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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Seat comfort

This is one of the best stock seats I have ever laid my arse on. I still haven't experienced monkey butt yet. Contrary to the seat on my ZRX1200, which was like a torture chamber after 45 minutes, and one of the worst seats I ever experienced was the seat on the DRZ400S I had. That was like sitting on a 2 x 4. But it was a sweet dual sport bike though. I just can't believe how comfortable the seat is on the VN750. My wife even liked the back.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 12:01 AM
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wow, are you talking about a stock seat... did you mod it, or is there a chance you have a custom seat...post some pics...we would love to see the mythical comfy stock seat
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No, it hasn't been modded, and yeah, I don't find it bad at all. Maybe it is the riding position that suits me. The Vulcan 800 I had wasn't too bad either.
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how tall are you?.. im 6'2" and the seat kills me!
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I started riding on dirtbikes & dualsports. I think that's one reason I, like you, am also one of the few who doesn't have much of a problem with the stock seat.
I've been on several 1000 mi, long weekend rides and aside from standard discomfort from sitting for a long time, never really had a problem with back/butt pain.


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Being one of the bigger guys here (6'5" 260) the seat is one of my few complaints about this bike. This 750 is my second bike after an old 800 classic my mechanic totalled.. which had an awesome Mustang seat when I bought it. Now that's gone and this stock seat is ok for in town but not nice at all when cruising- especially when riding two up.

I'm hoping that having the seat re-padded will be sufficient because the options for an after market seat just don't appeal to me. Between that and adding highway pegs with brackets I think I'll have a whole new appreciation for the bike.
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We had someone a few years back write that he had no problems with his seat.... later someone pointed out he had a Saddleman seat on his bike when he posted a photo. The PO never told him and he just assumed it was the stock one.

However, as said time and time again...everyones butt is different, and you can not go by others opinions on a seat...this includes the stock one.

For me the stock one was too wide in the front, and it was not may butt that complained as much as my inner thighs. Those damn buttons also got a bit hard after 200 miles and they also held water when it rained.

If you have been used to crappy little seats all your life , the stock Vulcan seat likely is pretty damn comfy, but if you were to actualy try a custom made seat, you would think you died and gone to heaven.

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It could be a original seat that was modified, but not that easy to recognize. I modified mine by cutting into the foam after taking off the cover and making more like a tractor seat. Making the seat more concave than what it originally was like. After recovering the seat you can not really tell that anything has been done to it. I saw a thread on this about 3 years ago and did the same to mine, what a big difference.

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how tall are you?.. Im 6'2" and the seat kills me!
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I started riding on dirtbikes & dualsports. I think that's one reason I, like you, am also one of the few who doesn't have much of a problem with the stock seat.
I've been on several 1000 mi, long weekend rides and aside from standard discomfort from sitting for a long time, never really had a problem with back/butt pain.
I have ridden a lot of dual sport bikes, KLR650, XR650L, DRZ400S, XR250L, XL500. This might be the reason for me too. I am spoiled on this bike.
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