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Comfort Seat - HELP

I have a 2004 KTM 640 Adventure and I am very uncomfortable. Can anyone recomend a lovely comfortable seat, maybe with a sheep skin cover? I dont care about cost, I want the best seat out there!!! Please help me

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If price isn't a concern, go to the vendors section at www.advrider.com and look for a poster by the name of Boejangles... could be Bojangles...not sure/can't check from this computer.

His seats are beautiful and comfortable. He has quite a list of clients in the US and a few in Europe now.... all happy with the purchase.

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Thanks for the reply but I can not find anything on that site....Duh am I thick? The pain from the seat is really upsetting my thought proccess...Help me.....OWE!!

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Both KTM and KTM-Sommer do a "comfort seat" that has a gel insert. Price is about GBP 70.00 if I remember correctly. Not sure if Touratech offer somethnig similar.
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This Guy has done 2 seats for me (one scooter and one honda), gel filled options etc.


http://www.motorbike-seats.co.uk/

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Try this...http://www.renazco.com
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Doesn't the 04 640 Adv already have a 'comfort seat'?. I'd certainly check with Sommer first.

Also, if buying from KTM, be careful because the comfort seat for the 640LC4-E isn't compatible with the Adventure (tank's a different shape).

I have one for my LC4, good for about 100 miles or so (much better than the original) but looking at making a sheepskin cover held on with elastic straps.

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Thanks to Mr. Ron for posting directions directly to James' site.

You can also see **lots** of pictures at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44586

Sorry not posting this earlier.... was on a computer that had corp. filters and couldn't get to advrider.com
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Another option: Ask your local upholsterer shop. My needed two tries (the first one was a painfull experience) but finaly he found a very comfi solution, ok for 500+km/day. Think the trick was a bit wider and inside two different layers of filling, one very soft to eat the vibes and one a bit harder to sit on. Generally I'd say this is a very personal thing, I'v seen riders beeing comfortable on the higher, harder and narrower rally seat which would be a real pain in the a.. for me.
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In a recent trip to Morocco (with my R1150GS) I have used the Airhawk seat (http://www.airhawk.co.uk/ and here http://www.ravenfeather.com/en-us/dept_74.html). It was very comfortable all the way there and back (3500 km from UK). Having used it I don't think I will go to any long trips without it.
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