I emailed them and he replied that he couldn't lower the seat very much b/c its so thin (I have a friend who needs it lowered). I just want it to be bearable for longer than 30 mins. Let us know what they say.I live 10 minutes away. I am in Lincolnton so I may just have to ride up there and see if they would be willing to do anything for the V. Tuesday will be the first day I have off. So Tuesday I'll ride up and inquire.
Ha! I used to live in Lincolnton. I managed the Autozone for about a year back in...2004. Anything changed?I live 10 minutes away. I am in Lincolnton so I may just have to ride up there and see if they would be willing to do anything for the V. Tuesday will be the first day I have off. So Tuesday I'll ride up and inquire.
I went to Mean City Cycles today. They have a small shop, but seem to be busy. The owner looked at the seat and said that he could rework it for a more comfortable ride. He also said that he did mostly ride-ins. Meaning you take your bike and he lets you set on it as the reworking is performed to make sure you actually like it and it's the way you want it. The downside of that is they only do ride-ins on Saturdays, and are booked up until October. As I said, this is a small shop so unlike Corbin, they can not mass produce seats at this point. They can do the seat in gel, memory foam, and whatever else you can think of. He said that he could also rework it and and re-wrap the seat in the original cover. At this point I am waiting to take mine in. I gave him my name and number just in case there is a cancellation one Saturday. So I guess this isn't really good or bad news, but I am now interested in getting the seat reworked. He also seemed very reasonable. Depending on what you wanted of course. But, unlike the Corbin, you get a choice of what you want your seat wrapped with.
Hey folks, I did go there yesterday. I am going to let him work my new seat. I did insist that he come on here, well, more liked begged him to. He didn't want too because he didn't want to spam or appear to be. He rides, and understands how comfort is a big factor. Understand, I have nothing invested with these guys, but I have seen their work. After talking to him, I know that his first priority customer satisfaction, which is why he didn't want to just take my seat and just throw something on it, he wanted me to be there and set on it until it felt perfect. After seeing all the complaints about the seats folks are unhappy with and the price they paid, I know these guys will save you money, (alot) and you will be happy. Thanks, Guys.Hey guys,This is Allen at MCC in NC. Motorbum stopped by my shop again yesterday and said I should put a post up about the V's seat. I have not worked on one yet and actually called Motorbum the other day to get his into the shop to work his seat over and he informed me he traded it in for the K1000 which he stopped by to show me yesterday(very cool bike I might add) So again I do not have a Versys seat to work on to see what we can or can't do to make them more comfortable. If anyone local wants to ride in and get their seat worked over please contact me and we can set something up. I try my best on seats I haven't worked on to get the first one or two into the shop as ride in's so we can be sure what we are doing works first before offering these modifications. Once I get one or two of these seats modified we can receive them by shipping them in and knowing what you want done to the seat along with your height and weight plus inseam we should be able to make these seats great for you guys at a fraction of the cost of a aftermarket seat.
Now a quick note, I do not want anyone to take this post as spam so please do not. I am a rider just like you guys(I ride a Street Glide, Honda VTX and a CBR1000RR <strange mix isn't it?>)I am a member of several different messege boards(VTXOA,VTXCafe, HDForums,VTwinforums and the CBRForum) and I know i hate it when people come on our boards and spam. I told Motorbum I don't like posting on boards like this but he insisted and told me to tell you guys he told me so its motorbums fault that I posted.
I am not sure about the holy grail, but if there is a way to make the seat better I am sure we can figure it out. I was hoping to get someone in before the end of next month but atleast we have one on the schedule to get done. I enjoy a good challenge I believe from what I have seen so far we should be able to make it into a really good seat.Sounds like you have found the holy grail to seat comfort. Guess I need to schedule an appointment.
I see that you live in Lewis Center.....did you buy your bike at Hinds? That where I bought mine.Motorbum & Allen,
Thanks for all the efforts! Please put me down for a "mail-in" seat adjustment when you get things figured out. Since I'm in central Ohio, this is really my only option. Bummer!!
Ride safe & have fun,