Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern Ireland
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The seat on my 12GS was rubbish, 50 miles before numb bum set in. I then bought the tallest version (BMW do at least try to cater for different requirements) which was flatter with deeper padding and gave up to 65 miles before numb bum. Next up was an AirHawk. Yes, much better, but getting the amount of air in it just right was critical. But the biggest problem was I felt I just couldn't leave it on the bike for fear of it going bye bye. Soooooooo, I bit the bullet after trying a friends Sargent seat and bought my very own. It suited me down to a tee and I was able to do 350+ mile stints before I started to fidget. Then it was a matter of a half hours rest and carry on for a good few more miles. Without doubt, it was the best mod I bought for the GS. I know, some people don't get on with Sargent and prefer the like of Corbin or others swear by some upholstery guru who'll put gell inserts into their stock seat (BTW, the point of gell is actually to suppress vibration and isn't really that much more comfortable than the stock seat, but most people who get it done won't like to admit that the seat is no better than before). But, the best thing of all is that when I sold the GS, I also sold the Sargents with little loss over what I paid, so in effect it works out quite a cheap mod over the time you own the bike.
Good luck exploring the infinite abyss
Last edited by Davy F; 08-07-2011 at 12:02 PM.