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Old July 6th, 2010   #11
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Along with the stock seat, a set of Sargent seat came with the ST1300 when I bought it a couple of years ago. I was very nervous about the tip toeing on a heavy bike, so I had the stock seat lower and LD by Spenser. I had been on the modified stock seat since.

I was going to sell the Sargent, but I decided to ride it for a couple of weeks to be sure. I am now a lot more confident on the ST and don't mind the tip toeing. I must say, from what I had read about the Sargent, it is underrated. I can ride 12 hour days on it easily. I like the way it looks and feel. I never had the Russell seat, so I don't have a direct comparison, but here is what I found:

The textured finish on the Sargent keeps me from sliding froward. The lower neck on the Sargent eliminated the pressure point on my family jewel. The thick firm padding causes no pressure point on my butt. I am very happy with the Sargent and now keeping it .

So for the guys who suffer from pressured jewel, try leveling the seat and add something on the seat to keep from sliding forward. it may just help.

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Old July 7th, 2010   #12
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Kenny,

Which Sargent seat did you get? I am still open to suggestions
on which one to buy. Motorcycle Larry has the sargent seats.
I have purchased a lot of things from Larry and all have been
great. The latest was the Highway Blades and they really
helped on the thousand mile trip.

I had heated seats on one of my older motorcycles and loved it.
The best thing to keep me warm was the heated butt. I took
a quick look and Larry has the heated seat option on Sargent
seats.

Thanks again,
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Old July 7th, 2010   #13
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Default Re: Russell seat

Don, I have the regular Sargent with the grey colour piping. I don't have the heated one. I am sure it works well, but based on my spring and fall riding experience, I don't needed the heated seat. Heated grips are all I needed for the 40 degree rides. MCL has the best price I have seen on the internet.

Speaking of heat, I did one more thing, I put a layer of thin metallic insulation below the seat area, that keeps the seats from getting hot which improves LD comfort. I cannot stand sitting on the "hot seat". If you want to see photos, I'll take some this weekend and post it here. but there should be photos by others on the site with similar farkle already, I think it is a very common do it yourself farkle on the ST1300.

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Old January 16th, 2012   #14
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Hi guys, I'm trying to get smart re; my 2005 ST1300A that I am really starting to appreciate (never owned a "super-bike"). I abandonded my metric cruiser for a better road bike. 'Selected the 'ST' over the FJR1300 and BMW 1200 RT. However, I'm sliding into the tank and feel a lot of arm pressure (pushing back from the bars). 'Bought the latest Heli risers but need more help. I'd like to know more about "Larry's bracket" and raising the front up an inch, and; guess I'm going to have to buy a seat from a recycler have my stock seat rebuilt by "Russell."
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Old January 17th, 2012   #15
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Are you aware that the seat can be put in a higher position in the front than the rear? I have mine in the upper front mount and the middle slot in the rear, plus Rick Mayer also built up the front of the seat some. No more sliding forward.

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HI TCROOKS,

My highest position on the ST1300 (05) was not good enough. I did get
the extra seat high riser from Larry and that worked out great with
the stock seat.

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Add me to the list, over 1k since I got the saddle, should have done it w/1100 years ago.
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