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Technical => What Broke? => Topic started by: truck11 on January 19, 2015, 10:24:53 am

Title: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: truck11 on January 19, 2015, 10:24:53 am
Took my seat off this morning to remove the battery (to charge it).....   my OEM seat is **** (badly) and also missing one of the rubber stoppers!
Anyone have a seat they want to sell me?  I doubt this is covered under warranty!

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Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: Rockitboy on January 19, 2015, 03:12:00 pm
I think I replied to your post on Facebook also. KTM will warranty that. Send your dealer the pics. I did & had a new seat shipped to me about a week later. Good luck bud!
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: doniton2 on January 31, 2015, 07:38:18 am
Just found a crack in mine too. I only have 1044 miles on the bike. I called the dealer yesterday and they are ordering me a new seat. Should have it buy the middle of the week they said. I would definitely check with them.
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: truck11 on February 01, 2015, 06:57:07 pm
New seat replaced under warranty on Saturday.  They also installed the longer gas cap vent hose and wrapped red heat shrink tubing on the 2 wires going to the positive battery terminal.   Apparently it was needed!!!!  ::)
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: Rockitboy on February 02, 2015, 08:52:19 am
You let the dealer work on your bike? Brave man!
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: truck11 on February 02, 2015, 09:03:41 am
Welllllll...... I actually wanted to watch him... so I could see what he was doing - mainly the vent hose.    But I also managed to get them to check the coolant overflow issue (and coolant was low so he filled it), oil level, and counter sprocket seal.  My buddy lost his seal within a month of riding!
And, all the guys in the shop were admiring the farkles, especially the reusable wheel weights!
But.... it was a waste of time really.

Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: SparkyBlue on March 24, 2015, 11:52:50 am
My seat has a bumper missing, wonder if that could lead to an eventual crack.
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: truck11 on March 24, 2015, 01:24:42 pm
Sparky - where are you located?   I might have an extra rubber bumper I can pop in the mail to you. 
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: Guymcfly on April 20, 2015, 06:12:41 am
What year are the bikes that this is occurring on? I have worn out my first seat cover and bought a replacement from an inmate here. Seat pan looks fine so far. Noticed I'd lost a rubber bumper last week.

I had 2 pans crack badly on my crf' 450x bikes (they all used to do that) and also managed to rip open a pan around the mounting screw (on an KTm exc) when my boot got caught during a pretty wild enduro. In that instance I later fixed the pan by getting some plastic glue from a hardware shop, using the entire tube to impregnate a few layers of loose weave fleece material. Reason I went with that as are re enforcement is that it's made from polypropylene. Plus I didn't have anything else handy...but it seemed to work great and held up for a few years until I on sold the bike. Might be worth a try if the dealer pleads innocence.
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: truck11 on April 20, 2015, 10:19:04 am
Mine is a 2014 with 1500 miles.   These seats are very thin, which might make it hard to attempt to repair.   I talked to the guys at Seat Concepts and the 690 seat is one of the seats they will not recover and you have to get a whole new pan (if you want one of their seats).
Mine was replaced under warranty, which is now expired - hopefully the new seat will last a little longer than the first one!
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: Guymcfly on April 22, 2015, 07:18:15 am
That's interesting...I wonder if they made the seat pan more flexible to aid comfort, but instead the pans are cracking. I had a good look at mine after reading the op...I was wondering if it had cracks. 90% of my riding is Baja type terrain, and I ride it like I stole it...no cracks tho.
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: mcnut on April 22, 2015, 02:04:37 pm
If you are out of warranty and have a **** seat pan getting the Seat Concepts complete seat is a no brainer. Better seat and 2 height options.
SC won't recover the stock pan do to type of material (brittle, often cracks when restapled).

Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: wfo on May 27, 2016, 09:51:16 am
Yeah, except Seat Concepts wants Three Hundred Bucks for a new seat and won't just sell the pan by itself.
Title: Re: OEM seat **** !!
Post by: coarsegoldkid on January 25, 2017, 11:36:21 am
The OEM seat is a piece of junk.  On mine the holes for the pads were broken.  OEM pan is made out of a brittle material it's not even suitable for stapling on a new cover/pad.  The Seat Concepts pan is far better and the seat comfort is better too.
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Post by: disbanded on July 14, 2019, 06:47:52 pm
I came across 3 extra seat bumpers on the 690 that are used between the stock skid plate and engine.

When you go to change your skid plate... Boom!, 3 extra seat bumpers!