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Saddlemen Gel-Channel Tech Seat Yamaha FZ-09 2014-2018

Item: P278377

The Gel Channel line of seats for sport bikes are designed specifically for the rider that needs a seat that can do everything—canyon carving, track d… Read More

$425.00

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Saddlemen Gel-Channel Tech Seat for Yamaha FZ-09

The Gel Channel line of seats for sport bikes are designed specifically for the rider that needs a seat that can do everything—canyon carving, track days, or commuting. Features Saddlemen’s Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending) that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, and keep the rider in the saddle longer. Saddlemen sport bike seats offer high quality, light weight construction and styling that’s second-to-none.

The “Tech” style series incorporates high-quality, flexible fabric top covers that breathe well and are textured to allow the body to move on the seat for aggressive maneuvering. Just under the top cover is a layer of memory foam that contours to the shape of the rider’s body with additional memory foam in areas strategically positioned for maximum comfort.

Features:

  • The best looking, most unique custom seat you can buy, with lines and materials designed to match specific bikes
  • Performance oriented—the seats match the characteristics of the bikes they’re made for
  • More comfortable than any stock seat on the market
  • Designed specifically for the rider that needs a seat that can do everything—canyon carving, track days, or commuting
  • Feature Gel Channel technology (patent pending) that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve pressure on the perineal area for all-day riding comfort
  • Special seat cover materials allow for easy movement when riding aggressively
  • High-quality, flexible fabric top cover breathes well and its texture allows body to move on the seat for aggressive maneuvering
  • Just under the top-cover is a layer of memory foam that contours to the shape of the rider’s body with additional memory foam in areas strategically positioned for maximum comfort
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Fitment Notes & Exceptions
  • Some seats may require stock hardware to be re-used for proper installation. 
Yamaha
FZ-09 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
MT-09 2018
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3.7 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
3.6 / 5
Features
5.0 / 5
Comfort
5.0 / 5
Style
4.0 / 5
Ease Of Install
5.0 / 5
Fit & Finish
5.0 / 5
Durability
4.0 / 5
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Avoid, instead look for the Sport or Track seat
Installation a breeze, seat really comfortable.

My main gripe is that the main seat material is neoprene, and the raised bumps are regular foam. This has two consequences:

1) the bumps soak water, so be prepared to have your backside wet if you washed the bike and/or rained before you ride.

2)The neoprene in my seat has faded to a purplish-gray color, under regular exposure to sunlight. Bike is parked in a open air shed, and one side is lighter than the other (expected since one side gets more sun).

The seat looks like 10 years old when it basically around 8 months old. For $400, avoid and go to the other designs that seem to have better materials
April 13, 2015
Ride:
2010 Yamaha XJ6S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Best addition to My FZ09 to date.
Anyone who has ridden a stock FZ 09 knows the factory seat is the worst. The Yamaha engineer's should be ashamed of putting such a terrible seat on an otherwise great bike. The Saddleman tech seat is super comfortable on short and long trips.
January 19, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Seat for long miles
Just received my Gel-tech a few days ago.

Install is as simple as removing the factory seat and putting this one on.

I can tell even in a few short miles that this seat corrects my three main complaints with the factory seat. It removes the forward slope towards the tank. It has a more gentle rounded off edge on the sides, as opposed to the sharp angular factory sides. The factory sides would start to be bothersome after an hour on the bike, but the Saddlemen should reduce that discomfort by margins. Lastly it is much more comfortable to sit on even out of the box as opposed to the factory plank.

I highly recommend this to anyone looking to do high mile days on their FZ-09
December 10, 2014
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Massive improvement over the stock seat
Every FZ-09 rider I have met has all said the same thing about the seat in that it's way to stiff and very uncomfortable after 30 minutes of riding on it. The saddlemen seat is a massive improvements to where I can go on 3 or more hours on this seat without any major discomfort.

The good
Easy to install - Unlock the seat from below, pull off the old one and slide this in
Comfort - Very comfortable and great for long distance

The bad
The foam - If the bike gets rained on, it will soak up some water.
It's slippery - The material is rather slick, so certain pants material will make it a challenge to stay in place without sliding down towards the tank. That being said, its not that easy to move from side to side for aggressive leaning, so if you want a bike for a lot of aggressive maneuvering then go for the other style.

