Seat options for my 06 1150gs adventure?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by tsunamichop007, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. tsunamichop007

    tsunamichop007 06 gs1150 adventure special edition

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    Bike has a flat one piece seat. Looking for something different and preferably lower. Any other year seats work? What about 2piece seats?

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  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    2 piece seats won't work unless you buy a lot of parts from the 1150GS. try sargeant seats they may have something for the 1150GSA
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  3. Stoshu

    Stoshu Carnivorous Moronius

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  4. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    Mine is the genuine one piece with 2 heights which was a possible option when new sold, as the lower seat. Here it was when new purchased.
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  5. RedRam

    RedRam Been here awhile

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    Seat Concepts makes a low seat for the GSA (one piece). Actually, you get new foam and a new seat cover, lowers about an inch. Only comes in black though. I have the Bumblebee model, so I changed the foam, and re-used the original cover(yellow). I figure I'll swap the new cover on, when and if the need arises. Costs around $185 I think now. They will also install for you, if you send the seat and a little more $. Made the bike much more enjoyable for me, (can reach ground with both feet now) YMMV
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  6. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer

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    BMW offerred a low seat. I know because I own one, not that I use it. Other seat co's copied the idea.

    As above, you can swap to the reg. GS pair of saddles, but that requires swapping quite a few parts that are increasingly hard to find. The search function will lead you to previous threads on the exact topic.

    For an Enduro seat, I recommend Renazco. And for copious tarmac, Russels get rave reviews. In between there are quite a few choices.
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  7. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I tried the low seat for this bike. I did not like it. It did not provide decent padding and my knee angle was too sharp due to the shortened seat to peg distance. (I am 5'7" with a 29" inseam.)

    I ended up cutting down the foam in the stock seat to where it was a nice balance of height and comfort.

    I should have stayed with that. But no. I sent it off to a clown of a custom seat maker telling him to duplicate the height but add his comfort touches. He screwed it all up.

    As mentioned above, if you are doing a lot of dual sporting you should consider the Renazco. If a lot of road riding, consider the Russel.

    (If you do mostly road riding, you might consider shorter shocks as well.)
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  8. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    I did the two piece seat conversion on mine with a Corbin... I can ride all day on it.

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  9. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    Sargent for me
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  10. Elderber

    Elderber Adventurer

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    IMG_0998.JPG I have a Corbin dual canyon (I think that is the model) that came with mine. I found it to be too wide in the front (feels like I'm riding a horse) and much prefer the stock seat with a gel insert. I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam and have got used to the the height. The Corbin is definitely a fair bit lower.
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  11. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Me, too. One of the best upgrades to an 1150 Adv, IMO.

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  12. Francistor83

    Francistor83 Adventurer

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    Is the two-piece seat version really better?
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  13. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    It is if you ever travel two up or if you load the bike up, because you can remove the rear seat and have a rack to strap stuff down.

    If you ride solo with minimal gear, the adv seat is ok.

    The 1200s never offered a single seat option because it's a step backward.

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