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« on: February 24, 2012, 01:01:31 PM »

Has anyone tried the replacement foam and seat cover for the KLR that is offered for sale my Seat Concepts in Hemet, California? I would be interested in the experience/opinions of anyone familiar with this item. Hmmmmm...
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 01:25:00 PM »

Yes its much better than stock. At 195lbs maybe I should have gotton the firm. The carbon cover has held up very well with over 10,000 miles
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 11:17:30 PM »

well i don't have one  but here are several opinions

http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php/topic,17739.0.html

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »

Received mine last week.  I got the low step version.  It lowers you one and one half inches.  Because I'm only 155lbs,  and have a bad lower back,  I got mine .5% softer.  I was able to put it on the plastic pan myself.  It has turned out to be the single best thing I have done to the bike,  with maybe the exception of the "doo".  
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 11:32:32 AM »

I have one and would recommend it!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 07:27:57 PM »

SeatConcepts is the way to go. I'm very pleased with it. Provided much more comfort for a 2-up ride (PA to FL and back last November - 2248 miles). Worth the investment.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 07:44:01 AM »

 Awesome Awesome Awesome
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 08:45:28 PM »

I got the .5 firmer & am pleased with it. 8-9 hours days, no problem & ready to go the next day.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 09:08:21 PM »

Got the 'standard' and it's better than the stock....maybe should have gotten the 'low' version...but it still great
as long as I'm moving ;) (210LBs here)....
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 10:31:20 PM »

I purchased and mounted the standard Seat Concept foam and cover. I'm 6'2" and didn't like the way it sat. So I returned to Seat Concept and traded it out for the low foam and cover. I like it much better. I sit a little lower but more comfortable. Awesome
I think it is the best of the available ready made seats! And the selling price it terrific! clap
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 12:47:24 PM »

Yep, put one on a couple of weeks ago. Great improvement over stock, price is right, and the install is a snap.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 05:55:35 PM »

Had mine on for just a couple of weeks, but it's worlds better than stock.

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2012, 06:07:23 PM »

I rode up to their shop and had them install my new seat. Very nice and professional owners. Shop was larger than I expected. I'm really enjoying my seat, it's very comfortable.

I highly recommend Seat Concepts!

Here are some photos from my installation and pictures of the two owners:
http://dave-mishalof.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Olympus/Seat-Concepts-New-KLR-Seat/23230608_42MxQ3

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 08:03:12 PM »

installed mine 2000 miles ago got standard foam height and hardness carbon fiber cover,love it,way better than stock, weigh 210 and 5 11,carbon texture reduces unwanted sliding,price is right, installed it my self,got the air stapler from harbor freight,electric one won't work
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 04:27:31 PM »

Is this seat wider than stock?
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« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2012, 05:09:23 PM »

Waaay wider!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012, 05:16:17 PM »

I think that is one of the key ingredients to a comfy butt.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 01:56:09 PM »

Hey .....

Quick question .....

Is the seat pan for the Gen 1 KLR's the same as for the Gen 2 KLR's ....... meaning if I buy a seat from a older bike will it fit properly on the Gen 2 ('08 and up) ???

Thanks ...
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 02:31:14 PM »

Yup.

http://klrworld.com/forums/motorcycle-discussion-(non-technical-topics)/seat-pan-compatibility-question/?highlight=seat+pan

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Hey .....

Quick question .....

Is the seat pan for the Gen 1 KLR's the same as for the Gen 2 KLR's ....... meaning if I buy a seat from a older bike will it fit properly on the Gen 2 ('08 and up) ???

Thanks ...
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 09:51:09 PM »

I agree that the stock seat leaves something to be desired.  But does the wider seat cause problems in the off-highway stuff?  As in not being able to reach the ground and dab?  I know it's a compromise between seat height and width.

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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 10:10:24 PM »

I just talked to Seat Concepts on the phone.  Nice folks.  I told them what I need, what I am looking for, and we kicked around a couple ideas and then the nice fella told me long distance riders seem to like the firmer foam.  
As for the stock seat, I am sitting on my inner thighs and causing lots of discomfort after a mere thirty minutes, I hate it.  I'm gonna get thier low step with firm foam and sit on a sheepskin for the highway, and leave the skin at camp for exploring.  
Why?
I had to lower my bike because of lower back and hip pain.  It is very much worse because of the stock seat.  That forever being crammed forward into the crotch of the tank might be OK for a quick dirt outing or blast to the store, but seriously an issue for the long haul.  
I want to raise my bike back up to stock rise as I am going to add luggage, and whoever suggested the leverage against the preload of the rear spring is compromised when lowering the bike was pretty much spot on.  
Also, the stock seat is way too soft when it warms up, which adds to that crammed forward feeling.  I only weigh 145lbs, so go figure?  And I'm thinkin getting the firmest foam rather than regular.  
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