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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-03-2020, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,
I recently purchased a 2010 FJR 1300 ( have been riding a Suzuki Bandit 1200 ) Love the feel of the FJR But hate THE Sargent it Came with it ..feels like I sitting on a rock ..the old owner cant believe I dont find it comfortable .

Have any of you tried a cover/ padding from Seat Concepts out of Idaho? 189 $$ Or Riches custom Seats out of Kingston WA 450$
I want firm support of coarse but want a soft top so my hips ( have some problems .. too many years of heavy squats ) and tail bone wont force me to stop .
I did ride around MT Rainier the other day ,, 230 mile trip . The inflatable motorcycle cushion I got from Amazon is a huge improvement( Similar to an Air Hawk ) , but alas not enough
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I recommend the Yamaha Comfort seat. It's shaped like the factory seat but with smoother sides and about 3/4" of pillow top then firmer underneath. It provides great support for my fake left hip and cut on lower back. I've tried a couple others but keep coming back to it.

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I have the SeatConcepts seat. I like it. While not a Russell or a Laam, I think it is a good 500 miles a day seat.
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Sargents don't work for me either... stock seat shape is terrible to me, need Russell, Laam, Mayer, and Seat Concepts works too... I wouldn't go too soft, firm and right shape is good.
You could take the cover off your Sargent and put in a layer of softer foam.... perhaps a cheap fix, not hard to do.
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Sargents don't work for me either... stock seat shape is terrible to me, need Russell, Laam, Mayer, and Seat Concepts works too... I wouldn't go too soft, firm and right shape is good.
You could take the cover off your Sargent and put in a layer of softer foam.... perhaps a cheap fix, not hard to do.
Way8lifter,

You will need a (borrowed?) heavy-duty staple gun with short staples, to re-attach the seat cover over the foam. If you have a source for upholstery foam, this "repair" action can be a good approach, if money is tight.
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Seth Laam. Make a ride in appointment. He will do it for you in one day.

I was visiting friends in Redding and made a ride in appointment. I took my seat by car and dropped it off saturday morning and then picked it up sat evening.
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I have the SeatConcepts seat. I like it.
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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-03-2020, 01:03 PM
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For a less-expensive option, you could try an AirHawk cushion or a sheepskin from Alaska Leather Co. I have used both on my Harley and GSA and they do offer relief. The AirHawk doesn't need much air...
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try to find some people in your area and try out sitting on something else. post your location, maybe some one wants a trade
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Sargents don't work for me either... stock seat shape is terrible to me, need Russell, Laam, Mayer, and Seat Concepts works too... I wouldn't go too soft, firm and right shape is good.
You could take the cover off your Sargent and put in a layer of softer foam.... perhaps a cheap fix, not hard to do.
Yes I did think of this approach and may try it first .. Many years ago i sold mattresses and found that for myself I liked a soft top and firm underneath support .
If I were go to ricks he will custom fit it ti my butt and legs ......
but my try my own first
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