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Here's a run down on the Seat Concepts cover and foam install.

I removed the original cover, pry out staples. The original foam was not glued to pan.

I cut out the tool tray hump. The original and new foam was only 3/4" thick in the tool hump area. I filled recess ( tool hump) void in foam with a couple pieces of foam ( blue rectangles in photo) that I had on hand.

I have the silver fiberglass insulation on underside of seat pan. Worked great for heat reduction.

I glued the new foam in place, per SC instructions. I placed the included plastic sheet material on top of new foam (water proofing). I heated the new cover with a heat gun, helps with stretch. I stapled new cover in place. Pretty straight forward.

The new seat is wider, a little tallerand much, much, much, more comfortable. I can slide back on seat, no problem.
 

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Here's a run down on the Seat Concepts cover and foam install.

I removed the original cover, pry out staples. The original foam was not glued to pan.

I cut out the tool tray hump. The original and new foam was only 3/4" thick in the tool hump area. I filled recess ( tool hump) void in foam with a couple pieces of foam ( blue rectangles in photo) that I had on hand.

I have the silver fiberglass insulation on underside of seat pan. Worked great for heat reduction.

I glued the new foam in place, per SC instructions. I placed the included plastic sheet material on top of new foam (water proofing). I heated the new cover with a heat gun, helps with stretch. I stapled new cover in place. Pretty straight forward.

The new seat is wider, a little tallerand much, much, much, more comfortable. I can slide back on seat, no problem.
Mine arrives on Wed. I wanted to cut out that hump too, glad to see it is possible.
Looks good.
 

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Looks good! Several peeps now have removed that hump in the middle of the seat and it seems to make a HUGE difference even in the stock seats. Probably a good idea to backfill it with that bit of foam, and I like how you fiberglassed (?) the opening instead of leaving it open. :D
 

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I have seen their seat kits and personally I was waiting on their deciding to build an entire seat which has been usually a 95.00 option so I can keep my old seat stock. They told me that if there ended up being enough of a demand they would do a molding of the seat pan.

I also checked in to both Sargeant and Mustang and they informed me that they have seats in the works as well.

Corbin has one offered but I won't be looking at them since I have personally had horrible experiences with both their seats and their customer service.
 

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I have seen their seat kits and personally I was waiting on their deciding to build an entire seat which has been usually a 95.00 option so I can keep my old seat stock. They told me that if there ended up being enough of a demand they would do a molding of the seat pan.

I also checked in to both Sargeant and Mustang and they informed me that they have seats in the works as well.

Corbin has one offered but I won't be looking at them since I have personally had horrible experiences with both their seats and their customer service.
What exactly was your bad experience with Corbin?
 

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To answer the question of what was my bad experience with Corbin.

1. Ordered a seat for my Daytona 675, received it 4 or 5 weeks after.

2. The seat pan molding was done incorrectly, imagine a 3 inch nose on the front portion facing tank, obviously would not install or fit.

3. Called their "customer service" and was pretty much called a "liar" that that type of issue was impossible.

4. Even talked with the owner (Mike I think it was) and he basically came off uncaring with a whatever attitude.

5. Finally sent them copious pictures of their mistake and finally they agreed that "yes we did make an error"

6. Had to send back the old seat, wait for the new one, then to add insult to injury the new seat was twice as uncomfortable and the stock seat.

7. Lesson learned no further business from me or anyone else I knew after they heard what happened.
 

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Took a 4 hour ride today/night down the beach today. Learned 3 things.
1. I love this new Seat Concepts seat, had zero pain during and after ride!
2. I am no longer looking for suspension options (at least in the near future), this seat absorbed enough of the bumps to make the ride very nice.
3. I love this bike. It is so much fun!
 

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Went for a test ride yesterday, rode the Icon for about 7 miles. I was all ready to trade in my current bike, had my checkbook with me, let's just say that riding the Scrambler was a mere formality, I really want that bike. And let's just say that 7 miles was all I needed to realize that the seat was a dealbreaker. I couldn't believe something so stupid as a seat could eff-up the deal. I told the sales people that I needed to do some homework before buying, needed to really dig into this seat thing.

So a couple of questions:
1. Is the Seat Concept more comfortable than the Comfort Seat offered by Ducati? Tough question since both likely require hundreds of miles to break in properly and expose any flaws, but the Seat Concept looks like it widens out a little more, and the "hump" is pushed backwards (which is nice since it gives you a bit of stability I guess). The Comfort Seat basically looks flat, and doesn't widen out as much, but flat could be good since it allows more adjustment in position.
2. Do the seats hold up nicely through the miles, or do they start hurting as the foam settles? (I think I read an update for the comfort seat where it wasn't as comfortable after a while, that owner cut something out from the pan).

Thanks for any insights, I really want to call back the dealer next week and get this bad boy in my garage!
 

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Pineapple,


I don't have a Scrambler yet but expect to, and in my opinion the seat will be small potatoes. Sargent, Corbin, Mugello, and Seat Concepts already have offerings, and several owners have reported excellent results with a rework from places like Mr Ed's and Ginger McCabe. I'm betting the puny factory seat can be helped immensely just by cutting out the toolbox hump, according to a couple of owners the Seat Concepts kit is made even better when you do so. I'd say put the seat worry out of your mind, just be ready to spend a little money to get it right.


Sarah
 
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