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Just dropped the dime & ordered the Saddlemen Track CF Solo gel seat for the 750. Hopefully their claim of increasing ride time up to 400% pans out because 1 to 1-1/2 hours is about all I can stand on the stock seat. Sure would be nice to be able to ride half-day stretches without an aching posterior. Thought about getting one with the leather covering but didn't really want to deal with all the leather care in these blazing Texas summers and wide temperature changes.

Anyone else use one of these gel seats and have any experience with them?

 

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I have one on my 1k, idk about 400% increase of riding time. But it is definitely a hell of a lot more comfortable than stock
 
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Just dropped the dime & ordered the Saddlemen Track CF Solo gel seat for the 750. Hopefully their claim of increasing ride time up to 400% pans out because 1 to 1-1/2 hours is about all I can stand on the stock seat. Sure would be nice to be able to ride half-day stretches without an aching posterior. Thought about getting one with the leather covering but didn't really want to deal with all the leather care in these blazing Texas summers and wide temperature changes.

Anyone else use one of these gel seats and have any experience with them?

I have one on my Daytona and it put me up about 1/2 inch higher so to compensate I lifted the forks in the triples. I tried to ignore it but I couldn’t stand being pitched forward like that. Just FYI.


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I have one on my Daytona and it put me up about 1/2 inch higher so to compensate I lifted the forks in the triples. I tried to ignore it but I couldn’t stand being pitched forward like that. Just FYI.


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Part of the seat's features described says
  • Driver’s seat height mimics the original seat, but with a wider driver's rear section for comfort plus a specially shaped nose that helps the rider’s feet touch the ground better at stops.
  • In most cases, the pitch of the seat’s foam is revised to eliminate the rider from being forced into the fuel tank while riding.
So I am hoping to not feel pitched forward or be too much higher. With the stock seat I don't have any problem having both feet flat on the ground so a little more height shouldn't be a problem.
 

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I'm guessing I tend to put more pressure on and off my feet- the balls/front part of your feet than most people seems to while on the pegs. But but is not that heavy on the saddle for this reason most of the time.
This in turn, takes pressure/weight off your butt too. My OEM K5 Liter saddle is an comfortable as could be- for me.
I know, I'm wierd.

I've heard/read they are like a gel/memory foam and that they are very good. I think you'll like it.
 

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Part of the seat's features described says
  • Driver’s seat height mimics the original seat, but with a wider driver's rear section for comfort plus a specially shaped nose that helps the rider’s feet touch the ground better at stops.
  • In most cases, the pitch of the seat’s foam is revised to eliminate the rider from being forced into the fuel tank while riding.
So I am hoping to not feel pitched forward or be too much higher. With the stock seat I don't have any problem having both feet flat on the ground so a little more height shouldn't be a problem.
Don’t believe the hype lol.
Report back when you fit the seat and let
Us know.


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I have one on my liter and have don't 5-6 hour rides and felt great. Definitely a comfortable seat. You won't be disappointed.
 

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Just dropped the dime & ordered the Saddlemen Track CF Solo gel seat for the 750. Hopefully their claim of increasing ride time up to 400% pans out because 1 to 1-1/2 hours is about all I can stand on the stock seat. Sure would be nice to be able to ride half-day stretches without an aching posterior. Thought about getting one with the leather covering but didn't really want to deal with all the leather care in these blazing Texas summers and wide temperature changes.

Anyone else use one of these gel seats and have any experience with them?

Yeah Yeah I actually got about 3000 miles on one on my R1, mine is leather and just the ergonomics of it make it many times more comfortable than stock. I could not stand the stock one it was real uncomfortable and it would start my ass aching after about 45 min. The new saddle has the grove down the center to take the pressure off that really import blood vessel so you might be the only one of your friends that all their bits work when you guys are like 80. And that is god dang important to me. Other than that I don't think its totally broken in yet but it is shaped to keep you slid back from the tank and it really is nice to sit on!! Enjoy bro you made a good choice.

