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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-20-2017, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Stock seat alternatives - vendors, cost, fitting & comfort

Seeing as the Rebel's stock seat is pretty basic, and there is a lot of interest in replacing / modifying it, please use this thread to post your replacement seat pics along with vendor, price and comfort. Please try sticking to the following format:

Vendor - HTP Motors (link to product page here)
Cost - 100USD + 20USD shiping
Comfort - Slightly better than stock on short rides. Same or worse on long rides. 4/5 points
Comments - Any relevant comments (quality of service, shipping, fitting etc.)
Photos - Add some photos so other riders can see what your seat looks like

@RebelAdmin , if you think this topic is noteworthy enough, perhaps you'll consider pinning this thread to make it easier to find.
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Seeing as the Rebel's stock seat is pretty basic, and there is a lot of interest in replacing / modifying it, please use this thread to post your replacement seat pics along with vendor, price and comfort. Please try sticking to the following format:

Vendor - HTP Motors (link to product page here)
Cost - 100USD + 20USD shiping
Comfort - Slightly better than stock on short rides. Same or worse on long rides. 4/5 points
Comments - Any relevant comments (quality of service, shipping, fitting etc.)
Photos - Add some photos so other riders can see what your seat looks like

@RebelAdmin , if you think this topic is noteworthy enough, perhaps you'll consider pinning this thread to make it easier to find.
I stickied the thread - we'll see how popular it is to remain stuck. Please add a photo or two (as you suggested). Thanks
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Well I've taken the plunge and ordered a new seat.....

Vendor - Motozaaa / Advance Automotive Assessories

Cost - 95 for seat.
Shipping 62.17 (Paypal)

Seller very friendly and responds in good time through messenger on FB.

As I've only just ordered it, time will tell if it's anygood, shipping time, fittings etc.

I will update when it arrives. (From Thailand)

Shipping seems a little excessive so I'm hoping it arrives quickly, a small price to pay compared to the Corbin (480) If I make any future orders with them i will speak to them about what I can do to get shipping costs down.



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There is one from steady garage

Link : https://www.steadygarage.com/store/t...zel-brown-seat

Cost : 250$ I think you have to send your seat for them to refit, or you can get a new one for some extra cost.

Comfort: Maybe someone who has the seat can give input on this.
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There is one from steady garage

Link : https://www.steadygarage.com/store/t...zel-brown-seat

Cost : 250$ I think you have to send your seat for them to refit, or you can get a new one for some extra cost.

Comfort: Maybe someone who has the seat can give input on this.
That is awfully expensive for a seat cover.

Check with an automotive upholstery shop in your area for a price.

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That is awfully expensive for a seat cover.

Check with an automotive upholstery shop in your area for a price.

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If it was just a cover, then you could order just the cover.

Pretty sure they're completely repadding and upholstering the seat.

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Well the seat has arrived already......

Vendor - Advance Automotive Assessories - through FB. (MotozAAA)

Cost - 95 for seat.

Shipping 62.17 (Paypal)

Shipping time - outstanding. From placing order 6 days to arrive from Thailand to UK. Well packed and fully trackable.

Fitting - one small bracket slips into the front like your normal seat does and you use your rear seat screw to fit the back. These fittings do not feel the strongest but it fits nice.

Quality / comfort- Time will tell. Looks good.....but Seat has a shine to it and is a bit slippy. Hope my fat butt breaks it in. Feels ok but need more time on it.

Overall very happy with the service from these guys. Good communication and very fast delivery.

I am happy with the seat, will it last I don't know. But for the price I can't complain. Shipping was expensive but very fast and packed well so would order again.



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How much actual foam is in the seat where you put your butt?

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Gulfman,

How much actual foam is in the seat where you put your butt?

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Hi Kenny

Not alot.

It's not bad to sit on, but a bit slippy. A bit more use over longer rides will give me a better idea of how the foam is.

The underside is very much like what I believe you posted in the past. I'm sure they sell something similar to that one too.

For the price I'm happy with the seat and the service from the seller is great.

I think the only seat I've seen that will have guaranteed comfort is the Corbin....but it's 3x the price.

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