Paris Dakar Tank

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by WacoDirtryder, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    Has anyone ever tried making the R100GS solo seat work with the R80GSPD tank? i dont want to spend the money on a seat and rack for the R80GS to match up with the tank and i really like the R100GS solo seat its really comfortable to me.
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  2. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Modified stocker..

    http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/saddle_rack/index.html

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  3. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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  4. sigpe57

    sigpe57 Been here awhile

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    The R100GSPD seat is pushed all the way to the tank. There is still gap between the tank and the seat. The GSPD tank is sitting on a R80ST.



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  5. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    R100gs solo seat looks more comfortable than R80g/s solo seat .. is that correct?
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  6. bmwloco

    bmwloco Long timer

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    Uh, no. The R80G/S solo seat is comfortable. If mind you, you can find one without a ka-billion miles on it.

    Personally, after 600 or 800 miles in a day, any seat should hurt. It's a message from your ass to get off the bike and walk around a little.
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  7. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    Interesting topic.

    Can a R80G/S single seat mount to the R100GS with PD Tank?
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  8. Clay Spinner

    Clay Spinner Been here awhile

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    It can... but there is a gap.

    I think.

    Heck.. I'm not sure now... i know the long g/s seat fits but there is a gap... at least on mine there is.
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  9. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    The R100gs seat looks a lot better than the 80GS solo seat to that 80GS seat looks like a seat from the 80's and it dosent look as wide but i have never sat on one.
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  10. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    And your bike doesn't look like it came from the '80's as well :lol3
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  11. WacoDirtryder

    WacoDirtryder Been here awhile

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    No mine is a 2012 model well it might be if the painter gets thru painting it sometime this year. But i like the R100GS seat i can ride a lot of miles on that seat but the 80 seat just dont look that comfy but i have heard that the suspension on the R80GS is rough as hell so the seat might be good.
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  12. _cy_

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    ya that's about right .. my R80 G/S seat starts out comfortable enough... but after about 5-6 hours, my ass starts talking to me. time to get off and stretch...

    R100 GS seat looks to be better supported. was wondering if it'd be worth the effort to switch?
    village idiot has an excellent tutorial out for making your own seat pan out of fiberglass.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807830

    once a custom seat pan is made, then I've got option of making up any style seat.
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