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Old 06-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #16
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Sorry to deviate from topic, but could you identify those cases for me please?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:11 PM   #17
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Sorry to deviate from topic, but could you identify those cases for me please?
BMW expandable - the "original cases". I decided against those and to go with the Adventure cases (the ones for the F800GS, not the Holan mount with R12 cases).
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:48 AM   #18
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Thanks for the pics. The breathable looks better on the yellow F800GS, but itīs more important with function, so I will probably go for the grey high touring seat.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:34 PM   #19
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Sorry to deviate from topic, but could you identify those cases for me please?
BMW Vario Cases.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #20
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Seat recess

Can you share a little info on the "recess" that touratech refers to in their description? Does it really help? My biggext issue is that the stock seat puts a pressure point right on my tailbone. Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:35 AM   #21
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A couple of days ago I bought Touratech Touring seat. I was in Germany and asked them which one was the best to go for comfort. My german is not the best, neither is the germans english, but as I understood even the breathable was good for long distance touring too. I tried them both on a F650GS and the touring one felt a little more comfortable when just sitting (not driving) on the bike. It was something with the foam that felt more comfortable.

I will mount it later today, and after that take som photos and try it for a couple of miles.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:13 AM   #22
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A couple of days ago I bought Touratech Touring seat. I was in Germany and asked them which one was the best to go for comfort. My german is not the best, neither is the germans english, but as I understood even the breathable was good for long distance touring too. I tried them both on a F650GS and the touring one felt a little more comfortable when just sitting (not driving) on the bike. It was something with the foam that felt more comfortable.

I will mount it later today, and after that take som photos and try it for a couple of miles.
Can you please take a picture from the side of the bike while at it?
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:58 AM   #23
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A side shot of the TT Low that is on the wife's 650, she loves it the longest day was 600 mile. We just did 2870 mile last week and she loved it.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:58 AM   #24
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So here is my Touratech comfort/touring seat, the high version







I have only tested it for a couple of km:s, will ride further tomorrow. I like the extra hight, now the tubulence at the bottom of my helmet is reduced. Probably donīt have to buy a lower screen
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:09 PM   #25
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So here is my Touratech comfort/touring seat, the high version

I have only tested it for a couple of km:s, will ride further tomorrow. I like the extra hight, now the tubulence at the bottom of my helmet is reduced. Probably donīt have to buy a lower screen
Looking really good. Too bad Touratech knows how to charge loads for their stuff.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #26
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Mine is a Touratech "touring low"

which I needed for more confidence in reaching the ground. my 30" inseam wasn't getting any longer trying to strech down from the stock seat.

Yes the TT is wildly expensive, in comparison, but they use the oem pan, so ya gotta pay for that too. And you have two complete seats. Also I was able to get it, "right now". TT USA is just down the street, I went by there during lunch one day, test sat, and left happy, but poor.

Cut-out for the tailbone is deceptive. In pictures the seat fabric is streched tightly front to back. There's nothing but air under most of it, the "padding" is cut pretty much to be flat where ya sit. I think it's no worse than a good custom, gel pad equpped Rich's seat. The sliding forward thing is mostly solved, but I need to wear my riding pants with padding and a leather butt piece to be really comfortable. In jeans alone, this seat can be hot and pinches. That's knida a good problem.

I've stained the passenger section fabric by carrying an Ortleib bag and not keeping the dust cleaned out regularly. I don't care, I think the seat color, fabric, giant TT logos all look weak anyway. In the winter I'll take the whole thing to a customizer and have them change the fabric to something the looks right to me.

Mostly this seat solved my short legs problem. the sidestand is now easy to manipulate 'cause I can lean safely to the right.

Given long legs, I'd get anybodies FLAT, gel padded, custom seat. If i remeber I'll try to get pics.

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:52 PM   #27
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Looking really good. Too bad Touratech knows how to charge loads for their stuff.
Thatīs right. I bought it in Germany. Compared to the Swedish TT reseller the price was approx 30% lower, 335€ (467$).
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:45 PM   #28
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Now Iīve tested it for approx 150 kms. I still have that feeling in my ass that Iīve been on an motorcycle for some hours, but I donīt think that I will be without that feeling.

So the seat padding comfort is a bit better (for me) than the original seat, but the extra hight makes the helmet turbulence to a mimimun (for me). Plus, the extra height makes the nut-cracker-slope smaller, so I am not crushing my nuts anymore
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #29
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Comarison of Touratech vs. Sargents seats

Had the good fortune of putting in some seat time on both of these seats.
Opinions on seats are purely subjective, as your ass may vary.
Rating the two seats on a numerical scale of one to ten; I would rate the Touratech seat as a 9 and the Sargents as a 7; the stock seat being a 4.
Have about 800 miles on the Touratech and about 200 miles on the Sargent. The Touratech sits higher by about an 11/2", and is easier to move around on. The Sargents tends to capture you in the "bucket" and limit movement to a degree. In situations where you need to put your feet down, the ridges in the seat foam may irritate your thighs.
The Touratech belongs to a friend and I just used it for a trip while waiting for my Sargents to be delivered. Ultimately, I think I will be happy with my purchase, considering the price and improvement over the stock seat.




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Old 07-17-2009, 03:37 PM   #30
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I have done a couple of 300 mile days on the TT Touring and it is working out great. I have a couple of 14 hour day rides next week that will put it to the test.

So far so good!
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