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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Any SDR Seth Laam seat reviews?

All this talk about the Seth Laam seat for the GT has me wondering if anyone has had it done for an SDR.

Anyone know of any reviews or owners that have had their SDR seat modified?
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All this talk about the Seth Laam seat for the GT has me wondering if anyone has had it done for an SDR.

Anyone know of any reviews or owners that have had their SDR seat modified?
For what it's worth I think Seth Laam makes the best seats in the business no matter what bike. He just understands the function and comfort issues. The first seat I every had him make (I've had 5 Laam seats) was on my 07 GSXR 1000. First off there isn't much seat to work with. He made that seat perfectly. That GSXR was comfortable and I could still move around, hang off etc. Since then he's made seats for an SV 1000S, 2 Kawasaki Concours and the SDGT. Best thing is to try and talk to him or his partner there. If they make a seat for you're SDR, chances are you'll think the same as I do: Laam is the best. Just my opinion based on my experience with his work on my bikes.
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For what it's worth I think Seth Laam makes the best seats in the business no matter what bike. He just understands the function and comfort issues. The first seat I every had him make (I've had 5 Laam seats) was on my 07 GSXR 1000. First off there isn't much seat to work with. He made that seat perfectly. That GSXR was comfortable and I could still move around, hang off etc. Since then he's made seats for an SV 1000S, 2 Kawasaki Concours and the SDGT. Best thing is to try and talk to him or his partner there. If they make a seat for you're SDR, chances are you'll think the same as I do: Laam is the best. Just my opinion based on my experience with his work on my bikes.
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Thanks! Did you do a "ride in" or just sent him your seats?
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Thanks! Did you do a "ride in" or just sent him your seats?
Don't know about Matt, but I just sent mine in. He wants pics of you on the bike and a fair bit of other info with the seat. Then when he gets to your seat he calls and asks for 20-30 minutes of your time. He is very thorough and it worked for me.
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Thanks! Did you do a "ride in" or just sent him your seats?
I just shipped my seats to Seth. A friend did a ride in and it worked out great and was fun to do it in person.

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Please excuse this aside. I'll try to make it worth your while. I've gotten a Rick Mayer, a Russell Day Long, and a Corbin. I've ridden in to each shop to have the seat work done. I live between the three shops. I kept hearing about these Seth Laam seats. Then I check the website just now and he lives in Redding, CA. That's where Rick Mayer made seats and it's only about and hour from Russell. I guess they all know each other there. Just sharing. I guess I'm riding up to Redding again. Here's a tip, there's a town called Red Bluff 30 minutes south of Redding. From Red Bluff you can take Hwy 36 all the way out to the coast. On that road they have a famous road sign warning you that the next 140 is all curvy! It's legit. It's a wonderful place to be if you're on a fast KTM.
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Please excuse this aside. I'll try to make it worth your while. I've gotten a Rick Mayer, a Russell Day Long, and a Corbin. I've ridden in to each shop to have the seat work done. I live between the three shops. I kept hearing about these Seth Laam seats. Then I check the website just now and he lives in Redding, CA. That's where Rick Mayer made seats and it's only about and hour from Russell. I guess they all know each other there. Just sharing. I guess I'm riding up to Redding again. Here's a tip, there's a town called Red Bluff 30 minutes south of Redding. From Red Bluff you can take Hwy 36 all the way out to the coast. On that road they have a famous road sign warning you that the next 140 is all curvy! It's legit. It's a wonderful place to be if you're on a fast KTM.
I'm not sure but I think Seth Laam learned his craft at Russell back awhile

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Hey DG, it certainly isn't 140 miles of curves, but it is awesome, and a beautiful ride.
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Hey DG, it certainly isn't 140 miles of curves, but it is awesome, and a beautiful ride.
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Hi Matt. This is US 12 from Lewiston, Idaho to Missoula, Montana. That route is about 217 miles that follow the Clearwater, Lochsa, Crooked Fork rivers and the West Fork of Lolo Creek. The "Winding Road Next 99 Miles" sign is located at Kooskia, ID. There is lots of beautiful riding (West to East) to arrive at Kooskia, and then another 132 miles of spectacular beauty, ending at Lolo. There have been quite a number of fires in the last 20 miles of that ride, but still great riding. The Lolo Pass ride is not to be missed, and one of the top three or four bike rides in the US.
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