SLR Seats

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  1. MRD

    MRD Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if the SLR seats that come in the top end model the same as the Velocity seats offered as accessories from Polaris?
     
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    Thanks, I think they are much more comfortable and look great
     
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    I can't wait to sit in some that's what I wondered to are the normal seats in the new ones more comfortable than the SLR seats or other way around. There's no dealer close to me to sit in some
     
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    Br4hm4 I'm huge in Japan...

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    I checked the SLR seats out this past week...and they are really high on my list of must do mods. They are fantastic.
     
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    The Velocity "Sport" seats are the SLR seats. The Velocity "Street" seats are the Gen2 version of the stock seats.
    See them here Seats | Accessories | Polaris Slingshot

    The Sport version was a little too narrow for my big ass to be comfortable. The Street version fits me well. Looks better than the Gen1, and the headrest is smaller so I don't hit it with my helmet.
     
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    I just put some Velocity Street seats in my machine. Very happy so far!

    Keep in mind, that with these, you do sit a little higher and more upright. There is no head bump and the bolster and lumber is much more aggressive.
     
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    Do u sit higher and more upright or don't?
     
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    There are several other owners that disagree with me, but I have no doubt that I sit slightly higher. With the OEM I looked thru my F+5 windshield several inches from the top; now its up near the top. In the long run, it didn't make any real difference since the wind still blows over my helmet. Also, in order to get the lean back that I was used too in the OEM seats, I had to slide the Velocity a bit more forward. Again, for me, this didn't make any real difference once I got used to it
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    The seat itself is a bit softer as I can feel it giving when going over bumps where the OEM did not. As to lumbar support, I couldn't tell that it was much different from the OEM; I still have to use a foam filled pad for my lower back. They do look better, no more bumping the headrest. For the money, I think they are a good bargain.

    Try to find one to sit in to make your own judgement.
     
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    Do*.

    Edited original post. Sorry for autocorrect issues.
     
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    Agree 1,000%. I def sit higher in the new SLR seats. But love the overall feel and looks of them compared to the stock version. Wouldn't change them for anything.
     
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    WI_Hedgehog Winner of the "Most Factory Defects" award Staff Member Moderator

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    Just to round out the conversation, the PRP Custom seats, IMHO, are even nicer. I tried the original, Velocity "Sport" (I guess, it was when the SLR first came out), and PRP back-to-back in a previous review and liked the seats in that order. I think the improvement gap between original and Velocity is the same as the Velocity and PRP. If you really like the Velocity, you might like the PRP that much more. PRP also has optional heat, lumbar support, colors, etc. Conversely, some people don't like the PRP because they're too confining. Some people like Sparko or Cipher better, I thought they were about as nice as the Velocity but for different reasons. Of course, this is subjective, your opinion will probably differ.

    Just food for thought if you haven't tried them, Search will pull up a lot of information.
     
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