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Old 28th November 2020, 16:33   #151
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I had tan colour split seats installed
Now that you have used this on long rides , how do you rate the new seat ? I am curious about the overall comfort compared to the standard single seat .
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Old 28th November 2020, 21:39   #152
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I did close to 300 km on day one, a couple of trips out to the airport and to shoolagiri. I wasn’t that happy with the seat comfort maybe it’s just something that I need to get used to. The split seat is definitely of interest as I ride it more.
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I went on only one long ride after the install, and I'm finding it comfortable. More foam padding and a genuine leather cover on top, can take it to another level
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So many were curious to know how black seats would look on my Smurfy. I placed it first, then found it rather predictable. Brown, gives a jolt, since it sets off against that lovely blue and bright white. So, made it as the final choice!
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Youtube's CB350 guru, Abhinav Bhatt has installed the split seats in his uncle's bike.

He has highlighted few issues regarding the grab rail not being functional as before (due to less gap between the seat and rail) and the helmet lock not being transferable to the new rail.

Did you face any such issues during your installation, Sebring?

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I think Abhinav got cheated. The split seat comes with its own grabrail (In the box) which is longer and taller. That needs to be installed. We spent a long time unraveling/examining the helmet lock, and the screw set looks like an O ring but can actually turn (It's not a rivet). One just has to hold it with pliers and unscrew it. Lo and behold, it's off
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Youtube's CB350 guru, Abhinav Bhatt has installed the split seats in his uncle's bike. Will wath the video now
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I think Abhinav got cheated. The split seat comes with its own grabrail (In the box) which is longer and taller.
He has updated in the video comments that Honda had packed the wrong grab rail in the box which is why there is no clearance between the new seat and rail. All is well, now

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@Sebring, I remember you mentioned the false neutral in one of your posts. Even I got false neutrals several times during my ride yesterday - while shifting from 1st to 2nd and vice-versa. Did the service guys have to say anything about that?
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Yes I got around that with 'firmer' gear throws. It comes to you naturally after some time. First service oil change also helped smoothen the gear shifts a lot
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I took my CB350 from Topline Bigwing, Bangalore on 29th Nov.
My major grouse and pain points are

1. The absolutely stiff front suspension.
The shocks from the front really hits my shoulders even on small bumps. Forget the speed breakers.
The tyre pressure is set to F 29 and R 33 which is as per Manual.

2. The rear Suspension is also stiff but I will try to get it softened at the first service.
I'm now thinking if I made a mistake by rushing to buy this.

3. The stock seats for me personally are very uncomfortable.

However, all the other aspects about the bike are excellent.
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Hi, I got a feedback from Honda regarding the slightly stiff suspension. I believe they a put hard-wearing, long-life spring there. By 2000 Kms it will be fine. Mine has settled down already. The rear suspension isn't an issue since that's adjustable. Regarding seats, try the split seats (We can catch up some place and you can ride my bike to check comfort). The foam is slightly on the softer side. There are other options like seat bolsters from Rao Seat Cover, Shivajinagar
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Hi, I got a feedback from Honda regarding the slightly stiff suspension.
Thank you so much Sebring brother for this insight. It really comforted me.

And I'm truly thankful for your extended offer of checking out your split seats. That's very generous of you I will check the split seats at the Mysore Road service centre. Planning to go there the coming weekend.
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Have you received R.C card by post? How long does it take these days?
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Many have received it, but not me. Should have come by now rite?
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It's been drizzling a lot, of late, and Bangalore has the best weather in years. This also means a lot of muck on the roads and the grippy tyres/thin mudguards pick up everything and toss it on the bike. I'm on this CB350 owners Whatsapp group and the bike getting dirty on short rides is the most common complaint. Here are few pictures. Hope Honda gives us splash guards and bash plates, or at least considers lengthening the short mudguards in future roll-outs. I clean up the bike after every ride, but most are finding it a chore.
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