Custom seat by Noguchi

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Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by Hellboi » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:51 pm

Bought this today from a former member of this forum. He had it made but never used it before selling his SMT. It is a one off by Noguchi, The king of Seat's in Japan. Heres some pics, whadaya think? :)

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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by downunder » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:06 pm

Looks cool - goes with the graphics.
BUT what the hell are those tyres?? :shock:
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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by Hellboi » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:43 pm

Dunlop d616
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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by Muppet » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:23 am

Hellboi wrote:Dunlop d616
Had those on my Buell Ulysses - hated them, glad to see the back of them when they wore out. Is that your tyre of choice over there HB? I would have thought road tyres would be better unless you do some dirt tracking?

Now, about this seat - is it just modified looks are is the shape altered as well? What sort of cost is it - in Yen will be fine, my partner is Japanese so I could get her relatives to buy and ship over if t's worth it.
This is what I do with mine....

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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by downunder » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:32 am

http://www.bikersoracletours.com

Muppet, looks like a great way to organise tours and meet new riders.
Envious; I live on a very flat part of the planet :(
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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by Hellboi » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:38 pm

Muppet wrote:
Hellboi wrote:Dunlop d616
Had those on my Buell Ulysses - hated them, glad to see the back of them when they wore out. Is that your tyre of choice over there HB? I would have thought road tyres would be better unless you do some dirt tracking?

Now, about this seat - is it just modified looks are is the shape altered as well? What sort of cost is it - in Yen will be fine, my partner is Japanese so I could get her relatives to buy and ship over if t's worth it.
As for the tyres, They came with the bike brand new. I am impressed with thier stickieness and all round performance. I mostly ride street, but when I have a chance I get off into the dirt mountain trails.

As for the seat, it is a standard SMT seat but the ergonomics have been changed, the frint end is just a bit higher and the rear of the lower end is a but wider and less sloped than the original to spread the pressure out more and not push forward as much. I like it, I would of asked for a Gel layer though if I were to get it made. I am told it is about 70,000 yen when you factor in the price of a seat from KTM because they need the original to build on so if you were to send them yours, take off about 25,000 from the price. Expensive yes, Worth it? I dunno, but it looks good and feels better and I picked it up second hand for 37,500.
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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by Muppet » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:05 pm

downunder wrote:http://www.bikersoracletours.com

Muppet, looks like a great way to organise tours and meet new riders.
Envious; I live on a very flat part of the planet :(
It is, we have a small 'customer' base of about 100 or so who generally go on a tour every couple of years - some though go every year and some more than once a year! I'd love to run it as a full time business, but it's not viable unless I scale it up an the risks of not making money etc. become too great for me financially - wouldn't be able to afford my SMT for a start! We usually have around 20 - 30 people come away on each tour and all the profit goes towards running the club.

So, do I take it that Mount Gambier isn't in fact a mountain then - if it's flat around your way?
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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by Muppet » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:07 pm

Hellboi wrote:
Muppet wrote:
Hellboi wrote:Dunlop d616
Had those on my Buell Ulysses - hated them, glad to see the back of them when they wore out. Is that your tyre of choice over there HB? I would have thought road tyres would be better unless you do some dirt tracking?

Now, about this seat - is it just modified looks are is the shape altered as well? What sort of cost is it - in Yen will be fine, my partner is Japanese so I could get her relatives to buy and ship over if t's worth it.
As for the tyres, They came with the bike brand new. I am impressed with thier stickieness and all round performance. I mostly ride street, but when I have a chance I get off into the dirt mountain trails.

As for the seat, it is a standard SMT seat but the ergonomics have been changed, the frint end is just a bit higher and the rear of the lower end is a but wider and less sloped than the original to spread the pressure out more and not push forward as much. I like it, I would of asked for a Gel layer though if I were to get it made. I am told it is about 70,000 yen when you factor in the price of a seat from KTM because they need the original to build on so if you were to send them yours, take off about 25,000 from the price. Expensive yes, Worth it? I dunno, but it looks good and feels better and I picked it up second hand for 37,500.
Ok, not too bad with the current exchange rate, somewhere about £350 plus the new seat. Actually, that's pretty expensive, but it does look good. If you come across any more, would you please get in touch with me, I could well be interested. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Custom seat by Noguchi

Post by downunder » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:20 am

Muppet wrote:So, do I take it that Mount Gambier isn't in fact a mountain then - if it's flat around your way?
Apologies in advance to Kev for going off topic, but the following in not a typo.
"Mount" Gambier at 165mtrs soars majestically 120mtrs above the city.
And you can't even ride up it :(
And then the landscape plunges 45 mtrs to the coast 30km away......
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