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So I took the plunge and went for the Ducati Performance Comfort Seat. Immediately I noticed it was much more comfortable to sit on, but it's way higher, which makes your riding position less upright, putting more strain on the wrists. I'm not completely sold on it yet because of this, but here's a comparison photo I took:



^ For you short(er) people who already have an issue riding the SF, this may help give you a perspective on the DP seat.
 

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So I took the plunge and went for the Ducati Performance Comfort Seat. Immediately I noticed it was much more comfortable to sit on, but it's way higher, which makes your riding position less upright, putting more strain on the wrists. I'm not completely sold on it yet because of this, but here's a comparison photo I took:

^ For you short(er) people who already have an issue riding the SF, this may help give you a perspective on the DP seat.
Thanks for the comparison shot! That definitely has swayed me towards a different seat. I'm not the tallest person in the world at 5'9", so adding height is not really something I care to do on my SF.
 

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I'm not sure how you did that overlap shot but it's pretty neat. I'm also short and I'm already at my limits with the stock seat height. I guess I won't be getting another seat because they all seem to be taller. A taller seat won't work for me.


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I've also just put that seat on and can vouch for the increased height, not a problem for me as far as reaching the ground (6'0") but more weight on my wrists has me considering a taller bar lately.

I'm beginning to see how this will play out: new seat requires a new bar requires adjustable rearsets requires more trackdays requires a new Pani S......why isn't my wife able to follow this simple logic? :D
 

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I'm also short and I'm already at my limits with the stock seat height. I guess I won't be getting another seat because they all seem to be taller. A taller seat won't work for me.
I am 5'8".
Don't like the stock seat for several reasons:
  1. shape - slopping towards tank
  2. covering material - slippery when riding in jeans
  3. height (well, maybe its more of the bike height but nevertheless).
After much research, I pulled the trigger and ordered a Sargent seat. I should be receiving it this/next week. Next will do suspension setup. I really hope together these will improve my comfort and turn my SF into the URM (ultimate riding motorcycle)
 

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Just FYI. I have the DP seat. Love it! But you cannot fit a Bazzaz ZFI-QS under there without removing the exhaust valve motor. I tried a few ways and finally, buh bye exhaust servo. Now there is perfect room. I cant say anything about the stock seat since I never tried one. But Bazzaz seems to think the Control unit will fit with a stock seat. :think:

The ZFI will work just barely though.

Just saying.
 

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I'm beginning to see how this will play out: new seat requires a new bar requires adjustable rearsets requires more trackdays requires a new Pani S......why isn't my wife able to follow this simple logic? :D
Dude.. you have no idea.. just how much I want to do this :eek:

At some point when you've changed everything about the bike, trying to get something else, you have to realize it wasn't the right bike. For some reason I've never wanted to change a bike so much as with the Streetfighter :rolleyes: but we'll see. I'm not giving up yet!
 

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The DP racing seat does it for me. Too bad you don't have one for a comparison pic.
If you still have the stock seat, take some photos! I'd love to see the differences. If this DP seat is too annoying after a while, I may switch to the Sargent.
 

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If you still have the stock seat, take some photos! I'd love to see the differences. If this DP seat is too annoying after a while, I may switch to the Sargent.
The racing seat is quite a bit higher than the stock one too....kind of surprised me the first time I got on it after switching them out.
 

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Mistasam, I'd be interested in your DP seat if you decide to let it go.
 

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Thank u for the photo comparison now I definitely need to reduce the height of my bike. Anyone using the pillion comfort seat?
 

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I am 5'8".
Don't like the stock seat for several reasons:
  1. shape - slopping towards tank
  2. covering material - slippery when riding in jeans
  3. height (well, maybe its more of the bike height but nevertheless).
After much research, I pulled the trigger and ordered a Sargent seat. I should be receiving it this/next week. Next will do suspension setup. I really hope together these will improve my comfort and turn my SF into the URM (ultimate riding motorcycle)
I think you'll like the Sargent. It's just about the lowest seat available.
 

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Great photo comparison!

Keep in mind that if the bike is a bit too tall, suspension setup might help. I'm 5'10 and was on my tippy toes before suspension setup. With the sag properly set, now I can easily flat foot it. The rear spring was set far too stiff from the factory and the bike wasn't settling when I sat down.

I'm thinking about adding the comfort seat, but I don't want more wrist strain. I would probably have to add 2012 bars to compensate.
 

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Mistasam, I'd be interested in your DP seat if you decide to let it go.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I'm going on a 300 mile ride this week, so that will determine a lot I think. It's comfy for sure, but it may be too awkward for me :rolleyes:
 

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I am 5'8".
Don't like the stock seat for several reasons:
  1. shape - slopping towards tank
  2. covering material - slippery when riding in jeans
  3. height (well, maybe its more of the bike height but nevertheless).
After much research, I pulled the trigger and ordered a Sargent seat. I should be receiving it this/next week. Next will do suspension setup. I really hope together these will improve my comfort and turn my SF into the URM (ultimate riding motorcycle)
Let us know how you get on with the Sargent seat.
I agree. I don't like the shape and it's not comfortable.
It's slippery as hell for my leathers but I seem OK in (kevlar) jeans
I'm only 5'7" so the bike's already a bit high for me

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I've had the Sargent seat for about three weeks on my SF848. It's way more comfy than stock , is lower and a tad wider so it's about same height as stock.
 

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Being 6.1. the dp seat is a no brainer for me but i also have 814 renthals on so its all good.
My fat arse shoves the seat back down anyway
 

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I'm noticing after the first 2 weeks of ownership that the sloping seat is causing me to slide downward and thus smashing my junk into the tank. Does the DP comfort seat prevent this from happening?
 

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I'm noticing after the first 2 weeks of ownership that the sloping seat is causing me to slide downward and thus smashing my junk into the tank. Does the DP comfort seat prevent this from happening?
I don't know, but the DP racing seat definitely does for me.
 
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