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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Thumper Dumper on June 16, 2016, 09:49:16 am

Title: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on June 16, 2016, 09:49:16 am
Hi Dogs
Does anyone have a seat concept seat for a 2015 690 endure they want to sell.
Free would be even better. :lol8:
Cheers
Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: yogidabear on June 17, 2016, 07:47:16 pm
Have a seat concepts and the one day somebody wanted to buy the stock, and it seemed a bad idea to sell and not have a spare. Then I realised if my seat concepts ever broke I would immediately order another. So no I do not have one for sale but huge recommendation!!
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on June 17, 2016, 09:20:21 pm
Have a seat concepts and the one day somebody wanted to buy the stock, and it seemed a bad idea to sell and not have a spare. Then I realised if my seat concepts ever broke I would immediately order another. So no I do not have one for sale but huge recommendation!!
Thanx for the recommendation Yogi.
Good to know they worth it.
Maybe have to bite the bullet and order from the states.
Cheers
Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: aka.Goliath on June 18, 2016, 12:01:12 am
If you do order one from the states please let me know as I would really appreciate sharing the courier costs.

I had modified my old 530 seat with great success at a place in Pretoria called 'Italian auto fitters' at R1200 so will be my other option.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro Ordered from USA
Post by: Thumper Dumper on June 18, 2016, 09:00:14 am
If you do order one from the states please let me know as I would really appreciate sharing the courier costs.

I had modified my old 530 seat with great success at a place in Pretoria called 'Italian auto fitters' at R1200 so will be my other option.
Hi Goliath
I ordered about 10 minutes ago just before I noticed your post. If you contact me I can try getting back to them about changing the order.
Cheers
Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Sagittaire on August 17, 2016, 01:08:35 pm
Hi has ordering concept seats for the 690 worked out ok for anybody?

Fergus
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on August 17, 2016, 06:42:50 pm
Hi Fergus
I'm hoping to get my seat this week. Its been sitting with customs for almost 2 weeks.
I bought from SoloMotoParts.com
Service was good and I'll let you know what the final costs are once I've paid my import duties.
Cheers Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Bill the Bong on August 17, 2016, 09:29:15 pm
Bought mine direct from Australia in 2011.  Before they had a concern in the US.  In those days, you could order only foam and the cover, you had to cover the original pan yourself.  I have the 2 tone suede version.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on August 23, 2016, 08:15:33 pm
Got my seat today.
Very impressed with the quality.
Its a tighter on the bike due to some larger rubbers under the seal but a good slap on the rear and she clicks in.
I bought when the dollar was a bit stronger and it came to about R5800 including shipping and import duties.
Haven't had a chance to test her out but will give her a try on the weekend.
Cheers
Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Amsterdam on October 27, 2016, 12:29:01 pm

Haven't had a chance to test her out but will give her a try on the weekend.


Hi Thumper, what is the feedback?
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on October 29, 2016, 08:40:41 pm
I'm embarrassed to say that due to the weather and other commitments I haven't taken her out on a long ride.
I can say that the seat is a lot more comfortable even on short rides.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: roburt on November 04, 2016, 11:53:26 am
I ordered one now for a trip I am doing in December so will give feedback as the standard seat is super bad after 300km
Title: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: aka.Goliath on November 11, 2016, 12:49:11 am
I tried an Airhawk out while sitting on the bike in the garage and I must say it feels a serious amount better. It is also vastly cheap than any after market seat. I wonder how they compare in comfort long distance with the seat concepts seat. At least you get a better seat pan that won't break as soon as you go over a bump.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Hugonator on November 11, 2016, 05:40:40 am
Does anybody know if the seat concept will fit if I have a safari tank fitted...


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Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on December 07, 2016, 06:18:39 pm
I've been on a couple of rides with the new seat and I'm very happy with the seat.
Much more comfortable than the original and no more sliding around.
Cheers Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Bill the Bong on December 08, 2016, 08:27:51 am
Does anybody know if the seat concept will fit if I have a safari tank fitted...


