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Old 03-09-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Russell Day-Long seat

Just got a Russell Day-Long seat for my F800GS and I thought some of you might like to have a look. I know some will think I'm crazy for getting such a wide seat but most of my riding is done two up, so I cant' stand up on the bike even if I wanted to. On the rare occasion when I do ride solo and get to stand up I found that the big wings on the seat don't bother me and they actually give a little support when I'm standing up and accelerating hard. Besides I think the wings look good and the seat is amazingly comfortable.





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Old 03-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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For day long touring, nothing else comes close.. I have one too.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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I have one on my Honda ST1300 and love it. I considered putting one on my 800 GS, but I ride a lot in nasty places and was concerned that I would have a hard time getting a foot down. It looks really good on your bike.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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I've just completed a do-it-yourself seat mod to make my stock seat more comfortable. I figured I had nothing to lose if it didn't turn out well - one way or another I was going to do something about the stock seat. This is the first time I've see the Russell seat on the 800GS and I really like it. I do mostly 2-up touring too and if my mod job doesn't work out I'll be looking for on of these.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Just got a Russell Day-Long seat for my F800GS and I thought some of you might like to have a look. I know some will think I'm crazy for getting such a wide seat but most of my riding is done two up, so I cant' stand up on the bike even if I wanted to. On the rare occasion when I do ride solo and get to stand up I found that the big wings on the seat don't bother me and they actually give a little support when I'm standing up and accelerating hard. Besides I think the wings look good and the seat is amazingly comfortable.

If that isnīt the most comfortable seat made I donīt know what would be.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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Can not speak highly enough of the build quality and customer service when dealing with the folks at Russell. I've had Corbin and Rich's seats in the past, and tried the Seat Concepts kit on the F800 before biting the bullet and getting the Russell. While all these other seats are great, the Russell is in a class of it's own for comfort. The only warning I will give anyone thinking about getting one is that they do cause you to spread your feet a little wider when you are stopped, making the bike feel taller. So if you are already on your tip toes sitting the bike, you're going to need to drop the suspension to compensate.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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I have a pretty limited inseam and right now can only get the balls of both feet down on my 650 as it is (I think I am at about 28"). If I switch to this how is it going to affect my overall seat height?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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It won't make the bike seat any taller, but since it will be wider it will feel about an inch taller. If you give the guys at Russell a call I'm sure they could make one in a lower profile for you, since they custom make each seat to your specs.

Personally I knew I wanted to replace the stock seat and stock suspension, so I put the seat on first, rode the bike for a while and then got the Hyperpro -25MM spring kit to compensate for the bigger seat.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #9
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. . . .most of my riding is done two up, . . .
From the photos, it looks like they re-covered or re-built the rear seat without creating a true dual seat similar to yours with the wider wings.
Was that a design choice by you?
What does your passenger think about the comfort?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #10
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Nice seat!

I rarely carry a passenger and never tour two-up. I've had a Sargent world sport performance seat since 2009 and it's a really good seat, but my problem is I like to move around on longer trips, the two-up design makes that difficult. I'm guessing moving back to front on this seat would be even worse. Since I've bought mine Sargent has released an adventure touring seat that would seem be better suited to my riding needs. Before I go back to Sargent I'm going to check out Russell's web site thanks for the info.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:12 PM   #11
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Glad you find that couch comfortable.
I think my entire family could fit on it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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For day long touring, nothing else comes close.. I have one too.
Exactly....that is nice and comfortable I bet on a 400-500 mile day.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:55 PM   #13
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Looks like what the offspring you'd get if your BMW got knocked up by a a stray Goldwing
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Not the prettiest seat but you can't see it if you're sitting on it.

Did a 1500 mile day on a Russell equipped R1200GSA. Was tired but my rear end was just fine. The seat on the F800GS is the worst by far of all the BMW's I've owned in the past 20 years.

New Russell seat should be here in 3 weeks. Won't miss the aching rear end.
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