2013 F700 Comfort Seat

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by gnmiller, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. gnmiller

    gnmiller Adventurer

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    I'm about to order a new F700 and would like to get some feedback on the comfort seat option. It's about $150 and that seems cheap.
    Does it live up to it's name, or is it a waste of money?

    Gary
    It'll be my first GS
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  2. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    Do it! If you don't lke it I'd be happy to give you my seat plus $150!

    Research the threads, it's all there.
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  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    You'll need to change your seat sooner or sooooooner.... The main seat is a litteral pain in the ass but the comfort seat is great. i have it on my 800GS and it is really comfy. It's cheap and it's doing a great job!
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  4. BMWBAZ

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    Hi. My new F700GS came with the comfort seat. It's very good and comfortable for day-long riding, but it originally felt like the rider's portion of the seat should be another 20mm long. I've got used to it now though and wouldn't want to change it.
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  5. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    In the #2 spot for that deal!!!!!!
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  6. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    How tall are you?
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  7. Cap'n Ron

    Cap'n Ron The Devil's Advocate

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    My 2013 came with the comfort seat and I returned it a week later and exchanged it for the Rally seat. I'm 5'9" and have a 30" inseam. I found the seat too confining and put my knees just a little high. Seat comfort is highly subjective though so you should really try test riding with both.

    Cheers! :freaky
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  8. BMWBAZ

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    I'm 1.8m. Also, and related to seat/riding comfort,and because I have a knee problem, I fitted Suburban Machinery lowered footpegs, and 20mm bar risers from Touratech.
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  9. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    I have the comfort seat on my 2012 trophy and can do 9 hours without a numb bottom... with the stock seat I wanted to cry after 2 hours... but as others have mentioned above, it's subjective, what's comfortable for me might not be for the next person...
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  10. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    2hours? impressive! after just 1hour I wanted my fuel gauge to indicate me that I needed to stop...
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  11. Cap'n Ron

    Cap'n Ron The Devil's Advocate

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    And this is why I say that comfort is subjective. I did several 700 mile days on the stock standard seat on my '09 and always felt that it was a "relatively" comfortable seat. I really find it interesting that others hate it and I don't.... maybe I just have a hard ass? :evil :1drink

    Cheers! :freaky
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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Did you used to ride sport bikes? maybe that's the reason (I don't want to admit that your ass is harder than mine :lol3)
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  13. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    Buy it!!! Don't even ask twice, just buy it!!

    Why am I so sure about it? Well, have a look on this http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849130 .

    That's a loooong ride man, no complains at all and still on the road. Have it since I bought the bike, year and three months ago and 46.000 km latter, I sure can tell you that seat works!
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  14. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Haha nice - I think the stock seat is an example of the designer's/engineer's Germanic sense of humour...


    Loving the write-up so far, there is so much stunning scenery in your part of the world!
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  15. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Mine came with one, apparently a guy ordered it on his but didnt like the way it looked when his bike showed up. They swapped it with the stock seat from mine before I bought it, his loss was my gain.

    I LOVE IT. Its actually the first BMW seat I have ever sat on that is actually comfortable! I did three 200 mile days in a row to get it back for the 600 mile service ASAP, each day was great and I didnt want to get off. There have been a few longer days since as well. I am shocked quite honestly, I was not aware BMW was capable of making a comfortable seat.

    I would check that price though, if ordered separately thats a $450 seat, is that in place of the standard seat? If they are selling them for $150, I want an extra.

    http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/prod...f650gs2-comfort-seat-seats-77347724099-p-2766
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  16. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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    :thumb

    Thanks and welcome aboard. Feel free to ask or comment at anytime!
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  17. RblueR

    RblueR Been here awhile

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    Are F700 & F800 seats interchangeable??
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  18. RB(somedirt)Mann

    RB(somedirt)Mann Been here awhile

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    Comfort seat worked for me. L to R. Comfort, Sargent, Standard and Low.

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  19. Flashdog

    Flashdog Been here awhile

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    Airhawk 2 medium cruiser. Problem solved for all day comfort. About $79 on Amazon. I've spent a couple grand on custom seats over the years. That hopefully won't be needed in the future.
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  20. marxcr

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    Go for it.

    With the stock seat I would start feeling uncomfortable in about 1 hour and after 3 almost started crying from the pain.

    After I got the comfort seat I could ride 4 hours with no breaks with no issues.

    It will make your bike feel about 2 inches taller though.

    I tried the Airhawk and it was also a pretty good solution, but I got tired of putting it on and off during trips so that no one would steal it.

    When I changed the bike the new one came with a new comfort so I have an spare one that I only used for 1 month. Anyone interested in riding to Costa Rica to buy it? :D
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