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They did not when I had mine made in 2011.  The tunnel was too narrow.  But I cannot vouch for the newer, off the shelf seats.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: nelian on December 10, 2016, 07:10:17 am
Also thinking of ordering one... I need to replace seat due to a little off... Well. actaully, while I was lying on the ground, a bystander decided to remove my tankbag and didnt know how to remove the seat... f$$king good samaritan...
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on December 11, 2016, 03:09:58 pm
The Power parts seat from KTM is cheaper than the Seat Concepts one and I'm told its slightly more comfortable than the original.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: aka.Goliath on December 12, 2016, 01:24:14 am
The Power parts seat from KTM is cheaper than the Seat Concepts one and I'm told its slightly more comfortable than the original.

Not exactly sure that power parts seat really can compare to the seat concept seat. I have however  just got myself a airhawk which really seems to be working well, but time will tell when I get back from 4000km in the saddle in January.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on December 13, 2016, 08:52:07 pm
I doubt the power parts seat is as comfy as my seats concept but its a cheaper option if you need a new seat.
Must admit I haven't tried the power parts seat and my comment is only what I've heard.
That's why I went for the seats concepts but they are pricy and the postage and taxes are a killer.
Cheers
Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: nelian on December 14, 2016, 11:10:53 pm
Had a look at one at KTM clearwater... The only thing I liked was the fact that it had KTM embroiled on the seat... I was NOT convinced that it was more comfortable than the standard seat.. Doubt very much that it comes close the the seat concepts...Alas.. Not going to spend R5.5k on a seat right now... So...have to settle for the standard seat (I need to replace mine)

I doubt the power parts seat is as comfy as my seats concept but its a cheaper option if you need a new seat.
Must admit I haven't tried the power parts seat and my comment is only what I've heard.
That's why I went for the seats concepts but they are pricy and the postage and taxes are a killer.
Cheers
Thumper
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: roburt on December 30, 2016, 11:02:03 am
Finished a trip of around  1800km yesterday, longest leg was 650km and I can confirm the seat concepts seat is a lot better than standard, standard I was num afyer 200km
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: aka.Goliath on April 24, 2017, 04:29:59 pm
My seat is now buggered and the air-hawk just doesn't quite cut it with a broken seat pan. If I can't find an original in the next couple of weeks I want to import a Seat Concepts seat. Anyone want to join in and split the courier costs?
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Blender on April 24, 2017, 07:55:54 pm
My seat is now buggered and the air-hawk just doesn't quite cut it with a broken seat pan. If I can't find an original in the next couple of weeks I want to import a Seat Concepts seat. Anyone want to join in and split the courier costs?

Do you have an indication of costs involved? I would definitely be interested if the price is not to hectic!
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Thumper Dumper on April 24, 2017, 08:13:42 pm
My seat cost just under R4k and postage was R1.7k
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: aka.Goliath on April 24, 2017, 08:14:46 pm
Well depends what you call hectic...
$300 x 13(exchange rate) + 15.4% + some customs fees (R300?) = R4500. Then theres the $160 shipping 2 seats so... $80 x 13 = 1040. Total should be around R5540 but is not set particularly if the exchange rate changes (although it is strengthening)   
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Bravofox on April 25, 2017, 09:54:15 am
My seat is now buggered and the air-hawk just doesn't quite cut it with a broken seat pan. If I can't find an original in the next couple of weeks I want to import a Seat Concepts seat. Anyone want to join in and split the courier costs?

I am really, REALLY considering a Seat Concepts seat for my 701. But I suspect after getting the seat to you, and then from Joburg to me, I would not really save on the shipping...
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: aka.Goliath on April 25, 2017, 10:04:04 am
I don't mind sending it on. Courier fees won't be nearly as much as bringing it in by yourself. You'll probably save R1000 depending how much it costs to send it to you.
Title: Re: Wanted: Seat Concepts for 2015 690 Enduro
Post by: Steelimage on August 08, 2017, 09:36:45 am
hey guys , is anyone ordering soon im tiered of the standard its time now