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Old 03-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #31
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I like my Sargent seats (I have 2 1200s with them) but found that where my legs rested on the edge of the seat felt just a wee bit pinched after a few hours, but an Airhawk cushion took care of that nicely. In fact an Airhawk is a great backup plan for any seat that is close but didn't work out perfectly.

BTW, one I have is the low version and I'd prefer the high version so if anyone is interested in trading a high for a low, let me know.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #32
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Had this RDL on my GSA. It was great for long distance riding but woeful off road.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #33
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1000 mi day on my RDL

I have a '12 GSA. Just rode for 1000 miles yesterday (15hrs); my posterior and back/spine feel great, all due to my Russell Day Long. I did a couple 300+ mile trips with the stock seat and kept having to adjust. RDL was a fine investment.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #34
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I have the Sergent standard on my "07 R1200GS, and love it. You may want to try it with the front in the up and back in the down position. Keep from smashing the boys, and is the most comfortable for me. Also, worth noting, is that Sergent has excellent customer service. They are a great company to deal with.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #35
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Can only comment on the Sargent
Put mine on in December I think and it is great. I am 6'5" and it is a bit lower then the high ADV seat, but still ok.
I think it is a great balance of support and flexibility.
I even paid for the heat front and back.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #36
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What kind of deals are we suppose to get during bike week anyways from Sargent?
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #37
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One that hasn't been mentioned is Don Weber at Mr Ed's Moto. He's in Albany Oregon and does great work. I think if you tried a search, you'd be hard pressed to find one complaint about his product or craftsmanship.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #38
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I ordered the Corbin (bit of a nightmare... their website is very early 90s) and came to regret it. Hard as a rock and made my legs splay out like a bowlegged cowboy. I'm 6'2" but with this seat i was suddenly on tiptoes at stoplights. Also tended to dig in the back of my thighs.

Pillion seat also got a thumbs down from my wife, (felt "too tall") and the heater switch had a kinda belt-buckle look to it (more cowboy theme?). Brown leather "bomber jacket" material was probably a poor choice. My wife dubbed the whole thing "The dead cow."


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As an unrelated side note, anyone wanna buy a Corbin heated seat setup?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #39
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I have the Sergent standard on my "07 R1200GS, and love it. You may want to try it with the front in the up and back in the down position. Keep from smashing the boys, and is the most comfortable for me.
I tried this on the OEM seat, and it did feel much more comfortable. However, in reading the owner's manual again this afternoon (I'm a noob) it stated to make sure both bars are in the same location, or the seat could disengage. I don't know if that applies to the Sargent seats too, or not...
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #40
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I tried this on the OEM seat, and it did feel much more comfortable. However, in reading the owner's manual again this afternoon (I'm a noob) it stated to make sure both bars are in the same location, or the seat could disengage. I don't know if that applies to the Sargent seats too, or not...
Even on the stock seat I have never heard of it having an issue. IMHO, do it with confidence.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #41
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Wunderlich

I really like my Wunderlich seat. It was typically hard for the first 1000 but broke in nicely and I really enjoy it. Good thing about it is that the mounting points are bolted on so I can and have built spacers to raise and lower front or rear as little or much as I want - which is a nice way to fine tune - along with the two positions available.

The seat also has a sealed membrane in it so it will not get wet.

I like it!

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #42
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Just to be clear, the OP did say 1150 adventure. I presume with the one piece seat

I had a auto seat shop recover my low OEM seat with a heavy duty vinyl used for snowmobiles. It was perfect for me. Three days later I took that bike on a 13 day; 4000 mile trip
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:30 PM   #43
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Pretty much ANYTHING EXCEPT my Corbin...I hate that seat.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:16 AM   #44
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Even on the stock seat I have never heard of it having an issue. IMHO, do it with confidence.

Jim

PS I am not a lawyer, and do not subscribe to BMW Lawyerese!
That's how I ran my ADV seat for almost 50,000km without issue. Don't like it any other configuration and I suspect the Sargent will be put on in the same position.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #45
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That's how I ran my ADV seat for almost 50,000km without issue. Don't like it any other configuration and I suspect the Sargent will be put on in the same position.
+2. Otherwise the seat would slide me forward, hence the aftermarket seat when the saddle rash from sitting on both the seat and pillion finally got the best of me.
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