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Old 12-10-2012, 07:01 AM   #61
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I'd have to say my '96 R1100RT was the bike that absolutely fit me the best.
My current ride, an FJR, is amazingly comfortable.
The most uncomfortable bike I ever owned was a '93 GL1500 but, in its defense, I was coming off a serious back injury.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #62
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Most comfortable road bike I've owned. BMW Lt most comfortable I've ridden.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #63
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My 2 R12RT's with a RDL seat and Bakup backrest. Gone but not forgotten.

Again , a 1200RT. I've never owned one, but I spent an entire day flogging one around a race track, and barley felt like I had been riding at all, let alone for almost 9 hours. On the next day I did it again on a brand new Kawasaki Vaquero, and I was just as comfortable, but no where near as quick obviously.
I know the Kawasaki Concours(1000) has been mentioned a couple times. I had one for most of last season, and really didn't like it at all. My DL650 was far more comfortable.
But in the end, I think sitting upright with your feet directly under you, and your hands resting on - not reaching for, the grips is still going to allow you to sit there for the longest time.
New Gold Wings don't have anywhere near the legroom a bike that size should. Probably the biggest reason why I've never bought one. That and they're nearly 30 grand around here.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #64
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I've owned a large variety of bikes, various BMWs, Harleys,a couple Connies, etc, but probably the most comfortable I've owned was my '87 FXR. I had the stock seat foam modified by a local upholsterer and had forward peg mounts flipped over and swapped side to side so I could stretch out my long legs. 700 mile days were nothing on that bike. For me, lack of wind noise/buffeting is a major factor in all day comfort and a sleeping bag across the stock bars worked perfectly. 15 years later I'm still trying to recreate that combo. Especially the wind control.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:04 AM   #65
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Another vote for the GS.

I have the 1150 with Elka suspension..... simply incredible. The wife and I have spent more than 3 months traveling around on this bike over the years. She in constantly falling asleep on the back....she just turned 80k.....love this bike.

Cruise slab at 90 mph all day - take it off road and throw it down a gulley - it doesnt care

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #66
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #67
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The seat could have been better but my Versys had the most comfortable seating position and made me a fan of that style bike. I have a serious case of the wants for a Versys 1000.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #68
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Those of you voting for the GSA... Have you ridden traditional touring bikes as well? I really want one, but it doesn't "look" as comfy as, say an ElectraGlide, or a K1600GTL to me...
For those of us that are tall - 6 foot plus - the GS is always going to be the most comfortable because of the distance to the pegs. Almost all pegs for me are too close unless the bike has some kind of dirt aptitude.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #69
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2008 Victory Vision

By far the most comfy bike I've ridden by far. Before I got my Vision I thought by ol' BSA 650 Ligthtening was the most comfortable bike. Now by far is the Vision. I can ride for 6-8 hours per day. Get off have dinner and want to get on an ride more.
I am 6'2" and with the highway pegs I can 'scootch' forward a little in the saddle and just ride and ride and ride.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:04 AM   #70
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my 2002 tiger 955i with the triumph gel seat.
soft suspension and comfy seat.
did 1029 in 22 hours once.
lots of over 500 mile days
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:06 AM   #71
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And now for something other than 600lb Geezerglide's & rolling sofa's...

1990 ZX-6D, probably THE most comfy 600 ever made. With judicious suspension mods & DOT track tires keeping up with hyperbikes on the street is no probs (Ohlins springs, heavier fork oil & adjustable preload rear shock from a ZZR1200). Seat height is low enough I an almost double flat foot with a 32" inseam, full Kerker exhaust sounds snorting and jetted right it is a sub-500lb bike putting down over 100hp at the wheel and can do low 11's all day. But the seat & ergo's is what I love about this bike, widest & flattest saddle of any AMA winning supersport, bars are just above the triple, and the pegs are rubber covered & perfect compromise between sitting upright or taking your weight off the seat when it's time to boogey. Haven't been able to find anything to replace it with. In 5yrs I've put on 130k, haven't had to crack the cases, valves only needed adjusting once, and even the fairing is buffet free but keeps wind & rain off my legs & chest at freeway speeds.

This shot was from a 17hr/1800km day trip, just another weekend ride. I needed to buy jam.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:47 AM   #72
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My 05' BMW K1200LT is the most comfortable bike i have ever had, many days of 700 to 900 miles.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:45 AM   #73
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My 05' BMW K1200LT is the most comfortable bike i have ever had, many days of 700 to 900 miles.
These seem to be great deals if you are wanting a mile muncher. I am putting it on my 2up touring list
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #74
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Seems like I remember you mentioning you owned a GW once? If so, you rate the DL over the GW?
Yes. I never did get along well with the saddle on the GL1500. It was too soft, and about 300 miles into a ride it would start to "bite". I'm sure a Corbin or a Russell would have solved that problem, but I just didn't like hte bike enough to keep it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #75
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My Ducati Monster 1100EVO wins for me. Cleared 1045 miles in 18 hours on it.

More comfortable than my R1100RSL, my R12GS, my ZX11, My Speed Triple or K1200S.

It just works for me.
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