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One thing I learned yesterday riding my new (used) Scrambler home: the stock low seat is below misery. Oh, and the grips are too thin even for small hands; typical BMW.

But in a rare moment of foresight, I threw my old seat beads into our car before my wife and I took off to pick up the bike. And before we were home even halfway (under an hour) I had to stop to put the beads on. But even then, the last half hour was just torture.

Odd that no one seems to make an improved 2up seat; all I find are solos.

Besides Sargent/Myers/etc, looking for the higher seat (mine is the low version) and those high-tech beads – coming soon in colour-matched, ha! – does anyone have another recommendation I can try?
 

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One thing I learned yesterday riding my new (used) Scrambler home: the stock low seat is below misery. Oh, and the grips are too thin even for small hands; typical BMW.

But in a rare moment of foresight, I threw my old seat beads into our car before my wife and I took off to pick up the bike. And before we were home even halfway (under an hour) I had to stop to put the beads on. But even then, the last half hour was just torture.

Odd that no one seems to make an improved 2up seat; all I find are solos.

Besides Sargent/Myers/etc, looking for the higher seat (mine is the low version) and those high-tech beads – coming soon in colour-matched, ha! – does anyone have another recommendation I can try?
I found the grips to be to thin as well and ended up wrapping them tennis racket leather.
 

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Update: No Seat Updates

Besides the the uncomfortable low stock seat (bench) and the uncomfortable (looks even lower than the low stock seat) RSD Enzo, it seems there are two choices if you want comfort in a one-piece saddle for two-up riding on the Scrambler: - BMW "high" seat - Rich Phillips (BMW R nine T Parts) Mustang states on their site that the one-piece is best for occasional two-up riding. Anything else I overlooked?
 

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I will be doing this when I get a seat. I'm just waiting until they start making them for the Urban G/S so I can get the full range of choice.

I currently have one of these on my GS and I love it.

Sargent Seats
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a truly custom, try-and-adjust-try-again seat truly custom seat maker near me. Here's what I mean.

I was searching for a a new seat for my Sportster and came across Rich's, assumed he was a least halfway across the country, then realized that we was a little over an hour away. Lucky me.

The way he does things is you make an appointment from the limited number (6?) that he makes each day. Show up on your bike, and he strips the OEM stuff from the seat pan. Tell him what you want, and he offers his opinions based on making seats in real time, to customer specifications and feedback, for year. Foam is built up on the seat, he carves it, puts the seat on the bike, and sends you out for a test ride.

Your return and give feedback - too high, too low, need an inch further forward, narrower, etc etc. The foam is recarved, or foam added back and recarved, and out you go for another test ride. Repeat as necessary.

Once the seat is shaped exactly as you like it, based on your test rides on your bike, it is then covered and stitched in whatever materials you want, along with gel or no gel, heating element or no, etc. If you can't get a comfortable seat done that way I don't know what to tell you.

When I did it the other bikes were two Harleys, two BMW's, and a Triumph. One guy said he had a Rich's seat for each of his five (!) bikes. The BMW guy had ridden 10 hours from Canada to get it done.

If you can find someone who does this type of truly custom seat building and fitting it is worth a LONG ride.
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a truly custom, try-and-adjust-try-again seat truly custom seat maker near me. Here's what I mean.

I was searching for a a new seat for my Sportster and came across Rich's, assumed he was a least halfway across the country, then realized that we was a little over an hour away. Lucky me.

The way he does things is you make an appointment from the limited number (6?) that he makes each day. Show up on your bike, and he strips the OEM stuff from the seat pan. Tell him what you want, and he offers his opinions based on making seats in real time, to customer specifications and feedback, for year. Foam is built up on the seat, he carves it, puts the seat on the bike, and sends you out for a test ride.

Your return and give feedback - too high, too low, need an inch further forward, narrower, etc etc. The foam is recarved, or foam added back and recarved, and out you go for another test ride. Repeat as necessary.

Once the seat is shaped exactly as you like it, based on your test rides on your bike, it is then covered and stitched in whatever materials you want, along with gel or no gel, heating element or no, etc. If you can't get a comfortable seat done that way I don't know what to tell you.

If you can find someone who does this type of truly custom seat building and fitting it is worth a LONG ride.
Agree....Rich's did my R1100S BCR seat a few years ago. It made a night and day difference in comfort.

Sargent Seats also has a really nice seat and they use their own proprietary foam and base. However, I understand it will several months before they offer any custom material, colors or stitching patterns available.
 

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Gentlemen, I am seeing a lot of PNW riders here. Are you in the R NINE T Facebook group as well? I live right across the bridge from Gig Harbor now and previous lived there for 12 years. We should all get together for a ride or meet up at Grit City Moto in Tacoma!
 

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Okay...Finally.... Another great option from Sargent Seats for custom AND comfy seats is now offered to all!!


http://www.ninetowners.com/forum/images/smilies/mob.gif


Hello Mike,

You asked and we delivered. Non-standard upholstery choices are now available. Currently on the website we have non-standard for the front only. Rear seat cover non-standard should be up today.
Cheers.


BOB LIVINGSTON
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Okay...Finally.... Another great option from Sargent Seats for custom AND comfy seats is now offered to all!!


http://www.ninetowners.com/forum/images/smilies/mob.gif


Hello Mike,

You asked and we delivered. Non-standard upholstery choices are now available. Currently on the website we have non-standard for the front only. Rear seat cover non-standard should be up today.
Cheers.


BOB LIVINGSTON
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Sadly, I see no Scrambler bench yet. Is that something you consider introducing?
 

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Sadly, I see no Scrambler bench yet. Is that something you consider introducing?
You right! It would seem that Sargent is only offering the two piece seats at this time. No bench seat.

I'll ask if they plan a bench seat in the future but things progress mighty slow at Sargent. So I wouldn't expect anything soon.

What they are now offering is color, stitching, vinyl types and textures as options. BTW...They use there own proprietary foam and make their own seat pans. I have never heard anyone complain about their seats and I have owned a couple of them myself....IMO-Good stuff at a fair price.
 

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I know of only a few that are actually available beyond the one offered by BMW. Post the links of you know of any others.

I looked a quite a few and finally decided on the Scrambler single seat just for a different look, but using OEM parts. Tail Tidy is next ;)
 

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As an amateur leatherworker, I'll probably end up making my own.

Until I get off my lazy ass, I'll get one of those covers from luismoto.
 

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Vague question that I honestly don't expect an answer to:

Over a year ago, I found a solo guy that upholsters/modifies seats and installs honeycombed inserts (probably similar to Luimoto Gold Gel). I know I found his site linked here on the forums. I've tried my damnedest but can't find it again. The only details I can offer is that it was an older guy with a black website that looked out of the 90s/early 00s, and I think he worked out of Tennessee or Georgia.

I never got around to mailing my seat off to the guy and now that I want to, I discovered that I lost my bookmarks :mad:. Maybe there's a ghost of a chance that someone on here knows who I'm talking about. Cheers and happy riding!
 

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Vague question that I honestly don't expect an answer to:

Over a year ago, I found a solo guy that upholsters/modifies seats and installs honeycombed inserts (probably similar to Luimoto Gold Gel). I know I found his site linked here on the forums. I've tried my damnedest but can't find it again. The only details I can offer is that it was an older guy with a black website that looked out of the 90s/early 00s, and I think he worked out of Tennessee or Georgia.

I never got around to mailing my seat off to the guy and now that I want to, I discovered that I lost my bookmarks :mad:. Maybe there's a ghost of a chance that someone on here knows who I'm talking about. Cheers and happy riding!
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