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Ok, just got a '16 Duke 690. Yes, love the bike, tons of fun. The bike came with both stock and ergo powerparts seat. While I can last a little longer on the ergo seat, I still start getting monkey butt in less than 1 hr of spirited riding. I'm 6'2 & 235 lbs. Its mainly under each cheek that goes numb. The previous gen '15 ergo unit looks completely different. Would that fit my '16? Is it comfy for long rides? Any other seats anyone here is happy with? I had a Rusell Daylong on my Triumph Tiger 1050, the most comfortable seat I've ever experienced. Don't really want that for the 690 as its like a large sofa
 

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Love my Powerparts seat and have zero issues with comfort but am also only 5'11 and 170 lbs so not sure if that makes a big difference on the arse.

Taboo suggestion but i'll say it as I'm dealing with the same issue on my dirtbike after going to a more aggressive seat that's not plush at all... riding shorts? Triple 8 makes padded shorts, there's cyclist shorts with the gel a$$ cheeks, Troy Lee & Fox probably make a pair too.

You can get really crafty and take it to a seat upholstery place or try contacting Seat Concepts as they make high end seats for the dirt bikes but then you're getting into serious money on something that you may not have to and can spend on performance parts for the bike ;)
 

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Ok, just got a '16 Duke 690. Yes, love the bike, tons of fun. The bike came with both stock and ergo powerparts seat. While I can last a little longer on the ergo seat, I still start getting monkey butt in less than 1 hr of spirited riding. I'm 6'2 & 235 lbs. Its mainly under each cheek that goes numb. The previous gen '15 ergo unit looks completely different. Would that fit my '16? Is it comfy for long rides? Any other seats anyone here is happy with? I had a Rusell Daylong on my Triumph Tiger 1050, the most comfortable seat I've ever experienced. Don't really want that for the 690 as its like a large sofa
The earlier generation Ergo seat fits the 18, but you have to use the matching rear section as well- you can't "mix" them. I'm 5'9" and 220, and quite "broad in the beam" and I find it very comfortable for 3 or 4 hours. I've thought of having the stock seat redone as a custom but I doubt it would be much better without going to a larger bucket shape like the Russell.
 

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She's a beauty alright! Thanks for indulging me Mike :)
 

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I purchased a custom Russell Day Long "Sport" seat. It's by far the most comfortable seat made for this bike. I had one on my last bike, a Triumph Tiger 1050 and loved it. Russell makes touring and sport seats. It also came with a custom pillion but its much too big so I put the OEM on the back and it looks like they were made for each other including materials. I can ride for an indefinite amount of time with achieving monkey butt and cornering seems better. Very happy!
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Nice! Did you send them your stock pans for them to build? I like the combination of the stock rear pillion with the Russell, they do look like they were made together. Does it change the reach to the ground?

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I actually scored this on ebay. Never used and in excellent condition. They do require a seat pan which are cheap to find. Doesn't change the reach to the ground. Feels amazing!
 
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