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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-03-2015, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Coming soon - Seat Concepts "Low"

Being of short stature, I bought a lowering kit for my 2014 Versys 650.. It worked well..... until I installed the "Seat Concepts" cover and foam. This combination raised me back up to where it was, originally. Oh well - the seat was such a huge improvement that I decided to just live with the tall height.

Fast forward........ and it looks like Seat Concepts will be offering a low version of that seat. Well, according to their website....
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Is the height difference with the Normal Seat Concepts seat that drastic? I realize most reviews mention its higher, but is it that much higher; the same amount that the lowering kit takes it down?

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Is the height difference with the Normal Seat Concepts seat that drastic? I realize most reviews mention its higher, but is it that much higher; the same amount that the lowering kit takes it down?
Yep. Adding the lowering kit and then adding the current Seat Concepts foam/cover pretty much puts you back at the factory seat height.
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Yep. Adding the lowering kit and then adding the current Seat Concepts foam/cover pretty much puts you back at the factory seat height.
Thanks. if it makes this thing comfortable, it will still be worth it.

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Seat concepts seat is 1 - 1.5in higher than stock - mostly in the front area.
The Riders rear area before the hump is less than Stock by a fraction.
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But it feels taller. I could barely flat foot both feet with the original (not low) Seat Concepts. I had to sell it and get something different. I'd try this low version though.

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I can only get the balls of my feet on the ground. Works for me. I'm used to a KLR 650 anyway.

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I can only get the balls of my feet on the ground. Works for me. I'm used to a KLR 650 anyway.
That's where I am. (not the KLR part).

Would be nice to get feet (heels) closer to the ground.
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I'm struggling to find any reviews of the Seat Concepts low seat for the Versys 650. If their regular height one is that much taller than stock, would their low version be close to stock height?
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Only the broad rear portion of the stock seat is meant for sitting on. The narrow front portion drops away to provide ground clearance at a stop. If you find yourself sliding down on the narrow portion while riding try rotating your bars back somewhat or installing handle bar extensions. A very slight forward lean angle of your torso will naturally keep you on the rear portion of the seat.

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I'm struggling to find any reviews of the Seat Concepts low seat for the Versys 650. If their regular height one is that much taller than stock, would their low version be close to stock height?
I bought the Sargent low seat a few weeks back and find it fantastic. Being 5-7 with a 29" inseam I can comfortably get the balls of my feet down.
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