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Old 07-27-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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FZ1 Gen II Seats

So I have a few (5) different seats for the FZ1

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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So what do they look like on the bike??


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Old 07-27-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:40 AM   #4
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:41 AM   #5
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:43 AM   #6
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:27 AM   #7
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Which one provides the most comfort?
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
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Which one provides the most comfort?
I have not ridden with the Sargent yet.

Also each person is different, The Top Sellerie is VERY Nice, but the seat pocket is not for me, but I had a smaller friend sit on it and they loved it. But I will give "MY" review on each next week when I get a chance to try the Sargent. and I will run through all the seats again as well.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:41 AM   #9
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Sounds good to me, because I need a new seat. After 16k on the Yamaha Gel, I can feel the pan on longer rides.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #10
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Sounds good to me, because I need a new seat. After 16k on the Yamaha Gel, I can feel the pan on longer rides.
Well there will be several seats for sale here when I am done testing! Or if the bike sells I will also have several for sale. So either way, what I dont keep will be posted here for sale
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:41 AM   #11
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Serial seat-tester here too...

I've found that my butt does not like the Sargent and Corbin as they are too 'flat'. Now normally flat would mean the pressure is spread over a larger surface area and should be more comfortable so I'm thinking the problem is less to do with the seat and more to do with my butt. On these seats I also find the family jewels get crushed against the back of the tank

In the end I settled for a stock seat with some gel inserts
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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My Corbin is much more comfortable than the stock seat.

And the Corbin still hurts like hell.

I suspect the Gen II seat design is some kind of revenge for us kicking their ass in WWII.

You could not design a more painful seat if you set out to do it on purpose.

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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Try a CBR1000RR seat and then the FZ1's feels like a Lazy Boy.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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Sooooooo happy with my dirt road seat. I put on 25,000 on my Yamaha Gel, which worked out fine, but a few hundred miles on Eddie's seat convinced me to sell that Gel.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #15
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Maybe the group should buy up a full set of seats and do an ass-relief clinic at the big gatherings.

(I missed the Deals Gap rally due to Laconia conflict, but to get rid of all this pain, I would ride to Arkansas.)
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Maybe the group should buy up a full set of seats and do an ass-relief clinic at the big gatherings.

(I missed the Deals Gap rally due to Laconia conflict, but to get rid of all this pain, I would ride to Arkansas.)
If you make it to Arkansas, I'll let you sample my dirt road edition seat.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #17
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I had a Sargent on mine. I really didn't feel like it offered much of an improvement over stock. The stock seat is probably the worst I've ever sat on.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #18
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Engine heat radiating back to the seat has a big effect on the Monkey Butt syndrome. Came to this determination after realizing I can ride all day in comfort in the cold months, but in the summer after about 100 miles my ass hurts.

Going to try some cheezy heat defecting efforts next time I am under the tank.
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Rear-set changed where my ass contacts the seat and my Corbin is comfortable now.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #20
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I must be the only FZ1 owner on earth who finds the stock saddle comfortable.
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