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Woot woot one step closer to a more comfy tush. Got this email from Saddlemen today.

Great news, your seat order has moved into the Cutting department!

Now that a seat technician has been assigned to your order, we will continue to send you additional email updates as your seat makes its way through our California manufacturing facility.

Below is a quick overview of what's happening in the Cutting department as our team of skilled craftsmen and women create your new Saddlemen seat.

In the Cutting department:

  • A serialized barcode is created for your order. The barcode is unique to your order and provides information about each step in the process, capturing a record of the equipment and individual seat specialists involved in handcrafting your new seat.

  • Next, the cover materials are selected, and the appropriate patterns are imputed into our CNC cutting tables so they can precisely cut the pieces of your cover to ensure a perfect fit.
  • After each pattern piece is cut, it is then meticulously hand-laminated to a layer of proprietary comfort foam to create the seat's smooth, luxurious exterior.
  • Each exterior panel then receives temporary markings to indicate the location of the secondary stitch details and embroidery placement for our sewing team.
  • The final step is a thorough quality review to ensure everything is perfect before moving to the next department.
 

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Woot woot one step closer to a more comfy tush. Got this email from Saddlemen today.

Great news, your seat order has moved into the Cutting department!

Now that a seat technician has been assigned to your order, we will continue to send you additional email updates as your seat makes its way through our California manufacturing facility.

Below is a quick overview of what's happening in the Cutting department as our team of skilled craftsmen and women create your new Saddlemen seat.

In the Cutting department:

  • A serialized barcode is created for your order. The barcode is unique to your order and provides information about each step in the process, capturing a record of the equipment and individual seat specialists involved in handcrafting your new seat.

  • Next, the cover materials are selected, and the appropriate patterns are imputed into our CNC cutting tables so they can precisely cut the pieces of your cover to ensure a perfect fit.
  • After each pattern piece is cut, it is then meticulously hand-laminated to a layer of proprietary comfort foam to create the seat's smooth, luxurious exterior.
  • Each exterior panel then receives temporary markings to indicate the location of the secondary stitch details and embroidery placement for our sewing team.
  • The final step is a thorough quality review to ensure everything is perfect before moving to the next department.

Holy crap I placed my order on revzilla and 3 days later my ass was sitting pretty on my saddleman seat it cost me $250 but probably one of the more useful mods I have made. Its nice to see they have made some progress on yours. I looked into ordering a Corbin seat but there are soo many choice on material color embroidery etc i could not make up my mind! I think that's the A.D.D. rearing its ugly head I find it hard to make decision when presented with numerous choices. Corbin wanted $400 + for a custom seat.
 

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Holy crap I placed my order on revzilla and 3 days later my ass was sitting pretty on my saddleman seat it cost me $250 but probably one of the more useful mods I have made. Its nice to see they have made some progress on yours. I looked into ordering a Corbin seat but there are soo many choice on material color embroidery etc i could not make up my mind! I think that's the A.D.D. rearing its ugly head I find it hard to make decision when presented with numerous choices. Corbin wanted $400 + for a custom seat.
I did look at Revzilla (they do have amazing fast shipping) and some others before buying direct from Saddlemen but they didn't show the particular seat I wanted in stock. Also looked at Corbin/high price (I think it was over $600 but don't remember for sure) and their wide selection of options most which I wouldn't want. I mainly wanted the Saddlemen over the Corbin because the gel & foam tech looks more comfortable than just the foam shown for the Corbin.
 
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It's been nearly two weeks since placing the order and today I got this email. Not complaining about how long it is taking, just mention it in case someone else might be considering an order and want to know the process of ordering direct from Saddlemen.

Great news, your new seat has just left the Cutting department and is now headed into the Sewing department!

As your new seat continues to move towards completion, our automated tracking system will continue to provide real-time status updates from our California manufacturing facility.

Below is a quick overview of what's happening in the Sewing department as our team of skilled craftsmen and women create your new Saddlemen seat.

