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Old 07-20-2002, 07:21 PM   #1
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Decent Seat

After 4-500 miles on the F650GS in a day you can turn into a true alcoholic - seat is worse that the stock seat on my RT.

Can anybody recommend a good replacement seat for an F650GS. The Corbin web site shows a seat, but it looks like it is for the older F650's not a GS.

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Old 07-21-2002, 05:44 AM   #2
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If you have the *standard* F650GS seat on at the moment, then try the Dakar seat which is more an inch thicker, 'cos it has a more foam. It is *much* more comfortable.

Cheers..... Trevor George, Bristol, UK. www.bmwf650.co.uk
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Old 07-23-2002, 09:34 AM   #3
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Dakar seat

I agree: Try a Dakar seat. Of my three (street legal) bikes, I would say the Dakar seat is the most comfortable -- even more comfy than the KLT.
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Old 07-23-2002, 09:51 AM   #4
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How about the Corbin

I found this on the web. I had a Canyon on my old K75 and loved it. Corbin F650GS/DAKAR Seat

What do you think?
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Old 07-23-2002, 10:25 AM   #5
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Lots of folk who contribute to the Chain Gand Message Board at http://www.f650.com/messageboard/index.cfm have said that, although comfortable, they don't really like the Corbin seat for the F650GS or Dakar, because of the pronounced ridge on the seat, which prevents the rider from moving about, (back and forth), so easily, which you need to do on longer journeys :~))

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Old 07-23-2002, 11:10 AM   #6
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I have a Funduro but...

Here is the saddle I am going to have mine made into....
http://www.mredsmoto.com/seats/index.php3
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Old 07-25-2002, 07:11 AM   #7
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That's the design I *cough* stole *cough* and told the furniture reapolsturer(sp?) who did my saddle to make. He makes the saddles for all the police bike here in Oslo, so he had original BMW anti slip material in stock. I told him to add 2inches of foam (had the lowered saddle to start from). I also asked him to move the "bumb" back an inch.
It's awsome. Really comfy. Looks GREAT. Reasonable priced at 1500 NOK ($200). Took about a week to have it done.
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Old 07-26-2002, 09:40 PM   #8
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You could also try Sargents(sp?), out of Florida. They do excellent work and will make seats to your specifications. You can talk to a rep over the phone and tell them exactly what you want done, or send drawings/pictures of the stock seat and how/where you want it changed. They're like Corbin use to be(in the 80's); can call em' up, chat with the owner and get just about anything done you want(with excellent customer service thrown in).
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:21 PM   #9
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Man, I reckon you'd need to swap out a lot of metal parts for carbon fiber parts to make up for that beast. Some people lift them as a routine workout.

I can't believe that pic was off the corbin site. I'd be embarrassed. Look at all the irregularities under the
cover. It's wise to get a textured cover on your corbin, so the bumpies don't show up as much.
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You could also try Sargents(sp?), out of Florida.
Welcome to the asylum, P7HVN! (well, that just rolls right off the tongue, don't it?)

I understand Sargent is making their own seatpan now. Is it as heavy as Corbin's, or closer to the weight of the stock pan?
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Old 07-26-2002, 10:24 PM   #11
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Re: I have a Funduro but...

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Here is the saddle I am going to have mine made into....
http://www.mredsmoto.com/seats/index.php3
What is that made of? Tweed?
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Old 07-27-2002, 11:39 PM   #12
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Thanks for the welcome. I think Sargent is making complete seats now(for some models), but couldn't tell you about the weight difference. If I had a stock seat I didn't like, I think I'd just send it in and let them use my base. Would save some money and their turn-around time is fairly quick. I have the Dakar seat on my standard GS. It's a lot better than the stock GS seat but still room for improvement.
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Old 07-28-2002, 07:17 AM   #13
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I have an old one on my RT and picked up and sat on the new style Sergeant at the Rally, they are nice and light like the BMW seats. I am going to call them and see what they can do for the thumper.

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Old 07-28-2002, 08:08 AM   #14
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The reason is...

I have a Sargant on my RT and really like it. Mr. Eds said he could do mine in a week of shop time plus shipping back and forth. Since on his website he had exactly what I wanted done I feel good about him doing it. His price was a flat $275.00 as I kept telling him other things that I wanted done the price stayed the same. I priced what I wanted with Sargant and got a bit frustrated that they upcharge for every little thing when it comes to custom.

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What is that made of? Tweed?
Mine is going to be all black with a blue welt and "m-color" detail.
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Look at all the irregularities under the cover.
I think that just the leather cover I don't see the irregularities but then again I am not anal-retentive.

Hey Phil call Mr. Ed after you call Sargant see the price and time difference. As soon as I get mine back from them I will post pictures and review.

P.S. Mr. Eds is where I purchased Remus exhaust and Ohlins shocks for my RT. My Ohlins are going to ship soon I am getting excited !!!
http://www.mredsmoto.com/

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Old 07-28-2002, 01:34 PM   #15
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Re: The reason is...

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Hey Phil call Mr. Ed after you call Sargant see the price and time difference. As soon as I get mine back from them I will post pictures and review.

P.S. Mr. Eds is where I purchased Remus exhaust and Ohlins shocks for my RT. My Ohlins are going to ship soon I am getting excited !!!
I will give him a shout next week - TNX
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