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Custom Baldwin Seat

I worked with Loren at Baldwin to do something a little bit different. I saw some of the seats on his site and was really impressed and it gave me a few (rather vague) ideas.

The seat came in this week. Loren turned my vague ideas into something really stylish, classy and comfortable. The results are below.
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Looks sharp!!! Is it as comfy as it is good looking?



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I was just ready to ask the same question, Bear. VERY nice looking seat. Super workmanship.

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Looks good! I like that you can still use the whole seat. Lauren sure does give good service doesn't he!

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Thanks, guys. Loren does do a great job, both at service and craftsmanship.

It's quite comfortable, but it's hot here and I've not ridden that much. I think it's basically the same sitting area as his other Versys seats, but with a taller slope at the back. However, I've not compared to know that.
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Wow! That's a really nice looking seat and it compliments the lines of the V very well.

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Like the seat. when i first saw the back section with the stitching the first thing that popped into my head was it looked like a codpiece

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Oooohkay lol

Anyway, went for a 2 hour ride this morning. The seat feels pretty darn good. No issues at all with that amount of time.

If I push back just a tad and rock back, I can feel the slope on the back of my butt. It feels very supportive that way, very cruiser-ish.
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Did he charge extra for the way you have it set up? I like that seat, only thing I might change would be the center seam on the passenger seat.

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Great looking seat..........better looking Cayman!!

Baldwin does know how to make a good seat.

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Hope you enjoy. this ones for a red v


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Went for a 3 hour ride today. 1.5 hours each way. The seat was awesome until about half way back. My butt started to hurt at that point. So I might be able to go two hours without butt pain with this seat. With my old seat, it was about 45min before it started to hurt. So I've gained a bit of distance.

It probably doesn't help that I have very little natural butt padding ... still, this is the only bike I've ridden for any distance, so can't compare it to other kinds of seats.
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This design beats the heck out of his original one. Good work. If I had know he would work with a customer the way he obviously has I would have ordered one rather than making my own.
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Yeah, Loren is pretty awesome. So easy to work with. No hesitation in trying to do what I wanted. And the craftsmanship speaks for itself.
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Glad you can take a joke. i really like the seat. did you get the gel insert?? the more longer distances you start to ride it will get better for you.

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what was the cost, is it the same as the normal seat or A little more?
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Glad you can take a joke. i really like the seat. did you get the gel insert?? the more longer distances you start to ride it will get better for you.
Cool, looking forward to that. I did get the gel inserts. I'm hoping they soften up a bit. I also wonder if I ride at the wrong RPMs. I tend to keep the bike between 3500 and 5000, which is in a viby area, so maybe that's part of why my butt hurt.

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what was the cost, is it the same as the normal seat or A little more?
Sorry, man, I saw your question last time, don't know why I didn't answer it. It was extra, yes, because it was extra work. Not much though. And then just a small added fee to me for the use my design.
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Sorry, man, I saw your question last time, don't know why I didn't answer it. It was extra, yes, because it was extra work. Not much though. And then just a small added fee to me for the use my design. [/QUOTE]

I can escape that small added fee if I go with A different thread color and eliminate the center stitch on the passenger section cause than it would be A unique design.
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Went for a 3 hour ride today. 1.5 hours each way. The seat was awesome until about half way back. My butt started to hurt at that point. So I might be able to go two hours without butt pain with this seat. With my old seat, it was about 45min before it started to hurt. So I've gained a bit of distance.

It probably doesn't help that I have very little natural butt padding ... still, this is the only bike I've ridden for any distance, so can't compare it to other kinds of seats.
Good workmanship and very good looking on the V. Give it some time and the seat should break in pretty comfy for you.
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I can escape that small added fee if I go with A different thread color and eliminate the center stitch on the passenger section cause than it would be A unique design.
Curses! Foiled again!

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Good workmanship and very good looking on the V. Give it some time and the seat should break in pretty comfy for you.
I'll do that for sure! Too much fun riding to consider any other course.
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