Seat Break In / Comfort

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Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by derek » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:51 pm

Do these seats break in?

I've done a couple 300mi trips on both the stock and the Power parts ergo seat, usually stopping every 1 - 1.5hrs to stretch and get a drink/gas as needed. By the end of the day, my arse / upper legs are sore and hurting.

To be fair, I'm not sure if it's the actual seat or the foot peg position. I would say it's my legs that probably hurt more than my actual bum. Doesn't seem there is much to adjust in this regard, so hoping that I will just get used to riding in a different position with time in the saddle. My previous bike ( Hypermotard ) and the pegs were more underneath me than with the GT.

Anyone else have comfort issues they worked through when they first got the bike?

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Re: Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by GaryCulb » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:25 pm

Topic well covered. Consider looking here:

https://www.ktmforums.com/threads/quest ... ost-937540

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Re: Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by jjscsix » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:40 am

I tried both seats also. Then I had Sargent make a seat for it. Problem solved.
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Re: Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:56 pm

I used a short cropped sheepskin pad (and still do) on the oem hard seat pad and that was pretty good. The Ergo seat would have been better if it didn't have a carbon heating element just below the surface so I still use the sheep skin pad on it. The ergo seat tends to slightly push me into one position, but doesn't cause any leg irritation. I though the oem hard seat was better (flatter) but just too hard...... and it will never settle in.

The GT is a sport oriented sport tourer so it's never going to be super comfortable, but if yur legs are longer than 32" then you will have room to modify with a rebuilt shape. That said, I am quite comfy on my 17GT for 4-500-600km days - though I notice my leathers provide the most comfy feel, and my kevlar denim jeans the worst. I doubt the position of the pegs has any bearing on comfort as I get a sore butt on any type of bike after a long day..... look into what you wear under your bike duds.... I use cycle niks so there is no elastic or material folds to irritate the skin...... but there's no denying the KTM seats are not the best ;)

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Re: Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by mick shere » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 am

i dont have problems with the seat, although to be honest I've never had problems with bike seats ..probably just easy pleased ;)

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Re: Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by DaveNZ » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:31 am

mick shere wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 am
i dont have problems with the seat, although to be honest I've never had problems with bike seats ..probably just easy pleased ;)
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Re: Seat Break In / Comfort

Post by mick shere » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:24 pm

Ooer... :D

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