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650/1250 Seat swap.

cWj

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I was looking through some old threads and noticed that someone had swapped the seat on their 1250 for one from a 650.

Has anybody else done this? Perceived benefit? I believe the 650 perch is about a half-inch lower.
 
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I tried it. It seemed to lower at least an inch from the original. I still have mine as I sold my bandit without if interested pm me. There is less padding but if you want shorter it does lower.
 

cWj

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I didn't realize somebody had replied to this - way back I found a 650 seat on eBay. It's what's on the bike now. I find it a more comfortable and sporting mount, though the original might be better for touring (one day I might try riding them back to back for an hour each to see). I definitely bet the original is better for pillions.
 
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My thoughts exactly. If you have short legs you might like the 650 seat cause it is a bit lower as well.
 
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I feel like the 1 piece GSX650 seat is more comfortable as there is more foam where the stock 2 piece splits. I also feel the 1 piece base is more supportive than the 2 piece base. Much happier with the 1 piece seat than the stock 2 piece seat.
 
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