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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-22-2017, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Seat concept seat for x300 update

As of Friday ,7/21,Seat Concepts now has available seat for X300.Just ordered mine. Carbon Fiber with Green pipping. $184.00 plus shipping.
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As of Friday ,7/21,Seat Concepts now has available seat for X300.Just ordered mine. Carbon Fiber with Green pipping. $184.00 plus shipping.
Is it the whole seat or just the foam and cover

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Is it the whole seat or just the foam and cover
Cover and foam only - no pan and assemble yourself. https://seat-concepts.myshopify.com/...7-versys-x-300

Disappointingly they do not show a picture of the seat, and if it has a different profile, or how theirs is different from OEM

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This goes without saying...so I'll be the one to say it anyways, post pics when you've got it and any progress pics you might take! I'm very interested in how it looks/feels when swapped out.
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I just talked to Scott at Seat Concepts and he informed me they are moving there whole operation from California to Caldwell Idaho this Friday-Sunday. They will change their website accordingly. He also mentioned they will have photos of the x-300 seat. He said it would be safe to place an order towards the end of next week. By moving,much bigger facility, great tax break,can hire many more workers to accommodate specialty request like my green piping.Keep you all posted.
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That's a good price I think when I get mine I'll get this one Corbin has one but it is $473.00 here's the linkhttp://corbin.com/kawasaki/kvrs300x.shtml

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I ordered mine about a week ago. It's coming in tomorrow, so well ahead of lead time. I'll keep you guys updated when I get it swapped out.
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Did the SeatConcept Seat Arrive?

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I ordered mine about a week ago. It's coming in tomorrow, so well ahead of lead time. I'll keep you guys updated when I get it swapped out.
Kubsdnf,
When will you posting a photo of the new seat? Today is November 5, 2017. Been several months?

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 06:37 PM
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Which Seat Concept upholstery choice is BEST?

If you visit the SeatConcept website youíll notice they off three choices of upholstery material for the Kawasaki Versys-X 300, seat Version 2.
1. Carbon fiber Sides with Gripper top
2. All carbon fiber
3. Vinyl Sides with Low Slip Top
Iím trying to decide which upholstery choice to pick for the seat Iím ordering.
Anyone on this Forum, or a visitor, want to offer an opinion?
Years ago I tried the Carbon with Gripper Top on my KLR650 and found it didnít allow me to slide around on the seat very easily.
Iíve had one of their All Carbon Fiber upholstered seats on my NC700X and liked that.
But looking at the photo of the Low Slip fabric topping, the upholstery design looks very nice. Iím tempted to order this style.
Anyone with advice, opinions or experience with the Low Slip Top fabric would be appreciated.
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The first seat was too hard and the second seat was too soft .... stop me if you have heard this story/fable before .. lol

Installing the (just right, hopefully) Seat Concepts Version 2 for the 300. The shape is the same as stock. I will remove some of the foam (underneath cut) from the thigh area and the hump. I do not cut the top side , its tricky, makes a mess and tough to make it look smooth. I ordered the vinyl/grip combination cover.

Will post a followup after my first six + hour long day of riding.

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One hour riding time, the kit or entire seat is well worth the money, IMO best mod for this bike. Its a touch firmer than my Honda CTX but far superior to the stock seat. I now have four smiling cheeks .....

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Go to the FAQ section at Seat Concepts. The T-50 staples are a must to use (they won't bend). I used a new air stapler, could easily used my old electric if I had ever tried the T-50 staples. You could wrestle with a manual stapler (IF the T-50s fit) because the plastic is still somewhat malleable when new.

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Good deal - I popped for the Corbin - love it.
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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 04:20 PM
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Seat Concept ďTALLĒ seat for Versys-X 300

Has anyone purchased the ďTALLĒ SeatConcept foam and cover for the 2017-19 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 from SeatConcepts?
Itís an inch and a quarter taller, and wider than the the stock seat and SCís standard seat kit. It appears that the stock seats hump has been removed or lowered to allow rider slide back.
Iíd like to receive some opinions and feed back from buyers of this seat.
And Iím also in the market to purchase a seat pan, or complete seat, for the 2017-19 Versys-X 300.
Thanks for helping.
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 04:28 PM
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Countershaft or rear chain ring sprocket?

For changing gearing, which sprocket, front or rear, is the easiest to remove and replace with another sprocket?
I want to add one tooth to the countershaft sprocket or remove 2 teeth from the rear sprocket.
Which change would allow the largest, higher, increase in gearing? (to lower engine rpms?)
I understand when replacing the countershaft sprocket, there is an increase in chain/sprocket noise due to no rubber silencer on the replacement countershaft.
Iíd appreciate your opinions.
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Has anyone purchased the “TALL” SeatConcept foam and cover for the 2017-19 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 from SeatConcepts?
It’s an inch and a quarter taller, and wider than the the stock seat and SC’s standard seat kit. It appears that the stock seats hump has been removed or lowered to allow rider slide back.
I’d like to receive some opinions and feed back from buyers of this seat.
And I’m also in the market to purchase a seat pan, or complete seat, for the 2017-19 Versys-X 300.
Thanks for helping.
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Here is two pictures showing the difference in the seat profile of the standard foam and the new tall Seat Concepts foam and pictures of the completed seat. I chose all carbon material. Note that the tall seat from Seat Concepts using the standard seat pan not the tall. They do not make a cover for the tall pan.

The seat is a lot more comfortable. I like the taller seat. The seat has less tilt forward but the pillion is angled more forward but I won't have passengers so it does not matter to me. If you do, then it might be an issue.

Here is a link for a gif of the two different foams. Hopefully it works: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dxj6VwE1co6Y2jSn6
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Pismocycleguy....
I changed to a 15t countershaft sprocket....just what the bike needed for me and can't tell any difference in the sound level as I always wear earplugs. It took about 15 minutes including the chain adjustment.
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whisperquiet,
Where did you purchase your 15 tooth sprocket? Who made it, which brand name?
Was the 15 tooth sprocket thinner, side to side, than the stock 14 tooth with the rubber on one side?
Really appreciate your speedy reply to my questions. Sounds like the countershaft sprocket is the quickest fix.
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Msprygada,
Your reply to my questions was fantastic! The explanation about how NOT to use the Kawa High Seat, Seat Pan, to install the SeatConcepts foam and cover was terrific. Saves me from making an unneeded purchase. I also thought the seats, and seats foam, profiles, and the comparison, side by side photos of the differences between just the white seat foams, was very tellin and helpful!
Your photos are worth more than a thousand words!
One more question involving the seat dimensions, what is the measurement, width, of the widest section of the riderís seating area? I just want to make sure itís at least 11 or 12 inches wide.
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The tall seat is a must have if you can manage being up that much higher. 1.25" is a bit of an understatement, but I love how much more comfort it provides. Mine is the gripper top, which helps with navigation of the bike through twisty things. Especially now that I've swapped the stock tires
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JT Sprockets JTF1539.15 15T Steel Front Sprocket https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0068OCPKA..._XXDKBb7MMEE6B
15T sprocket I used. The sound difference is minimal, however I've got a Yoshimura slip on so it's not like I would notice much
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Also Pismocycleguy, the tall seat is just over 11" wide for the rider position. The most important thing is that it rides up the tank a good 2 or 3 inches to prevent a good ouch up front...
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