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    Cool New member and proud owner of 1200 RT, comfort seat anyone

    IMG_1618.jpgGood day, new member and recent purchase of my 90th yr anniversary edition 1200 RT, couldn't b happier. For the past 4 yrs I rode the HD Road King and prior to that a 15 yr bike layoff which i had 3 different Japanese bikes. After turning 4000 K don't miss any of them. Now saying that I do however miss the comfort of the saddle I had on my RK. I see BMW has a comfort wide seat for the RT $654 US $800 Cdn. If anyone has purchased this what's ur opinion, alternatively I can go for a custom seat which is appox the same $$. Great forums u have here looking forward to working th room! Cheers & Thx


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    Welcome to the forum! Yeah, seating it's a complicated problem to solve. Sometimes it's better to post- (re-ask) the seat part of your intro in the bike specific part (hexhead/camhead) area of the forum as that will draw the largest view. Other than that, good luck- enjoy the forum and if you have questions- just ask.
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    Looks like Korotro and I have more than one thing in common. I just traded off a 2009 Ultra Classic for a 2013 R1200RT. That was my first Harley after 40+ years of riding. I enjoyed it, was glad I bought it, but am also glad to be off of it at this time. The RT has been more than I could have imagined and I'm loving it at just over 1500 miles so far. I agree that the stock seat has got to go. I don't know anything about BMW's comfort seat. The option I'm taking is the Russell Day-Long Saddle conversion (www.day-long.com). I've had the seats converted on the last four bikes I've owned.

    1983 BMW R80RT
    1993 Honda Goldwing
    1998 Honda ST1100A
    2009 Harley Ultra Classic

    And I'm very much looking forward to getting the R1200RT converted as well. All of the Russell conversions I've had done have been first rate. That's why I'm going back to them on this bike. The price on this conversion which will be a duel (rider and passenger) conversion with vinyl seat cover will be about $785 after I ship the seat to California. It is a bit more expensive that what you quoted for BMW's seat but it's modified to "your" specifications which, I think, is the main reason they work so well.

    Enjoy your new ride and I'll do the same!

    Ride Safe,
    Steve R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Yeah, seating it's a complicated problem to solve. Sometimes it's better to post- (re-ask) the seat part of your intro in the bike specific part (hexhead/camhead) area of the forum as that will draw the largest view. Other than that, good luck- enjoy the forum and if you have questions- just ask.
    Gary
    Thx Gary, understandably, I'll re post in gear forum, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by srhodes13 View Post
    Looks like Korotro and I have more than one thing in common. I just traded off a 2009 Ultra Classic for a 2013 R1200RT. That was my first Harley after 40+ years of riding. I enjoyed it, was glad I bought it, but am also glad to be off of it at this time. The RT has been more than I could have imagined and I'm loving it at just over 1500 miles so far. I agree that the stock seat has got to go. I don't know anything about BMW's comfort seat. The option I'm taking is the Russell Day-Long Saddle conversion (www.day-long.com). I've had the seats converted on the last four bikes I've owned.

    1983 BMW R80RT
    1993 Honda Goldwing
    1998 Honda ST1100A
    2009 Harley Ultra Classic

    And I'm very much looking forward to getting the R1200RT converted as well. All of the Russell conversions I've had done have been first rate. That's why I'm going back to them on this bike. The price on this conversion which will be a duel (rider and passenger) conversion with vinyl seat cover will be about $785 after I ship the seat to California. It is a bit more expensive that what you quoted for BMW's seat but it's modified to "your" specifications which, I think, is the main reason they work so well.

    Enjoy your new ride and I'll do the same!

    Ride Safe,
    Steve R.
    Thx Steve, we could talk allot about the exchange of rides but in the end I'm more than happy about the new ride and can't look back. When all was said and done it was no contest! My wife still rides the HD but hers is going into shop again soon..... Hehe, I will look into the Russell and a few options that I will take with me, stock just doesn't work huh, thx Steve, enjoy as I will!

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    Welcome Korotro!

    We'd love to see a picture of your new bike!

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