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post #1 of 9 Old 04-29-2019, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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All leather RDL on Opt 719 Blue Planet Metallic

For those interested in the new leather RDL offers which simulates the saddle brown leather seat available on the Option 719 color schemes, here is a pair of photos to compare. Jay was able to embroider the GT logo, albeit in a different font, in the face of the pillion seat. I also went with the stitched diamond pattern.

They also offer a couple of vinyls that are very similar to the original color if anyone is interested in that. I asked Jay to send my some samples of all my options, which he gladly did. I really like the look of the original seats, so I opted to purchase used seat pans so I could keep my them for rides around town or day rides under 500 miles.

I ride with the stock seat in the high position, and likely the RDL in the low, fwiw.
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Looking good. Better than the original in fact.
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SHARP looking seat!
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... I really like the look of the original seats, so I opted to purchase used seat pans so I could keep my them for rides around town or day rides under 500 miles.
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Smart move. If I ever get tired of the stock seat on my GTL (the OEM high seat) I'll probably do the same. I haven't done any long trips yet.
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Smart move. If I ever get tired of the stock seat on my GTL (the OEM high seat) I'll probably do the same. I haven't done any long trips yet.
I guarantee once you do a trip of over 4 hours, you'll understand why we all buy RDL seats!
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I rode 850 miles yesterday on the way to the TTD. Like sitting in my living room drinking coffee (all except for there are no semis in my living room). Thank you, RDL!
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Nicely done James! I know you've been able to do some pretty impressive distances riding with your stock seat so I look forward to your thoughts on the RDL.
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Welp, I may have to buy one, esp. if he'll do one in "sport" configuration, but likely even if not.

Even though I've been one of those who've been on record as saying the RDL is probably the best seat by far, but it's also far too ugly, yours is NOT ugly, and it's downright beautiful compared to the look of most RDLs, in my entirely subjective opinion. And since I had my color matched topcase backrest done in the 719 brown color, too, I'm kinda bound to the brown seat look.

Just like you, J-Luv, I'd never get rid of the stocker, as I love the look, and I'd keep it on for shorter rides of a few hundred miles, and it is surprisingly comfortable, BUT it's no seat to travel cross-country or take a vacation on, either.

I was leaning toward a custom-covered Sargent, but even the sport RDL has more width, so I may have to source a stock pan from somewhere else and go for it.

EDIT: Just looked at your pics again. It keeps looking better to me, and the GT logo looks nice. How offended would you be if I got one very, er, similar to it?
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EDIT: Just looked at your pics again. It keeps looking better to me, and the GT logo looks nice. How offended would you be if I got one very, er, similar to it?
I’ll let you slide if you buy me some of those forged wheels.
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