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I did my test today. So proud of myself! Drove 175 miles in temps from 72 to 94 degrees in the desert. Drove freeways, back roads, traffic etc. I spent 3 1/2 hours IN THIS Seat. The ONLY time I got off this seat was to snap a few pictures. Off the seat less than 5 minutes altoghter. I now KNOW this seat!!!!! With 5 recent surgeries, I was going to sell this scooter. Now? Guess I buy a LOT of gas.....
So, what did I think? :p



http://members.cox.net/pappysplace/perris%20test.htm

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What more can anyone say ! I think I will start looking into getting a seat.
Maybe after 1 or 2 thousand mile it will "break " in a little -so they say -
But don't go pushing your back just because you feel better
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Looking at the picture it almost looks like the "Close" seat has a higher back then the standard, may very well do without a back rest.
Great write up and pictures 8)
 

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Randy said:
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What more can anyone say ! I think I will start looking into getting a seat.
Maybe after 1 or 2 thousand mile it will "break " in a little -so they say -
But don't go pushing your back just because you feel better
:)

Looking at the picture it almost looks like the "Close" seat has a higher back then the standard, may very well do without a back rest.
Great write up and pictures 8)

So happy I did NOT buy the optional backrest. Hell, it comes up 8 FULL inches as it is now! Any more would just be dangerous if I get rear ended. NO way you need more backrest, it's PERFECT as is. It MAY "break in" as far as softness goes, but not much....
 

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Just did a couple updates as I thought of em. In a day or two, with more time, I'll "clean" up the site as well. Kinda just threw it together so it would be out there. Of course I will update as the miles mount. I have too MANY pages and not enough time! And I'm unemployed. Man......excuses excuses...... :?
 

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I may have to give this some thought Mike; sounds great.

Warren! I forgot to mention this I was so busy yesterday. I thought of you my whole ride and MEANT to tell you.......You live right here in MY town. Come over anytime and just take my scooter for an entire day. NO strings, NO catch, NO charge. Just take it and go ride all day, NO limits, as many or few miles as able. I think it's the ONLY way you will ever know if it would help you? You have to allow yourself to not feel strange about it or you can't really be sure or not. If it helps you to know, I'll feel better!!!!! So you see, I'm REALLY in this for me. :)

So call me at 760-967-0506 ANYTIME. Just get your old ass over here and pick up this scooter. Go for a ride for the entire day. In YOUR own relaxed way. Take the wife or alone, I don't care. My fee? Just fill it up with gas when you finish. Kind of pricey I know, but remember, there's NO FREE LUNCH! Mike In Inland Oceanside.
 

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Thanks Mike, once things stabilize a bit I may take you up on that.

I measured last night, and the close setup would be just right for me at 29" from the switch.

I'm really glad to hear it's working out... Now maybe we can start investigating some decent shock options with better dampening!
 

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Thanks Mike, once things stabilize a bit I may take you up on that.

I measured last night, and the close setup would be just right for me at 29" from the switch.

I'm really glad to hear it's working out... Now maybe we can start investigating some decent shock options with better dampening!
ANY Time it feels right Warren. Just let me know. Shocks are on my list as soon as I am able to work again. Possibly exhaust but I need to know what this motor "sounds" like FIRST! I doubt if it sounds like my old Triumph's Or BSA'S?
 

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Pappy said:
Randy said:
Great
What more can anyone say ! I think I will start looking into getting a seat.
Maybe after 1 or 2 thousand mile it will "break " in a little -so they say -
But don't go pushing your back just because you feel better
:)

Looking at the picture it almost looks like the "Close" seat has a higher back then the standard, may very well do without a back rest.
Great write up and pictures 8)

