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Old 08-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #91
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Thats the thing i think a lot of folks need to remember is that it is a dualsport, not a touring or a cruiser or a lazyboy all things are a compromise
you just have to find the right 1
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:59 AM   #92
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Touratech low seat comfort?

Hi all, just wondering if anyone else had tried the touratech low seat (touring) for F800GS and can comment on its comfort, and 'feel'. Was wondering whether the fact that its low and has less padding impacts comfort, and also how the extra width makes it feel? I'm only 5'5 so need it as low but as comfortable as possible!
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:01 AM   #93
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PS thanks Cornbread82 for already commenting - anyone else?
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:29 AM   #94
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Hi all, just wondering if anyone else had tried the touratech low seat (touring) for F800GS and can comment on its comfort, and 'feel'. Was wondering whether the fact that its low and has less padding impacts comfort, and also how the extra width makes it feel? I'm only 5'5 so need it as low but as comfortable as possible!
My wife had a low TT on her 650 for a few days. Didn't like it. Sent it back and bought an Airhawk. Much better, she says.

As for me, I still have the standard TT. Major improvement. However, I use an Airhawk on the TT on long hauls. That way, I've got a very good seat for offroad use, it looks good, and I can spend all day slabbing with the Airhawk on top. The TT seats are still too narrow IMO to give you the ultimate comfort on long rides. But,,,,much better than stock.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:50 AM   #95
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My wife had a low TT on her 650 for a few days. Didn't like it. Sent it back and bought an Airhawk. Much better, she says.

As for me, I still have the standard TT. Major improvement. However, I use an Airhawk on the TT on long hauls. That way, I've got a very good seat for offroad use, it looks good, and I can spend all day slabbing with the Airhawk on top. The TT seats are still too narrow IMO to give you the ultimate comfort on long rides. But,,,,much better than stock.
Thanks a lot for that. What would you do in my case? I very much need a shorter seat - I currently have the BMW stock height - but I might as well try the touratech low (even though your wife didn't like it) rather than the BMW, since at least it lowers the seat, should be more comfortable than buying a BMW low, and add an airhawk if needed?
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #96
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I have a Touratech low seat on order from Touratech AG to replace my BMW low seat and will post my observations after I receive it.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:38 AM   #97
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I have a Touratech low seat on order from Touratech AG to replace my BMW low seat and will post my observations after I receive it.
Brilliant Speed Kills.. I'll wait on the edge of my seat! ETA?
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:49 AM   #98
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just finished 4000+ miles over two weeks on the standard seat with no complaints
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #99
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I wish I could try the Corbin without having to buy it first. It sure does look comfortable. I'm sore right now from the Touratech breathable :(
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #100
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The standard touring seat is working very well for me. All day rides get a little uncomfortable but not bad. After several thousand miles it is still getting a little better / breaking in. The last 325 mile ride was not bad at all and only getting uncomfortable towards the end of the ride. Semi frequent stops the last 100 miles helped.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:52 AM   #101
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Brilliant Speed Kills.. I'll wait on the edge of my seat! ETA?
Touratech said last month that order will ship out around mid September but I haven't received any advice recently. Assuming there won't be too much delay, I should receive the seat (along with other TT stuff like Desierto3, xenon+fog lamps, etc) sometime in early October.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:44 PM   #102
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good point only if you are trailering... If I am going to ride for 2 days to get to the dirt I need some comfort!


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Thats the thing i think a lot of folks need to remember is that it is a dualsport, not a touring or a cruiser or a lazyboy all things are a compromise
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:29 PM   #103
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The verdict!

Okay, so I went and got the TT touring low. 339 pounds in the UK - extremely expensive for a seat by a company that doesn't specialise in seats, for seat quality/comfort not much different to that of a 500 pound secondhand scooter.

But.. its better overall. I'd come from the BMW standard, so was used to a tall seat. There are two things I'm (relatively) happy with, one thing I'm less happy with, and one I'm a bit dissapointed with.
Happy:
1. Its more comfortable than the BMW standard. So numb bum is not an issue on my commute any more.
2. It's made my ride lower. So I'm able to flick the bike around far more easily. I hadn't anticipated how much of a difference this would make to handling the bike in traffic, but it's huge. It feels more like a sports bike now.. but I haven't compromised clearance for off-road, like I would have say if I'd got the suspension lowered. I guess it makes sense that a 5'5 62 kg guy would appreciate the better handling of a lower seat.
Less happy:
1. The seats still by no means 'lush' in comfort, i.e, still a bit softer would have suited me better.
Dissapointed:
1. The seat is definately wider, so it's still just as hard to reach the ground when I'm stationary!! Darn it!! If TT had have just tapered the seat a bit more around the crotch, then my feet would be closer to the ground. So, still a bike that's dicey for me doing U-turnns, etc. I can't really touch the ground with two toes, but must still choose a side to lean towards as I'm stopping.

Good investment? Yes, but only because the BMW seat was so woeful, not because TT has made my ultimate seat. I'll keep an eye on if BMW end up doing a comfort low, or if TT, sargent, or anyone else bring out a better low seat. Opening up the TT seat and carving a bit away with an elecric knife could work - but I'm lothe to spend any more money on getting someone to do it, and too nervous to do it myself.

Hope this is useful to readers, as I hadn't previously found any decent reviews of the TT low touring on the internet - and believe me, I tried for days.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #104
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TT Seat

Have you had any passengers yet? I'm curious about their comfort.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:50 PM   #105
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reviving an old thread here.....dont hate me..
how much taller is the standard TT seat compared to the standard bmw seat?
i read online that the even the standard TT seat is taller...
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