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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by M N B, Dec 14, 2008.
Here's what I did. LOVE IT!!
I have the Touratech touring low seat and love it. I am almost 5'11 and not only can I reach the ground better, but the seat is very comfortable for long rides. The tailbone pain I was getting with original seat has vanished. Yes, it is an expensive seat, but well worth it from my experience.
At 5'11" aren't you're legs a little cramped with a low seat? What's your inseam measure?
I had Tim Hamblin (The Awning Guy company) from Seymour,IN modify my seat. I like it better than any custom I've seen.
Just picked up an alaska leather cover. A lot better on the wallet than a custom seat and makes it soft!
Second that, got my alaska leather sheepskin on the "low" seat. worked wonders on both comfort and monkey butt.
I'll sell you my Sargent seat (like new).
I find the stock Sargent to be lower than stock BMW. It's fine for the first four hours of a ride, but after that my knees begin to get stiff. Want to get something a little taller.
Inseam is '32 and actually my legs seem to be just right. I can touch the ground a little better and I'm a little more out of the wind. I don't feel cramped with my legs, and I also have the Adv Spec bars which come close to my knees but don't hit them. But I have to say, the seat just really makes a difference for longer trips. With the low seat by Touratech, you are also more into the seat with a little more backing for your butt which helps me with comfort.
Where did you get your alaska leather cover?
The lady who runs the place, I think Barb is her name, is great.
Three of us flew into Anchorage on a Saturday and the guy we were renting our bikes from picked us up on Sunday.
We had notified her in advance when we were coming in and she met us at her store on Sunday (Store Closed) and opened it up just for us to come in and pick up a few last minute items for our 5000 mile ride around Alaska and Canada.
Great customer service!!!
Rous44, if your serious about selling your Sargent seat PM me and lets talk. I'm in the market for one. Thanks
I have the BMW rally seat for sale $220. Like new
second that - got my Sargent and tested it on a short ride(about 3500km, 5 days, about) - brilliant seat. Just forgot about it and nothing reminded me about it on move.
I put on Fastway F5 pegs in the low boy position and lowered the shifter one spline lower and adjusted the rear clevis on the brake to lower the brake pedal position level with the lower footpeg. The rear clevis clip pops off and a 10 mm wrench lets you spin the clevis up to adjust the foot pedal position.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the F800GS on our forum. I have only had my bike a month and I am learning a lot from the experience on this forum.
For another example many are trying to put grips over top of the stock heated grips. I managed to remove the stock grips off of the stock heated grips and safety wired new ProGrips on them without issues and I still have all the heat going thru the new grips.
My "understanding" is that Sargent will modify the seat for ~$70 which includes foam modifications & a new cover if needed.
That is what they told me when I got mine, and I am planning to send mine in to add some height. Before I purchased it, I questioned the sales guys on this and they said the "design point" would allow up to 1" or so of extra height...
Just ... FYI ...
Get a touratech, which is what I'm doing. It's taller than the Sargents and for my butt, more comfortable.
Hey ... I'm trying to help you sell a seat here
Seriously, I don't know which is "better" and like most other stuff I'm sure it depends on the rider...
I just did four days of ~450 miles per day on a Sargent with the $20 Wally-world "relaxation" pad on top of it (which was mentioned in some thread here on ADV) and I can tell you that my a$$ is complaining less than some other parts of my body.
IMHO the Wally-world pad is a bargain for $20.
It is nicely shaped for motorcycle use and has a non-slip vented cover.
Not sure how long it will hold up, but it looks pretty durable.
It is right next to the beaded seat covers in Wally-land, and a damn fine addition to any seat ... my hat is off to the guy that "discovered" it.
Looks like there's a new factory seat option:
Interesting. Any pricing info yet?