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Retics 03-15-2013 06:16 PM

Whats your favourite aftermarket seat?
I have seen a couple of nice aftermarket seats for my GS 1150 Adventure, what is your preference ? I was thinking of a Corbin.

Post pics of your seat setup. Cheers.:wink:

Ua the Destroyer 03-15-2013 08:16 PM

I make my own, but I would recommend Rich's Custom seats in Seattle. They can do a mail order or in person fittings. Good excuse for a road trip. People always seem really happy with there stuff, also Russel Day longs are quite popular. I haven't had a Corbin on my gs, but I loved the one on the old klr I had.
My custom setup I made for me

toecutta 03-16-2013 12:53 AM

mjm custom motorbike seats - goulburn nsw Au
probably a bit of a hike for most of you :rofl
but i wanted to put my 2c worth in anyway...
great seats and a good guy to boot

i am a happy customer

Frani 03-16-2013 02:32 AM

I was undecided for my 1200 GSA and finally I took 2 seats.

Sportsseat from Touratech and comfort seat from Wunderlich for longer rides ...

Spaggy 03-16-2013 06:12 AM

Russell Day Long. Happy posterior.

mike54 03-16-2013 07:07 AM

Isnt' there an article in BMWON this month about seats? :D
I have 2 Bill Mayer saddles. One in the normal 2 piece and one in ADV style. Both were custom fit to me. The GF got one for her F650 also. No complaints from either of us. I got a sargent seat for my RT. I'd rather have a Mayer saddle but time was a factor when I got it. It's still way way way better to me than the stock BMW seat.

I've seen seats from Rich's Custom in Seattle. Really nice work and they seem comfortable. You never know until you actually use one though. I may try them out next time I need a seat.

Be Warned. Seat threads can get as bad as oil threads. Full of unsubstantiated opinion being held up as indisputable truth. :D

Retics 03-16-2013 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by Rockmuncher (Post 20960082)

Day long seems ok but not sure If I want the full sofa , might be a little more daunting if I go off road.

wafish 03-16-2013 02:43 PM

There are two other places in Seattle that might be worth looking at. Mac's Upholstery, and Apex stitching.

I've been in to Mac's, and spoke with the guy that does them - seems he's quite good at it, and priced a bit lower than Rich.

Heard about Apex from the owner of Seattle Used Bikes (former owner of DucSea). He had lots of good stuff to say about them. Their seats look really good, but apparently Apex doesn't do gel.

Paper 03-16-2013 03:53 PM

I was ready to go with a Russell, as I'd had excellent luck with them but I was told by two separate Iron Butt Rally vets to consider Sargent..

I had a discount coupon for Sargent and figured that the worst I would have to do is order a Russell and sell the Sargent.. No need.. Sargent is still on the bike and I love it..:clap

And I wouldn't piss on Mike Corbin if he were on fire.. Worst Customer Service, EVER!!

Paper 03-16-2013 03:55 PM

Oh, and a buddy liked the Sargent so much on my bike he put one on his 1150GS, too.:evil

JimVonBaden 03-16-2013 04:05 PM

I had them all. The best for me was the Sargent!
Corbin- Hard and odd shape for the R1200GS. I loved Corbin on the R1100GS, R1100RS and KLR.
Bill Mayer-Too tall, odd shape for me.
Russel -Russell was just strange, though I bought it second hand instead of made for me. The sargent was great!
Sargent-I put 40K miles on it, and my friend another 100K.
Rick Mayer and Sargent- I got the Rick Mayer last thinking a custom seat made for me must be better. It wasn't. It was about the same as the sargent, but the leather didn't wear well, and it cost a lot for a 2.5 month wait.

IMHO, the Sargent is the best bang for the buck for me.

Jim :brow

Retics 03-16-2013 04:16 PM

The Bagster seat looks pretty nice too, just looking up some reviews . Though the Sargent low seat is pretty close to the same and I don't have to send my seat out .

Hikertrash 03-16-2013 04:18 PM

I've purchased quite a few in the year and a half that I've had my GSA. I had the Touratech X-LO seat, Touratech Gore-Tex seat, BMW low, BMW standard, Wunderlich GS seat and 2 Sargent seats. The first Sargent I purchased this time of year because Sargent give 20% off during bike week. I think I got mine brand new for under $275 shipped. They don't advertise, but its a sweet deal and cheaper than people sell them used in the Fleamarket. I gave it 30 days and sent it back because I preferred the comfort of my OEM GSA seat even throw I couldn't flatfoot on it. When Sargent came out with their new offroad oriented GS seat thought I'd give them another try and have been happy with it since. I think I've put about 5000 miles on it. The first one I never gave it enough time I think. I like the cover on this one, too because its more durable, easy to grip with your knees while standing and I also got it for under $300 because they just started selling them and had a special. I can. Now ride gas station to gas station without stopping in between (300+ miles).

Retics 03-16-2013 04:42 PM

Thanks for the help guys, I was thinking the Corbin at first but after reading more reviews today the Sargent looks pretty good, I think the stock seat is pretty good but I am not quite flat footed and left me scrambling to not drop the bike once with the girlfriend squirming on the back,, half her fault I'm sure lol.

Though I probably don't need the heated version .:lol3

WOLVERINE 03-16-2013 05:18 PM

Is there much difference in the comfort and height between the standard and low version of the Sargent seat? I'm tall in the body and would love to get an 1" lower in the saddle without sacrificing much. The stock seat is a tad too tall for my liking....
I'm about to put in an order on a Sargent to catch the sale so need to know soon....

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