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Offline RigDog

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1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« on: April 08, 2015, 02:44:25 pm »
Hi WD's....
Just throwing this out there to get a feel of my thoughts....do any of you find the pre LC 1200GS seat to be a pain in the @rse? I (and my wife) get a really sore butt, especially on long tar sections. Offroad not so bad, with the weight shifting etc.
Any you you experiencing the same......any suggestions?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 03:11:27 pm »
I find it to be the best seat I have ever had on a bike... If the 1200's seat is a pain, I suggest you do not even try a 990 or 800GS!
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 03:18:47 pm »
Had a '98 1100GS before this and that seat was like a lazy boy compared to this one!!
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 03:21:20 pm »
What's wrong with 800's seat. After 12 hours in the Lesotho mountains on a YZ250 you will not complain of a seat ever again :pot: :peepwall:
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 03:23:05 pm »
What's wrong with 800's seat. After 12 hours in the Lesotho mountains on a YZ250 you will not complain of a seat ever again :pot: :peepwall:

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 03:53:59 pm »
I have just done 1500km on tar over Easter in my 2007 Gs
No problem really, I just adjust my sitting position briefly when I feel some discomfort

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 03:56:44 pm »
I have just done 1500km on tar over Easter in my 2007 Gs
No problem really, I just adjust my sitting position briefly when I feel some discomfort

If you sitting in it, it most probably is a car ;)
Mine has a GSA seat and I do like it. My Dakar seat was more comfy though.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 04:10:22 pm »
Different asses fit on different seats. I again could not sit half an hour on a GSA seat. For my two long trips I borrowed a 1200 seat and could ride for hours without stopping.

Point is then, there is nothing wrong with the seat... its your ass. Try a GSA seat like Chris.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 04:16:47 pm »
Maybe should start a thread for another arse.....or buy a 'tar arse' for the slab rides! :ricky:
I know I've read about gel seats - Chris you have anything in that line?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 04:22:17 pm »
Maybe should start a thread for another arse.....or buy a 'tar arse' for the slab rides! :ricky:
I know I've read about gel seats - Chris you have anything in that line?
No gel seat but we have sold a few Airhawks to people on GS 1200's. So maybe it is not that comfy after a few hours.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 04:25:11 pm »
A ha.....so now we start thinking!!! Is the airhawk info on your website? Have you got any reports on the ones you've sold?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 08:35:39 pm »
I feel your pain. Some days I dread the last hour or so on a longish day ride. Wife complains as well. This is on a GSA.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 09:29:42 pm »
Horses for courses
Tushes for cushies

I have spent ten (10) hours straight on the seat of my GSA and not had a sore butt.

Other days I spend an hour on the seat and can't wait get off.

But I must also say the seat time the less uncomfortable it gets, I guess one is building resistance over time.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 10:31:47 pm »
Sounds like trolling
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 06:35:58 am »
A ha.....so now we start thinking!!! Is the airhawk info on your website? Have you got any reports on the ones you've sold?
Surprising, never really heard anyone complain about a 1200; try an 800, then get back on the 1200, pure bliss!

But seriously, we stock/supply both Gel seat cushions in 4 different sizes, and Airhawk in 3 different sizes.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 11:49:22 am »
JPD, you're right........we did the swartberg pass over the weekend - no pain on the first section, then agony on the last 2 or so hours!
Maybe should try the cycling shorts! Also looked at sargent seats - look great, but so does the price!!

Zebra, could you PM me some info on the gel and airhawk seats please?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2015, 01:02:07 pm »
I have brand new UN-used 2010 GSA seats  :thumleft:

Make me a decent offer   :deal:

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 01:31:40 pm »
Grolls, you got the pillion seats as well?

What would be a decent offer?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2015, 04:20:11 pm »
Pillion seat still in the box  :thumleft:

Both must go together  :deal:
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2015, 11:05:50 am »
I'll let you know Grolls... :sip:
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