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Seat Concepts Commuter Low Seat

Greetings to all.

To those who have purchased and are using the commuter low seat from Seat Concepts...

- Has it increased your comfort as much as you had hoped? Possibly even reduced the tendency to slide forward?

- Do you have any additional photos of the seat on or off your bike beside the one photograph featured on the Seat Concepts website? If so, please post.

- From what I've read, the quality of the product seems fairly high. Would you agree?

Many thanks in advance.
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...Possibly even reduced the tendency to slide forward?...
You can stop this tendency by raising the front of your seat - for a couple of bucks!

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Thanks Eddie, fabricated my own bracket and did that quite some time ago with good results. Also added 2 small aluminum blocks, about 7 mm thick, to the fuel tank bracket immediately below the notches on the seat pan to fully support my weight.
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Thanks Eddie, fabricated my own bracket and did that quite some time ago with good results. Also added 2 small aluminum blocks, about 7 mm thick, to the fuel tank bracket immediately below the notches on the seat pan to fully support my weight.
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I tried that 'raise the front of the seat' thing, but it just made the seat a little less painful. The stock seat is the worst I've had on any motorcycle that I've owned.

I finally gave in and bought the Seat Concepts. A vast improvement, nicely flat. I rode it for several years and then did some minor surgery to fit my limbs better- the seat, not my limbs.

Now it's perfect for me.

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I'm sure it's relatively simple procedure but I REALLY need to learn how to post photos again since I dropped my Photobucket subscription. I've performed a ton of mods to my '18 white Versys. I'll try to work on that!

Just to elaborate a bit; I know many members have raised the nose of their seat using many forms of a bracket. this creates a gap of about 8.0mm between the seat pan and the silver steel fuel tank bracket in (2) locations. Because the tongue of the pan, although molded with strengthening ribs, was not designed to bear the weight of the rider, I think it's important to install a new form of support for the pan to take the load off the tongue.

Thanks for the photos, Smiley. I can see how your mod relieved your discomfort. Is that the "low" seat from Seat Concepts?
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Thanks for the photos, Smiley. I can see how your mod relieved your discomfort. Is that the "low" seat from Seat Concepts?
No, mine is the standard seat, but looking at the photos of the 'low' seat, it appears to be the same profile with a bit thinner foam. I don't expect the density is different but best ask them directly. Any owners here know any different?

Caveat: I bought my Seat Concepts when they were just starting up and the Versys was a very early model offered. I don't know that the product is the same today, but it looks very similar to the web site photos.

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I'm sure it's relatively simple procedure but I REALLY need to learn how to post photos again since I dropped my Photobucket subscription. I've performed a ton of mods to my '18 white Versys. I'll try to work on that!

Just to elaborate a bit; I know many members have raised the nose of their seat using many forms of a bracket. this creates a gap of about 8.0mm between the seat pan and the silver steel fuel tank bracket in (2) locations. Because the tongue of the pan, although molded with strengthening ribs, was not designed to bear the weight of the rider, I think it's important to install a new form of support for the pan to take the load off the tongue.

Thanks for the photos, Smiley. I can see how your mod relieved your discomfort. Is that the "low" seat from Seat Concepts?
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Thanks "one". Will investigate.
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...I know many members have raised the nose of their seat using many forms of a bracket. this creates a gap of about 8.0mm between the seat pan and the silver steel fuel tank bracket in (2) locations. Because the tongue of the pan, although molded with strengthening ribs, was not designed to bear the weight of the rider, I think it's important to install a new form of support for the pan to take the load off the tongue....
I raised the front of the seats on all THREE V650s I bought, and never did anything to address the GAP that you have mentioned. BTW I weigh about 180# w/out ATGATT, so I estimate my weight as 200# w/ it.

My '08 has 89,850 miles on it, and it had the seat raised shortly after buying it in '08. My '09 seat was raised right after I bought it (new), and had 62,790 kms [39,016 miles] when it was written-off for insurance on 20 July '15, while my '15 (replacement for the '09) has 73,013 kms [45,368 miles] w/ its seat raised when I got it home from the dealer on DAY 1.

I can't see any problem UNLESS you weigh a 'helluva LOT more than I do, and MAYBE not even THEN!

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