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Post by Conejo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:27 pm

2012 SMT

Here's the skinny on me.

Am looking for input from other tall riders before ordering a seat(trying not to have to do a ride in).

Not sure if it matters whether it's a rebuild on my pan or the seat builders custom pan.

6' 4"
225 LBS
34" inseam
37" crotch to ground (with feet 18" to 20" apart)
15" to 16" hip width
35.5" sleeve length
size 14 riding boot
No Pillion worries - this is a solo rider bike.

After significant observation here's where my thinking is.

Tank clearance:. Need a little clearance (1 inch back with the butt stop) to get my knees back from the tank (however, that is wearing blue jeans) armor would call for more distance. Another 1/2" to inch perhaps?

Also need the down slope from the butt stop going forward flattened out because it wants to roll my hips forward creating strain on my lower back and general discomfort.

Seat height: It feels like another 1" in height would be about right. That and perhaps remove the rubber from the pegs, or maybe even change pegs out and go to a lowering version. All to be determined after the seat is replaced. (hope not to have to lower the pegs because I don’t want to sacrifice carving lean)

Have spoken to a highly recommended (by folks on this site) seat builder. But, he's booked and couldn't even start before June....Good for him, not so good for us.

Spoke with another and he immediately said he would move me back 3" to 3.5" and up 2". I thought my God man? Putting me on a pedestal and moving me so far back would destroy the balance of the bike. Not to mention that a move like that would require all new cables, and probably wiring, just so I could reach the bars. Scratch that builder.

Ok tall guys. Chime in. Am I close on my perceived changes. I'd like to order to my specks with confidence and NOT have to do a drive in.

Thanks in advance
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Post by cloudhopper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:01 pm

Hi,
Being 6ft 3in & 16 stone found the stock seat ok but a bit soft and cramped on long journeys, so I bought a 990SMR seat on E bay.
Haven't been able to try it yet due to the weather but it is a perfect fit,definitely higher about an inch I would say,and being flat you are not locked in one position. My only concern is it may be a bit narrow but If it proves to be uncomfortable I may purchase a foam and cover from seat concepts which is wider and doesn't slope down to the tank so much,they seem to get great reviews on the ADVRIDER forum.

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Post by kevxtx » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:18 pm

Swap your seat for a SMR.

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Post by Conejo » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:53 am

Thanks cloudhopper and kevxtx.

Am looking into it. Ogden responded in another thread that he was uncomfortable on the stock "T" seat at first but got used to it in time, good news. Funny thing, was out for a ride in the twisties today and either the seat is adjusting to me, or I to it, or both, because it felt much better today. Kinda like the twitchy throttle. Thought it was going to be as many have said...a little annoying. It is settling down quite nicely.....in other words my muscle memory is adapting and things have really smoothed out.

Yup, I'm REALLY liking the SMT :mrgreen:
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Post by Rangoonruns » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:35 am

Another convert
You may have already done this ?
But you can gain a little leg room by removing the foot peg rubbers
As for the seat I got lucky it was fine from the off
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Post by fgk1958 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:08 pm

Hi, I am 6' 4" and 238 Lbs. The first time I sat on the seat in the dealership I thought Oh no I'll have to do something about that seat. Now having had the bike for a few weeks I have adjusted to it and now think it is about perfect for me. It is certainly the most comfortable motorbike seat I have had, though not difficult after Ducati seats.
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Post by Conejo » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:41 pm

Ended up ordering a Corbin for the SMT.

As luck would have it two days after the money was spent in pops an e-mail from a friend with what appears to be what I was looking for in the first place.

You state side guys may be interested and they have a dealer in Australia.

http://seatconcepts.com/

Seat Concepts
869 9th St
San Jacinto CA, 92582


Adventure Moto
269 New Line Rd.
Dural, NSW 2158
Australia

Hope someone finds this useful.
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Post by Zooom » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:26 pm

that seat concepts website like doesn't work...at least not for me right now...I am getting 404 Errors for the site...but it does come up in Google search.
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Post by Conejo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:16 pm

Zooom wrote:that seat concepts website like doesn't work...at least not for me right now...I am getting 404 Errors for the site...but it does come up in Google search.
Sure thing, same here too. Must be having site problems.
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Post by ultrachrome » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:57 pm

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865416

Last post said they were back up but they're still down for me.

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Post by Conejo » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:56 pm

Appears to be back up.

KTM 990 Supermoto T SMT (2009-2013)

http://seatconcepts.com/products#!/~/pr ... d=11367344
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