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Mr Ed's Versys Seat

One of the first things I did for my new-to-me Versys was have Don Weber @ Mr. Ed's in Albany OR rebuild the seat to fit my fat butt. He basically cut the factory pad down to the pan and rebuild it w/ high density re-bond and secret sauce. Don is a master craftsman that loves his work, and spending the day with him is always a great time. The seat is bang-on, and my first real ride in nearly 2 years was an effortless 100-miler. I was tired, but the seat was good for many more miles. If yer thinking about a seat and will be out in Oregon, look him up.

Turned out nice, dinnit?

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Yup, that looks like a real nice job on the seat.

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Nice Seat..

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One of the nicer looking (larger size) seats I have seen!
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looks like he raised it up some as well. Did he?

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looks like he raised it up some as well. Did he?
Yes indeed. About 1.5 inches up, and the step was moved back as well. The height change is made more acute by the denser foam, as you don't sink into it.
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Now thats a proper mod.
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Looks great Red!

The biggest thing on this seat thing is to get rid of the forward slope. Otherwise the V's seat wouldn't be that bad.

Why they put forward slope who knows?





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Looks very nice. Didn't realize there was anybody close that did custom seats. I probably don't want to know but what was the damage?
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Nice seat! I might have to get me one of those since Eugene is just down the road!
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Looks great Red!

The biggest thing on this seat thing is to get rid of the forward slope. Otherwise the V's seat wouldn't be that bad.

Why they put forward slope who knows?
I disagree. The forward slope puts me in the sport riding position so I can move through the curves at a nice pace. With a flat seat, I would be sitting on my balls while negotiating the curves. You grip the tank with your knees which keeps you from sliding. It is a sport bike.

If you want to turn it into a cruiser then by all means get a corbin seat, risers, and highway pegs.

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Great, another seat option !!!


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Looks good, and welcome to the forum, Red!
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It is a sport bike.
??? Sporty bike maybe.
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??? Sporty bike maybe.
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Looks very nice. Didn't realize there was anybody close that did custom seats. I probably don't want to know but what was the damage?
$450.00. A pretty good chunk of dough for certain, but so worth it. Also, in the event it needs "adjustment" later, Don will make it right, and you won't hear a bunch of BS about it.
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Looks great Red!

The biggest thing on this seat thing is to get rid of the forward slope. Otherwise the V's seat wouldn't be that bad.

Why they put forward slope who knows?
Factory seats are styled to look good in the showroom. I found the factory slope annoying as my gear was mashing into the tank. It's easier for tall riders to get rid of the slope with some extra foam. Folks with shorter inseams might not have that luxury. For me, this is way mo bettah.
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Looks good, and welcome to the forum, Red!
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Nice seat! I might have to get me one of those since Eugene is just down the road!
Albany. Even closer. Call early. Don's book gets crazy full this time of year. He was already 2 months out when I was there.
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