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post #1 of 30 Old 11-12-2016, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Saddlemn seat

https://www.cyclegear.com/parts/sadd...x-s1000-f-2016

has anyone tried one. Looks nice and gets good reviews.
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Great seat. Absorbs a TONNE of hard hits, but the grippy sides are annoying as **** as it gives me wedgies all the time LOL.

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I love the way it looks. Not breaking the bank at 200 either
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the stock seat pushes me forward due to the curve upwards at the back.

for those that have one is the Saddlemen the same shape?
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the stock seat pushes me forward due to the curve upwards at the back.

for those that have one is the Saddlemen the same shape?
Maybe slightly flatter, bit taller too
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Just got one. look nice but it did not fit.
The bracket at the rear with the hole for the bushing and bolt was a least 3/8" ( about 9mm) too long and would not go under the frame bracket without having to force it like crazy. once underneath the frame, the seat bracket would not align with the threaded hole. I could have sent it back but decide to modify it instead. I drilled out the bracket 2 rivets as well than some of the rivets holding the cover at the back in order to access the back of the seat pan.
Removed the bracket and drilled 2 new holes at a different location in order to move the bracket in by about 3/8". Used 6mm bolts and nuts instead of rivets on the bracket. Riveted the cover back on and voila.
Little frustrating.
Contacted Saddleman . Let see what they have to say
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I got mine last week, it fits very well (a little tight putting it on though. I haven't had a chance to ride yet, but I think it's firmness and shape will be a lot better for long rides than the stock seat. Fit and finish is great too.... for $200 I think it will be hard to beat!
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Just got one. look nice but it did not fit.
The bracket at the rear with the hole for the bushing and bolt was a least 3/8" ( about 9mm) too long and would not go under the frame bracket without having to force it like crazy. once underneath the frame, the seat bracket would not align with the threaded hole. I could have sent it back but decide to modify it instead. I drilled out the bracket 2 rivets as well than some of the rivets holding the cover at the back in order to access the back of the seat pan.
Removed the bracket and drilled 2 new holes at a different location in order to move the bracket in by about 3/8". Used 6mm bolts and nuts instead of rivets on the bracket. Riveted the cover back on and voila.
Little frustrating.
Contacted Saddleman . Let see what they have to say

Let's give credit when credit is due... Saddleman sent me a brand new seat, as well than rear cover, free of charge and I also got to keep the one that I modified.
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How is it compared to the stock seat?
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Just fitted one yesterday. Shape is much better provide a good base, doesn't pitch me forward like the OEM, no more trying to sit further back. Initially it is quite firm but can't comment what it's like after a couple of hours
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