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Old 09-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #9106
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If you've had Corbins you know they're pretty firm. But once you break them in to your shape I've found they work very well. Stock Dakar (tall) saddle isn't bad either. The problem with the solo saddle is that the back edge is abrupt and the seating areas is shortened somewhat, plus it's scalloped out with less foam overall.
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like the single seat is shaped somewhere between the OEM low and high seats.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #9107
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If all you are doing is riding on the street than the corbins will be fine. Off road though it will hurt your ability to move around on the bike.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:41 AM   #9108
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If all you are doing is riding on the street than the corbins will be fine. Off road though it will hurt your ability to move around on the bike.

Does Touratech still make the high flat seat for the 650gs? I haven't noticed it in the catelog in a few years.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:52 AM   #9109
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Don't think so, but Wunderlich does. There was one for sale in th Flea Market a couple weeks ago.


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Old 09-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #9110
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Thumb Seat Concepts

Best value and true enduro usable comfort is still SeatConcepts.com. $169.99 for a recover on your pan or a second seat with usable pan. Find there ADVender threads here by their ADVrider MXBundy


Just did a one week, six state tour averaging 400 mile days. I still can't believe I did it with complete comfort on a 650 single. An '05 F650GS single with the tall Seat Concept Gripper seat, WP fork conversion, and Ohlins remote gas rear shock that is. The bike now more than holds it's own, this 5', 11" 165lb rider aboard this greatly improved saddle, and again as much gear.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #9111
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Best value and true enduro usable comfort is still SeatConcepts.com. $169.99 for a recover on your pan or a second seat with usable pan. Find there ADVender threads here by their ADVrider MXBundy


Just did a one week, six state tour averaging 400 mile days. I still can't believe I did it with complete comfort on a 650 single. An '05 F650GS single with the tall Seat Concept Gripper seat, WP fork conversion, and Ohlins remote gas rear shock that is. The bike now more than holds it's own, this 5', 11" 165lb rider aboard this greatly improved saddle, and again as much gear.

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I had high expectations after all the rave reviews but after riding on my new SC Dakar seat for a few hundred kilometers my ass was killing me. Found the foam to be way too firm, is there a break-in time?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:36 PM   #9112
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I had high expectations after all the rave reviews but after riding on my new SC Dakar seat for a few hundred kilometers my ass was killing me. Found the foam to be way too firm, is there a break-in time?
There's a simple correlation between quality seat time, and quantity time in the seat.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #9113
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Hey peeps -

I just wanted to know if there are any skidplates that work with the SW-Motech engine guards/crash bars for a 2005 Dakar without requiring modification. Some of the info on this subject that I've found on the F650 site and elsewhere seems to apply to skidplates that aren't available any longer. If you know of any skidplates that have worked for you that are compatible with the SW-Motech bars, could you please let me know? Or if you were able to use the stock engine guard, any tips on what you did would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:16 PM   #9114
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Hey peeps -

I just wanted to know if there are any skidplates that work with the SW-Motech engine guards/crash bars for a 2005 Dakar without requiring modification. Some of the info on this subject that I've found on the F650 site and elsewhere seems to apply to skidplates that aren't available any longer. If you know of any skidplates that have worked for you that are compatible with the SW-Motech bars, could you please let me know? Or if you were able to use the stock engine guard, any tips on what you did would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

Regarding mounting points, the SW-Motech engine guards have absolutely no relationship to the skid plate, any one will work. In my case I'm using the SW-Motech skid plate but could have kept the OEM skidplate if I had wanted.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:20 PM   #9115
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Regarding mounting points, the SW-Motech engine guards have absolutely no relationship to the skid plate, any one will work. In my case I'm using the SW-Motech skid plate but could have kept the OEM skidplate if I had wanted.
Oh interesting. Thank you for letting me know. I had read on various threads and on the Twisted Throttle site that the SW-Motechs won't work with the stock engine guard for the Dakar, which is the reason for my question.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #9116
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Oh interesting. Thank you for letting me know. I had read on various threads and on the Twisted Throttle site that the SW-Motechs won't work with the stock engine guard for the Dakar, which is the reason for my question.
Ok, you originally asked if the SW-Motech engine guards will work with the BMW skid plate. If you meant the BMW engine guard that's a different question all together and I'm guessing the mounting points would interfere. The BMW engine guard doesn't do much besides protect the skidplate so I don't really see much point to using it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #9117
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Ok, you originally asked if the SW-Motech engine guards will work with the BMW skid plate. If you meant the BMW engine guard that's a different question all together and I'm guessing the mounting points would interfere. The BMW engine guard doesn't do much besides protect the skidplate so I don't really see much point to using it.
Ah I guess I confused the skidplate with the engine guard. Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #9118
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The Motech bars will fit with the OEM bash plate but definitely not with the OEM engine bars.



I've junked the bars as they have a tendency to catch on rocks, which results in them bending, along with the mount points and if you're really unlucky, the lower subframe....

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #9119
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:08 AM   #9120
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I think crash bars are over rated... I do just fine without them.

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