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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2015, 04:53:00 pm »
Point is then, there is nothing wrong with the seat... its your ass. Try a GSA seat like Chris.

I do the Jhb - CT ride on 1368km every now and again on the GSA.  I stop only for fuel and don't complain about the seat at all.  If it'll interest you, I have a set of unused Sargent seats for the GS / GSA that you could make me an offer on.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2015, 12:55:51 pm »
I caved in and bought the airhawk.
Definitely a bit nicer on the long roads (can do more km's than before), but I find it does slip and slide around a bit when you start standing up a lot on the pegs, only thing that frustrates me at this point.
I think once I can secure it a bit better I will say it was worth buying for sure. But numb arse is just part of the game... just take longer now.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2015, 10:37:35 pm »
Let us know how you get on with the securing. I still haven't decided what way to go........possibly try the cycling shorts for a start. Or, as you say - pain is just part of the game.........
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2015, 06:25:55 am »
..... and I still have the brand new unused set of GSA seats  :thumleft:

R3500 gets them  :deal:
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2015, 01:15:16 pm »
..... and I still have the brand new unused set of GSA seats  :thumleft:

R3500 gets them  :deal:

Hey Grolls.
Any idea if they will fit on a 2006 GS ? Do you guys think they are more comfortable than the GS seats or is the GSA seat much harder?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 05:19:40 pm by Sandvreter »
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2015, 05:17:07 pm »
Hey guys,

I have a 2007 red/black set for sale. Small knick on right hand side top main seat.
Laying in my garage gathering dust.
Thinking R1300 for the set?

Please call if keen!
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2015, 12:07:45 pm »
Hey guys,

I have a 2007 red/black set for sale. Small knick on right hand side top main seat.
Laying in my garage gathering dust.
Thinking R1300 for the set?

Please call if keen!
082 92 6465 8

My smart phone is fukt, so no email alerts - calling is best option.
Brackenfell area.

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Any chance of some pics?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2015, 06:00:55 pm »
Hey guys,

I have a 2007 red/black set for sale. Small knick on right hand side top main seat.
Laying in my garage gathering dust.
Thinking R1300 for the set?

Please call if keen!
082 92 6465 8

My smart phone is fukt, so no email alerts - calling is best option.
Brackenfell area.

Snortjoppie

Any chance of some pics?

text me your cell number and I'll see what I can do for you. i'll take a pic or two with
this kark phone and send it to your cell?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2015, 10:11:13 pm »
Mine was also giving me a numb butt.

Read here somewhere where a guy suggested putting the front height adjusting bar in the high position and the back bar in the low position.

Has definitely helped for me.

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2015, 01:04:06 am »
Mine was also giving me a numb butt.

Read here somewhere where a guy suggested putting the front height adjusting bar in the high position and the back bar in the low position.

Has definitely helped for me.

GSA seat!

That worked for me on the pre- LC GSA !!
 

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2015, 08:27:57 am »
Sheepskin.  Have done a few longer trips on the 1150 with them and only after day 3 you start feeling the urge to stand a bit more....On the 1200 GSA had no need yet but the wife have a air hawk and works well  :thumleft: 
 

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2015, 06:22:47 pm »

I have both GS & GSA seats, one day I try the one, the next I try the other, moved the location bars but haven't found what is most comfortable permanently.

When I use the Airhawk, most definitely the most comfortable with either seat.

Must be my bum   ;)
 

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2015, 12:23:44 am »
I caved in and bought the airhawk.
Definitely a bit nicer on the long roads (can do more km's than before), but I find it does slip and slide around a bit when you start standing up a lot on the pegs, only thing that frustrates me at this point.
I think once I can secure it a bit better I will say it was worth buying for sure. But numb arse is just part of the game... just take longer now.


I found the Airhawk's to be a huge improvement, the secret is to inflate just enough not to touch bottom
 

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2015, 01:50:20 pm »
Let us know how you get on with the securing. I still haven't decided what way to go........possibly try the cycling shorts for a start. Or, as you say - pain is just part of the game.........

Did 6000km with the airhawk in place , one stint was 920km in one go on a 4000km trip.... buy the airhawk. As stated before it is about inflating it right that makes the difference, took me a while to figure out that one. Still slips a bit on the seat esp climbing on or off, but once you get going, niiiiiiiicccceee
Tied it directly onto the seat height adjuster bars and way way better now. Worth every cent.
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2015, 03:36:28 pm »
Let us know how you get on with the securing. I still haven't decided what way to go........possibly try the cycling shorts for a start. Or, as you say - pain is just part of the game.........

Did 6000km with the airhawk in place , one stint was 920km in one go on a 4000km trip.... buy the airhawk. As stated before it is about inflating it right that makes the difference, took me a while to figure out that one. Still slips a bit on the seat esp climbing on or off, but once you get going, niiiiiiiicccceee
Tied it directly onto the seat height adjuster bars and way way better now. Worth every cent.

When sitting on the airhawk does it feel stable or do you get that water bed movement feeling?
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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2015, 09:29:11 am »
the suspension setting has a huge influence on a numb or sore bum.

if manual setting - make it softer or change to soft setting as often as possible.  switch back to normal or hard for the twisty bits.

or stand every now and then.

the BMW seats are made for long distance riding.   the gsa has a better seat i often do 500kms plus before getting off for a break, my wife often says keep going.

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2015, 10:49:41 am »
I believed my GS suspension was too firm for me untill Martin Pretzold proved to me that it is too soft and that a firmer spring would make it better.  I weigh 70kg.  What I thought was hard, was the shock bottoming out.  I now only use the small moutain on Normal, never soft.  I will do a firmer spring when I have the bucks.

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Re: 1200 GS seat - a pain in the butt?
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2015, 12:23:39 pm »
@ RigDog......eat more over the festive season and get some more "meat" onto you assbones........ ;D
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1200 GSA seat set
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2016, 11:12:28 pm »
Hey guys,

I have a 2007 red/black set for sale. Small knick on right hand side top main seat.
Laying in my garage gathering dust.
Thinking R1300 for the set?

Please call if keen!
0829264658
Brackenfell area.

Snortjoppie
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