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post #1 of 32 Old 10-31-2006, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Sargent seat has arrived!

My seat came in today. These guys know what they are doing, the pictures don't really do it justice. I only had time for a 15 mile ride but it felt great. Side to side movement was not effected in the least. Where they dished it out fits like a glove and if need be I could move back and forth a little to adjust my position, something that I thought was a little lacking with the stock seat. You could still slide ahead and hug the tank for more aggressive twisties but still felt great. All in all I am very impressed with the seat. If the weather is any good at all this weekend I will post a review after I have a few miles on.
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post #2 of 32 Old 10-31-2006, 09:49 AM
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It does look good. I like the solo seat look.

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Very nice! I'm looking forward to a "road test" report after a long ride.

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Retro and lovin it...

Finally put on my LED signals today!


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The seat looks very comfortable. Nice!!!

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Islander, the seat looks great. I think mine is going in as soon as possible to get recovered. I have a corbin, but I like the sleek look of the sargent covering much better. Let us know how an extended ride feels.

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post #7 of 32 Old 10-31-2006, 10:19 AM
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I'm wondering if this is a new, Sargent saddle. Or of it's an oem seat pan?

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Hang-on I didn't think the butt dyno counted. I'll be needing some durometer readings. The seat does look cool.

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I'm wondering if this is a new, Sargent saddle. Or of it's an oem seat pan?
I sent them my stock seat and they redesigned the foam and cover.

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Hey,

The seat looks sweet..

What kind of frame sliders are you using? I couldn't tell you had one until I checked out the top down view of the seat. Then I went back to confirm in the other pics...

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Islander ,

That appears an awesome solo seat. I like how they leveled the stock rear cant with padding. That will be much nicer for short 2up runs. During long rides my Stoker protested the stock narrow width, motivating the comfy wide custom Bill Mayers Saddle.

limpweed,

Those polished turn signals are beautiful! Heads up LEDs projections are directional (I have the CA taillight). You should compiment those with a forward-rear facing side flashers. Kisan makes expensive ones for flat mirrors (not stock). Ideally someone makes a mirror with an integrated turn signal along its edge (?). Otherwise folks near you will not see your lane change intentions as well as stock lensed incadescent bulbs.

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What kind of frame sliders are you using? I couldn't tell you had one until I checked out the top down view of the seat. Then I went back to confirm in the other pics...

It's a crash bar made by GIVI. They make them for the 599 and 919. They are worth their weight in gold. My wife lowsided her 599 on the track and the guard took 90% of the damage and the bar end the rest. I like it much better then the frame sliders and they blend in nicely.

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Looks great man! Even the red piping on the seat blends nicely with the rest of the bike.




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Islander, seat looks great. Would you mind taking a picture from the side of the bike when it's more upright, like on a rear stand? If that's too much trouble, no problem, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks!

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Please comment on the firmness. I hope it's firmer than stock.

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New to Forum!

Islander,
I have been using my re-upholstered seat from Sargent for two seasons now. Great stuff! I went with "atomic foam" in the front region and althogh it's still firm, I don't suffer as much on long days in the saddle.
I'm also using the Givi crash bars (helped in a tip-over this spring, Doh!).
I, like a lot of you I'm sure, am a refugee of Motorush. LOTS of good info there! I used that forum as a springboard for many mods so far.......
I'll get some pics posted soon.

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Please comment on the firmness. I hope it's firmer than stock.
It is firmed then stock but still comfortable.

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How do we get hold of Sargent to get the seat mod performed??? I probably missed it in an earlier post... but would appreciate seeing it again...

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http://www.sargentcycle.com/default2.html

You can call them, they're very nice and will even send samples of the material used so that you can make an informed decision.

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If anyone is interested contact Rudi toll free @ 1-800 749-7328 or [email protected] He sent me a couple of samples of piping and covering materials so you can mix and match to suit your own taste. Rudi was a good guy to deal with, kept me informed of what was going on with e-mails and calls to my house.

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Hey Islander....

Is that your seat on the demo bike at the http://www.sargentcycle.com/cspfu.htm (about 3/4 the way down the page)? That red welt looks good on the asphalt black bike as well. Probably would look really good with the bike from Australia with the red wheels (was the KenDogs..I can't remember?).

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Yeah that's my seat. They took some pictures on a loaner bike at the shop before they sent it back to me.

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Great...

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post #24 of 32 Old 11-01-2006, 10:40 AM
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If anyone gets one of those with the rear seat passenger comfort shape I would love to see some pictures. I would like to upgrade my seat and I'm not sure exactly what I want. It would be nice for the seat to be comfy for occasional passengers but I sure like the looks of that solo seat.

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>If anyone gets one of those with the rear seat passenger comfort shape I would love to see some pictures.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forum/s...&highlight=BMS

BMS pix are in the above thread (second set). I haven't seen any seat more passenger friendly (optimal support, custom position and foam density). A comfy Stoker has been instrumental for mod and bike trip PO approval.

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How much was your seat in the end? I would love to get a new seat but i don't have a lot of money to spend on a seat.

'04 919
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>How much was your seat in the end?

About two inches.

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Oh cost? It wasn't cheap at $500 (SO paid!). But that only hurt once, unlike before when it sucked everytime we rode!

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Limpweed...can we get a rear view of the signals? I have the jardine fender elim and I am looking for smaller signals. Also, do the front signals have running lights? How much, and where did ya get em? Thanks

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Islander... any update on the new sargent seat? I'm getting ready to send in my order and wanted to see if you got any longer rides in on it?

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post #32 of 32 Old 11-18-2006, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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I had a chance to get a few miles on the sargent seat and really enjoy it. I find it much more comfortable then stock. Its easy to move around on for corner transitions and feels great just cruising (no more numb ass). Well worth the money and I would recommend one to anyone who was thinking about upgrading their seat..

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