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Old April 20th, 2013   #11
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$300 is full retail price.
Unless it has a heater.
The ST comes with it's own factory installed heater. Unfortunately they forgot to include the shutoff switch.


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The ST comes with it's own factory installed heater. Unfortunately they forgot to include the shutoff switch.


Here in the Great White North, that's one of the selling features!
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Old April 20th, 2013   #13
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After a few hundred miles on the stock seat, I cut short my trip and returned home for the Russell, with 100,000+ on it. I do not know how you guys who stick with the stock seat do it.
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I had a Rick Mayer leather seat that was only good for about 30 miles.

I got a Russell leather seat but wish I'd got the vinyl.
My previous 2 Russel's on other bikes were great.

I don't think the leather is flexible enough but I'll deal with it, anyway.

I had a Corbin on my DR650 but had a local upholstery shop rework it because
it was way too firm, even after several thousand miles.
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It takes the leather about 1000 miles to break in. Mine felt a lot better after that.

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I had a Rick Mayer leather seat that was only good for about 30 miles.

I got a Russell leather seat but wish I'd got the vinyl.
My previous 2 Russel's on other bikes were great.

I don't think the leather is flexible enough but I'll deal with it, anyway.

I had a Corbin on my DR650 but had a local upholstery shop rework it because
it was way too firm, even after several thousand miles.
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Was the Corbin seat in that pic really Smurf Blue or is just the lighting? I have never ridden on a Corbin but they feel to me about as soft as an anvil. I am fairly happy with the Sargent I got second hand off this forum but I always start wishing it was a Russell after the 2nd hour.
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I was told by a good friend who used to make custom motorcycle seats that if you shaped the seat right to spread the load, you could make it out of wood and it would still feel comfortable.

I have my doubts about that but, he made them for years and before that, he made saddles for horses.

Go figure...
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I do not know how you guys who stick with the stock seat do it.
There is no difference between seats. If you spend $$$ for a custom seat it feels "better" because you spent the money on it and read the sales literature.

If I replaced your custom seat with a regular one (and you didnt know it) you would be perfectly happy.
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I was told by a good friend who used to make custom motorcycle seats that if you shaped the seat right to spread the load, you could make it out of wood and it would still feel comfortable.

I have my doubts about that but, he made them for years and before that, he made saddles for horses.

Go figure...
I think Graig Vetter pretty much proved that theory at the last national meet. Some type of cover might be nice but leather covered plywood might be overkill.

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There is no difference between seats. If you spend $$$ for a custom seat it feels "better" because you spent the money on it and read the sales literature.

If I replaced your custom seat with a regular one (and you didnt know it) you would be perfectly happy.

You are mistaken.

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