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Old 01-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Stock seat sucks balls

For those whose arse gets tired with the stock F800gs seat I found this site that explains a few things about a bad seat and how one can go about fix'n it..

www.diymotorcycleseat.com


No affiliation, just found it while surfin.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to every motorcycle ever made. Even Wingers say the stock seats suck. Obama should make it law that all new bikes be sold at a $200 discount sans any seat at all. For the environment's sake.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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BMW never made one that didn't. BUT, the optional comfort seat actually is, I was pleasantly surprised and like it very much!
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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Seat concepts

Inexpensive option. Proper molded foam and good cover. Fit yourself. Bloody fantastic.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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Coming from a mountain biking background, motorcycle seats are plush.

Could you imagine riding this thing for hours on end?

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/assets.../WTB-LASER.jpg
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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Coming from a mountain biking background, motorcycle seats are plush.

Could you imagine riding this thing for hours on end?

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/assets.../WTB-LASER.jpg
My exact seat.... Really not bad.....
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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Coming from a mountain biking background, motorcycle seats are plush.

Could you imagine riding this thing for hours on end?

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/assets.../WTB-LASER.jpg
I did that last summer: 200kms on a bike over 3 days. The first day I did 100km in 10 hours with a twisted ankle, then I slept in a tent on a beach. The next day when I got back on my bike I've never felt a pain like that. When the trip came to an end, my arse needed 2 days recovery on a soft sofa I was happy to ride my GS again after that trip . And I swore never to do that stuff again.


<-- texted my GF that next time she should slap me in the face and remind me of that picture.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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BMW assumes your going to ride the stocker home and then buy a custom seat. Did someone forget to tell you. I like my Sargent, look around the FAQ this site for some of the other seats. Dave
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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Coming from a mountain biking background, motorcycle seats are plush.

Could you imagine riding this thing for hours on end?

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/assets.../WTB-LASER.jpg
So true, I am an avid mountain biker and a long distance road touring bicyclist (1000+ mile bicycle ride) . The OEM seat on the F650GS is very comfortable compared to bicycle saddles are tiny with almost no padding. When I rode my BMW across the USA, I had no saddle sore at all.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
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That's like comparing sitting on a phallic shaped object to sitting in a chair there.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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I rode my Mountain Bike for just under 8 hrs, at the Beaver Creek Ultra 100 solo, a few years back. My a$$, have never felt so bad.......Renasco great..... Stock... Not so much....
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #12
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I rode my Mountain Bike for just under 8 hrs, at the Beaver Creek Ultra 100 solo, a few years back. My a$$, have never felt so bad.......Renasco great..... Stock... Not so much....
+ 1,000,000

PS It's Renazco - Transformed the bike.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #13
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I sent mine off to XPC seats and had a new covering and the foam redone. It was a little pricey at around $300-$350, but I've already sent them my Triumph and Ducati seats.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #14
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No problem here too with my stock low seat of my 800GS...

But I come from a '04 KTM 950 Adv which had a make-of-wood seat

For complete days of riding, I wear Fox bike shorts under my pants and no problem too ;)
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #15
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My stock seat is going to Renazco Racing in February for a make over.
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