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post #1 of 21 Old 11-07-2006, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am having Sargent redo the seat on my 919, with the solo look(see photo below). It can be all one choice or the front seat section could be different than the rear solo section. If you were having this done what would you select?

Here are samples of upholstery choices.
From upper left clockwise...

CarbonFX
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post #2 of 21 Old 11-07-2006, 05:17 AM
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Does the stock seat slide you into the tank when braking? My choice would be the carbonfx, but I would be looking for grip. Are you going with two materials, or same all around?

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I like the CarbonFX as well. If you're not as worried about grip, the smooth would probably get the job done as well.

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I'd probably go with the smooth. Has the look of nice leather.

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Does the stock seat slide you into the tank when braking? My choice would be the carbonfx, but I would be looking for grip. Are you going with two materials, or same all around?
Grip is not a issue. The seat can be one or two materials, I'm not sure which would look better. Any thoughts?

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My wife picked out the pebble... Who likes this choice of material?

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If grip is not an issue for you, then I like the look of the smooth. What about two-up? Since there is no bump on your seat like other sportbikes, the passenger would need some grip to prevent sliding. Or, if no passenger, I like the look of the same material all 'round.

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If grip is not an issue for you, then I like the look of the smooth. What about two-up? Since there is no bump on your seat like other sportbikes, the passenger would need some grip to prevent sliding. Or, if no passenger, I like the look of the same material all 'round.
With these Sato's passengers are not a issue.


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I like the griptex look on the front and then the smooth for the passenger area to simulate the solo look, but that's just my opinion. I'm a big guy and I slide a bit in the seat, so I like the griptex.

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Mike... for your bike, I'd go w/ the carbonfx

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The pebble would be my second choice. It also looks like good leather but obviously rougher. The smooth shown in the pic looks sweet against that black 9er.

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Carbon FX w/o the red piping of course.

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Pebble grain leather no piping.

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post #15 of 21 Old 11-07-2006, 06:15 PM
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Pebble grain, top stitch, no welt.

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Ofcourse your Wife is right! Pebble is best choice, it won't show any wear. Those pattern synthestics are not soft.

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I would get which ever one you think that you are going to be able to ride distances on and won't end up hurting the back side. I would be afraid that some of the textured seats would be uncomfortable after awhile in the saddle.

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I would get which ever one you think that you are going to be able to ride distances on and won't end up hurting the back side. I would be afraid that some of the textured seats would be uncomfortable after awhile in the saddle.
Good point... Not sure if this is comparing apples to oranges, Corbin's old basketweave seats were some of the most comfortable for long distance trips. Sargent has a 'super cell' foam that is user friendly on the butt.

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I plan on getting the exact seat in your photo.
Smooth texture. No piping. Easy side to side transfer.No sticky.
I like the stock seat material look but the cut of the stock seat always looks like it's missing something. A little plain. No definition. Too smooth all over.
The way sergeant makes 'that' seat, it adds enough contrast in design, it complements the bikes lines, the smooth material no longer looks out of place.
If smooth is not your tast, go CarbonFX then pebble Grain.
I have seen pebble grain & on a large seat & Harly comes to mind. Can anyone say "Chaps"?
Carbon is a little more sporty.
Just a thought:Maybe Pebble in the drivers saddle(for wear & tear/grip if needed) & smooth in the passenger(smooth 'clean' look).
If not, Make it like your woman.All Smoooth!
That Griptex looks like it belongs on the garage floor.

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If it were me i wouldn't mix two materials. i would go with the smooth, i think that one best complements that beautiful flat black paint.

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Smooth all one piece...don't try to pimp that bike with multiple finish on the seat, or next you're gonna need to have those at Satos chromed and have a naked lady painted on the tank while you might want to have fur glued to the tank and tail section.

Seat must be smooth like a baby's butt.

A nitro bottle and the swingarm extension would look nice on your bike though.

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