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Old 04-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Looking for a better seat

I know this has went around a dozen times before, but I'm looking for a new seat for my 08 GSA. The stock one hurts my but I'm ready for a new one. Don't want to break the bank, but what is new and or good out there.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Just finished an 800+ mi ride with a new "seat Concepts" refoam kit and cover.... Its worlds better then the sergent that I had... and compared to the stock " seat of death",overwhelmingly better.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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I don't have a GS, but I recently got a Russel sport seat on my fz6. It does not
have the full suspension inside so it is less bulky than the big cruiser seats that they make.

I have not ridden it much yet but so far it is great, and the build quality is fantastic.

Highly recommended.



Note.... That is not oil under my bike, it is just dirty water.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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Well, my first post might as well be a smart arse one.....
Why is your yamaha leaking dirty water? Lol
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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I know this has went around a dozen times before, but I'm looking for a new seat for my 08 GSA. The stock one hurts my but I'm ready for a new one. Don't want to break the bank, but what is new and or good out there.

Chuck
I have put probably 40k miles on a GSA with a Sargent Low seat. Very comfortable. I had a Sargent regular height briefly and it was too tall. For me, the low version was more comfortable than the regular.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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russell day long

russell, russell, russell. i fell into the purty sargent trap, went back to a russell. 15hr days, no problem.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:06 AM   #7
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Stock was OK but not an all day saddle. Got a Sargeant, a bit better. Took the stock saddle to Mean City Cycles. The put new foam in and shaped it better. Looks almost stock, now I ride all day without problems. Oh yeah, $150.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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Hey Fishwiz, didn't know there was a fellow FZ-6 owner on this forum! I have an '07 (in "faster blue" too), thinking I'll still be keeping it after buying my '09 R1200 GS (they're two totally different rides).
Where in NoDak do you live? My last active duty assignment was in Grand Forks, 1992-1995. I don't miss the mosquitoes!
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:47 AM   #9
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I bought a used Russell on flea market. First ride no butt pain more energy to focus on enjoying the ride.

Sheep skin may help if you want to go inexpensive.



The Cee Baileys story sounds good but I haven't heard of anyone trying one. They say they made seats for police motorcycles and word spread about how good they were.
http://www.ceebaileys.com/seats/seatservmain.html
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:53 AM   #10
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I know this has went around a dozen times before, but I'm looking for a new seat for my 08 GSA. The stock one hurts my but I'm ready for a new one. Don't want to break the bank, but what is new and or good out there.

Chuck
So if you know it's been asked a dozen times, why not search the website for all the threads?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:29 AM   #11
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

97. I'D PREFER A DIFFERENT SEAT THAN THE OEM (READ AS...."I HATE MY SEAT!") WHAT ARE SOME OTHER CHOICES? (The #1 complaint)
http://www.day-long.com/gallery_BMW.html (Russell Day Long)
http://www.sargentcycle.com/bmwwsr12gs.htm (Sargeant)
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/r12gs.shtml (Corbin)
http://www.rickmayercycle.com (Rick Mayer)
http://mayergonomic.com/ (Bill Mayer)
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...ure-Oil-Cooled (Touratech)
http://www.advdesigns.com/safrseforbmw.html (Adventure Designs)
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...61164-199.html (Wunderlich Ergo seat)

BTW...changed my stock GS seat for a stock GSA seat (1" higher and additional gel foam?) and it's like night and day.
Sorry you don't like the GSA seat.

Before making the switch to the GSA seat...I purchased a THICK Alaska Butt pad from Alaska Leather.
GS seat was a lot more comfortable. Didn't even think about stopping.

With all things 'bike'...YMMV.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #12
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Saddleman seat

Anyone tried the new saddleman?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:47 PM   #13
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Russell has got to be the ugliest seat out there . Put one on your GS if you want it to look butt ugly .JMHO.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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Russell has got to be the ugliest seat out there . Put one on your GS if you want it to look butt ugly .JMHO.
You have looked at a GS haven't you? I love mine, but the pig is purely function over form.

Now, putting a RDL on a MV Agusta...
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #15
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I like my Seat Concepts seat and it's affordable!
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