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Old 12-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #16
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #17
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Victory vision with leather sergeant seat as a borrow is great in town. My st1300 for distance.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #18
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By far my 2004 Harley road glide with corbin seat and Klock works windshield. I have done numerous 800 - 900 mile days and 5000 miles in 10 days and still felt pretty damn good.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #19
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GS850-1981, stock seat.........entire scoot was still the best, yes, even better than my 09 GS

You are correct. The early 1980's GS 850, GS 1000 and GS 1100 Suzukis arguably remain the best original seats delivered on a new bike. Wide, long, firm,,,don't know why so many manufactures can't figure this out??
Oh right, it's about the look, not the function,,,,,,
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:33 PM   #20
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I have done a few 600 mile days (and by day I mean leave work at 5pm in Toledo and ride straight through til 2am to Houghton MI) on my Bandit 1200S and I am usually still ready for more. The only real touring upgrade is a zero gravity windscreen. When I first got it I felt like it was a bit big but learned to appreciate the size. I may try a different set of bars next summer.

I suppose when you have to fuel up ever 130 miles it does help with avoiding cramps when slabbing it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:37 PM   #21
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Hands down most comfortable bike I've owned.

Plush, softly sprung, long travel front suspension, three-way adjustable WP rear shock (excellent suspension quality), supremely comfortable Corbin saddle and generous ergos makes for the finest ride I've known. 1000+ mile days are no problem.





The Buell Ulysses is a close second with great stock seat (first bike in many years that'll keep it's original seat), roomy ergos and superb suspension quality. But the ergos aren't quite as rangey as the R100GSPD.

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #22
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zx7r maybe followed by the 96 tenere, seat was narrow on that though and being so upright I would slouch a bit, depends how long I sat on it for.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:04 PM   #23
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My BW K1200LT was the most comfortable ride I ever had. 600 Mile days were easy, and with the stock seat.

Second best is my Harley RG Ultra with the Harley Road Zeppelin air seat.



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Old 12-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #24
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Solo I've "enjoyed" many 500+ and a memorable 850+ on my R1150GS with it's Daylong saddle. I got a 2012 RGU with heritage bars , Zeppelin saddle, and a Mustang backrest that may be even better. Mike
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:03 AM   #25
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I have done a few 600 mile days (and by day I mean leave work at 5pm in Toledo and ride straight through til 2am to Houghton MI) on my Bandit 1200S and I am usually still ready for more. The only real touring upgrade is a zero gravity windscreen. When I first got it I felt like it was a bit big but learned to appreciate the size. I may try a different set of bars next summer.

I suppose when you have to fuel up ever 130 miles it does help with avoiding cramps when slabbing it.
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I went to Tech in long ago time. Only did the trip once on a bike (to north Detroit). It was a '75 Yamaha XS650. I mostly did it because i wanted to ride across the bridge at least once (actually twice - once each way). Pretty cool experience riding across the bridge.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 AM   #26
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It depends on what the ride is. I'm going to catch hell for this one, but if you're droning out interstate miles, I rode a Road King that was amazing! Horrible turning and braking, but soaked up some mile like you wouldn't believe.

As for a bike I'd ride on a regular basis, its a toss up between the FJR and a BMW LT.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:20 AM   #27
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My BW K1200LT was the most comfortable ride I ever had. 600 Mile days were easy, and with the stock seat.

Second best is my Harley RG Ultra with the Harley Road Zeppelin air seat.



Ok, I have to laugh. I didnt even see your post before I posted mine.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:28 AM   #28
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MTU?
I went to Tech in long ago time. Only did the trip once on a bike (to north Detroit). It was a '75 Yamaha XS650. I mostly did it because i wanted to ride across the bridge at least once (actually twice - once each way). Pretty cool experience riding across the bridge.
graduated 2010, originally from 30 miles outside houghton. Moved to Toledo for work and now I'm trying to get back. Too bad there isn't shit for decent jobs up there.

Also crossed the bridge on an EX500 in 30+ mph gusts... Not such a fun experience. And a relatively uncomfortable bike as well.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:35 AM   #29
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This is the most comfortable bike I have ever owned: Period

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:59 AM   #30
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Geezerglide.

This with either a Corbin or Sundowner seat, both work really well for me.
12 hour days are a piece of cake, never bothered going longer but may do a saddlesore next year as I don't have any week+ MC trips planned.
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