The F800GS Seat

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by M N B, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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  2. Claudellvonhop

    Claudellvonhop Adventurer

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    Well used/loved Rich's custom (Kingston, WA). It was pricey (same range as TouraTech), but after 4K miles it's been worth every penny.
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    Nice, wide seating platform that doesn't get in the way when standing on pegs.

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    I was initally a little concerned about fuel cap access, but zero issues...

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  3. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    That seat looks comfy!

  4. Aether

    Aether Been here awhile

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    Kinda reminds me of...

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  5. Claudellvonhop

    Claudellvonhop Adventurer

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    You've got an eye for comfort... This dog would make an awesome seat :tush
  6. DUC54

    DUC54 Giddy Up!!!

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    Nice, wide seating platform that doesn't get in the way when standing on pegs.

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    [​IMG][/quote] What about standing on the ground?? I have a 29" inseam and is this seat wider than the low seat??? thus making it harder to get a foot down. Thanx in advance!
  7. Claudellvonhop

    Claudellvonhop Adventurer

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    That's the thing - Rich designs/customizes your seat to you. You actually spend the better part of a day at his place in Kingston and Rich will run you through several fittings/test rides until it's perfect for you. He says he's customized a ton of 8GS seats and is thankful BMW put such aweful stock seats on these bikes...

    People make cross country trips to get a Rich's seat. When I was there, a couple from New Jersey rolled in and had arranged to stay in his on-site guest house. It's quite the operation.
  8. skodadog

    skodadog Adventurer

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    1+ that; this seat (TT breathable standard) is more firm than the stock, but to me firm = comfort. I have a F650GS low suspension and use this standard height seat and it's very comfortable; I'm 5'4" with 30" inseam. I can pretty much flat foot the bike. I have a Rich's custom on my F800ST and I also really love that seat. I think with a sport bike I can tolerate the look of a 'shaped' seat because the shape can contribute to the control you have in riding the bike.

    I should also add that I am a bicycle enthusiast and the seat on my bike would make most who don't know cycling wonder how one could be comfortable on a thin board....but really it's just the opposite. The softer, more gel, more cush on a bicycle seat the more your sit bones will ache because they are not supported.
  9. skodadog

    skodadog Adventurer

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    2+ on Rich - if you want a custom seat and live anywhere around the PacNW, it's worth the trip. He's also great about re-doing the seat to get it right. It's absolutely critical that you take multiple test rides and really think about how it feels and give him that feedback.

    I didn't opt for a Rich's seat on my F650GS b/c I like the look of the TT and it really feels great for how I anticipate using the bike.
  10. glchicoca

    glchicoca Banned

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    The corbin heated seat has my attention.
  11. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    I've had corbins on all my bikes and loved them. Never had a bike like the F800GS though so I am not sure how they are going to translate. I know the corbins for some models are sh!t. I like the firmness of the corbins, provide great support all day long. I pulled these next pics from this forum I think? saved them as 'DavidCorbinSeat'. If I order the corbin, it will look like this:

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    The other contender is the TourTech High.
  12. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    today was my first real test of my touratech standard seat. rode 290 miles (or slightly less than 500km) with 7 hours of saddle time. this was a big improvement over the stock seat and leads me to believe that this was the right choice (for me). it does feel slightly higher and wider than OEM but that is no problem. I am very happy with the prospects of touring on this seat.[​IMG]

    but don't ask me about the stock windscreen :1drink
  13. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Some people swear by Rich's seats. I wouldn't go to him for a dual sport/adventure bike seat again. I did the test rides and all--spent most of a day there. He made a seat for my R80G/S PD that was comfortable enough--and WAY better than the stock PD seat--but did not work well off-road. The seat was too wide up front. I came back and told him I wanted some width shaved off the front. He more or less said he knew more about seats than I did and I should be happy with the seat as it was. I wasn't experienced or confident enough at the time to push it, so I didn't.

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    OTOH, James Renazco absolutely knows dual sports. A few years later he made a seat that was perfect for me for the Xchallenge I had. One of these days I'll get a seat from him for my F800GS.

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    Meanwhile, the BMW Rally Seat is MUCH better than stock for me...:D

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    Rob in Seattle
  14. drofwaves

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    Just had Rich make a seat to replace the painful OEM. It was a very pleasant experience. I had another obligation in the day and they did their best to push me through.

    It is a complete custom job. The bike feels entirely different. The vibration is 95% eliminated, no more sliding into the crotch of the saddle, and best of all, no more hot spots on my ass.

    This is a early review of the seat but the OEM seat was so bad it doesn't take much time on the bike to feel the results.

    The workmanship is excellent. I am very impressed. No disappointments.
  15. Stofpad

    Stofpad n00b

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    I want to import a Corbin or Rich&#8217;s seat but it was just too expensive with the ZAR to $ exchange rate, import taxes etc.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    I bought the BMW Comfort seat from our local BMW dealer here in Port Elizabeth South Africa at nearly half the prize than the other ones.<o:p></o:p>
    Must say it&#8217;s 100% better that the stock one and my wife is also happy with it.<o:p></o:p>
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  16. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    Is this seat taller than stock and how much?
  17. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    was wondering if someone would be so kind as to post a few pics of the touratech high seat here, there was another thread with it but i can't seem to find it
    any long term info appreicated also!
  18. RV8Pilot

    RV8Pilot Blue,Green,Blue,Gree.....

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    With a new F8 on the way I too would be interested in any test butt info on the TT breathable high seat.
  19. DolphinJohn

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  20. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    +1 on the Renazco. The single best thing I did to make my Megamoto more capable of longer trips.

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