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Gel Seat

Does anyone have the gel seat and or they worth it?

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 02:04 PM
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yes and yes...

only disadvantage I have had with the gel seat is that it makes the seat position a bit higher, and if left in the sun it will retain heat for about the first 15 minutes of riding...in the winter this could actually be an advantage.....
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yes and yes
i love my buddy's lol

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yes and yes
i love my buddy's lol
You love your buddy's gel seat....




Anyways, How much is one of those seats??
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You love your buddy's gel seat....




Anyways, How much is one of those seats??
yes i do lol i haven't gotten around to getting one yet. haha
i think they're like 140-160. check eBay

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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 02:56 PM
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I got one for my bike and it does help for the most part but one thing that it does which took some getting use to was raise the back of the seat. This gives you the tendancy of sliding forward more often. Oh and it looks good too

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 02:59 PM
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I say yes also. I have one of the older body style bikes 01-03 and have one of the suzuki factory gel seats and it is great.
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+1 What John said. Yes and Yes

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 04:44 PM
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Oh hell yes it made a huge difference for me and they look petty good also. i think i paid 150.00 for mine on ebay.

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 06:45 PM
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so I am debating between the corbin or the gel and I have not seen anything on the corbin... and the gel is cheaper.... I am glad you guys love yours I need one now my stock one on my k7 sucks really really really bad it hurts to go on long rides


SO HANDS DOWN YOU GUYS SAY HELL YES TO THE GEL!!!

IM IN I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW I LIKE MINE...

THANKS AGAIN!!!
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This is the most unanimous voting I have seen on the gel seat...I usually see about 50/50 therefore I still am undecided myself.

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This is the most unanimous voting I have seen on the gel seat...I usually see about 50/50 therefore I still am undecided myself.
if your spending a long time in the saddle, its worth it to me anyway. if your willing to shell out 130 bucks is the real decider.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 08:26 AM
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where can u get a good gel seat?
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where can u get a good gel seat?
Captain Squid from MrCycles hooked me up when they ran a special..saved me a few bucks...think you can get the GSXR badged gel seat from Suzuki dealers
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-26-2008, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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well i guess with all the positve responses, gel it is. appreciate the help

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if your spending a long time in the saddle, its worth it to me anyway. if your willing to shell out 130 bucks is the real decider.
Glad someone asked this question

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I have one and hate mine. I don't see the big deal with mine. Maybe mine is defective. It's not as super soft as I thought it would be. I only like the fact that it is leather so it makes leaning of the bike and riding twisties more enjoyable.

Anybody want a GEL GSXR leather seat let me know.

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I have one and hate mine. I don't see the big deal with mine. Maybe mine is defective. It's not as super soft as I thought it would be. I only like the fact that it is leather so it makes leaning of the bike and riding twisties more enjoyable.

Anybody want a GEL GSXR leather seat let me know.
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I have one and hate mine. I don't see the big deal with mine. Maybe mine is defective. It's not as super soft as I thought it would be. I only like the fact that it is leather so it makes leaning of the bike and riding twisties more enjoyable.

Anybody want a GEL GSXR leather seat let me know.
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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 12:38 PM
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not worth it. i was going to buy one and everyone said no.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 05:06 PM
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What year is your seat for? Is it the carbon fiber look? How much?
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 07:32 PM
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Sargent Atomic Gel seat

I have the Sargent Atomic Gel seat with matching rear seat skin. I have to say the stock one was more cushy but I still like it. Its more like I converted to a race seat than gel. I think other brands probably make a softer gel than this. The underside is really cool with a carbon look frame but no one will ever see it.
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YES AND YES GEL SEAT....
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 01:42 AM
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In my experience stock seats are more comfortable then the GEL; even after break in... Stock breaks in too.

But I do think the GEL seat looks better.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-17-2008, 05:17 AM
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If you don't mind doing a little bit of work, my friend bought a gel seat for a bicycle, he then removed the vinyl cover from the seat. After doing this he then traced the gel insert and slowly carved away the seat foam. Just be carful not to go through as reinstallation will be really tough. After this was done he glued into place and recovered seat. Also be a good time to replace seat cover if so desired. In total he saved huge and only took him 1.5 hours.
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