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post #1 of 23 Old 04-20-2015, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install

I searched the forum and found that no one had posted a review/install procedure yet so I'll take a stab at it. It's a 'step by step' as I know several riding buddies who are completely void of any mechanical ability and would appreciate this level of detail-overkill. Total time, maybe 5 minutes! (A moderator may want to put this in the 'parts & accessories' area as I forgot to.)

When I picked up my black KTM Duke, the ~26 mile ride home was enjoyable with the exception of the seat and mirrors. Upon pulling into the driveway, I went inside and ordered the Powerparts ergo seat after my bottom side didn't agree with the rather angular stock seat. (As a reference, I'm 5' 9" and weigh 150lbs.)

Installation was straight forward. Use the key to removed the pillion seat and exposed the driver seat bolts. Remove the two 10mm bolts that hold the seat to the frame. Make sure to keep the washers as you have to reuse them when installing the new seat.

KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install-ktm-seat-bolts.jpg <<< Click to make the pics larger. Don't know why they are so small.

Installation of the new seat is simple. Slide the prongs at the lead edge of the new seat into the bolts at the base of the tank.

KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install-driver-seat-prongs.jpg
KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install-ktm-tank-bolts.jpg

Reinstall the washers and hardware at the rear of the driver seat. Now install the pillion seat in the same manner. The tabs at the lead edge of the seat go into the orange wire loops. Then, press on the back edge to secure the pillion seat in the lock.

KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install-ktm-passenger-seat-bottom.jpg
KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install-ktm-pillion-seat-loop.jpg

Pull up on both the driver seat and pillion seat to ensure both are seated/secured properly. And you're finished!

KTM Powerparts Ergo seat install-ktm-pp-seat.jpg

This is a comparison of the two seats side by side. You can see how angular the stock seat is when compared to the much more rounded Powerparts seat. The gel padding is supportive yet soft and really conforms to my body well. The difference is night and day, for me any way. Well worth the investment.

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post #2 of 23 Old 04-20-2015, 07:52 PM
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I am thinking hard about getting this seat. Nice to see pictures and description on here . Also that you endorse it. Thanks!

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Nice job, Lowcruzer - thanks. I think a healthy percentage of the Duke-ophiles here will at some point do exactly as you have done!
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Thanks for the write-up, I must have a hard ass, because I've been fine with 6 hour ride days.
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The ergo seat is so much better, more comfortable than the stock seat!
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I just installed the same as well as the pillion passenger single seat conversion.

Looks and feels awesome, and was really easy to fit.
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I'll probably spring for the seat after I get a powerlet outlet set up, I did notice the edges of the seat being a bit sharp, but with your side by side pics you can really see the difference (sure you can feel it also !). Thanks for posting this.

I must be getting old when heated grips,clothing and nice seats rank higher in must-haves than a sexy pipe or electronic gizmo that will render me invisible to law enforcement....

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Pete, you may not be invisible to law enforcement but you are invisible to all the cages............
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post #9 of 23 Old 08-18-2015, 08:36 AM
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Hello This is Rohit ;

I'm looking for softer seat for my duke 390.

where i can get it in India?? Stock seat is too Hard for long ride.
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