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Old 07-Jun-2010, 01:39 PM (777)
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Just bought my first GS. Want the most comfortable seat known to man for cruising long distances on pavement mostly. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 07-Jun-2010, 04:55 PM (913)
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I have just completed trying out a number of different seat options for my 08 GS which I have owned about 6 months.
It came with the stock seat which is extremely uncomfortable.
It also came with a custom Russel Day Long seat which was very comfortable for long runs, but does not look too great with the winglets. I generally do not ride more than 250 miles a day, so I decided to sell the RDL front and rear seat set. In my research it seems that most who have the RDL like it a lot.
I tried a wunderlich, but did not find that much better than the stock, so it was sold.
I currently have a Bill Meyer custom seat which I purchased used and I think it is my favorite. It's good for 250 miles and looks good on the bike. I also recently purchased a used heated Sargent seat which I will probably use for the winter riding in NJ. A lot of people seem to like the sargent, but for me I still prefer the Bill Meyer out of all the seat I have tried.
I have put corbin seats on just about every bike I have owned, but I have not tried it on the GS.
A factor in seat selection is ride height as the GS/A is quite tall.
Lots of good GS seat threads on Advrider.com
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Old 07-Jun-2010, 06:31 PM (980)
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Does the GSA seat fit on the GS, it seems like it might be a bit softer though a bit higher. Theres always gel pads or alaska sheepskin pads.
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I know for sure that the GSA seat off an 09 fits on a 08 GS and believe that other years are interchangeable. The stock GSA is not to good either.
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Sargent low is very good for me. I suppose normal would be even better.
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Old 13-Jun-2010, 05:26 PM (935)
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Thanks for your help. some good stuff there. i'll check 'em out.
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I have just completed trying out a number of different seat options for my 08 GS which I have owned about 6 months.
It came with the stock seat which is extremely uncomfortable.
It also came with a custom Russel Day Long seat which was very comfortable for long runs, but does not look too great with the winglets. I generally do not ride more than 250 miles a day, so I decided to sell the RDL front and rear seat set. In my research it seems that most who have the RDL like it a lot.
I tried a wunderlich, but did not find that much better than the stock, so it was sold.
I currently have a Bill Meyer custom seat which I purchased used and I think it is my favorite. It's good for 250 miles and looks good on the bike. I also recently purchased a used heated Sargent seat which I will probably use for the winter riding in NJ. A lot of people seem to like the sargent, but for me I still prefer the Bill Meyer out of all the seat I have tried.
I have put corbin seats on just about every bike I have owned, but I have not tried it on the GS.
A factor in seat selection is ride height as the GS/A is quite tall.
Lots of good GS seat threads on Advrider.com
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I have a Air Hawk seat cushion it is fantastic!
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+1 on Sargent seats. I have the low and like it a lot.
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Old 30-Jun-2010, 09:13 PM (093)
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+2 for Sargent. I have the regular (non-low) and I love it!
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