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Old 01-13-2013, 07:25 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, 08:01 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, 08:32 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, 10:46 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, 02:18 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, 03:23 PM   #6
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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, 03:41 PM   #7
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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 01-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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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, 03:47 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
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, 05:19 PM   #10
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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 01-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #11
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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, 11:26 AM   #12
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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 01-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #13
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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, 10:46 AM   #14
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My stock seat is going to Renazco Racing in February for a make over.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #15
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I was told recently by the local BMW dealer that as of 2013, any model you buy out of the adventure bikes, you can change seats from the normal, to short and now to the BMW comfort seat option as well for about $150.00 extra. I have this seat on my 2010 F800GS. It was about $500.00 more at the time, no option to purchase before. So this is good. I love my seat, the original made my ass bleed within blocks of the house.
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