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Old 08-22-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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F800GSA Seat Swap, I need a Tall Seat! HELP!!!

Just broke the bank and bought an F800GSA. The ride home was only about 40 min when I realized the seat on this bike is totally wrong for me, I think it's a low seat? I need a tall seat!!! Does anybody want to swap seats, I'm looking for something like the rally seat BMW offers, something without the deep pocket, something basically flat. My seat is brand new 60mi on the bike.
There is no way I can spend an entire day in this seat as my man junk is smashed bad in the saddle!

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Old 08-22-2014, 07:01 AM   #2
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If your bike is a GSA not a GS then your seat is not a low seat. You will likely need to go custom.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:10 AM   #3
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Will a standard GS seat fit my bike?

Sorry I'm new with the 800GS, I'm seeing older GS8's with a flat seat will this fit my 800GSA? I think this would be an improvement? I have long arms & legs at least I would be able to move around and slide back.
What's the word guys?
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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Sorry I'm new with the 800GS, I'm seeing older GS8's with a flat seat will this fit my 800GSA? I think this would be an improvement? I have long arms & legs at least I would be able to move around and slide back.
What's the word guys?
From what I have heard, the GSA seat fits the standard trim GS, but not the other way around - the seat pan has the same part#, but the GSA seat has more lateral padding. Not too many people complaint about the stock GSA seat, have you played around the rear preload to get the seat as tall as you want? And did you test ride one before buying, with a seat that you had liked better?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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It's easy to tell the stock 2014 GSA seat...it will have a color insert. The low GSA seat is all black. Which one do you have?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:33 AM   #6
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It's easy to tell the stock 2014 GSA seat...it will have a color insert. The low GSA seat is all black. Which one do you have?
Mine is all black and it even says low with a price on the underside.

I'm sure they changed it out as someone did test ride my bike.

I really hope my dealer mcc has the original seat or will work with me on this!

I wanna ride Sunday!

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Old 08-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #7
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The stock seat is comfortable. One of these days I'm going to throw a stock seat on and see what it feels like.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:02 PM   #8
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Mine is all black and it even says low with a price on the underside.

I'm sure they changed it out as someone did test ride my bike.

I really hope my dealer mcc has the original seat or will work with me on this!

I wanna ride Sunday!

Dusty
I hope they do, the stock GSA seat is actually pretty good (much nicer than the stock GS seat and much better than the seat on my 850r/K100).
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:44 PM   #9
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I purchased the low seat when the bike was pretty new, so I have the standard height, with red inserts. PM me if you are interested. I won't charge too much, as shipping will be a beast, as it's in a large box
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:38 AM   #10
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I have the BMW Rallye F800GS seat. It's great for a tall person (I'm 6'4").

BMW Stock F800GS Seat:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ock%20seat.jpg

BMW Rallye F800GS Seat:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...lye%20seat.jpg
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:11 AM   #11
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Mine is all black and it even says low with a price on the underside.

I'm sure they changed it out as someone did test ride my bike.

I really hope my dealer mcc has the original seat or will work with me on this!

I wanna ride Sunday!

Dusty
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:54 AM   #12
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Color?

DustyDoug,

Which color did you get and do you care if it matches your bike?
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #13
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The low F800GS seat does not fit the GSA. Do you have a GSA or GS?
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