In the Sewing department:
  • Your seat technician will assign one of our talented Needleworkers to your order.
  • Once a Needleworker is assigned, they will be responsible for hand sewing each element of the cover before it moves to a 5 point quality inspection and heads to the next department.
  • The 5 point cover inspection includes

  1. All required sewing is complete.
  2. All seams and decorative stitching meet Saddlemen's quality standards and are without defect.
  3. Inspection and removal of any loose or excessive thread ends.
  4. Decorative embroidery and logo inspection.
  5. The needleworker and Technician review the completed cover confirming it matches all indicates specification of your order.
Thank you again for your order, and if you ever have any questions that we can assist you with, please contact us at 310.638.1222 or [email protected] to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable product specialists.
 

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It's been nearly two weeks since placing the order and today I got this email. Not complaining about how long it is taking, just mention it in case someone else might be considering an order and want to know the process of ordering direct from Saddlemen.

Great news, your new seat has just left the Cutting department and is now headed into the Sewing department!

As your new seat continues to move towards completion, our automated tracking system will continue to provide real-time status updates from our California manufacturing facility.

Below is a quick overview of what's happening in the Sewing department as our team of skilled craftsmen and women create your new Saddlemen seat.

In the Sewing department:
  • Your seat technician will assign one of our talented Needleworkers to your order.
  • Once a Needleworker is assigned, they will be responsible for hand sewing each element of the cover before it moves to a 5 point quality inspection and heads to the next department.
  • The 5 point cover inspection includes

  1. All required sewing is complete.
  2. All seams and decorative stitching meet Saddlemen's quality standards and are without defect.
  3. Inspection and removal of any loose or excessive thread ends.
  4. Decorative embroidery and logo inspection.
  5. The needleworker and Technician review the completed cover confirming it matches all indicates specification of your order.
Thank you again for your order, and if you ever have any questions that we can assist you with, please contact us at 310.638.1222 or [email protected] to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable product specialists.
They really make it seem like $300 is worth it with all these details. I bought mine off a seller on eBay (brand new in the package) so I didn’t get all this inside information.
It is pretty cool but most people wouldn’t care I feel but who knows I could be wrong.

How do you feel ? (yes you the one reading this lol)


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They really make it seem like $300 is worth it with all these details. I bought mine off a seller on eBay (brand new in the package) so I didn’t get all this inside information.
It is pretty cool but most people wouldn’t care I feel but who knows I could be wrong.

How do you feel ? (yes you the one reading this lol)


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I feel like they probably decided to start sending the details after getting a lot of complaints from impatient customers who didn't like how long it took to complete an order, kind of like throwing a dog a bone to keep it happy until feeding time.
 

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Woohoo another email from Saddlemen with more details on my seat's fabrication process. Can't wait for the shipping notice haha


Great news, your new seat has just left the Sewing department and is now headed into the Pouring department!

As your new seat continues to move towards completion, our automated tracking system will continue to provide real-time status updates from our California manufacturing facility.

Below is a quick overview of what's happening in the Pouring department as our team of skilled craftsmen and women create your new Saddlemen seat.

In the Pouring department:
  • A baseplate unique to the fitment of your motorcycle is created.
    • Edging is applied to prevent the sharp edge of the baseplate from cutting through the cover
    • Next, a drill fixture is attached to ensure the exact placement hardware that will be attached to the baseplate.
    • Then a quality inspection of the baseplate is completed before it moves to the foam department and is prepared for foam assembly.
  • Now a foam mold is assigned to your order and placed on the Co-molding conveyor for rotation
  • Next, a technician will prep the foam mold for co-molding and insert the Gelcore.
  • Our high-pressure polyurethane Co-molding machines pour a perfect foam.
  • The foam assembly is then inspected and attached to its baseplate, preparing it for cover assembly.

Thank you again for your order, and if you ever have any questions that we can assist you with, please contact us at 310.638.1222 or [email protected] to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable product specialists.
 
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