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Terry's Seats / Christmas Present

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Selden

Terry's Seats in Manchester, TN has a good reputation. This was my Christmas present. I got on his build list last summer; turn-around trip was about 3 weeks, but that may in part because I shipped it to him on December 11 to avoid the holiday rush, and told him I was in no hurry. FedEx confused things a little, first saying it would be delivered Saturday, then Monday, then about 90 minutes ago my wife said a FedEx truck had pulled in the driveway.

 
Before I could put it on the bike, I had to get out the owner's manual to figure out how to put the on-board toolkit back in place.
 

To accommodate my short inseam, Terry kept it as low as possible, and when I first looked at it, I worried that he had gone too low. It was just an optical illusion from the bucket shape. It's probably a 1/4" higher than the OEM height, but still manageable. Just for kicks I put my old Alaska Leathers sheepskin on top. It fits better now, and may still be useful on long rides. Which won't be happening for a while given the January weather forecast.

 

I hadn't realized how well the sweep of the bucket would go with the lines of the bodywork of the F700GS.

 
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$340 + $30 for cost of shipping from Dahlonega, GA to Manchester, TN

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wbw6cos

Looks nice, @Selden.  Hope it is as comfortable as it looks.

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Skywagon

selden...can't see the picture for some strange reason..would like to..sounds interesting.

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Rougarou
12 hours ago, Skywagon said:

selden...can't see the picture for some strange reason..would like to..sounds interesting.

 

Idem

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Rinkydink

I’m very interested also. Pics are a no go for me too. 
 

Edit...logged off and back on and pics are there. Looks great!!

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Selden
14 hours ago, Skywagon said:

selden...can't see the picture for some strange reason..would like to..sounds interesting.

 

Yeah, the forum does that sometimes with copy/paste. Edited with fresh upload the photos from local storage to see if it makes a difference. Let me know if you can see them now.

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BamaJohn

pics are visible to me (sunday morning)   Looks nice!

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Selden
3 hours ago, BamaJohn said:

pics are visible to me (sunday morning)   Looks nice!

 

Thanks for confirmation. As of 1300 EST, I am still seeing the re-uploaded photos. The temperature has risen above 40°. I'm going for a short butt test ride.

 

Update: Test ride Twenty miles @ 45°. For comparison, I had a Sargent seat on my R1100RT. I estimate that Terry's is about the same firmness as the Sargent, but with a more pronounced dish, which is exactly what I wanted. I think that the reason it feels a little higher when stopped is because the OEM seat had a softer foam, plus the flare toward the rear. As the foam breaks in, I expect this to go away at stops. I have never ridden a bike with a Russell Day-Long, so I cannot compare, but I have heard that they raise the seat considerably, which is not an option for me. Overall, I am pleased.

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Rougarou

Very nice looking.  It looks extremely well made

 

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MikeB60

I had Terry redo the seat on my GS.  Good price/reviews and since I don't ride 500 mile days on the GS I went for it. I've had numerous Russell seats they are fantastic but definitely pricey. 

 

Terry's seat is fantastic Great workmanship and very comfortable at half the price of a Russell. Seems like I had a 7 month wait but he is a one man show. Highly recommended by me as well. 

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