Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 29 of 29

Thread: Tall Seat option on 2014 RT

  1. #16
    Utah 12 - what a road!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    38
    I am looking forward to the new seat. It is about all I can do until the aftermarket can take a look at the bike.
    Having said that, this is one VERY enjoyable motorcycle. Here's hoping that small changes can make big differences in the comfort factor.

  2. #17
    Ponch ponch1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Fountain Hills AZ
    Posts
    891
    Quote Originally Posted by wppatin View Post
    I have given some thought to this latest move by BMW with one piece steering head ... Is it a design feature to address the handling characteristics of the RTW therefore a necessary function of the design. Or could it be an intentional effort to restrict aftermarket product because of the cost of R&D plus potential liability issues.

    Im pretty it will require lots of engineering data / time / development funds to come up will an adjustable solution. Or maybe the intended complication is the precursor to Motoradd attempting to capture a bigger share of the aftermarket customization market. If we see handlebars options coming out Germany in the next 6 to 12 months we can answer this quickly.

    Whatever the case I will be a customer as soon as a solution become available.
    If BMW was going to have different bars, we would have seen it already. We haven't and we didn't see it with the K1600 bikes either. More than likely they wanted to maintain a certain look. It's an epic fail to me.
    My Motorrad
    BMWMOA 162849 | BMWRA 41335 | VROC 8109-R | VBA 19

  3. #18
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    1,248
    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    If BMW was going to have different bars, we would have seen it already. We haven't and we didn't see it with the K1600 bikes either. More than likely they wanted to maintain a certain look. It's an epic fail to me.
    Heli Bars has them for the K1600's...I think price is somewhere in $600.00 - $700.00 range.
    MOA #46783
    2014 R1200RT

  4. #19
    Registered User lbarbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Garner, NC
    Posts
    279
    Ouch! What was $100 and required one wrench in your garage is turning into a $1000 add on at the dealer. I agree, epic fail. I was going to get the new RT next year, as I never buy anything BMW makes in the first year, but this is a show stopper for me. At 6'6". I just can't get comfortable at the stock geometry.
    Lynn
    2008 BMW R1200RT (most fun you can legally have)
    2002 BMW R1150RT
    2008 Kawasaki Versys

  5. #20
    Ponch ponch1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Fountain Hills AZ
    Posts
    891
    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Heli Bars has them for the K1600's...I think price is somewhere in $600.00 - $700.00 range.
    I know Heli makes them, but BMW doesn't make accessory bars for the k1600. I imagine Heli will make bars for the RTW eventually. I emailed them in february and they said they hadn't seen a RTW yet.
    My Motorrad
    BMWMOA 162849 | BMWRA 41335 | VROC 8109-R | VBA 19

  6. #21
    Ponch ponch1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Fountain Hills AZ
    Posts
    891
    I wonder if a top triple clamp from a GSW can be fitted on an RTW?
    My Motorrad
    BMWMOA 162849 | BMWRA 41335 | VROC 8109-R | VBA 19

  7. #22
    Insatiable Cruiser rtwiz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Chicago Suburbs
    Posts
    67
    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    Lower your pegs. Suburban Machinery has a great kit for this.

    http://www.suburban-machinery.com/

    http://www.suburban-machinery.com/R1200RT.htm
    FWIW: I tried the peg lowering kit and removed it after one expedition. Yes, you scrape pegs a little more often, but what got me was the feel of my bike (05 1200RT). Just wasn't right. I tried seat on high setting and low. Could not bond with them.

    Disclaimer: I am NOT 6'6" tall.

  8. #23
    Ponch ponch1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Fountain Hills AZ
    Posts
    891
    What do you think will help?


    Sent from my iPhone, inspected and certified by the NSA
    My Motorrad
    BMWMOA 162849 | BMWRA 41335 | VROC 8109-R | VBA 19

  9. #24
    Registered User lbarbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Garner, NC
    Posts
    279

    Tall Seat option on 2014 RT

    Maybe a large jack. Lift it about 6 ft, then drive a GS under it? :-)
    Lynn
    2008 BMW R1200RT (most fun you can legally have)
    2002 BMW R1150RT
    2008 Kawasaki Versys

  10. #25
    Utah 12 - what a road!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    38

    Tall seat arrived and - it is great

    Just installed the tall seat yesterday on the RTW and it fits well and my legs don't feel as cramped as they were.

    have to take a long ride and let you folks know how it works.

  11. #26
    Utah 12 - what a road!
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    38

    Stock seat a thumbs down

    I posted in another area regarding the RT seat.

    Aftermarket is NEEDED for the RT. Seat is too soft and slopes you into the tank after a few hours.
    Does BMW actually employ people to put hours on these before they are released?

    The peg/seat relationship is a bit cramped for me as well. 6'2" and after many hours in the (stock) saddle my knees are really jammed.

    Working toward a fix on this otherwise fine bike.
    2014 BMW R1200RT
    2005 Road Glide
    2002 Honda ST1100

  12. #27
    Registered User AKsuited's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New York State
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    Lower pegs made a huge difference for me. 6'6"
    Lynn,

    Any issues with the gear shift or brake lever after lowering the pegs? Was the brake lever adjusted down?

    I am looking into a new GS, and the possibility of lowering the pegs on it. I am 6'4" with a 36" inseam and a new GS may fit me better than my old RT.

    thanks,

    Harry
    2003 R1150RT - Silver

  13. #28
    Registered User lbarbee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Garner, NC
    Posts
    279
    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    Lynn,

    Any issues with the gear shift or brake lever after lowering the pegs? Was the brake lever adjusted down?

    I am looking into a new GS, and the possibility of lowering the pegs on it. I am 6'4" with a 36" inseam and a new GS may fit me better than my old RT.

    thanks,

    Harry
    No issues. I did not change the levers. I found that my size 14 boots actually enjoyed the additional space.
    Lynn
    2008 BMW R1200RT (most fun you can legally have)
    2002 BMW R1150RT
    2008 Kawasaki Versys

  14. #29
    Registered User AKsuited's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    New York State
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by lbarbee View Post
    No issues. I did not change the levers. I found that my size 14 boots actually enjoyed the additional space.
    Thanks. Size 14 boots for me, too.

    I will test ride a new R1200GS soon.

    Harry
    2003 R1150RT - Silver

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •