Vespa 300GTS seat
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Joined: 26 Dec 2011
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Location: Ojai, CA
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:05 pm quote
I find myself sitting further back on the seat ending up on the edge between the main and the passenger section of the bench.

I can stand it for no more than an hour after that it becomes painful.

I have been looking into the Euro Low Profile Gel Solo Seat an am wondering if this seat indeed lets me sit further back and is more comfortable.

https://www.scooterwest.com/euro-low-profile-gel-solo-seat-vespa-gts-abs.html
Veni, Vidi, Posti
GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11509
Location: Oregon City, OR
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 pm quote
I have that seat on my GTS. I find it comfortable. Because it is a solo seat, it actually gives you more room to scoot your heinie forward or back to the position which suits you the best. Not for two up riding, but otherwise a good choice IMO.
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Joined: 26 Dec 2011
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Location: Ojai, CA
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:34 pm quote
Thanks for your quick reply.
My wife doesn't like sitting on the back. She feels like sitting on a pregnant horse feels like she is falling off the back despite me sitting all the way upfront.

Its a solo experience.

Too bad she isn't interested; otherwise I would buy a 2nd scooter in a heartbeat.
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Blue GTS300 Super 2015, White GTS300 Super 2018
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2742
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:51 pm quote
I also like to sit back I the middle of the seat. I have shaved the hump down on a couple of seats to make them more comfortable. I have also tried the mono seat, and had to shave the hump on that one too. Wish they made a level seat like the old two-strokes had.
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2005 PX 150, 2020 GTS Supertech
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Location: Cedar Park, Texas (Austin)
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:10 pm quote
That’s seat is a big improvement for sure!
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Location: Ojai, CA
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:09 pm quote
Update:

I ordered the Low Profile Gel Solo Seat for Vespa GTS (1B001823) seat from Scooterpartsco LLC for $239 + S&H. They had it in stock and it was considerable less expensive than elsewhere. That being said don't expect to much of customer service or good communication with these folks. But at the end of the day I received the brand new seat within a few days after the order went trough.


The seat looks great, unfortunately it is NOT more comfortable then the stock seat. Basically the rider seat section ends at the same spot as where the stock seat ends. Perhaps half an inch further back and it ends rounded rather then a more straight edge. So I ended up with a great looking seat minus the space for a passenger or luggage. Meanwhile I cant ride more then an hour before getting so soar that I have to stop and stretch for a while.

I took the bench to a saddle maker who can make any adjustment I want but the cost would be at least $350 if not $450.

Then I found some other saddle makers who appear to make great seats but also starting at at least $550 and up.

Before deciding on a custom seat I gave the Airhawk Dual Sport Motorcycle Air Cussion Pad 11" - 11" FA-Dualsport.[/url]https://amzn.to/3iTAMjc[url]a try.

Glad I did, yesterday I drove 112 miles without any trouble. Note that it only needs a little bit of air to provide the cushioning you need without feeling like you are riding on a balloon.

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Hooked
2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 27 Sep 2019
Posts: 239
Location: San Francisco
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:24 pm quote
I've sat on a Sei Giorni in the showroom and came to the same conclusion: it looks more comfortable than the GTS seat, but somehow feels farther-forward when you actually sit on it.
Hooked
2020 GTS 300, 2011 LX150ie (hers), Bonneville T120
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 449
Location: Florida
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:57 am quote
I had Corbin make a seat for me for my old 2012 GTS. I recently transferred it to my 2020.

They moved the rider portion back 2" and raised the front up a bit. I rarely have a passenger, but when I do she has not complained.

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2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 27 Sep 2019
Posts: 239
Location: San Francisco
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:50 am quote
Now that things are opening back up, I might pay them a visit one of these days.

The finish on my original seat disintegrated. My dealer replaced it, but if it happens again, I'll go for actual leather.
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Location: Brea, CA
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:33 am quote
Good to see the Corbin scooter seat, How about the installation.
Is it confortable now?
Hooked
2020 GTS 300, 2011 LX150ie (hers), Bonneville T120
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 449
Location: Florida
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:37 am quote
AlanSmith7 wrote:
Good to see the Corbin scooter seat, How about the installation.
Is it confortable now?
Extremely comfortable for me. That is why I kept it after selling my 2012 GTS 3 years ago.

Installation is the same as the stock seat, 2 bolts.
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 24 Mar 2018
Posts: 744
Location: south Texas
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:01 pm quote
bluside wrote:
I had Corbin make a seat for me for my old 2012 GTS. I recently transferred it to my 2020.

They moved the rider portion back 2" and raised the front up a bit. I rarely have a passenger, but when I do she has not complained.

I like the dish of that seat moved back a bit - looks comfortable. Good to hear that seat will transfer to a 2020.

I really like the Corbin seat on my 2009 GTS...





I'm shopping - that seat will make the move - very comfortable!
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
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Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:01 pm quote
bluside wrote:
I had Corbin make a seat for me for my old 2012 GTS. I recently transferred it to my 2020.

They moved the rider portion back 2" and raised the front up a bit. I rarely have a passenger, but when I do she has not complained.

Okay, I like this…probably the first aftermarket setup I've seen that I feel could work for me. Wouldn't mind the ability to scoot back a bit m'self.
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