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    Kontour Seat?

    Does anyone have any experience with the Kontour seat? I have searched the forums and no one seems to actually answer this question (at least that I could find). I have a Corbin seat on my K75 and it is very comfy for me, but I thought this Kontour design was interesting. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    If you look at other forums, like k-bikes.com, you will find plenty of
    other comments on Kontour.

    I have a Kontour re-build of both seats on my '07 K1200GT. I have
    about three years and a little over 25k miles on the driver seat now
    and the best compliment I can give it is that I rarely think about it.
    It is that comfortable, for me. Two to three hours at a stretch, and
    all-day rides (including a few saddle-sore 1000's), have been no
    problem. The cover material he used is very tough. Even after three
    years it shows no sign of wear. He is using a new type of material now
    and I can only imagine that it's even better. The seat also can get wet
    without problem and that adds to not having to worry about it.

    I will definitely buy another Kontour if/when I get another bike.
    It is well worth it.

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    thank so much

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    I'm getting mine back on Monday. Will let you know.

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    Kontour seat

    OK Bud....what's your report on the Kontour seat??? Inquiring minds, and tired butts want to know!!

    Thanks

    piperjim
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    I had one on my K1200LT.

    I was 235# 5'9" with a 31" inseam that is not TMI just good to know for comparison.
    I have lost about 30 pounds so how the seats feel will change for me.

    The part that is the best is the coolness of the mesh covering.
    It is firm but does break in. but I never fell in love with it.
    If I lived where it gets smoking hot I would consider one. But only if I could sit on one first.

    Other seats and impressions:
    I have tried the corbin. way to big for me. would be ok for a 6 foot plus size guy with a larger posterior in my opinion. Not for the inseamed challenged.

    Russel day long was pretty good over all did many 400 mile plus days in it.

    OEM well they are designed for people with no nerve ending in their bottom end or very short trips.

    I sold my LT and bought a 09 RT this spring. found a nice used Bill Mayer and that is real nice so far. even with the vinyl that has a ?mesh type pattern it is good for all day comfort. It does not get overly hot on the bottom end. Was out last Sunday 95deg and humid. 200 mile day. It was fine.

    I did buy a new Bill Meyer for the rear seat on my LT and Bill was a real pleasure to work with. I would buy from him again if I were to buy new. FWIW
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    I have the "magnum".. by Kontour..

    it fixed my LT. one heckuva seat! I find myself never thinking of it during rides!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathdeac View Post
    I have the "magnum".. by Kontour..

    it fixed my LT. one heckuva seat! I find myself never thinking of it during rides!!!
    I came very close to getting the magnum, but just sent mine off for a Russell instead. I heard a few complaints about the Kontour that people had with the company after they had a problem with fit. The base price seemed fair for the Kontour, but just having the back seat recovered was really high. Hope I made the right choice
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    Good luck Chadman.

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    Don't own a Kontour.

    Looking at the design there seems to be only 1 obvious issue- getting it dry fast after it gets soaked. I suspect if its really wet it will take a lot longer than a few swipes on leather or vinyl before it gets dry. How it compares to a bead rider sitting on something else or to a sheepskin would be speculation- my guess is that it would fall in the middle of those. And of course on could always simply get a wet butt or put on the rain pants...

    Won't matter much if you don't ride on wet days, live in southern AZ, etc...

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