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    Question Sargent Seat for the F650 Twin

    I am seriously considering the "Sargent World Sport Performance" seat as a replacement to the stock seat on my 2011 F650GS. I have read numerous threads about seating choices and I understand that seats are one of those "individual fit" items.

    Some of the advantages I see with the Sargent:
    1) Underseat Tool Storage
    2) Underseat Manual Storage
    3) Based on other threads - Good Fit to Bike
    4) Based on other threads - High Quality Seat Pan

    So my last issue I am trying to resolve is that I am concerned with the placement of the seating position.

    Specifically, will it be too far back for me? I am 5' 7" with a 30" inseam. From the photos available, it appears that the raised back edge of the "saddle" lines up with the middle of the gas cap. Based on how I fit the bike with the stock seat, this would put the raised back edge about 1.5" further back than my current position.

    Does anyone have any experience they would care share regarding seating position on the F650GS with a "Sargent World Sport Performance" seat?

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    I have a Corbin seat on my 2011 twin, which now has 18,000 miles on it. Still have storage space, no issues with where it hits on the tank, very easy to take on and off. Can't say enough good about it. I had it in about three days from the time I ordered it until it arrived at the front door.
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    I have one on my F800GS and while not perfect comfort it was an improvement. All the seat attributes you mention such as fit and whatnot were fine. If you get a chance, fill in your profile or mention where you are, it increases the chances of someone close letting you take a peek, sit or ride before you buy. OM
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    a friend of mine has a Sargent World on his F650. Fits about the same as stock seat, just more comfortably. I have a Rick Mayer on my F800GS, and like the fit and feel of that one more than his Sargent, but both are good choices IMO.
    fwiw- I owned & rode Corbins for years (back when they were about the only option for a "sporting" aftermarket saddle), but after my last fiasco in dealing with their customer service dept for repairing a saddle that should never have left the factory (obvious glaring mistakes in construction), i will never buy a saddle from them again.
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    I have a Sargent seat on my F650GS. The seat is much more comfortable to me than the sloped stock seat was. I can't remember how many miles I had on my bike when I put the seat on, but I bought one of the first Sargent seats when it became available for the GS twins. I now have 45K miles on the bike. I think you'll find the raised edge just means you can sit back 1 1/2 inches farther if you want to. The seat doesn't lock you into place and I move forward and backward all the time to change positions. The seat pan fits perfectly and looks better than the stock one. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!


    As far as the person who recommended a Corbin, I will never go down that road again. I have had 6 Corbin seats. The seat pans all looked and fit like something made in a junior high shop class. Total junk. The last Corbin I had the company sent a seat for a K100 when I ordered a seat for a K1100. They are very different. They then refused to send out the correct seat until I had returned the wrong one. I had a trip coming and didn't have the extra time to wait. So I couldn't use my K1100LT for the trip. When I got home I still hadn't received the correct seat. I kept contacting Corbin and telling them the date they had received it back and who had signed for it. After a couple of weeks of them basicly calling me a liar the lady on the phone walked over to their receiving dept. and found the seat siting in the corner where it had been for a few weeks at that point. Corbin will never get another penny of my money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridealot View Post
    I have a Sargent seat on my F650GS. The seat is much more comfortable to me than the sloped stock seat was. I can't remember how many miles I had on my bike when I put the seat on, but I bought one of the first Sargent seats when it became available for the GS twins. I now have 45K miles on the bike. I think you'll find the raised edge just means you can sit back 1 1/2 inches farther if you want to. The seat doesn't lock you into place and I move forward and backward all the time to change positions. The seat pan fits perfectly and looks better than the stock one. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!


    As far as the person who recommended a Corbin, I will never go down that road again. I have had 6 Corbin seats. The seat pans all looked and fit like something made in a junior high shop class. Total junk. The last Corbin I had the company sent a seat for a K100 when I ordered a seat for a K1100. They are very different. They then refused to send out the correct seat until I had returned the wrong one. I had a trip coming and didn't have the extra time to wait. So I couldn't use my K1100LT for the trip. When I got home I still hadn't received the correct seat. I kept contacting Corbin and telling them the date they had received it back and who had signed for it. After a couple of weeks of them basicly calling me a liar the lady on the phone walked over to their receiving dept. and found the seat siting in the corner where it had been for a few weeks at that point. Corbin will never get another penny of my money!
    Don't overlook the BMW Comfort Seat. I have two of them. One on the RT and one on the F650GS. I also have a Sargent on the Yamaha WR250R. Comfort Seats on the BMW's are great IMO. I like the Sargent but not as well as the BMW Comfort Seats. Check with your BMW dealer. (not the low seat but the COMFORT SEAT)

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