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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Hooli on March 13, 2013, 12:52:53 pm

Title: KTM690 custom seat
Post by: Hooli on March 13, 2013, 12:52:53 pm
Hi

Can you pls post a photo of your customed seat or of aftermarket seats that you bought and if you are happy with it.

Thinking of customising mine or perhaps buying an aftermarket one, depending on the cost etc.

Thanks.   
Title: Re: KTM690 custom seat
Post by: Toors on March 13, 2013, 03:01:22 pm
I have one of these, very nice indeed... but pricey.  Depending on how tall you are also consider the high version

http://shop.touratech.com/comfort-seat-for-ktm-690-enduro-enduro-r-ktm-690-smc-standard.html (http://shop.touratech.com/comfort-seat-for-ktm-690-enduro-enduro-r-ktm-690-smc-standard.html)
Title: Re: KTM690 custom seat
Post by: Jules on March 13, 2013, 03:54:28 pm
The new generation 2012+ 690 oem seats are very good, see if you can try someone's
Title: Re: KTM690 custom seat
Post by: NumNum on April 08, 2013, 07:46:32 pm
The new generation 2012+ 690 oem seats are very good, see if you can try someone's
I'm on my 3rd standard seat :xxbah: keep on breaking the farking pan. Going the seat concepts route, but really like the Touratech seat.... just very expensive!  :3some: standard seat good for 500 km of hard riding a day  :3some:
Title: Re: KTM690 custom seat
Post by: High 5 on April 22, 2013, 09:49:21 am
Anybody know of an upholsterer or seat type of person that could customize a seat and cover in suede in the Johannesburg area?
Title: Re: KTM690 custom seat
Post by: Roadcat on April 22, 2013, 04:22:30 pm
I modded mine myself.

Got 4 or 5 assorted types of foam offcuts from an upholsterer who works near me. He didn't charge anything and it even included a thin piece of memory foam.

Bought the suede fabric for 17. It's actually Alcantara, the same material used for seats in Ferrari's and Aston Martins, which is why the price was so high for a little off-cut. Shaped the saddle with an angle grinder followed with a palm sander. The stapling isn't done very neatly I'm afraid - one of these days I'll redo it, but I can sit on it for days without any discomfort. Better than my sofa at home:

(http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z352/Roadcat3/IMG_1999_zps18acd223.jpg)