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Seat Concepts Installation (PICS) 2016 Versys 1000

Removed 70 or so staples from stock cover. Stock foam is two pieces. Cleaned and sanded stock seat pan. Used 3M spray adhesive and placed new foam. Covered with new seat concepts cover and worked from front to rear to staple. Used 1/4" stainless steal staples and an electric stapler. I'll let you know how it feels later after I ride it to work and back today.
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Seat Concepts Installation (PICS) 2016 Versys 1000

Removed 70 or so staples from stock cover. Stock foam is two pieces. Cleaned and sanded stock seat pan. Used 3M spray adhesive and placed new foam. Covered with new seat concepts cover and worked from front to rear to staple. Used 1/4" stainless steal staples and an electric stapler. I'll let you know how it feels later after I ride it to work and back today.
I like how yours has the slippery part for the rider and the frictiony part for the passenger. I love to be able to slide from side to side with ease when I ride, but my wife hates slipping around on ours. She has to use a seat pad to stay planted.
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Here are some pics of the finished product installed. I have to say it was immediately a more comfortable seat and ride. It's wider, pockets your butt, is firmer, and doesn't lean forward. It is all around an important improvement for me. I rode 20 miles to work and 20 miles home today. I found I didn't even think about rear end comfort level, it just wasn't a factor. No moving around and wiggling to get it just right.
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I like how yours has the slippery part for the rider and the frictiony part for the passenger. I love to be able to slide from side to side with ease when I ride, but my wife hates slipping around on ours. She has to use a seat pad to stay planted.
Me too. Sliding around is great. Happy wife, happy life! Trust me I know.

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Here are some pics of the finished product installed. I have to say it was immediately a more comfortable seat and ride. It's wider, pockets your butt, is firmer, and doesn't lean forward. It is all around an important improvement for me. I rode 20 miles to work and 20 miles home today. I found I didn't even think about rear end comfort level, it just wasn't a factor. No moving around and wiggling to get it just right.

Did it give you room to sit back more. I seem to be riding some on the hump between the riders section and the pillion. Thinking the SC option or Terry Adcock. Seat Concepts is only about 50 miles from me so i would just take the bike to them.

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Did it give you room to sit back more. I seem to be riding some on the hump between the riders section and the pillion. Thinking the SC option or Terry Adcock. Seat Concepts is only about 50 miles from me so i would just take the bike to them.
I don't think it will sit you back further. If anything it may be a little less. The pocket of the SC seat is more defined then the stocker. You don't sink down in the softness like you do with stock seat. It is firmer in the right places. You pretty much sit and don't have to do a lot of wiggling around to find the sweet spot. It sits me perfectly as to feel natural for me. I went out for a 2 hour spin tonight and I'm feeling good. No issues or weirdness to report. I'm 6' tall w 30" inseam. Maybe you can contact them, ride over, and try one on for size before buying?
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I don't think it will sit you back further. If anything it may be a little less. The pocket of the SC seat is more defined then the stocker. You don't sink down in the softness like you do with stock seat. It is firmer in the right places. You pretty much sit and don't have to do a lot of wiggling around to find the sweet spot. It sits me perfectly as to feel natural for me. I went out for a 2 hour spin tonight and I'm feeling good. No issues or weirdness to report. I'm 6' tall w 30" inseam. Maybe you can contact them, ride over, and try one on for size before buying?

Thanks, Yep, i should just give them a call and see what they can do..

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I just bought one from bwwoodard for my 650. It does not look like that at all. Mine has a definite flat spot with just a few curves to cradle my butt. Not on the bike yet, so I will try for some pictures on Friday. Of course there are bound to be differences between the 650 and the 1000 - which is the bike Glenno has and I think Weljo just got one also. BTW - Nice job on the install Glenno!!

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I just bought one from bwwoodard for my 650. It does not look like that at all. Mine has a definite flat spot with just a few curves to cradle my butt. Not on the bike yet, so I will try for some pictures on Friday. Of course there are bound to be differences between the 650 and the 1000 - which is the bike Glenno has and I think Weljo just got one also. BTW - Nice job on the install Glenno!!


Yep just got the 1000 but i did have a Seat Concepts on the 650 also....

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