So happy I did NOT buy the optional backrest. Hell, it comes up 8 FULL inches as it is now! Any more would just be dangerous if I get rear ended. NO way you need more backrest, it's PERFECT as is. It MAY "break in" as far as softness goes, but not much....
Mike, I'm thinking of going the Corbin route also. My inseam is 32", so that defers to the regular model seat. However, I tend to lean back for low back support, and I'm wondering if I'll be able to comfortably reach the handlebars. I might not need the backrest option 'cause I kind of slouch down a little for comfort. Sitting bolt upright kills my back. Is the built-in backrest portion of the seat the same on both models, i.e. about an 8" rise in back?Anybody know if Suzuki makes handlebar extensions.Tried the 800 no. you listed but it's no good here in Ct. Billy
 

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flyboy said:
Pappy said:
Randy said:
Great
What more can anyone say ! I think I will start looking into getting a seat.
Maybe after 1 or 2 thousand mile it will "break " in a little -so they say -
But don't go pushing your back just because you feel better
:)

Looking at the picture it almost looks like the "Close" seat has a higher back then the standard, may very well do without a back rest.
Great write up and pictures 8)

So happy I did NOT buy the optional backrest. Hell, it comes up 8 FULL inches as it is now! Any more would just be dangerous if I get rear ended. NO way you need more backrest, it's PERFECT as is. It MAY "break in" as far as softness goes, but not much....
Mike, I'm thinking of going the Corbin route also. My inseam is 32", so that defers to the regular model seat. However, I tend to lean back for low back support, and I'm wondering if I'll be able to comfortably reach the handlebars. I might not need the backrest option 'cause I kind of slouch down a little for comfort. Sitting bolt upright kills my back. Is the built-in backrest portion of the seat the same on both models, i.e. about an 8" rise in back?Anybody know if Suzuki makes handlebar extensions.Tried the 800 no. you listed but it's no good here in Ct. Billy
YIKES!!!! Just got home and saw this. Looked up Corbin.com. Theron switched 2 numbers in his e mail to me. Sorry. CORRECT number is:

800-538-7035 ext-301
My STANDARD Corbin only had about a 6" rise for a backrest as I remember? I simply adjusted my handlebars back to maximum. Would LOVE 2-4" pullback risers like my cruisers but have to toll the handlebars plastic covers. I also NEED thicker grips but don't know if they make any to fit this thin bar? Mike
 

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Yeah, Mike, I pulled up Corbin and got the right number. Out of curiosity, I pulled up Russell Daylong saddles site and they have pics of seats they make for Silver Wings.I'm sure they'd make one for the 650 but it's a bit pricey.Sounds like they are worth it according to your experience. Billy
 

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Yeah, Mike, I pulled up Corbin and got the right number. Out of curiosity, I pulled up Russell Daylong saddles site and they have pics of seats they make for Silver Wings.I'm sure they'd make one for the 650 but it's a bit pricey.Sounds like they are worth it according to your experience. Billy
Yeah Billy. Russell WILL make one. But like all my others, you have to ship your stock seat to Russell for them to build on your existing pan. They DO offer a 100% MOEY BACK GUARANTEE however if you can stand the wait. NO BETTER SEAT MADE-PERIOD!!!!!! About $500.00 + shipping. Ask for Katie on the phone or e mail. I just wanted to have a seat already on the bike 100% of the time. With all the Cancer in Trish and my life lately....well, just don't know how much time is left these days. If I KNEW there was time etc, I'd have stuck with Russell, hands down. Oh yeah, it IS THE UGLIEST SEAT EVER MADE! But when it's YOUS ass sitting on one, you'll never care. Not one tine little bit. Stake my life on that one....Mike
 

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Pappy said:
flyboy said:
Yeah, Mike, I pulled up Corbin and got the right number. Out of curiosity, I pulled up Russell Daylong saddles site and they have pics of seats they make for Silver Wings.I'm sure they'd make one for the 650 but it's a bit pricey.Sounds like they are worth it according to your experience. Billy
Yeah Billy. Russell WILL make one. But like all my others, you have to ship your stock seat to Russell for them to build on your existing pan. They DO offer a 100% MOEY BACK GUARANTEE however if you can stand the wait. NO BETTER SEAT MADE-PERIOD!!!!!! About $500.00 + shipping. Ask for Katie on the phone or e mail. I just wanted to have a seat already on the bike 100% of the time. With all the Cancer in Trish and my life lately....well, just don't know how much time is left these days. If I KNEW there was time etc, I'd have stuck with Russell, hands down. Oh yeah, it IS THE UGLIEST SEAT EVER MADE! But when it's YOUS ass sitting on one, you'll never care. Not one tine little bit. Stake my life on that one....Mike
I pray you have tons of time, Mike. This forum needs your input and great sense of humor. Maybe we can have an ugly saddle contest someday. I might call Russell just to check it out.My old arse gets sore after only 30 or so miles and I don't relish sitting on a blow-up pillow,especially with all the mexican food I eat. The wait would'nt matter here in Ct., winter is close at hand and I don't ride below [email protected] F. Billy
 

