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Old 04-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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Raising the seat?

Has anybody only lifted the front, where did you get the M5 standoffs from?
Computer supply or hardware store?

http://gsri.info/forum/board1-techni...sing-the-seat/

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Old 04-23-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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Where are the LED's?

I'm very disappointed that you didn't incorporate some LED's into the height adjustment project.

Perhaps some of that clear rope with the LED's inside to FILL the gap that was created by raising the seat?

Otherwise...great job.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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I'm that tall but I'd love a little more seat height.

My only concern is that as it is, with a pretty tall Cal-Sci screen, my head is in the wind. See here for the screen:

http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/r1200gs/24.html

What did you do about the wind? Just deal or do you have a better screen solution?

Nice job, BTW.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:19 PM   #5
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I wanted to raise the front of the seat, but couldn't find a hardware. I wanted to replace the nut with a female binding post, a.k.a sex bolt.
I couldn't dind any metric ones here in US. IKEA had two sizes in their spare parts bins- 1mm large and 1mm smaller than I needed. In the end I bought a 2010 seat, which matches my behind better than 2007.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:43 AM   #6
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All the sex bolts I'd seen yesterday were all made outta aluminum. I tried to find something stronger like steel.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:09 AM   #7
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OK. IKEA, I like IKEA. I need this in M5
I checked all bins. No M5.
You should also look at peg lowering options. I installed Pivot Pegz, they are more comfortable and can be set about 10mm lower than stock. I have 34" inseam and don't feel that I need any more leg room.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:38 PM   #8
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Sleeve Nut Source

Tallguy,
Is there a website for your source of the sleeve nut? I came up with a company in New York that supplies fasteners for the construction industry and that did not seem right.

Also, how long did it take to get over cutting those tabs on the seat?
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:10 AM   #9
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Awesome guys!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #10
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Excellent execution! It seemsa like those sleeve nuts are availabel only in Europe.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:24 AM   #11
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After a couple days of riding I have to say that for me (6'6") the rear GSA seat lift made a big difference.
The seating is much more comfortable but who is that tall anyways?

I am 5' and 19". Got you beat by one inch!

Thanks for the post. I need to to something also and have been debating with myself (boring) whether to try raising the seat or get a Russel!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #12
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I'm gonna do this just to give more room under the seat.
Awesome idea.
Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #13
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I am 5' and 19". Got you beat by one inch!

Thanks for the post. I need to to something also and have been debating with myself (boring) whether to try raising the seat or get a Russel!
Get a Russell and make your ass happy.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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I was thinking about that initially myself but simply couldn't take the looks. GS is no Gold Wing either. For me a tall "Spaghetti Tarzan", 193lb, the GSA seat is fine, it's just a bit too low but really, this is for the super tall ones.
Took me a while to get the M5 stuff, spacers, washers and do it properly.

Just linked into this thread. I have to give you a lot of kudos, as you must be similarly proportioned to me. I find the 2010+ GS to have a 'slightly' lower seat position than the 05-07 GS bikes. I cannot get confirmation on it, but my seat (and yours as well) makes me think BMW caved to the masses and lowered the seat height at least in relation to leg height.

Your analytical way to raise the seat is something I was considering, but what gets me is the seat edge now being so high as to partially expose the underside of what the seat used to cover.

Regardless, I may have to try 5 or 10mm risers to get a bit higher seat (and accompanying knee angle).

Again, kudos to your tenacity and resourcefulness.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #15
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Done that AND lowered the pegs every mm helps my olde knees.
My homemade pivot pegs rule
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