Who is actually doing the work on your seat. I've had similar thoughts with mine. Glad to see your enjoying the AT.Picked up my DCT model about 6 weeks ago now due for its first service. Have fitted the Oxford X40 rear bag which fits very easily and am waiting for the Givi AF screen to arrive in the next week or so as at 6ft 4 the standard screen is too low. I am getting Oxford hand warmers fitted at the first service. I have also had some softer foam fitted in the seat
Keep the shiny side up!