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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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New seat

I have/had a Saddlemen seat on the ZX14 I have been trying out. I was using the stock ZX14 seat on my new GTR1400 because it was lower and was firmer than the stock GTR seat.

I swapped the new Saddlemen seat to the GTR and put the stock ZX14 seat back on the 14.

Will see how I like it on the GTR for a while.




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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 01:25 PM
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 07:06 PM
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I would like to know if the saddlemen seat is any lower than stock. I have a longer inseam and don't want a lower seat. I would also like to know if the front of the seat is higher than stock cause I hate sliding down on the tank and scrunching the raisins if ya get my meaning. I'm 5'11 with a 33" inseam. I put on lowering pegs from Murphs kits and they have helped but I may get a full on custom seat from one of the Mayer bros. That is unless the Saddlemen is awesome and a great price.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 10:25 AM
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His much did that seat cost? I need to lower my 14 and been looking into getting my suspension adjusted and a lower seat. I do not know how to shave my seat where it would be even. I would try it if I had a extra seat to mess with. I am only 65 in chess tall. I am on my toes right now.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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This seat sits a bit lower than a stock one. But I sat on it for 2250 miles in 5 days and its one of the most uncomfortable seats I have been on. The forward stitching raised section creates hot spots and the raised memory foam does the same. The raised sections never really smooth out and feel like lumps under my ass. Also the seat material is very smooth and slippery and your ass moves too much under throttle and braking...constantly sliding. The seat also has a slight tilt forward that pushes your ass towards the tank.

I am going to have the raised sections removed and the forward stitching removed so I have one seamless section of grippy material and no hot spots.

Otherwise, my stock ZX14 seat has been the best I have ever had on the 14 and GTR

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