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Offline N261YGM

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Custom/Touring Seat
on: September 18, 2020, 08:53:14 PM
Hi everyone.

I'm after some advice on a custom/touring seat for my S1000R (2014).  I recently covered 2,500 miles on her in just under a week; across Europe and in to the Stelvio Pass.  The bike was incredible and I cant fault her at all. However, my cheeks were incredibly sore after a few hours in the saddle.

I've already put a gel pad in and added a memory foam topper which have made it a little more comfortable but i still struggle when doing long days in the saddle.

So I wanted to ask if anyone has had this mod done? Is there anywhere that is recommended to get it done so I can tour more comfortably?

Bw

Riz

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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 10:33:02 PM
Canít help you but had a similar experience and would like some options. Thereís a factory comfort seat but itís a bit pricey and taller by the looks of it.

Does the gel pad you mention fit inside the factory seat?

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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 10:36:11 PM
Hi.

There's a company in Birmingham who do custom seats so I might speak to them for an insight.

In relation to the gel pad, I had to cut a space for it out from my seat cushion.  I made a YouTube video on it. Link is here :


Bw

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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 12:33:35 AM
I'd try a Sargent seat.  I just fitted one to my bike and so far I've been quite pleased.
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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 10:50:46 AM
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
I'd try a Sargent seat.  I just fitted one to my bike and so far I've been quite pleased.
+1, I loved my Sargent seat so much on the S1KR I bought one for my Multi without seriously considering any alternatives, and was not disappointed.

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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #5 on: September 22, 2020, 10:33:40 AM
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
+1, I loved my Sargent seat so much on the S1KR I bought one for my Multi without seriously considering any alternatives, and was not disappointed.

Have ordered one, lets see. expensive but I'm (my rear end!) worth it :-)

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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #6 on: September 24, 2020, 12:46:22 AM
I found a used Sargent seat for my bike a few months ago. It feels falt and unyielding at first, but after an hour it's way more comfortable than either the stock seat or the BMW comfort seat. I did six hours in the saddle with no problems.

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Re: Custom/Touring Seat
Reply #7 on: September 24, 2020, 12:49:35 AM
Hearing lots of positive things about the Sargent seat, I might look in to it come spring time. Looks like the weather is turning and I've become a fair weather rider now so won't be doing many miles the rest of this year.

I do like my long rides though, so comfort is key.