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Offline bgrider

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Custom Seat (UK)
on: September 28, 2021, 11:27:36 PM
After reading through what I think is every conversation about custom seats on this forum, I decided that it was finally time to get one of my own.
I went for the 'Bladerunner Style' from CM Seats - they modified my original seat, turnaround time was 10 days. I had them install gel pads for both rider and pillion and I got the rider section raised by around 2.5cm.
I was considering getting a lowering peg kit before, but I'm happy to report that raising the seat just that little bit has eliminated the need for lower pegs in my case.

I've done around 2500km on it so far, including one 7 day tour around West England (with a pillion) - no discomfort at all (for either of us), even on days with 7-8 hours on the road.

The only negative thing I can say is that for the first few hours the seat was quite slippery and that definitely took some getting used to, but I suspect this is normal when it is brand new, can't really complain.

Below are some photos of the before, during and after, which they kindly provided.

NB: I am not associated with the company in any way, just a happy customer  :002:

Last Edit: September 28, 2021, 11:29:07 PM by bgrider

Offline Ace50

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Re: Custom Seat (UK)
Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 04:29:08 PM
Looks nice.
I still don't understand why OEM seats are so bad. They have better technology available to them than anyone.
I guess it's all about making it cheap to make more profit.  :151:

Offline RaYzerman

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Re: Custom Seat (UK)
Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 06:37:38 PM
Seems most of them put a crown across the middle and I don't get it either.  It would not cost any more to make a flatter seat more like the aftermarket ones we all like.
Same with suspensions, for peanuts they could be way better.
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Re: Custom Seat (UK)
Reply #3 on: September 30, 2021, 11:41:33 PM
*Originally Posted by RaYzerman [+]
Seems most of them put a crown across the middle and I don't get it either...
My guess is that the crown makes it easier for shorter rider to put both feet on the ground, which allows the OEM bike to deserve more potential customers.
A flat seat, like my current Corbin, put some pressure inside the thigh in such a situation. Not enough for me to dislike it but I’m 6 ft tall.
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