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post #51 of 59 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 07:29 PM
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Sargent is Excellent

Have had the M1100S for a month. Three weeks in I was ready to chuck the stock seat. Was worried because although the seat is crap, I was convinced that the real flaw was the way the tank curved too far towards the rider's crotch, so I was unsure that the Sargent would be a real fix, even though it is much flatter than the stock.

Have had the Sargent for a week and love it. Did a weekend ride, 8 hrs each day through mountain sweepers, twisties and some interstate, and it was amazing.

I've had a Sargent on my previous SV1000S and although it was very different (more of a scooped pan shape with harder edges than the Sargent Monster's higher saddle with softer sides that drop off more), both were huge improvements.

I'm 6'1" 185 lbs and the seat is just right height-wise. For sub-6' riders I would suggest the low version, not just for flat-footed stops but shorter arms will require a slightly more bent-over upper body riding position with a tall seat.

The look of the seam across the back of the rider's section of the seat looked strange to me in the pics online but I find the seat is actually much nicer than stock. I have the black welts on mine which look good with the white paint scheme.

Another member posted that the correct riding position on all monsters is butt pushed all the way back to the seatback. I think this is rider size dependant. If I push to the back of the seat my crotch is about 4" away from the tank - not great for sport riding.

Though expensive, I agree with those who say it's the best mod. I'm sure ecu reflashes and PCV and autotunes and such affect performance in a very positive way, but the seat upgrade fixes the very real and uncomfortable penis/testicle-crushing tendency of the Monster with stock seat. This, to me, is THE priority.
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post #52 of 59 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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post #53 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 04:38 PM
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I couldn't go further because I put it in the house but maybe this well help?

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post #54 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 PM
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It's reflective rim tape. Can be had for about $8

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post #55 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by hzelaya View Post
I've been looking at some seats since my passenger complains a ton. I don't understand the difference between the touring seat, ducati custom comfort seat, high performance seat and a Sargent world sport seat. Any one have any experiences with these? I'm just looking for more comfort and hoping to buy the best one.
I have always used Corbin leather seats on every motorcycle I have owned over the past 20 years. They are firm, yet comfortable. They are more expensive than Sargent, but more comfortable for me. I have one ordered for my 1100 EVO.

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post #56 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:53 PM
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For my Monster 1100S, I bought the LUIMOTO seat skin along with their GOLD GEL insert. I cut out some OEM foam to fit the GOLD GEL and got rid of the slope, made it more flatter. My mod looks great and feels even better. Easy enough that I did the mod myself. Much more comfy than stock.... and MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE THAN BUYING A WHOLE NEW SEAT
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post #57 of 59 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:15 AM
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I have the DP comfort seat on my M1100 EVO. Really have no complaints with it after a few thousand miles. It is a bit thicker so it will add about an inch of padding and thus seat height. I'm 5'11" though so I can still flat foot the bike. My wife much prefers the comfort seat to the stock seat.
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Corbin Seat

My 696 had the Ducati low seat on it when I bought it. Tended to slide me forward into the tank. Replaced with Corbin and very satisfied. Have had Corbins before on my BMWs and they are very comfortable/durable/last forever. A little expensive, but way better to ride on than what I had.
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post #59 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 06:29 PM
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Nothing more subjective than how comfortable one's ass is on a motorcycle. I actually think the stock seat on my S2RK is pretty comfortable, and super comfortable by sport bike standards. My friend installed a Sargent on his, and I think the best thing about them is how they look. I've ridden it a few times and prefer the feel of my stock seat. Wouldn't have been happy to find that out 500 bucks later.

I was really surprised the OP lived happily ever after with his GF on the back of a Monster, that is, short of installing some Harley King/Queen abomination with a sissy bar and passenger peg extenders.

My other bike is a Triumph Bonneville and guys on Triumph forums cry like refugees about how cruel those saddles are. If you are suffering, a lower cost alternative is a guy named Spencer who has a business called and a website telling you all about it. You ship him your saddle post paid, and he installs this supracor product which has gotten really good reviews. For around a hundred bucks, your saddle looks the same, but by all accounts is much improved in comfort.
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