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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-Oct-2018, 03:53 AM (370)
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I found the stock seat very uncomfortable (2018 GSA) - the forward tilt gave me back aches after an hour. Changed to front and back Sargent with the front being the low version - also added the backrest, Results? Not good

Low version still has a bit of a forward tilt and does not have much in the way of padding and the backrest just did not work for me.

A friend of mine bought the Sargent regular height seat which I sat on and immediately knew it would be much more comfortable. More padding (of course) and no forward tilt. Although I had the Sargent Low for over 3 months they will take it back and for a small charge and replace it with the regular seat. I did not expect that and was very pleased that they would do it.
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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-Oct-2018, 05:15 AM (427)
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I am a new owner as well and following all the threads on the seat issue. And yes the factory seat for me 200 miles in and it starts getting very uncomfortable. I am 5’10” 32 inseam and 220lbs. I am on the fence on what seat to get? There are so many different answers good and bad and I will be interested to hear “Ripcord” final assessment. Be sure to update when you can.
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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-Oct-2018, 07:21 PM (014)
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There is a member selling a Seth Laam seat on this site. The price is right. You may want to look at it. Came off of a 2011 GS.

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Just a quick update - received my new "regular" Sargent seat and have it installed. Fits like a glove with no wiggle as reported in another thread. Seat comes with the small rubber bumpers and I have it set to low/low. Weather is rubbish in NE so have not had a chance to road test it but just sitting on it in the garage I could feel a major difference in comfort as compared to the "low" seat. Feels plusher on my derriere and has no forward tilt. Took a pic with the IPhone but it appears upside down on my post.
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Just a quick update - received my new "regular" Sargent seat and have it installed. Fits like a glove with no wiggle as reported in another thread. Seat comes with the small rubber bumpers and I have it set to low/low. Weather is rubbish in NE so have not had a chance to road test it but just sitting on it in the garage I could feel a major difference in comfort as compared to the "low" seat. Feels plusher on my derriere and has no forward tilt. Took a pic with the IPhone but it appears upside down on my post.
The small screw in rubber bumpers should be removed from the bottom of the seat if the seat is in the low position.

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post #36 of 38 (permalink) Old 23-Oct-2018, 03:05 AM (337)
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The small screw in rubber bumpers should be removed from the bottom of the seat if the seat is in the low position.
Thanks Rick. The bumpers I was referring to are the small round bumpers (push in) on the rear posts - not the screw in ones on the mid-side of each seat.
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Has anyone spent time on Rallye High Seat?
Thinking of putting in on my new 1250 hp. I’m 6’4”, 34” inseam. Tried the Standard High seat and found it uncomfortable and poorly shaped. To make it fit under the rear passenger seat, it appears extra padding has been added to the top of a standard seat making it very round, uncomfortable and frankly unattractive.
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Another good option is Seth Laam in Redding Ca. I always used Russell on my RTs, but tried Seth Laam for the new GS.

BTW I think Seth now has a source for seat pans so you may not have to send yours to him.
Double check that as it's a new development.

Everybody's butt seems to like something different, but this is good for me, as is Russell.


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