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    November 13, 2012
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Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat for Triumph Tiger 800 / 800XC The Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat is a hybrid seat design that combines Saddlemen's exclusive elements of a GEL comfort layer and progressive density foam with a GEL-Channel design to provide Adventure and Dual Sport riders with unparalleled comfort and control. Rugged marine-grade synthetic suede resists the elements while providing the proper balance of grip and comfort under the rider's posterior. The pillion section is covered with high-tech gripper material to help hold cargo in place and is shaped to match the rear rack's height for simplified cargo packing. Integrated bag or cargo mounting points on the pillion match Saddlemen Adventure PACK bags or use them to secure your own load. Features Hybrid seat design combines SaddleGel interior, progressive density foam and a Gel Channel saddle to provide Adventure and Dual Sport riders with unparalleled comfort and control Saddlemens Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending) seats incorporate a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, thus keeping the rider in the saddle longer Gel Channel seats offer high quality, durable construction and styling thats as unique as it is functional The vinyl and rugged micro-fiber suede cover holds up to hard use while providing a superb blend of comfort and control (certain models feature a rugged gripper style cover) Some seat applications, such as mid-sized Dual Sport motorcycles, have a standard foam design (no GC) with a gripper and vinyl cover better suited to rigorous riding Integrated bag/cargo mounting points on the pillion portion of the Adventure-class seat sets make it easy to attach Saddlemens Adventure PACK luggage or other cargo Most mid-sized Dual Sport applications also include a luggage/cargo mounting strap set that installs or removes in seconds from the seat A solo rider-seat, rather than a full two-piece set, is available in some applications Most seats are also available in low-profile designs Note Image is for reference only, actual seat may vary slightly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Such a relief to have a decent seat
PostedNovember 21, 2012
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telebass
From New England
State:ME
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The miles come slow this time of year. I've only put about 350 miles on the Saddlemen since I got it - a few days commuting, and just a couple of half-day rides.
But I think I'm ready to offer an early review of the seat. I'm loving it.
The initial hardness I perceived was due in part to the fact that I had been riding on an Airhawk all summer, but also because it really is a bit on the hard side. But after only 350 miles, I can see and feel it breaking in. It's already softer.
It also feels a bit taller and wider, but as it breaks in the width is less bothersome and I swear I can get more of my foot on the ground now.
There are a bunch of ways to sit on this seat, from "sitting on the tank", which is surprisingly comfortable, to tailbone-against-the-backstop, belly-on-the-tank folded over. When the butt-bones start to whine, a slight shift of position gives relief and sets me up for another chunk of miles. The varying width really make a difference as you shift your weight.
My half-hour commute was painful in the stock seat - with the Saddlemen it's a pleasure. I'm not even thinking about the seat, which is kinda where you want to be, I mean, you want to be in touch with your tire's contact patches, not your butt's.
So, with just 350 miles on it, I consider it a success, just about what I expected, and I'm looking forward to the next thousand miles. Hope it works for long hauls.
I didn't buy the heated seat. I'm a frugal shopper. But I live in Maine. I'm an idiot. I should have bought the heated seat. The channel seems to allow some ventilation. Upside: cool summer seat.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Saddlemen Universal Seat Rain Covers These black nylon covers are polyurethane backed for water resistance. They feature tabs sewn into the main cover that insert between the seat and body panels to ensure a secure and tight fit, even in heavy winds. They are easy to install and compactly fold away. Dimensions Solo Seat without Backrest- 26 long x 14 wide Two-Up Seat without Backrest- 35 long x 18 wide Two-Up Seat with Backrest- 38 long x 14 wide Touring Seat with or without Backrest- 38 long x 18 wide Note Touring Seat covers include a Tour-Pak rain cover. Solo and Two-Up Seat covers include a storage bag.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good job but missed the mark slightly
PostedNovember 13, 2012
Customer avatar
telebass
From New England
State:ME
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this cover for my new Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat.
This cover (large) doesn't fit the seat very well. It can be made to fit and do its job, by tucking the rear and stretching the front, and so, hey, no real complaints, but it's shy of perfect.
The seat is on a Tiger 800 which has a longish comfort pad along the sides of the tank, so it might well be the longest seat they make.
It's well made and it's doing the job I bought it for. Well worth it.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Tiger 800
Yes, I recommend this product.
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