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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Bagster seat/saddle

At the end of my European trip this summer the OEM Honda saddle had crucified my arse.
The last bike seat that hurt me that much was my old XRV750 Africa Twin.
So much for progress...

Comfort is of course subjective, but does anyone have a Bagster saddle?
Is it a direct replacement for the OEM; ie, does it still have, and allow the adjustment between the high and lower seat height setting?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 08:10 AM
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That's in the frame. You just put the tang on the rear of the seat into a different slot.
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That's in the frame. You just put the tang on the rear of the seat into a different slot.
I guess that no one has a Bagster saddle then.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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I've ordered a two-piece Bagster saddle in HRC tri colours from a German dealer as an early Christmas present for my arse.

I'll update when it arrives, although this will just be an update for the fit, looks and height.
As a fair-weather rider I don't foresee any long distance comfort tests coming up this side of Christmas.
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Hi, please keep us informed, by the way what height are you?
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On a good day I'm 5' 9“ so I'm crossing my fingers that it's no higher than a standard saddle.

2018 standard Tri-colour manual.
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Do the seats fit the same between the AT and the ATAS? I know the ATAS seat adds an inch in height - but is it the same fit against the tank, or does it come up short like when you have the seat in the low position?
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My new Bagster saddle arrived yesterday and other than having to move the Datatool Alarm tamper contact from underneath the standard saddle to the new one, fitting it was easy.

I've got the saddle fitted in the lower position (pictures attached) and it seems slightly taller than the OEM one but hopefully not so much that it poses a problem. It looks good with a Tri-colour bike (I think) but I'll have to wait for a long trip before I can comment on whether it improves the comfort - I'd be surprised if it could be worse!

If it helps others, The dealer that I bought it from listed it as 2015-2019.
My bike is a standard 2018 manual so from that it would seem that 2015-2019 seats are all the same fitting.
I can't speak for the ATAS obviously.

Cheers Paul.
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Have you had a pillion on it ? I'd be interested with how they compare it to the original.
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No. No pillion yet... or ever probably.
My wife just doesn't do bikes.

It looks like the rear seat is a bit thicker than original and the leading edge looks like it will stop pillions from sliding forward and give the rider a bit of a backrest.

I wasn't sure if it looked a bit king/queen to begin with, a look I'm not keen on, but it's not that much different to standard as I think the AT logo accentuates the step.

2018 standard Tri-colour manual.

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