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Icon Seat Choices!

Discussion in 'Scrambler Talk' started by Hawkeye, May 4, 2017.

  1. Hawkeye

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    Hi all:

    I picked up my '16 Icon (red) on Sunday. I've got about 160 miles on it now and I am just totally thrilled with the bike in all ways.

    Except the seat.

    The seat is killing my rear end. Like I can go about 25 miles before I'm on fire, so it's time to rectify that.

    I had considered the Mustang seat as I hear good things about them, they look, ok, etc. The downsides are two:

    1) I would miss the storage space that you lose. I'm used to a BMW where you can carry a full toolkit, the manual, and a ton of other stuff.

    2) It's not waterproof. My bike lives outside under a cover, and while that helps, sometimes it's likely going to get damp, and I hate having a wet rear end after it rains.

    So the other option is the Seat Concepts cover and foam. I like this because it retains the stock storage, and you can waterproof the foam with a layer of plastic.

    However... I need to choose, brown or black? My initial thought was black, until I realized that the black covers are a totally different design than the brown ones. I really like the design of the brown ones, and I am much less a fan of the design of the black ones. My bike is red, and I'm honestly not sure what I'd think of a brown seat on a black / red bike. I've looked around a little, but does anyone have pictures of either Seat Concepts cover (particularly the brown one) on a red Icon?

    Thanks!
     
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    I chose brown because I didn't like the look of the black, either. I like it well enough, and I think it would look especially nice on a red bike. If I get tired of the brown I'll get a can of vinyl paint and spray it black.

    Sarah
     
  3. Hawkeye

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    So the brown color that they use.... in some pics it looks *very* dark, and in some it looks like kind of a rich medium brown. What would you call it?
     
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    I highly recommend the Sargent seat. Yes, it's expensive but you get to keep the storage space and it's waterproof. And very, very comfortable.
     
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  5. Hawkeye

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    I thought about the Sargent, but honestly I don't like the way that it looks all that much. Otherwise, they look great.

    I had a Corbin saddle on my BMW, and loved it. I could ride that bike literally all day and not be the least bit sore, but I *really* don't like the way that the Corbins for the Scrambler look at all.

    So right now I am leaning toward a brown Seat Concepts (the linear stitched one, not the diamond stitch). Almost ordered one today but figured I'd look around a little this weekend and then order on Monday.
     
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    Changed the rear shock and Icon seat has been great since

    Tony
     
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    I have a seat from British Customs. I like it somewhat. It sits me higher up, so it's good for the knees and hips, but also up higher in the wind which I noticed immediately on the open road. it's also flat so I can scoot way back. But it still has some issues where the hump is from the toolkit. Way more comfortable than stock but not a complete solution.

    Brown Diamond Stitch Seat Kit for Ducati Scrambler
    here it is on my bike.
    My Sixty2
     
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    Ordered this Mustang seat Monday $296 free shipping Revzilla & it came today, Fri. Can't ride for a while, but initial impressions confirm what others say about how good this seat is. I can't wait to put some miles on.

    It looks way better in person, has a low profile & I understand now the previous comment "I didn't know where to sit on the Scrambler until I got a Mustang seat." Not sure who said that. Height seems very close to stock but wider & way more supportive. It's driving me crazy not being able to give a test ride yet.

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    The top seam width is 7" oem vs 8.5" Mustang where you sit on the bike.

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    I'd call the Seat Concepts a rich medium brown. DSCN3664.JPG DSCN3668.JPG

    I think I read somewhere that it's possible to stretch the factory cover over the Seat Concepts foam, maybe so, but I think it would be some work.

    Sarah
     
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    My Mustang seat is slightly too low, so I have added an Airhawk pad, to increase the height and comfort: it works very well, but does detract somewhat from the looks. Whilst it does not matter at all to me, as I take the bike from the garage, ride it on local single track roads and only park it when filling with fuel, I can well imagine that others will not agree: a couple of photos from yesterday's ride are attached. image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Over the years, I have had four Corbin seats and found all very comfortable, but that for the Scrambler seemed far too expensive, so I chose the Mustang.
     
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    Thanks, Sarah. I'd seen your pictures before. I think that's the seat I'm going with. Once I get it here and installed, I'll throw up some pics of it on my red Icon for others who might be looking.
     
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