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Re: [ST] 05 ST First Long Ride

It keeps the manufacturing costs, and thus the competitive price down.  And nobody takes a test ride long enough to know if the seat is absilute crap - as can be seen by everyone who has actually test ridden their bike, and then complained only after taking a long ride on it.
  Matt Heyer

MFay@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
  > Why do manufacturers make such lousy stock seats?

After having a Corbin on my ST for so long I find it very difficult to go
back to the softer stock seats that the manufacturers supply. So much so
that I'm looking at ordering a Corbin or Sargent for both the Guzzi and the

I can understand the manufacturers using the seat pans and upholstery
materials that they do. It keeps down weight and manufacturing costs. I also
appreciate that the OE seats are designed as much for form as for function.
But surely the closed cell foam used by the seat specialist companies can't
be all that more expensive than the useless soft foam the factories use. The
seats on the 955 STs would end up as a thin layer of compressed foam pancake
after just a couple of hundred miles. 

Martin (Howlin' Dawg) Fay

'06 BMW K1200S
'00 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring
'75 Honda GL1000 Goldwing

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