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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 10:38 AM
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Perhaps the veritable plethora of LD riders who have tried everything from sheepskin to DIY seat recovering kits have just all overlooked Saddlemen. It could be a hidden gem. Try posting on the IBA forum. See if you can find anyone using a saddlemen seat there..... If they’re good seats, you’ll have little trouble finding folks that use them on their sport touring bikes.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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OK, now I'll be more blunt... I don't have a Saddleman, but have seen one. Read two testimonials, but I have no first hand experience. They didn't like them for any more than a handful of hours (look real nice, but not much better than the stock seat).... I kinda doubt the IBA guys have one. I'd say put that money into something better. Check all the seat threads on any of the FJR forums... look at all the money spent until they settle on mostly Laam, Russell. Go to an FJR event where there are many bikes, ask to sit on one or borrow the seat for an hour... I have not seen any Saddlemans at the gatherings I've been at.
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True "saddlemen" seat should look more like this, it's been around for decades, true and tough men were riding for days and nobody complained about sore ars 😉
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I never had a Saddlemen seat but I bought a tail bag from them. One of 4 straps was faulty and I tried to get a replacement. After 2 attempts, they could not figure out how the strap was to be made. Pictures, phone conversations, nothing helped. It was one of the top worst customer service experiences of my life. I finally gave up and sewed up my own replacement.
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I have an older one with the carbon fiber type cover. It was on my bike when I bought it l have done five and six hundred mile days with it, but remember everyone's back side "likes" are not the same. If I ever change it l will have one custom made to fit me.
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 06:42 AM
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spectreman, I apologize; I don't have a Saddleman seat on my FJR or on my former ST1300. I have Sargent seats. I like the Sargents. I put 65,000 miles on the ST and have put about 20,000 on the FJR. I put over 900 miles on the FJR with the Sargent seat one day and it worked great.

I don't have any experience with the Saddleman.
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I never had a Saddlemen seat but I bought a tail bag from them. One of 4 straps was faulty and I tried to get a replacement. After 2 attempts, they could not figure out how the strap was to be made. Pictures, phone conversations, nothing helped. It was one of the top worst customer service experiences of my life. I finally gave up and sewed up my own replacement.
Bluz,,,,, you sure you weren’t dealing with the crew from Corbin or maybe Colorite, your post sounds exactly like my dealings with both of them. I will never understand a companies willingness to have such poor customer service. As bad as Corbin was/is I am amazed that they are still in business, same with Colorite but it seems that they are at least trying, not so much at Corbin, they just Suck!
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I’ve ridden on a stock seat, on a russell, on a Laam, and on a Sargent. The stock was bad for distance. The comfort was better. But not a lot better. The Sargent was simply bad. Even for a run to the store and back. Like a rock. When it came time for me to spend big dollars, because I do big miles, I looked for the opinions of a special subset- guys who were cheap with their purchasing decisions, and who also did long miles. Every one of them had spent the money on Laam or Russell. I bought Laam and would do it again.
I will be in the market for a better seat. I am attending the EOM and hope that there are vendors there where you might have a chance to try out the seats. Thanks Bill for this post as I have a good idea where to start looking.

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