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Old 05-26-2013, 03:54 AM   #1
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seat to make GS more like R?

After 300 miles on my GS, I sat on my dad's R1200R. His seat felt much better. The difference maker for me was that it comes up at the back. I think if I were a fatter man I would prefer the GS seat, but id rather have that cradle behind my butt and be locked in front to back a little better. Anybody have any suggestions if the R seat is my holy grail?
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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After 300 miles on my GS, I sat on my dad's R1200R. His seat felt much better. The difference maker for me was that it comes up at the back. I think if I were a fatter man I would prefer the GS seat, but id rather have that cradle behind my butt and be locked in front to back a little better. Anybody have any suggestions if the R seat is my holy grail?
You just explained what most people hate about motorcycle seats. Not being able to move around and having your nuts slide into the tank.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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For me, having that lip at the back to push me forward took the weight of my coccyx
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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Tips to improve 'GS' seating:

1. Adjust the aluminum rods: Read why here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684161

2. Get an Alaska Butt Pad and put on your seat AFTER you've done step 1 if Step 1 isn't still comfortable for you.
http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/s.../Buttpads/Page

3. If Step 2 doesn't solve problem...change GS seat to a GSA seat.
1" more cushioning in the seat. (You shouldn't need a Butt Pad with this configuration).
Adjust GSA aluminum rods like Step 1.

Made a WORLD of difference to me.

YMMV.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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Any decent upholsterer can shave the seat shape and replace the cover.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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1. Adjust the aluminum rods: Read why here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684161

2. Get an Alaska Butt Pad and put on your seat AFTER you've done step 1 if Step 1 isn't still comfortable for you.
http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/s.../Buttpads/Page

3. If Step 2 doesn't solve problem...change GS seat to a GSA seat.
1" more cushioning in the seat. (You shouldn't need a Butt Pad with this configuration).
Adjust GSA aluminum rods like Step 1.

Made a WORLD of difference to me.

YMMV.
I didn't see lowering the rear as an improvement. If anything I'd want to raise the rear.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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never read of an R seat on a GS.

everyone wants different things...there are seats that have a lot more contour than the stockers. My sargent has a little more rise in the rear in comparison. Another thing to consider is doing something to the bars to make you sit in a more forward-leaned position.

You can try the opposite that LaurelPerryOnLand offered up (raise the rear and lower the front), its just that the majority of people on this forum found the issue of having their junk slide into the tank a greater problem.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:44 AM   #8
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I didn't see lowering the rear as an improvement. If anything I'd want to raise the rear.

Ajdust the rods as you like...but many adjust them to FLATTEN out the seat so that the rider is NOT sliding forward.

YMMV.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #9
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Well, I won't actually adjust it so the front is lower. The high position with both is about perfect for me heightwise (and any lower would be too low), and I don't find myself sliding into the tank because my knees are locked in pretty well. I just want something to curve up at the back. I was looking at the Sargent as it seems to have the most sharply tilted portion at the back, but I wonder if there's another brand that does that I should look at.

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #10
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Get a custom seat from Bill Mayer Saddles or Russell.
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