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Old 06-10-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Just rode the '10 800GS Impressions

Just about perfect (for me) except:

1. pegs are a bit too close to the seat
2. seat makes me slide into the tank which squishes my cohones (sp?). Same problem I had with my 1150 GS

Are there fixes?

On the 1150 GS there are aftermarket pegs which can increase the distance and, of course, all kinds of seats.

I presume the same is true of the 800GS???

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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Yup

Lots of seats, same pegs fit the F800. I have the XPC seat and RokStompa pegs for exact reasons you mention.Check out the sticky at top of this section.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=415604


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Just about perfect (for me) except:

1. pegs are a bit too close to the seat
2. seat makes me slide into the tank which squishes my cohones (sp?). Same problem I had with my 1150 GS

Are there fixes?

On the 1150 GS there are aftermarket pegs which can increase the distance and, of course, all kinds of seats.

I presume the same is true of the 800GS???

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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Take the rubber off the pegs. Many seats options are higher than stock, gain a little leg room there.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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If I was buying a F800GS (again!) and I was tall enough I would make them give me the Rallye seat ... taller, flatter, more comfortable.

I have Fastway footpegs in the low position, same as the flat twins, but an issue about how the left side folds, no real problem.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:08 PM   #5
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Don't pay for a rally seat they suck just pony up for a tour tech best thing I put on mine you don't slid around on it and very good for long rides.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:37 PM   #6
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Don't pay for a rally seat they suck just pony up for a tour tech best thing I put on mine you don't slid around on it and very good for long rides.
I think I used the word give not sell.!
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:42 AM   #7
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Although the stock seat is far from ideal, I found on mine that I stopped sliding forward after awhile. I assume the butt area flattened out a bit.

Make sure you try before you buy if you upgrade your seat. Several people have purchased the TT seat and have loved it. I was down at Touratech and tried it and hated it. I guess everyone's butt is different.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:58 AM   #8
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Touratech has several seat options. It is nice to know specifically which seat people are praising and dissing. I have the Touratech "breathable" seat in standard height and love it. I have a 32" Levi Jean inseam. Everyone's butt is different, but for me, it works great and was worth the money. oclv
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:43 PM   #9
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I took out the rubber inserts although there is more vibs through the pegs but I don't care. I then resculpted the seat to something similar to the BMW lower one to make it wider and I don't slide forward. I find I can go longer, like 3-4 hr's now without finding the Monkey butt! It also gets me down in the saddle a little more so I don't seem like I'm riding ON the bike but more IN it! It may not work for others but I like it, yet I'm sure there's a lower seat out there that's way more comfy then this.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #10
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Touratech has several seat options. It is nice to know specifically which seat people are praising and dissing. I have the Touratech "breathable" seat in standard height and love it. I have a 32" Levi Jean inseam. Everyone's butt is different, but for me, it works great and was worth the money. oclv
I tried the TT low seat and the TT standard height breathable. I have a 30" inseam.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:13 PM   #11
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Take your bike into tour tech and they will let you try the seats out. Only problem is they are not open on the weekend. Nice thng about living here Tour tech is just in Seattle.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:24 PM   #12
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BMW Comfort or Rally seat. They both work for me
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