Originally Posted by malloy
Protect that very expensive headlight lens - not available separately so figure $400 - $500 for the whole assembly. I like this from ZTechnik: http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/Z5410
Light weight, inconspicuous, easy on & off if needed and durable. Mine has a few pits on it which means it is doing its job.
No way, Jose! Had one on my GS Adventure, and for some reason -- probably because it fit so damn tight -- the headlamp lens cracked anyway, and not from impact. Rather have a stick-on from AeroFlow. Paige is a great guy, too!
If you are in Southern California with money jingling in your pocket, do a ride in to Bill Mayer and get a real seat made. http://billmayer-saddles.com/BMS/ After riding cross country on the OEM board you will really understand the need for this type of luxury.
One of my buddies drank the Mayer Kool-Aid and has been back numerous times for seat tweaks on his Concours. Another has 100,000 miles on his Mayer seat on his R1200GS Adventure.
I'm okay with stock seats plus Alaska Leather sheepskins when necessary. Did a Saddlesore 1,000 on a stock R1200GS Adventure seat so I guess I really do have an iron butt.
P.S. I'm one of those guys who downsized from an R1200GS Adventure to a BMW parallel twin. Sometimes bigger is simply bigger. Better for 500+ mile days, but who wants to do them anyway?