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I have been using the Seat Concept's one piece comfort seat (standard height) for half a year now. It is more comfortable than the stock seat, but still gets painful after a few hundred miles. I am planning a trip around Lake Superior (USA/Canada, 1,500+ miles) and am looking for something more comfortable. Has anyone found something better?

 

Seat Concept is now offering a "Comfort Sport-Touring" seat, does anyone own one? I do understand that a wider seat restricts movement off-road, but I have no plans of riding the wilds of Borneo or to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. Ideally, I would like to buy a dedicated "touring seat" (Similar a Goldwing or BMW) designed for old guys with boney butts for trips, and put the stock seat back on for screwing around locally.

 

PS:

Before you bash me, I know the T7 is not a touring bike, but I like having fun with it.

I do have an older Honda ST1100 with a "Russell Day-Long" seat on it that would be a better choice, but it is a 700+ pound pig.

 

Thank you,

 

Bob

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I also want a different seat I did 2300 miles the last week of May and I was feeling it during and after. I think I'll end up ordering a Corbin seat.  They have two options for the Tenere now. 


Corbin Motorcycle Seats, Saddles, and Accessories Online

 

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I have the Corbin touring saddle and love it.  I know it's a personal thing, but it works for me.  I like it much better than the BMS seat I had on my 1150GS.  

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+2 for the Corbin. Thanks guys! Anyone else care to add their two cents on the subject?

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Seat concepts comfort!...love it

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@Henchman Your Seat Concepts Comfort, is it the one piece or two piece seat? The two-piece seat looks more curved, like a touring seat.

 

Yamaha (2019-22) T700 - Comfort - Tall

 

Yamaha (2019-22) T700 - One Piece - Comfort - Tall

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BMW-F700GS.JPG

 

I talked to the guys at Russell Day-Long, they have made a few for T7 guys, but had no pictures. $630 for just the front seat, must send in stock seat pan. He said it would look like this one on a BMW F700GS. Ya, it looks kind'a ugly now, but on a +500 mile day it would look a lot prettier!

 

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Mine is the one piece and it's a world of a difference compared to the stock seat bc it's much wider.

It's rather firm and performs off road well...not anywhere near as plush as that beamer seat above looks.  

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Standard OEM seat plus Cool Covers and you'll be plenty comfortable and save a fortune on ridiculously priced after market seats.

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@Henchman, I have the same seat as you. Wider and better than stock, but I am looking for more. I am 63 with a skinny butt. I my youth I could ride anything and not have problems. Now my "Ischial Tuberosity" hurts!!

 

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@DuncMan, I have not tried "Cool Covers" but I have tried Beads, Sheepskin, Air Hawk, Gel, etc.... all to no avail.

I agree the custom seat are ridiculously priced, but I am limiting myself on how far I can ride without one!

Wider seat lessens the pounds per square inch... getting older sucks!

 

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Maybe some silicon buttock implants...🤔

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2 minutes ago, BikeBrother said:

Maybe some silicon buttock implants...🤔

Get some junk in the trunk 

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Those wide seats looks to me as an pain in the ass offroad and for the smaller rider it also makes it harder to reach the ground.
The main reason many people still can touch the grond with this bike is the narrow seat.
For those who want another seat to ease the cheeks you might want to try a pair of bicyclist pants with the sponges in it.

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@Ray Ride4life, I am not off road on this bike much at all, I have a XR400R for that. Plus it is a two minute job to snap the old seat back on if I do have plans on riding off-road.

 

You are correct that the wider seat (and more padding) limits your reach to the ground, but I don't have too much issue with that. I am flat footed with the one piece comfort seat (10 1/2" wide) seat right now.

 

I do have some cycling shorts with padding (at most 1/8" thick), but that padding to more down the center for those skinny bike seats. Plus on a bicycle you are generally leaned over the handlebars taking the pressure off the butt bones, and on a ADV M/C, you are more upright 

 

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36 minutes ago, BikeBrother said:

Maybe some silicon buttock implants

Many of the stylish african american women here in America have done this. There currently a trend that many men like the looks of a "Big Booty" as they call it. I am a bit old fashioned and in the old days gals just stuffed their bras (and I will stuff my seat). 

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The OEM rally seat is awesome.  It really fits the lines as well.

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@katana it sounds like the OEM seat is the right one for you.

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I opted for the sargent seat. I got back yesterday from a 4500 mile trip and the seat was great.

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@S.Ga.Rider, thank you for the Sargent report. I had looked at them on-line. Nice looking, but didn't look overly padded. Great to hear it worked well on your trip!!

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I like the looks of that Seargent seat. I am pretty comfortable on the stock seat, a 236 mile road ride last week had me pretty happy with the height and ergos but I imagined adding another hundred and I could see it going south in a hurry comfort wise.

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43 minutes ago, S.Ga.Rider said:

I opted for the sargent seat. I got back yesterday from a 4500 mile trip and the seat was great.

Could you comment on the difference between it and stock?

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5 minutes ago, Husafreak said:

Could you comment on the difference between it and stock?

Its a good bit wider in the rear. A lot firmer but comfortable.

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