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    BMW MOA co-founder bmwdean's Avatar
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    BMW makes wonderful motorcycles. However, except for the K1200LT, its stock seats are not comfortable and haven't been for a long time. I have replaced the stock seats on every BMW motorcycle I have owned starting with a new 1976 R90/6. Every one.

    I have tried lots of different aftermarket saddles. My current favorites are those by Rick Mayer. Here they are on my R1200RT (left) and my R1150RT (right). Click on a photo to go to Rick's website.

    Jeff Dean − Tucson, Arizona − BMW MOA Co-founder (1972)
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    2014 & 2007 R1200RTs, R60/2s, R67/3, R51/3 ↔ 1949 R24

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    emperkin
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    In other forums I have heard some pretty bad stuff about rick mayer seats. Enough where I think Russel's are the way to go.

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    I have been very happy with the Sargent on my GS, which I have now had for 3 years. Would buy from them again......
    Cheers............Rod
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    emperkin
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    don't know if the link will work, but here is what some fellow BMW riders had to say about Rick Mayer seats

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=rick+mayer

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by emperkin
    don't know if the link will work, but here is what some fellow BMW riders had to say about Rick Mayer seats

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=rick+mayer
    The advrider guys obviously haven't watched Rick Mayer make a seat. I have, twice, and have well over a quarter million miles on his seats.

    He uses the stock seat foam as a base, but cuts it off square with the pan. Then he glues blocks of different density foams in place to build up the seat with the properties he wants. He sculpts the final seat form from these blocks. His experience as a nurse has led him to choose some foams used for wheelchairs. It is truely a handmade, custom seat, built just for the purchaser.
    --Darryl Richman, forum liaison
    http://darryl.crafty-fox.com

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    Thumbs up Love my Sargent

    Bought a used 04' RT with the BMW comfort (?) seat and a Russell. I am 6' and the Russell was too long a reach for the ground at stops because of the wings. Spent a lotta time researching all the options and I bought a Sargent. Over the summer I have put about 2500 miles on it, solo and two up, and I am real happy. After the first day ride on it, it started feeling better each time I would ride and that is still the case. Great customer service from Sargent as well. 17 days from order to in my hands. Wife is real happy on the pillion as well so I can recommend it with no reservations.
    Steve Marquardt, 2004 R1150RT

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