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post #1 of 6 Old 06-24-2015, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Seat Concepts 2-up Seat

Got the seat on Monday. I did the "gripper" material and the channel foam to lower tailbone pressure.

I should note that my bike currently has a set of clubman bars and a very aggressive riding position. I plan on going back to the standard bars in a month or two, so I'll update if there are any differences.

I'll start with the good:
- Seat Shape. I really feel like most accessory seats for this bike ruin the lines. I don't feel that way at all about this one. It's a little beefier on the pillion section and has a different seat/shape, but it fits real well.
- Comfort. Night and day. No sliding forward, and under hard acceleration, your pushed back into a cradle made of the built up passenger section. Very comfortable on my bony butt.
- Haven't run a passenger yet, but it's clear the back perch is going to be nicer for my daughter when she's back there.
- Material. Nice and grippy. It's still easy enough to set up for a turn and hang off if you want, but I had heard that their carbon material is slippery - this is not.

The not good:
All of my issues are with the seat pan. I ordered a new seat pan with my seat.
- Minor thing - the original seat pan has a couple of clever "snap in" type locations for tools (see picture). The replacement pan does not. It'll hold the tool kit, but not the 3 extra bits the stock seat pan does.
- Big thing - There are 4 rubber mounts/plugs on the bottom of each seat pan. These allow the seat to snug down when snapped into place. The total length of the ones on the stock seat pan and the replacement are the same, but the actual thickness is not (see picture). This means when you grab the seat, it wiggles up and down quite a bit. When seated, it doesn't move at all, but it just feels like it's not snug and it floats a little far off the rest of the frame. I tried to use the rubber mounts from the original pan, but the size of the hole they snap into was slightly different and the originals wouldn't fit.

I might try some sort of super-glued-in rubber washers to thicken up the rubber pads to snug things down a bit.

If you're thinking of getting a similar seat I strongly suggest sending in your seat pan. I know it means a week without riding, but it'll be a much better experience.
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crud, just realized I posted this in the wrong section. Is there a way to get it moved?
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Thanks for the review. Still debating on the 2up or GP seat...

Do you have pics of the whole bike with the new seat?

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I might try some sort of super-glued-in rubber washers to thicken up the rubber pads to snug things down a bit.
Instead of doing that, add some material to the tongue of the seat...the part that goes under the front hold-down point. That way it will force the seat down, instead of adding pads to force the seat up. Either way will tighten the seat to the bike, but I would rather force the seat downward, rather than up.

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Instead of doing that, add some material to the tongue of the seat...the part that goes under the front hold-down point. That way it will force the seat down, instead of adding pads to force the seat up. Either way will tighten the seat to the bike, but I would rather force the seat downward, rather than up.
agreed with you
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Got the seat on Monday. I did the "gripper" material and the channel foam to lower tailbone pressure.

I should note that my bike currently has a set of clubman bars and a very aggressive riding position. I plan on going back to the standard bars in a month or two, so I'll update if there are any differences.

I'll start with the good:
- Seat Shape. I really feel like most accessory seats for this bike ruin the lines. I don't feel that way at all about this one. It's a little beefier on the pillion section and has a different seat/shape, but it fits real well.
- Comfort. Night and day. No sliding forward, and under hard acceleration, your pushed back into a cradle made of the built up passenger section. Very comfortable on my bony butt.
- Haven't run a passenger yet, but it's clear the back perch is going to be nicer for my daughter when she's back there.
- Material. Nice and grippy. It's still easy enough to set up for a turn and hang off if you want, but I had heard that their carbon material is slippery - this is not.

The not good:
All of my issues are with the seat pan. I ordered a new seat pan with my seat.
- Minor thing - the original seat pan has a couple of clever "snap in" type locations for tools (see picture). The replacement pan does not. It'll hold the tool kit, but not the 3 extra bits the stock seat pan does.
- Big thing - There are 4 rubber mounts/plugs on the bottom of each seat pan. These allow the seat to snug down when snapped into place. The total length of the ones on the stock seat pan and the replacement are the same, but the actual thickness is not (see picture). This means when you grab the seat, it wiggles up and down quite a bit. When seated, it doesn't move at all, but it just feels like it's not snug and it floats a little far off the rest of the frame. I tried to use the rubber mounts from the original pan, but the size of the hole they snap into was slightly different and the originals wouldn't fit.

I might try some sort of super-glued-in rubber washers to thicken up the rubber pads to snug things down a bit.

If you're thinking of getting a similar seat I strongly suggest sending in your seat pan. I know it means a week without riding, but it'll be a much better experience.


Has you daughter ridden with you yet and given you any feedback on comfort? My Son likes to ride with me but always complains about his back hurting. I thought this might be the seat to make the ride more comfortable for both of us.
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