Sargent Kawasaki Concours 14 Seat 08-12
No difference at first
When I changed seats, at first didnt notice much difference. Thought I wasted my money. Then I took my first long trip on it (1600 miles). Doesnt feel much lower than stock, but I didnt get sore as much after 8 hrs riding. My longest day was 488 miles in 8.5 hours and felt fine. Havent had a passenger on yet, so I cant tell you if they like it better.
October 5, 2013
A real pain in the rear! Kawasaki C14
Sargent puts a storage compartment in the rear of the seat. Great idea very poor execution. The compartment does not allow you to sit back in the seat. There is virtually no padding in the compartment area. This is a very uncomfortable seat. I own two bikes the Victory listed and a Kawasaki C14. The seat reviewed is for the C14.
September 16, 2013
Great upgrade from the OEM seat
I have tended toward buying a new bike every few years but have found that the Concours is a keeper. Every aftermarket part I've installed has made the bike that much better, from bar risers to throttle locks to a slip-on exhaust. I was looking for a seat that enabled me to sit a little lower and plant both feet at stops and I found it in the Sargent product. The seat showed up quickly, and per the other reviews, installed easily without hassle. I was a little surprised by it's firmness, but once I put a few miles on it, the density of it made sense. I find it very comfortable and less confining than the stock seat. Also, I am 5' 9" and can flat-foot it at stop-lights. I opted for the seat with black piping and I think it looks great, really almost like an OEM part. Can't be 100% sure about the durability yet; I've only had it a month. Great product and highly recommended.
August 6, 2013
Excellent alternative to the stock seat
I am 6'2" and weigh 205. I bought the regular height seat in all-black. I like the look of the all-black better than any two-tone look. My problem with the stock seat is that it seemed to want to push me forward toward the gas tank making for some uncomfortable riding. The Sergeant eliminated that so the trial 350-mile ride my wife and I took last weekend was fairly comfortable. My butt still gets sore (tired?) so 300 or so miles in a day is about enough fun for me. My wife liked it also because she always felt she was sliding forward on the stock seat. The seat fit easily and seems very secure. It's sturdy, and although I'm not using the underseat storage area right now, I'll probably stick some stuff down there later - emergency money, etc. I know there are some pretty pricey non-stock seats out there, but I think for the money, this is a pretty good buy -- I do not intend to return it, and I would recommend that interested folks at least give it a try.
May 29, 2013
WOW what a difference !
I am 5’-6” 165 pounds with a 30” inseam. The painful lean towards the gas tank is now gone! That alone was worth the purchase. Fit and finish are top notch making the stock seat look outdated. This seat has a much wider profile which is great for your underside but takes a little away from the 1.5” lowered seat height. Best of all, I feel seated in the bike, rather than on top of it. Handling has improved since I have more leverage with a lower center of gravity. Also I can do without the handle bar risers with the drop in seat height and have a better view from the mirrors that tend to be blocked by the saddlebags. Installing it was a snap, same as the stock seat. This purchase has totally changed the comfort, looks and handling of this bike! And thanks to Revzilla for some crazy-fast shipment !
April 9, 2013
The seat fits perfectly. I had heard complaints of loose fitting and wiggle. Not true in this case. It also lowered the ride height by 1.5 inches which was my goal.
February 11, 2013
I wish I could say more about this seat, but in a twist of fate or circumstances, I haven't been able to ride the bike much since installed. The holidays, work and the winter weather down here in Florida, with a cold front every 2-3 days, has been limiting my ride time. I think any seat is better than the OE seat, I chose this Sargent based upon a couple of factors, one being the price and the other, a number of positive reviews. I can't say I'm in love with this seat yet; I need more time. But it's a heck of a lot better than stock.
December 31, 2012
First rides impressive
Received the seat just as the weather turned colder here in Colorado. First few rides confirm the seat support is wider and easier on the sit muscles. Will have more info after the weather eases and we can get in longer rides.
December 24, 2012