Looking for a better seat

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by iamafr8dog, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. iamafr8dog

    iamafr8dog n00b

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    I know this has went around a dozen times before, but I'm looking for a new seat for my 08 GSA. The stock one hurts my but I'm ready for a new one. Don't want to break the bank, but what is new and or good out there.

    Chuck
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  2. Synisalo

    Synisalo Adventure wannabe

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    Just finished an 800+ mi ride with a new "seat Concepts" refoam kit and cover.... Its worlds better then the sergent that I had... and compared to the stock " seat of death",overwhelmingly better.
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  3. Fishwiz4

    Fishwiz4 Adventurer

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    I don't have a GS, but I recently got a Russel sport seat on my fz6. It does not
    have the full suspension inside so it is less bulky than the big cruiser seats that they make.

    I have not ridden it much yet but so far it is great, and the build quality is fantastic.

    Highly recommended.

    [​IMG]

    Note.... That is not oil under my bike, it is just dirty water.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR Maxx HD
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  4. bailer

    bailer Adventurer

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    Well, my first post might as well be a smart arse one.....
    Why is your yamaha leaking dirty water? Lol :rofl
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  5. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    I have put probably 40k miles on a GSA with a Sargent Low seat. Very comfortable. I had a Sargent regular height briefly and it was too tall. For me, the low version was more comfortable than the regular.
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  6. billbeemer

    billbeemer bozo on bus

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    russell, russell, russell. i fell into the purty sargent trap, went back to a russell. 15hr days, no problem. :clap
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  7. TuefelHunden

    TuefelHunden Been here awhile

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    Stock was OK but not an all day saddle. Got a Sargeant, a bit better. Took the stock saddle to Mean City Cycles. The put new foam in and shaped it better. Looks almost stock, now I ride all day without problems. Oh yeah, $150.
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  8. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    Hey Fishwiz, didn't know there was a fellow FZ-6 owner on this forum! I have an '07 (in "faster blue" too), thinking I'll still be keeping it after buying my '09 R1200 GS (they're two totally different rides).
    Where in NoDak do you live? My last active duty assignment was in Grand Forks, 1992-1995. I don't miss the mosquitoes! :trp
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  9. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    I bought a used Russell on flea market. First ride no butt pain more energy to focus on enjoying the ride.

    Sheep skin may help if you want to go inexpensive.

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    The Cee Baileys story sounds good but I haven't heard of anyone trying one. They say they made seats for police motorcycles and word spread about how good they were.
    http://www.ceebaileys.com/seats/seatservmain.html
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  10. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    So if you know it's been asked a dozen times, why not search the website for all the threads?
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  11. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

    97. I'D PREFER A DIFFERENT SEAT THAN THE OEM (READ AS...."I HATE MY SEAT!") WHAT ARE SOME OTHER CHOICES? (The #1 complaint)
    http://www.day-long.com/gallery_BMW.html (Russell Day Long)
    http://www.sargentcycle.com/bmwwsr12gs.htm (Sargeant)
    http://www.corbin.com/bmw/r12gs.shtml (Corbin)
    http://www.rickmayercycle.com (Rick Mayer)
    http://mayergonomic.com/ (Bill Mayer)
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...ure-Oil-Cooled (Touratech)
    http://www.advdesigns.com/safrseforbmw.html (Adventure Designs)
    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...61164-199.html (Wunderlich Ergo seat)

    BTW...changed my stock GS seat for a stock GSA seat (1" higher and additional gel foam?) and it's like night and day.
    Sorry you don't like the GSA seat.

    Before making the switch to the GSA seat...I purchased a THICK Alaska Butt pad from Alaska Leather.
    GS seat was a lot more comfortable. Didn't even think about stopping.

    With all things 'bike'...YMMV.
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  12. iamafr8dog

    iamafr8dog n00b

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    Anyone tried the new saddleman?
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  13. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Russell has got to be the ugliest seat out there . Put one on your GS if you want it to look butt ugly .JMHO.
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  14. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Long timer

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    You have looked at a GS haven't you? I love mine, but the pig is purely function over form.

    Now, putting a RDL on a MV Agusta... :wink:
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  15. herm

    herm Been here awhile

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    I like my Seat Concepts seat and it's affordable!
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  16. David13

    David13 Been here awhile

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    Ah, crap, I went up to Lake Shasta in November and got a RDL. Worst thing I ever sat on.
    It was impossible for me to put my feet down, and I couldn't move on the bike. I was sitting in a large, deep hole.
    It had high wings on the side that were terrible.
    And they had no other form for it.
    I sold it the minute I got back to town.
    I need to find one very like the original (2008 R1200RT) only just a little wider in the tail area, but with the same type of turndown at the edges, so I can shift sides, and put my feet down.
    I'm 6'2" so it was not that I'm too short. It's just a certain type of seat for someone that wants that type.
    dc
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  17. Mr.Mushman

    Mr.Mushman Been here awhile

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    I was lucky enough that my bike came with a Bill Mayer Saddle, I just had to go to their shop up in Ojai to get it shaped to my specs and I am loving it, well worth it ! ! Much nicer than the stock seat ...

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  18. feldjäger

    feldjäger Been here awhile

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  19. CleanHen

    CleanHen Adventurer

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    Purchased a Saddlemen seat for my 800gs, very happy, have now purchased Saddlemen seats for my 2013 GSA, great seats and I think good value even with the shipping to Australia. Look great as well!:D
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  20. bluechip0309

    bluechip0309 Old and In the Way

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    Got gel, got heat if you want it. Wide range of leather and fabrics... not one style fits all. Custom-built to your butt. He works with you until you're smiling. Great guy. Summer picnics and camping...ride in!!
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