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Old 07-11-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried making the R100GS solo seat work with the R80GSPD tank? i dont want to spend the money on a seat and rack for the R80GS to match up with the tank and i really like the R100GS solo seat its really comfortable to me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever tried making the R100GS solo seat work with the R80GSPD tank? i dont want to spend the money on a seat and rack for the R80GS to match up with the tank and i really like the R100GS solo seat its really comfortable to me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Doesn't look like he did great job of matching it up to the tank though.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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The R100GSPD seat is pushed all the way to the tank. There is still gap between the tank and the seat. The GSPD tank is sitting on a R80ST.




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Old 07-13-2012, 05:56 AM   #5
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R100gs solo seat looks more comfortable than R80g/s solo seat .. is that correct?
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #6
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Uh, no. The R80G/S solo seat is comfortable. If mind you, you can find one without a ka-billion miles on it.

Personally, after 600 or 800 miles in a day, any seat should hurt. It's a message from your ass to get off the bike and walk around a little.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:21 AM   #7
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Interesting topic.

Can a R80G/S single seat mount to the R100GS with PD Tank?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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It can... but there is a gap.

I think.

Heck.. I'm not sure now... i know the long g/s seat fits but there is a gap... at least on mine there is.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #9
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The R100gs seat looks a lot better than the 80GS solo seat to that 80GS seat looks like a seat from the 80's and it dosent look as wide but i have never sat on one.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:10 PM   #10
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The R100gs seat looks a lot better than the 80GS solo seat to that 80GS seat looks like a seat from the 80's and it dosent look as wide but i have never sat on one.
And your bike doesn't look like it came from the '80's as well
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #11
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No mine is a 2012 model well it might be if the painter gets thru painting it sometime this year. But i like the R100GS seat i can ride a lot of miles on that seat but the 80 seat just dont look that comfy but i have heard that the suspension on the R80GS is rough as hell so the seat might be good.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #12
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Uh, no. The R80G/S solo seat is comfortable. If mind you, you can find one without a ka-billion miles on it.

Personally, after 600 or 800 miles in a day, any seat should hurt. It's a message from your ass to get off the bike and walk around a little.
ya that's about right .. my R80 G/S seat starts out comfortable enough... but after about 5-6 hours, my ass starts talking to me. time to get off and stretch...

R100 GS seat looks to be better supported. was wondering if it'd be worth the effort to switch?
village idiot has an excellent tutorial out for making your own seat pan out of fiberglass.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807830

once a custom seat pan is made, then I've got option of making up any style seat.
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