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I did some "surfing" on line and the cheapest I could find was $260 US plus $56 US shipping to Canada ....anybody else know of a cheaper dealer / price.

I was lucky enough to get a complete seat for $160.00 shipped from a forum member that had it in the for sale section here.....

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THX, I will have a look around ... its the low seat that I want.


EDIT ...... Well, I'm down to $175 plus shipping

And as I flipped into 6th, I could not remember a damn thing she said ....

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I did some "surfing" on line and the cheapest I could find was $260 US plus $56 US shipping to Canada ....anybody else know of a cheaper dealer / price.
From what I have seen, Seat concepts has raised their prices considerably since I got my kit.
It is nice... but I don't think I would have paid more than the $170 or so I did just for a cover and foam.

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From what I have seen, Seat concepts has raised their prices considerably since I got my kit.
It is nice... but I don't think I would have paid more than the $170 or so I did just for a cover and foam.
Yep, I found a seat concepts "low" model for $175 and a luimoto for $160plus shipping.



avail at this link ....https://www.luimoto.com/?p=320 This is a cover / foam only and attaches to the OEM seat pan .... I have no interest in lowering kits or dropping the forks.

And as I flipped into 6th, I could not remember a damn thing she said ....

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So I bought an OEM seat on eBay with the intention to try my own “seat modification” and if that didn’t work, probably send the pan to Seat Concepts or have someone local work a custom seat for me.

I used a Stanley Surform “shaver” and methodically removed portions of the seat. What I was attempting to do was make the seat narrower so my legs are not spread out as much when at a stop.

Below are some pictures. One thing I will note is the stapler I had didn’t have enough horsepower (me and/or the stapler) to re-attach the cover. So I went to a local custom seat shop and had them staple the cover back on.

Haven’t ridden yet but will tomorrow and over the weekend to get a feel on this modification to an OEM seat.

Shaved seat before re-attaching the cover:


Modified seat (left) and stock seat (right):


Modified seat (right) and stock seat (left):


Modified seat with tab riser for the front:



Modified seat with tab riser for the front:


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Yep, I found a seat concepts "low" model for $175 and a luimoto for $160plus shipping.

avail at this link ....https://www.luimoto.com/?p=320 This is a cover / foam only and attaches to the OEM seat pan .... I have no interest in lowering kits or dropping the forks.
Is that Luimoto include the foam? I thought it was only for the cover.



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Is that Luimoto include the foam? I thought it was only for the cover.



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Shad SH33 top case

So after waiting and waiting and waiting the Shad SH33 top case was finally back in stock.

I will note the helmet in the top case is a Speed & Strength SS2500 helmet, size medium, but I believe there is only one shell size. So an XL "should" fit in the top case. The only way to fit is on its side with some room to spare when the lid is closed.












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Installed a Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust (full system).



http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...installed.html

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All normal except the ball slam. Try engaging your legs more when riding. This isn't a cruiser or a touring bike. Squeeze the tank with your thighs and sit your upper body slightly leaned forward like the seat intends for you to do. Now you are ready to control the bike instead of just being along for the ride.
If you're anything like me you'll dent your tank if you don't do a kegel-type squeeze. At least in my mind...
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I bought the seat concepts carbon fiber seat. I emailed them and asked them to make it softer. I have been extremely impressed with it, as the cost is so much better than a $430 corbin or sargent. Yesterday, I road the bike nonstop until the reserve light kicked on. It was about 5 hours, and I did a 7.5 hour ride and I can say I could never have done that ride on the stock seat. Straight up, that stock seat was a ball crusher and very uncomfortable. The Seat Concepts is a lot wider, and doesn't slope down. I am very happy with the purchase.
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I have my first extended ride this past weekend. 250 miles on Saturday with a substantial amount on the freeway.

Admittedly I'm a bit bummed due to the buzz I had in the bars during freeway riding at 70-75ish mph. I'm not sure if I could handle an entire tank without stopping due to the buzz.

I think being at 6k rpms taxes the motor which caused the vibration in the bars. If I dropped down to 5k or so it seemed to smooth out but my speed, of course, dropped.

Yes, I worked on my grip but that didn't seem to help.

Still a great bike, it just doesn't seem to be an extended highway riding bike for me.


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I have my first extended ride this past weekend. 250 miles on Saturday with a substantial amount on the freeway.

Admittedly I'm a bit bummed due to the buzz I had in the bars during freeway riding at 70-75ish mph. I'm not sure if I could handle an entire tank without stopping due to the buzz.

I think being at 6k rpms taxes the motor which caused the vibration in the bars. If I dropped down to 5k or so it seemed to smooth out but my speed, of course, dropped.

Yes, I worked on my grip but that didn't seem to help.

Still a great bike, it just doesn't seem to be an extended highway riding bike for me.



I went with the HVMP Extra Heavy Bar End Weights on my FJR to get rid of the vibes at higher speeds.....

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Grab On foam grip covers also work wonders. They also work well with heated grips.
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Grab On foam grip covers also work wonders. They also work well with heated grips.
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Newbie question: what size for a 2017 650LT?

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Excellent. Thank you troop.

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Added Moto Werk's 1" risers to the bike as well as the Grab On grip covers. Just installed so I'll report any changes with this set-up at a later time...






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It's been some time since I've posted in this thread so I thought I'd add a few pix from Daytona Bike Week 2018.

One thing I can say is that the V650 between 4-5k RPMs is so smooth. So wish it had cruise control. Today's riding reminded me what a great bike this is.








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