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Old 08-21-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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Experiences with aftermarket seats?

The first upgrade I'm planning for my monster is a new seat. The stock seat is good for about an hour and a half of comfort, but I'm looking for a bit more seat time before I need to take a longer than fill-up rest.

The only two aftermarket seat manufacturers I've heard of are sargent and corbin. Of course the Ducati touring seat is also available, and cheaper than the above two. Anyone have a sargent or corbin, and do you like it (i.e. did it fit right or need a bit of DIY fitment, did it break in well, and how much wear does it show)?
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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corbin seats are getting one for the busa

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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I've had both. both fit well.

I thought the corbin was more comfortable, but it is considerably heavier and takes a while to break in.

the sargent felt great out of the box, but is less comfortable at the end of a long day of riding. it weighs about as much as stock.

in both cases, the seats were much better than stock, in both looks and comfort, and I would recommend either of them.

in the case of the two aftermarket seats I had, both were more dished than the stock saddles, which is great for street riding, but not so much for track work, imo.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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Sargent for comfort.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:59 PM   #5
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Ducati touring or Sargent. I've sat on a sargent before and they're very comfortable.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #6
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I've tried both and prefer stock seats. Have you tried riding with padded shorts? Also, re-padding your stock seat might be a good option.
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I think the biggest question before people answer hasn't been asked. What are you wanting the seat for? Extended trips? Will their be any track time. I've had Corbin on 2 different bikes and Sargent on 1. The sargent is way more comfortable than the corbins hands down. They hold up in quality real well. If you are doing any track time or a lot of twisties I would stick with stock though. The Corbin and Sargent both have a different shape to them that is kind of like a dish whereas the stock seat is more like a hump. The hump let's you shift your body position side to side much easier. But for long trips DEFINITELY the Sargent over Corbin. I don't know anything about the duc accessory one though.
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