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Question Anyone try the kawi oem gel seat on 2010?

Trying to lower the bike about 3/4 of inch w/out having to go the speedy kit route. Will a 2008/09 gel seat work on a 2010?

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Trying to lower the bike about 3/4 of inch w/out having to go the speedy kit route. Will a 2008/09 gel seat work on a 2010?

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to the forum Lisa! Cant help you out, as I ride a stock seat. But glad to have you with us!
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Not sure if there is a change in the seat, but unless it is free, it would be less than half the cost of the seat to go the Speedy way. I have a 07 that had a gel seat on it, took it off and put the original back on, still need to improve the seat. I have all of Speedy's kits, best thing I could have done was order everything at once and save on shipping, although the foot peg kits weren't out when I got the lowering kit.By the way, the gel seat wasn't that good and in Canada it was $400, I couldn't flat foot with that seat, with Speedy's kit I can flat foot!

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Thanks for the Welcome & the info... I have an opportunity to get a used gel seat for under $100 and it would be easier for me to change a seat than to install the lowering kit. I'm 5'8" and am on the balls of my feet, can get one foot flat at stops but would feel more comfortable with both flat on the ground.

If I get Speedy's kit I'll be asking for advice on the forum. Great resource!
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I have an opportunity to get a used gel seat for under $100
What a deal
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Btw

I love this bike! This forum helped me make my decision -thanks guys.

I was riding a Suzuki TU250 for my first bike, loved the seating position & the retro look. Rode that little 250 everywhere but soon discovered it wasn't going last or at least keep up! Glad I chose a smaller bike as my first.

Shopping and test riding was frustrating - so many choices. Cruisers felt to big and heavy even though it's what most people I ride with encouraged me to buy. The ergos on sports don't fit me well for the long haul. Suddenly the Versys, I was hooked - so glad I took the leap!
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I have a 2010 V with a Gel seat. It is exactly the same as the 09 Gel seat. However, my 2010 OEM seat is a little thinner than the 09 OEM seat. So, a Gel seat on the 2010 V will help, but only about 3/4".

I am 5'-8", 29" inseam, and could not flat-foot with only the Gel seat. (On both 09 and 10 Vs.) With Gel seat and Speedy lowering kit, I can comfortably flatfoot the bikes. I also found the Gel seat to be more comfortable than the stock seat.

If you get the Speedy lowering kit, you'll also need the Flatfoot kit installed to shorten the kickstand. All kits are easy to install, if you're at all handy with wrenches. If not have a friend help - or go to a shop.

Good luck. Welcome aboard.
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Thanks ScottyNeal

Looks like the Speedy lowering kit is the way to go! Off to that site!
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Looks like the Speedy lowering kit is the way to go! Off to that site!
And if you find that you need to lower it a bit more... you can also adjust the forks in the triple trees. No cost... easy job...


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If you can't get your landing gear down all the way, speedy is the way out. Great work/stuff.

Stock gel seat not much of a comfort from stock except is a bit thinner.



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Lisa, I also 5'8 but my bike was lowered before I brought it with a aftermarket shock but this shock is inferior to the original My wife is 5'6 and somtimes rides it when i swap with her cruiser but she finds my bike very tall.
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