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post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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New Custom Seat By Baldwin Motorbike Saddles

I wanted to share one of my latest custom saddle projects. A local guy with a Kawasaki 650 Versys (what a great bike) came and saw me last week with Sciatic nerve pain in his left leg and butt cheek. The stock seat was killing him. I did a Pro Pad gel insert and used orthopedic memory foam replacing a good amount of the stock foam and giving the seat a better contour for him. Then stitched up a new custom cover. It turned out looking real sharp IMHO.

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post #2 of 111 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 05:25 PM
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Looks great, did it lower the seat height, how comfy is it. what was the price? and what did you use for covering material. like the stitching, did I mention it looks great.

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Looks great. I visited your site, but didn't see prices anywhere. What kind of prices are we looking at? What if I don't want gel?
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Thanks guys! Sam the biker owner brought it to me after an auto trim shop had done some carving on it from the stock form, so I didn’t have a real good reference for stock height, but I think it is just a bit lower, mainly because I removed the forward slope of the seat by flattening out the rear. It was a custom fit job, so that is what I was focused on. The seat felt real good on the bike when I tried it out, and Sam had a huge smile on his face after a short test ride.

It’s covered in Vanguard by Futura and BoltaSoft weave pattern. Both are high end marine vinyls with really nice hand to them both.

Yes my web site is geared towards Buell seats and then I quote one off jobs like this one. Pricing would be $395 with the Pro Pad Gel insert and $325 without, but still using the orthopedic memory foam, which I select density based on rider weight and build. Of course with it being custom, stitching color can be changed, and there are other options for vinyl covers. Leather is always an upgrade option too.

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Very nice looking seat!
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The red stitching is sweet. Nice job.

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post #7 of 111 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 07:51 AM
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Nice looking seat! I like the different type of material used as well as the stitching.

AND comfort to boot??? What's not to like?

And my Saturday morning ride took me through Baldwin City yesterday morning.

Kansas - Eleven curves in three hundred eighteen miles...

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That is one of the best looking seats I've seen. Nice job!!

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post #9 of 111 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! It's always nice to have people like my work.

Bscott, that would be my stomping grounds. Nothing like a small town as you would know being from Desoto.

I added a page on my website for the Versys seat. If I can pick up a used stock seat I will add the seat to my seat core program.

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I emailed them last night with questions and got a prompt response with a ton of info. These guys seem to be right on as far as customer service go, even asked me to call in to discuss any modification I was requesting to make sure it would work out. Baldwin very well may become the Corbin killer.
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post #11 of 111 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Baldwin very well may become the Corbin killer.
Thanks! Don't I wish. Certainly a David versus Goliath. LOL

Thanks to a couple of members here I will soon have a couple of stock seats for use in a seat core exchange program. It helps keep everyone riding and that's what it's all about.

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http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/Core%20Charge.htm

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Great price. I think ill be going this way. I'd like a review after a couple weeks of driving though.
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post #13 of 111 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 06:42 PM
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I’m the guy Loren built the seat for.
It was difficult to describing how the seat was affecting my sciatic nerve, but Loren was able to take my words and interpret them in to a seat that most riders would agree is a vast improvement over the stock seat.
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So how long have you had the seat? Is it lower than stock? More comfy for longer rides now?
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It's 10:30 pm and I'm still not packed for my road, got to go.Talk to you in a month or so.

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Sam, thanks for the kind words. Maybe we will pass you on some curvy road in Arkansas next weekend. We will certainly be riding the pig trail sometime over the weekend.

Just to let everyone else know I now have a couple of stock seats to use for seat core exchanges. I appreciate the interested!

Ride safe and keep the shiny side up.

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just ordered seat yesterday. Customer service was excellent will give a full ride report when i receive it. Heading to the motorcycle museum on friday where you at bear?
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just ordered seat yesterday. Customer service was excellent will give a full ride report when i receive it. Heading to the motorcycle museum on friday where you at bear?
You're not too far from me! Should be a good ride for you, though getting through/around San Antonio will be the worst part of the ride.

Thanks for the invite, but I'll be with the wife doing birthday stuff. It's her birthday. We're thinking of driving up to Austin for the day. I tried to get her to go to the Hill Country, but she's a city girl.

Oh, & welcome aboard!!

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Thanks to the members here I have been able to add Versys seats to my Core Exchange program and have had the chance to make another custom Versys seat. Here's the latest! Also a couple of photos comparing to the stock seat. Hopefully Kevin will chime it once he receives the new saddle. Kevin, again thanks for the business. If your like me you are forever waiting on the Brown Truck! LOL







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So is it the same height as the stock seat when your sitting on it? Id like a good 2 week evaluation from someone on how the seat feels.
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