hot days.


                        +1 they do help a lot, but buying them here in the UK can be pricey with Customs charges.
                        I bought a pair because I was suffering with the stock seat on a ST1300,but the combination of a Sargent seat and the LD's did the job.
                        Did I see somewhere he's retired?

                        OfflineDavid and Sally

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                          Re: Seats again.
                          « Reply #11 on: 2022-05-08 18:15:18 »
                          Many thanks.  :)


                          Edit. Ordered. Will report back when tried out. Cheers


                          Arrived. Fitted but try out on Tuesday. I do have some motorcycling padded shorts so will try those in combination.


                          Cheers

                          OfflineDavid and Sally

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                            Re: Seats again.
                            « Reply #12 on: 2022-05-10 12:56:43 »
                            Had an hour with this seat today. Early impressions are good. Only needed it just about inflated to add comfort and anything more inflated felt like being at sea !!


                            I usually crave a stop after an hour but I could have gone on for a while yet.


                            Thanks for the tip Old-Git
                            « Last Edit: 2022-05-11 13:17:05 by David and Sally »

                            OfflineOld-Git

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                              Re: Seats again.
                              « Reply #13 on: 2022-05-11 08:37:13 »
                              Had our with this seat today. Early impressions are good. Only needed it just about inflated to add comfort and anything more inflated felt like being at sea !!


                              I usually crave a stop after an hour but I could have gone on for a while yet.


                              Thanks for the tip Old-Git
                              You're welcome, they do take a bit of getting used to, glad it's worked out for you.CheersNick

                              OfflineGlenn

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                                Re: Seats again.
                                « Reply #14 on: 2022-05-11 19:51:54 »
                                Has anyone had any experience with P&P Seats Birmingham?