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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2020, 10:41:12 am »
FM, the 09s had the two tone seat as well


Right you are! I guess every red 2009 that I've seen in person has had the seat replaced. Thanks

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Here is a pic of the 53066-0465-49x seat. It certainly looks the part, but nowhere is the stamped with 99994-0500 number for the accessory touring seat. I wish I had a stock 53066-0464-49L seat to compare against.

Does this help anyone identify?




jimboni, that's looks exactly like the touring seat that I have. (except yours is mounted on a cleaner bike and I have a backrest on mine.)

Probably someone has already answered this and I missed it...but I wonder if there really is any difference between the stock '15 and up seat and the Kawasaki Touring seat other than the cover?
Anyone have both that can tell us how sure they are that there really is a comfort difference and is positive that it's not the same seat with a fancier cover?

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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2020, 02:59:32 pm »
Right you are! I guess every red 2009 that I've seen in person has had the seat replaced. Thanks

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jimboni, that's looks exactly like the touring seat that I have. (except yours is mounted on a cleaner bike and I have a backrest on mine.)

Probably someone has already answered this and I missed it...but I wonder if there really is any difference between the stock '15 and up seat and the Kawasaki Touring seat other than the cover?
Anyone have both that can tell us how sure they are that there really is a comfort difference and is positive that it's not the same seat with a fancier cover?

There is definitely a difference in the stock and the touring seat.  My stock seat was used to build a custom by a builder that rhymes with Spam, sold it and been using the touring seat since, the touring seat stopped me from having a RDL built, I have done 4-500 mile days with out butt problems on the touring seat!

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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2020, 04:43:02 pm »
Probably someone has already answered this and I missed it...but I wonder if there really is any difference between the stock '15 and up seat and the Kawasaki Touring seat other than the cover?
Anyone have both that can tell us how sure they are that there really is a comfort difference and is positive that it's not the same seat with a fancier cover?

There is definitely a difference in the stock and the touring seat.  My stock seat was used to build a custom by a builder that rhymes with Spam, sold it and been using the touring seat since, the touring seat stopped me from having a RDL built, I have done 4-500 mile days with out butt problems on the touring seat!

Thanks FTB350, and to be crystal clear, that stock seat that you didn't like was the 2016 stock seat with the double stitching around the front section before you sent it off to be redone by the "rhymes with spam" people. Right?


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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2020, 07:18:28 am »
Anyone with a touring seat care to share part number stamped on the seat pan? Since we are correlating photos this send like the missing piece that could put this to bed

Thanks all.

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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2020, 09:56:57 am »
The seat you posted a picture of is the touring seat. The stock seat and touring seat share the same pan. Stop worrying about numbers on the pan. You have the touring seat. That is evident by the picture you posted of the seat. The thread should have been done when you posted a picture of what is obviously the touring seat.

The same part number you are worried about it stamped on my touring seat, but it is not on my stock seat.

Here is the number on my touring seat.

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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2020, 11:11:25 am »
Thanks PH. OCD is a beyotch.

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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2020, 02:32:20 pm »
Thanks FTB350, and to be crystal clear, that stock seat that you didn't like was the 2016 stock seat with the double stitching around the front section before you sent it off to be redone by the "rhymes with spam" people. Right?
The seat I had rebuilt was the stock seat off of my 2016.indidnt send the seat   I rode it into his driveway/shop!

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Re: C14 Seats: Touring vs Stock dilemma
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2020, 10:06:24 am »
The seat I had rebuilt was the stock seat off of my 2016.

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