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Old 06-11-2017, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Seat options, replace or redo?

So I LOVE my multistrada, except the seat. I did 200 miles on it yesterday and my ass was killing me. So this lead me to look up aftermarket seats. They are plentiful for my bike and expensive. Has anyone had their stock seat redone by anyone in Connecticut? Just looking for more comfort and not any crazy stitching or graphics. Trying to compare prices from aftermarket to redoing the stocker
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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My opinion, skip any of the premade aftermarket ones and go custom. I had mine redone by a guy in Tennessee, Terry Adcox. He builds it per your specs, you send him your height/weight, and a few pics of you sitting on the bike and he builds it accordingly. Tons of good reviews on the Vstrom and ADV forums. I actually like it more while riding the twisties too. You're welcome to put some miles on it if you'd like. Here's my thread http://www.bandofriders.net/forums/s...ad.php?t=86245

Russell Day Long's are supposedly the ultimate for full day comfort, but I've never ridden one.
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I can't help with the CT recommendations, but when I've looked into saddle options, the three biggest, well-reviewed ones were:
- Corbin (http://www.corbin.com/)
- Sargent (http://www.sargentcycle.com/)
- Spencer's (http://www.greatdaytoride.com/)

Corbin and Sargent are both aftermarket saddles; for Spencer, you ship him your seat, and he strips it and rebuilds it (taking into consideration your preferences). I'd recommend looking up what others like for your specific bike model. I definitely remember people loving one brand for one bike and only to find the love wasn't nearly as big for other models. I personally have a Sargent on my SV, which I love. 500 mile days leave just about every part of my body sore except my butt.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #4
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My opinion, skip any of the premade aftermarket ones and go custom. I had mine redone by a guy in Tennessee, Terry Adcox. He builds it per your specs, you send him your height/weight, and a few pics of you sitting on the bike and he builds it accordingly. Tons of good reviews on the Vstrom and ADV forums. I actually like it more while riding the twisties too. You're welcome to put some miles on it if you'd like. Here's my thread http://www.bandofriders.net/forums/s...ad.php?t=86245

Russell Day Long's are supposedly the ultimate for full day comfort, but I've never ridden one.
Interesting, what was the turn around on it?

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I can't help with the CT recommendations, but when I've looked into saddle options, the three biggest, well-reviewed ones were:
- Corbin (http://www.corbin.com/)
- Sargent (http://www.sargentcycle.com/)
- Spencer's (http://www.greatdaytoride.com/)

Corbin and Sargent are both aftermarket saddles; for Spencer, you ship him your seat, and he strips it and rebuilds it (taking into consideration your preferences). I'd recommend looking up what others like for your specific bike model. I definitely remember people loving one brand for one bike and only to find the love wasn't nearly as big for other models. I personally have a Sargent on my SV, which I love. 500 mile days leave just about every part of my body sore except my butt.
From my limited research, it seems tourtech and sergeant seem to be the most popular for the multistrada. The tourtech is one piece unlike the stock one.
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Interesting, what was the turn around on it?
My situation was a little different, I got it during a group buy on another forum, so he had like 30 seats to do. But I'd sent the pics and specs, and then they emailed me a note saying "hey, your seat build is scheduled soon, mail it in the next week or two." I think I got it back within a month but I don't remember. I had ebayed a spare stock seat to send him. Or do it during the offseason when you're not itching to ride.

I had tried two different Corbin seats and a Shad seat, but neither helped much. I wasn't terribly impressed by a Sargent I've recently put a few miles on. If you can find a used Corbin/Sargent/whatever on ebay or forums, it's probably worth a try, since you can most likely sell it again for what you paid. If you can't find something used and have to buy new, might as well just buy something made specifically for you. Yeah, it's a little more expensive, but when you have a bike that expensive that you love and plan on keeping for a long time, a seat which will let you enjoy the bike for more than two hours seems like a good investment.

Yev had a guy in Middlefield do his, Eddie Barrett, I believe, and he's real happy with it.
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Old 06-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #6
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I do like the idea of a custom seat for me. Might have to contact the two people you mentioned.

Edit, sent Mr Barrett an e-mail
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:43 PM   #7
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I had good luck with seat concepts

They send you cover and you put it on good and cheap
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LOVE my Saddleman. They are expensive (found mine barely used fs) but its by far dollar for dollar worth EVERY penny

https://www.saddlemen.com/multistrada
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I had good luck with seat concepts

They send you cover and you put it on good and cheap
Or you send them the pan for extra $25 they professionally install it.
https://seat-concepts.myshopify.com/...t-installation
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LOVE my Saddleman. They are expensive (found mine barely used fs) but its by far dollar for dollar worth EVERY penny

https://www.saddlemen.com/multistrada
I hear good things about them. But the look (I know it's about the comfort) puts me off.
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