Enduro seat experience.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by eastbloc » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:22 pm

windmill wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:53 pm

That's why I like the deluxe tractor seat, it has very firm foam and springs, but is longer than the traditional tractor seat, and it's rounded off so moving around for brisk riding isn't an issue.
This is what I have on my BC, and I can vouch for it being both firmer and more comfortable than the rubber tractor seat, and it doesn't squirm under me.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by windmill » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:04 pm

eastbloc wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:22 pm
windmill wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:53 pm

That's why I like the deluxe tractor seat, it has very firm foam and springs, but is longer than the traditional tractor seat, and it's rounded off so moving around for brisk riding isn't an issue.
This is what I have on my BC, and I can vouch for it being both firmer and more comfortable than the rubber tractor seat, and it doesn't squirm under me.
Which deluxe tractor seat do you have?

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by eastbloc » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:36 am

I think it's Ural but older. It sits on rubber blocks but isn't itself rubber. I'll take a pic when I go outside.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
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I think I'll try laying pads, such as my AirHawk cushion, on top of the Enduro seat, to see if the additional height helps.
Yep I think so too. It fits me but then I'm smaller than you. :D
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:07 pm

Chad, here is a thought as to why you and I might have such differing opinions to the Enduro seat despite both being long legged...

I'm running the Raceway foot box.
It is not only essential for keeping my size 15's from getting crushed by stumps and rocks off-road, but it makes an ample platform for my left foot.
I can leave the seat and stand on the left foot box with BOTH feet while riding down the road.
It allows me to scoot forward and hug the tank with my knees by providing ample room for my foot aft of where the stock peg would be or scoot back and rest my foot along the edge of the box, fore and port of the shifter.

As for the foam firmness, it will reduce slightly with time, not a lot, but a little.
Keep in mind you are probably feeling a bit more "road feedback" on a solid mounted seat versus a sprung saddle.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:10 pm

There is that. There's daylight visible under my a$$ on bumpy roads sometimes. :D
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by MojaveSidecar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:56 pm

I put an Enduro seat on my 11 Gobi early last year because I thought it would be more comfortable than the tractor, which I had moved back about an inch on the frame. I am 67 yo, 6'7", 280lbs. My first ride on the Enduro was a 175 mile trip (one way) to Death Valley last spring.

OMG... I was in such pain.. the main problem was that my tailbone hit the Enduro right at the point where the padding is thinnest over the front of the rear fender. I also found my legs were cramping from the lower seating position relative to the tractor seat.

That seat bruised my tailbone so bad I couldn't sit for in a normal chair for a month. The 14 hour flight to Europe a couple of weeks after the ride brought tears of "joy" to my eye... except it wasn't joy.

Knowing that I had another ride planned for a month later, I took the rig to Rip and Tear Upholstery in Hesperia, CA and asked them to solve the problem. Randy the owner, had me sit on the bike and took a ton of measurements. When I returned to pick up the rig, this is what I saw...

The seat reminds me of an early sportster seat...
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What a difference this seat makes... no more pressure points and the seating/riding position is perfect, no more cramped legs.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by MojaveSidecar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:58 pm

I seem to be having problems with attachments.... here are the other pics
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by MojaveSidecar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:59 pm

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:18 pm

Dang, Randy! That is, hands-down, THE largest motorcycle seat I have ever seen! I'll BET it's comfortable!

I took a longer ride on the Enduro this evening and I'm getting a little more used to it, but, like you, I can definitely tell where the padding is thinner. I need a good loooong ride to tell me if this thing is gonna work out for me or not.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by mattzahr » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:31 pm

Hey Chad, come on over.....I'll have plenty of time to go get you a cider before you get here....
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Tomcatfixer » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:52 pm

Hey Chad, come on over.....I'll have plenty of time to go get you a cider before you get here....
Virginia Beach to St. Louis? That's a thousand mile journey! I think I had better try something a little shorter before I give myself nerve damage in my posterior. :P
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by MojaveSidecar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:06 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Dang, Randy! That is, hands-down, THE largest motorcycle seat I have ever seen! I'll BET it's comfortable!

I took a longer ride on the Enduro this evening and I'm getting a little more used to it, but, like you, I can definitely tell where the padding is thinner. I need a good loooong ride to tell me if this thing is gonna work out for me or not.
Hi Chad

I just went down to measure... the seat top is 36" off the ground. From the bottom of the seat pan to the top of the seat is 9".
It is a bit of a "conversation piece", but it sure is comfortable.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by windmill » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:38 pm

MojaveSidecar wrote:
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Such a high seat reminds me of the old Harley buddy-seat.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by cdscoot » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:07 pm

I also have the old one nut seat ( although it really makes me cringe when I say that). I bought it from a member here and put it on my 2010. It looks pretty good I think . They had those seats way back when you know. It kinda looks like a loaf of Russian black bread - well except i never ate any of it ! So to make a long story longer - the old seat is squishey firm kinda but works way better than those crackin the back tractor seats!
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