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Any aftermarket stuff come out yet?

I know Fang has the cover from Luimoto that goes over your existing seat but just seeing if anyone has found something along the likes from Corbin, etc.

Or what have you folks found to use on a two hour or so trip?

Much Gracious.
 

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Saddlemen will make you one. Contact them on their site and you can ask.

If they deny it just PM me here and I will have friend that used to work there set it up to get approved.
 

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Saddlemen will make you one. Contact them on their site and you can ask.
Those Saddlemen seats look nice, wonder how big of a difference it is from stock.
R3 is my first bike and my bum hurts big time after 1-2h on seat :)
 

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Saddlemen will make you one. Contact them on their site and you can ask.

If they deny it just PM me here and I will have friend that used to work there set it up to get approved.
I have the first R3 seat they made last year and it eliminated the problem. I do at least 300 miles per day ride without discomfort. Highly recommended. Here's a link to my writeup on it.

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I am going to be getting a Saddlemen job on my seat too. I have had some serious back and sciatica issues since riding this bike.

Rear sets helped some.
 

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Thank you Bird for that info, going to send them a request tonight.

Can't have my tuckus sore for the trip to COTA MotoGP ;)
 

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Just received an email from Saddlemen:

(no pricing yet but I'm sure it'll be close to their other sport seats)

"Our R3 seat should be released this coming summer. We are basically done with development and are working on minor specifics of the release! Thanks!"
 

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I will try to get more information or possibly set up a group buy. Perhaps in advance of the release.

I was holding off on mine to get my wrap and color changes done to coincide with the seats color.

Company that is doing my wrap work is in its busy season so I was waiting for spring. I could use the thing now, seat sucks.
 

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From Saddlemen email I received a month ago, just forgot about it.
Haven't ordered one yet, so contact them directly to find about current prices.


We're ready to sell R3 seats! Here are the options...

Track CF-Carbon Fiber Weave
- Standard Height with Gel Channel-
- Low Profile with gel but no channel

GP-V1(New Model)-Carbon Fiber Weave with Gripper for traction during aggressive riding (No Channel)
- Standard Height
- Low Profile

All models have gel and come with a pillion cover to match. Please give me a call as soon as you'd like to place an order. Thanks!

Randal Smothers

P. 310.638.1222 x202
F. 310.761.1234

[email protected]


Saddlemen | 17801 S Susana Road, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
 

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From Saddlemen email I received a month ago, just forgot about it.
Haven't ordered one yet, so contact them directly to find about current prices.


We're ready to sell R3 seats! Here are the options...

Track CF-Carbon Fiber Weave
- Standard Height with Gel Channel-
- Low Profile with gel but no channel

GP-V1(New Model)-Carbon Fiber Weave with Gripper for traction during aggressive riding (No Channel)
- Standard Height
- Low Profile

All models have gel and come with a pillion cover to match. Please give me a call as soon as you'd like to place an order. Thanks!

Randal Smothers

P. 310.638.1222 x202
F. 310.761.1234

[email protected]


Saddlemen | 17801 S Susana Road, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
Just did an online chat with Amanda at Saddlemen. Purchased the Track version with channel. Picking up later today! Will post pictures and comments.
 

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Saddlemen Track CF

I picked up both the low and standard versions of the Track CF model. Track CF model is all Carbon Fiber pattern vinyl, the GP-V1 version has sticky pads to grip your inner thighs, pillion cover is included in purchase. Very hefty design, solid without a doubt. Vinyl is riveted rather than stapled to the bottom. You will have to transfer the rear mounting plate from your original seat to the Saddlemen with the supplied bolts.

Adds much more comfort and cushion over stock. Would be a huge difference to long distance riders/commuters. Those of you looking to add height, this is it.

Even the low version has more padding than the stock seat. It adds just a touch more total height to the bike, as I could tell pushing the bike in reverse. I couldn't tell a difference cushion wise between the two, only in overall height.

Pic 1 mounting plate already transferred to the the new seat. Notice rivets.
Pic 2 Standard thickness seat. Notice the pronounced channel.
Pic 3 Lower version. Less channel depth.
Pic 4 Seat completely installed and included pillion cover placed. The pillion cover is not completely installed yet. I just stretched it out for this picture. They recommended I return with passenger portion and they will remove original cover and staple the CF cover on in 15 to 20 minutes. I will probably do that on Monday.
 

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Sounds good Rito. And looks good too.
I am hoping you will go for a long ride and report back.
 

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Sounds good Rito. And looks good too.
I am hoping you will go for a long ride and report back.
Rode for about 2 hours today. Only stopped to dismount twice, once to buy a bottle of water and the other to take some scenic pix.

This seat (low version) is definitely thicker than stock as I am noticeably farther from flat footing than before. Very comfortable with no bottoming out even on the horrible roads I hit today.

I was in the #2 (right) lane at about 50 mph when all of a sudden the bottom dropped out. They had ground off the top 3 inches of asphalt for I'm guessing resurfacing and now I was riding on loose gravel, pot holes and the groves from the grinder. The drivers around me were probably pointing and laughing. Anyway, I couldn't escape or change lanes because of the curb to my right and the 3 inch rise to my left, not to mention cars all around me. I rattled my brain out for the next quarter mile and finally got out. That lane definitely should have been blocked off from traffic. Dangerous and scary. Hope no one gets hurt. Although being shaken, my butt came out unscathed (literally). Thumbs up for the new seat.

Getting back from the ride, I felt no fatigue or soreness. On another note, both my hands were vibrating like never before. Gotta look for some bar end weights now.
 

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I don't like the fact that the "low" version is still a little higher than the stock seat.
I already find, with the stock seat, that it feels as if I am sitting up on the bike rather than in it.
 

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Hey Rito:
Can you give us a ride report???
 

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R3 is my first bike and my bum hurts big time after 1-2h on seat :)
Same here 2 hours starts to get to me on the R3. But that's a vast improvement over the FZ6R which I could only handle for 30 minutes even with Corbin seat. 2 hours it's time to pull over and gas up and take a break anyway.
 
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