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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Almost 6k on the Versys and my butt is finally crying uncle. Put a call into Terry's Custom Seats and put myself into the que. He has quite the backlog. Next season I hope my butt is happier
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I really don,t get , this complaint on the Kawa seat is ongoing from 08 and kawa don,t seem to bother.

Maybe Japaneses butts are a bit different
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The worst factory seat of any bike that I've ever owned, and I've owned quite a few over the last 40 years.

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Love my custom seat from Terry...

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The seat on the V650 was no picnic either. Tried a Sargent seat which improved things a bit but still really uncomfortable after a half hour of riding. Same issue as stock, like sitting on a slope tilting towards the tank. Finally ordered, then received my modified seat from Terry's Custom Seats. Could not be happier. Feels more like sitting in a bucket, no sliding forward. The only slight tradeoff was my feet could not reach as far to the ground due to the side wings on the seat. For me this is a very happy compromise. Can ride hours now without seat induced torture. Now on to the rear shock ... Pix of Sargent and Terry's seats.
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I'm 6 ft so touching the ground on the X300 is easy. I am going for the full bucket also. Should make life less a PITA!
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I'm a big fan of Terry's seats. Had him make a flat seat for my V-650 & V-1000.....

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the fastest and cheap solution is buy these cycling padded shorts

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Or look like SNL’s Widettes.
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Other low cost option is to use Purple® Portable Seat Cushion in Black/Purple, use a coupon to make it cheaper. I took out all the original foam in seat, put this in on top of some foam (close cell, used under carpets). Then just before putting the seat cover on, put a layer of black plastic for waterproofing.

Before I did the X300, I did my FJR the same way and worked great.

You can also not use the the original seat cover and use Artic Vinyl Black with a 40% or 50% off coupon.

At same time you can play with the slope of the seat by adding a little more foam under the purple cushion to raise the front up.

Same idea can be used to raise or lower the seat depending on how much foam you put in.

I used Black Duct tape to keep cover on while going out for ride to see how it feels and to make it easier to make adjustments.
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