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    seats

    Just wanted to throw this random thought out there - no -this is not another one of those dreaded "who makes a better seat" thread.
    I finally figured out how to make the OEM seat that comes stock on the RT feel better! Spend an hour on the stock seat on an 800GS. To quote my daughter "OMG" ! the boys in Munich went out of their way to design a seat that looks stylish and feels like a downhill sloping 2x6! What were they thinking
    "Wer reitet so spaet durch nacht und wind -es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind" -- Goethe
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    Makes me think of the Fearmonger's Shop on PHC - how much worse could it get? Question answered.

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    two dollar seats

    No doubt BMW builds the best bikes on the planet and the worst seat known to any butt!!!! I had a rick Mayer seat built and it works well for me, I had a Sargent seat before that and it was OK if I had it all to do again I would try the Russell day long seat,I called them first and the guy wasn't very helpful and didn't call me back,rick Mayer was very helpful and did return my calls so I had him make a seat,only thing I wish was more available other than backup is a different adjustable back rest such as the one on the Harley road king it works great and is adjustable while riding

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    after reading a lot of posts on this site and others about aftermarket seats, time lost riding because of having to send off the seat pan etc. I decided to give Seat Concepts a try. Turned out to be real straight forward. Pulled the factory cover and foam. Placed the new foam on the pan and pulled the new cover over that. Lots of staples later I had a new seat that was well fitted and feels much better than the OE seat.
    So far I have two test rides, each about 2 hours long. No pain, generally comfortable, unlike the OE seat that gave me a sore tailbone and numb legs after about 30 minutes. Seat concepts was a great alternative and at least $200 less than other custom seats
    "Wer reitet so spaet durch nacht und wind -es ist der Vater mit seinem Kind" -- Goethe
    R1200RT, F800GS
    '80 GL1100

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    Thumbs up Sargent Gel

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