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Seat Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MikeC23, Nov 5, 2015.

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  1. MikeC23

    MikeC23 XS650 Addict

    A while back someone had posted about a company that makes tracker/brat style seats that nicely wrap down around the seat frame of a 650. I have been digging through old threads but can't seem to find it, and I REALLY liked those seats. Does anyone have an idea of what company that was?
    Thanks!
     
  2. MikeC23

    MikeC23 XS650 Addict

    Badass, Thanks!!
     
  3. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    You bet, dude makes killer seats. Got a custom one for my bike. Quality is top notch.
     
  4. MikeC23

    MikeC23 XS650 Addict

    Are they comfortable enough for a three hour ride? I really dig the red stitching on black.
     
  5. figure8

    figure8 XS650 Guru

    I can't speak on that, I wouldn't doubt it, but my seat isn't like the one in his store.
     
  6. westonboege

    westonboege XS650 Addict

    Ive done 3+ hour trips on them. Ive done a few 800 mile weekend trips with them. Depends on your definition of comfort of course. They arent going to be as comfortable as a big comfy stock couch, but they are a blend of comfort and looks...
     
  7. MikeC23

    MikeC23 XS650 Addict

    Yeah, I'm not expecting anything like a Goldwing seat. I sit in hard whitewater kayak seats for three to four hours at a time, so my ass has been conditioned. I will most likely be ordering one of these after Christmas. How much de-tabbing the frame from stock is required for them to fit? and what would I have to do with my rear fender?
     
  8. westonboege

    westonboege XS650 Addict

    You have to de tab around the frame rails where the seat would sit. It is designed to sit flat on the rails. The stock fender can be modified to be used...

    Ive been working on a little tutorial on how to intall. I should have it finished in the next week or two. Should help answer questions and show exactly how to install.
     
  9. hookemdevils22

    hookemdevils22 XS650 Member

    This seat is officially on my WANT -- no, NEED -- list. Would love to see the tutorial, though it doesn't look terribly difficult. I'm building an electrical box beneath the seat, and using the (OEM battery tray?) tabs inside the frame to hold it, so that would be my only concern. But it sits below the frame rails, so I don't envision it being a problem. Provisions for the bolts would need to be welded to the rear frame, yes?
     
  10. westonboege

    westonboege XS650 Addict

    hookemdevils22 Yeah, just need to weld some tabs to the seat rails underneath and the seat will fit up. If you plan on running a stock rear fender some modifications need to be made to that as well. But if you are planning on an aftermarket fender it shouldnt be a problem!
     
  11. hookemdevils22

    hookemdevils22 XS650 Member

    Excellent. I wasn't planning to run a rear fender anyway, other than maybe the forward plastic bit.
     

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