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Pappy said:
flyboy said:
Yeah, Mike, I pulled up Corbin and got the right number. Out of curiosity, I pulled up Russell Daylong saddles site and they have pics of seats they make for Silver Wings.I'm sure they'd make one for the 650 but it's a bit pricey.Sounds like they are worth it according to your experience. Billy
Yeah Billy. Russell WILL make one. But like all my others, you have to ship your stock seat to Russell for them to build on your existing pan. They DO offer a 100% MOEY BACK GUARANTEE however if you can stand the wait. NO BETTER SEAT MADE-PERIOD!!!!!! About $500.00 + shipping. Ask for Katie on the phone or e mail. I just wanted to have a seat already on the bike 100% of the time. With all the Cancer in Trish and my life lately....well, just don't know how much time is left these days. If I KNEW there was time etc, I'd have stuck with Russell, hands down. Oh yeah, it IS THE UGLIEST SEAT EVER MADE! But when it's YOUS ass sitting on one, you'll never care. Not one tine little bit. Stake my life on that one....Mike
I pray you have tons of time, Mike. This forum needs your input and great sense of humor. Maybe we can have an ugly saddle contest someday. I might call Russell just to check it out.My old arse gets sore after only 30 or so miles and I don't relish sitting on a blow-up pillow,especially with all the mexican food I eat. The wait would'nt matter here in Ct., winter is close at hand and I don't ride below [email protected] F. Billy
Well Billy,

If I take ALL kidding out, NOTHING can beat a Russell Daylong Saddle. NOTHING. I also like that they use a spring system for "suspension" on the saddle for support. Gives the seat endurance yoet a softness and suppleness NO Corbin can touch. And every seat they ever made me scores a 10 out of 10. PERFECT every single time, PERIOD. I just go through bikes so fast and everytime (except on my last 1500), the buyer bitched about how "UGLY" that Russell Daylong Saddle looked. And I didn't have a stock seat to put back on. EVERY newsgroup I was ever in though, had someone to trade plus cash but again, time was an issue.

BOTTOM line (pun, pun), It's just ashamed the mfg's won't spend just a few bucks more so we all don't have to go through all this everytime! I've had bikes like my KLR that I could ride stock for less than 5 minutes without actually feeling INJURED. Too bad....Mike
 

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BOTTOM line (pun, pun), It's just ashamed the mfg's won't spend just a few bucks more so we all don't have to go through all this everytime!
I differ in opinion here Mike. If the manufacturers spent a few more bucks, they'd pass the cost (and more) on to us. Not everyone would be happy with the stock seat no matter what they did. I'd rather not pay extra for a change to a seat that I may end up modifiying / replacing anyway. An example : If all the Burgmans were fitted with a Corbin seat from the factory at a low cost, say $100 per bike, a lot of riders would like that. On the other hand, shorter riders would not like the change and really hate having the additional expense passed on to them.

I think the Burgman stock seat is pretty good. For those wishing a more comfortable seat, there are a lot of different options avaialble.
 

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Sounds like it's hard to beat that deal, Mike. The springs in the seat sound like just what the doctor ordered. Billy
 

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Thicker hand grips

"I also NEED thicker grips but don't know if they make any to fit this thin bar? Mike"

Go to the product review section of this forum on Kuryakyn ISO Grips dated 2 October '04. I love the look and feel of these custom grips.
 
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