Stock seat sucks balls

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Jamm, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jamm

    Jamm Old man on 2 wheels

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    For those whose arse gets tired with the stock F800gs seat I found this site that explains a few things about a bad seat and how one can go about fix'n it..

    www.diymotorcycleseat.com


    No affiliation, just found it while surfin.
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  2. HAYVIATOR

    HAYVIATOR Don't be me dude.

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    Welcome to every motorcycle ever made. Even Wingers say the stock seats suck. Obama should make it law that all new bikes be sold at a $200 discount sans any seat at all. For the environment's sake.
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  3. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    BMW never made one that didn't. BUT, the optional comfort seat actually is, I was pleasantly surprised and like it very much!
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  4. Kiwi Tinkerer

    Kiwi Tinkerer Ross

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    Inexpensive option. Proper molded foam and good cover. Fit yourself. Bloody fantastic.
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  5. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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  6. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    That's like comparing sitting on a phallic shaped object to sitting in a chair there. :rofl
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  7. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I rode my Mountain Bike for just under 8 hrs, at the Beaver Creek Ultra 100 solo, a few years back. My a$$, have never felt so bad.......Renasco great..... Stock... Not so much....:D:lol3
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  8. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    I did that last summer: 200kms on a bike over 3 days. The first day I did 100km in 10 hours with a twisted ankle, then I slept in a tent on a beach. The next day when I got back on my bike I've never felt a pain like that. When the trip came to an end, my arse needed 2 days recovery on a soft sofa:lol3 I was happy to ride my GS again after that trip :deal. And I swore never to do that stuff again.

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    <-- texted my GF that next time she should slap me in the face and remind me of that picture.
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  10. CheckerdD

    CheckerdD Long timer

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    BMW assumes your going to ride the stocker home and then buy a custom seat. Did someone forget to tell you. I like my Sargent, look around the FAQ this site for some of the other seats. Dave
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  11. flubbyhog

    flubbyhog Been here awhile

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    I sent mine off to XPC seats and had a new covering and the foam redone. It was a little pricey at around $300-$350, but I've already sent them my Triumph and Ducati seats.
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  12. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Been here awhile

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    So true, I am an avid mountain biker and a long distance road touring bicyclist (1000+ mile bicycle ride) . The OEM seat on the F650GS is very comfortable compared to bicycle saddles are tiny with almost no padding. When I rode my BMW across the USA, I had no saddle sore at all.
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  13. GeeK_InsiDe

    GeeK_InsiDe Moore Gas!!!

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    No problem here too with my stock low seat of my 800GS...

    But I come from a '04 KTM 950 Adv which had a make-of-wood seat :D

    For complete days of riding, I wear Fox bike shorts under my pants and no problem too ;)
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  14. KTM250rm

    KTM250rm Adventurer

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    My stock seat is going to Renazco Racing in February for a make over.
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  15. Nacho911

    Nacho911 Been here awhile

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    I was told recently by the local BMW dealer that as of 2013, any model you buy out of the adventure bikes, you can change seats from the normal, to short and now to the BMW comfort seat option as well for about $150.00 extra. I have this seat on my 2010 F800GS. It was about $500.00 more at the time, no option to purchase before. So this is good. I love my seat, the original made my ass bleed within blocks of the house.
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  16. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    Get a KLR. Stock seat very comfy.

    :D
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  17. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    + 1,000,000

    PS It's Renazco - Transformed the bike.
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  18. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    After the first 500 miles in the last 3 weeks on mine(Merry X-mas to me), I agree. All signs (threads and posts) are leading me to a Sargent. I appreciate all the info from those in the know.:D
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  19. LEAL707

    LEAL707 n00b

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    I just picked up a 2010 F800gs 30th Anniversary Edition in Los Angeles. Like a couple of you said, A$$ :huh bleeding within minutes! Threw down 443 miles split into 2 days. Is the Renazco the way to go? I've also been looking at the Touratech comfort seats. Thoughts???
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  20. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Seats are a very biased item. Some works for some people, but not for others. I have tried three Renazco's but gave up all three. That is not really James fault, as the shape is really good. First one was with suede leather on top, but in the desert it dried quick and had to be conditioned, but was stiff because of that, and did not conform well. the second two was foam, and purely my fault. James uses memory foam on the top, and I simply dont like that feel. I get it that is me, so as many enjoy their Renazco, I had to let them go. I have tried the rally seat, did not work because of how thin it was.
    Then there was the seat concept. Their foam is great but as I had their tall seat, it got very narrow up front. So it is really up to what you like. None of the seats I mentioned, are bad. In fact they are great, but did not work well for me.
    If I had to make the perfect seat, I would have say seat concept make the cover, and supply a foam bloc, and I would trim it my self. This way I get excactly what I want, or need.
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