Overall, it's a great addition for my bike and really added a lot of enjoyment to it. If you don't like the stock seat, have a lot of issues after riding for a bit, then this is well worth the money.
May 4, 2015
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
NO MORE SPANKINGS FOR ME! Fz-09
Replaces the boomstick Yamaha Engineers presented Fz-09 owners with a lush, soft and ergonomic saddle. It raises the seat height about half an inch. (Think about all that padding) Clips on just like the stock saddle.This seat is well worth the investment.
March 2, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Comfy Seat
I was getting very tired after just thirty miles with the factory seat but this Saddlemen seat keeps me comfy for lots more miles.
November 17, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
90% better than stock seat
I just received this seat last Friday. The seat is much more comfortable than the stock seat which I could only ride on for about 30-45 minutes before my rear got numb and I had to take a break. I broke this new seat in by going on a 100 mile ride through the mountains. Which included lots of curvy roads and tight corners. Overall, I am pretty dang happy with it. At no time did I feel the need to get off to take a break or that any posterior discomfort was becoming a distraction during the ride. Not to mention the next day my rear and lower back tended to be stiff after a aggressive ride on the stock FZ09 seat. .

The only real con I have found is what other reviewers have stated and that the neoprene like seat material is a little slippery. Wearing my textile riding pants and during deceleration I felt myself sliding towards the tank which created pressure on the areas this seat is supposed to alleviate.

In my opinion, I would this say this seat would be great for commuters and/or those that tend to do longer distance rides. That being said this seat is a huge improvement over the stock seat on comfort level alone and I am happy with the purchase.
August 24, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Huge step up from oem!
Anyone who's ridden an FZ09 knows how thin the seat is. The new seat is much, much more comfortable. Easy install, just off with the old, and on with the new. My only gripe is the seat's not water proof but in Southern California that's not really an issue! Very happy with this purchase and Revzillas quick service!

Rides a Yamaha FZ09
June 25, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2003 Honda VT750DC Shadow Spirit
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Turning an FZ-09 into a touring bike.
After trying a couple of other seats and not quite getting comfortable. I was desperate to stop the slide forward on to my old nibbly bits on long rides and decided to spring for the Saddleman. The price and the look of the seat kept me from trying it earlier in my search for comfort, but it turned out to be the fix for all of my comfort issues. I am very comfortable on long rides and the seat actually looks good on the bike. The only thing you have to be aware of is it is not waterproof and will turn into a sponge in the rain, so I had a seat cover made that I slip on if I suspect rain in my travels. Get out and ride!
March 20, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Does not fix slope, slippery material, fit is too tight
My main problem with the stock seat is the slope, It pushes me into the tank and puts my feet behind me.

This does not fix that because I cannot sit on the memory foam bumpy part, it is sloped and I just slide down to the tank. (Kevlar jeans slide very easily on the seat)

Also it got stuck on my bike when I was trying to remove it for return, I had to get a wrench and luckily i could unscrew the bolt holding one of the latches that was stuck. Nearly broke it trying to get it off.
July 6, 2016
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moto42 on Mar 1, 2016
Looks comfortable and sleek
Mont P on Sep 3, 2014
comfort
moto42 on Mar 1, 2016
Bought this seat on the recommendation from Saddlemen. I told them that I ride mostly in the summer in the California Central Valley. This seat accomplishes everything they said it it would! My first ride with it installed was a 150 mile ride up Highway 49 in the Sierra foothills. Ambient temp. was 103 degrees. I did not experience any 'hot spots' or numbness the entire time. What a great upgrade for my FZ-09!!!
Stevan O on Sep 9, 2014
Looks comfortable and sleek
Mont P on Sep 3, 2014
Bought this seat on the recommendation from Saddlemen. I told them that I ride mostly in the summer in the California Central Valley. This seat accomplishes everything they said it it would! My first ride with it installed was a 150 mile ride up Highway 49 in the Sierra foothills. Ambient temp. was 103 degrees. I did not experience any 'hot spots' or numbness the entire time. What a great upgrade for my FZ-09!!!
Stevan O on Sep 9, 2014
How is this seat for a passenger? I am trying to figure out which Saddleman seat to get, this, the Sport, or Track seat?
Charles G on Mar 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Charles,
I haven't found anybody that wants to ride on the back of my FZ09 but I can tell you that there is a fair amount of comfortable padding in the passenger area. My wife sat on it once and said that it was as comfortable as her seat on my Harley.
Hope this helps.

Steve
HI, I want to know that if this seat would suit my Yamaha FZ S Version 2.0 from India? If not, then I want to know that whether would you be able to make according to the size of my bike, and is it possible anyway? Thank you in advance.
A shopper on Sep 26, 2015
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