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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2007, 1:20 pm Thread Starter
 
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K1200RS comfort seat

I have a 1998 K1200RS, after 9 years of ridding about town I finally started to take several hundred mile trips only to fine out that the factory seat is extremely uncomfortable. I am considering a new seat, does anyone know if the comfort seat BMW offers is comfortable on long trips or should I go with an after market like a Corbin

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2007, 1:56 pm
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I've had a color-coordinated Corbin seat (grey leather with yellow piping) for probably 5 years and I've been very happy with it. I did not compare it to the BMW Comfort seat because I saw a Corbin ad with my exact bike and loved the seat, so I ordered the same seat. I also got the optional passenger backrest for my lovely wife...
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I have a comfort seat for sale from my 03 k1200rs. Will it fit a 98? Worked nice for my wife and I. Found a Sargent seat for a good price used like new. Comfort seat $150 shipped. PM me if interested.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2007, 5:42 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thank you but I am only interested in a new seat, with that said would you recommend a comfort seat over an after market
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From past posts and conversations, the comfort seat is almost up there with the good aftermarket ones. By far the most comfortable for distance is the least attractive looks-wise...Russell Daylong.
Corbin seats seem to take two or three returns before they get it right, but once right, pretty comfortable.
What you might consider is listing all of the aftermarket seat providers, and go to the one closest to you for a same-day-in, same-day-out that some of them provide. Otherwise, if you have a second seat pan, you're good to ride while waiting for the new one to ship back.

Then, there's always the winter projects.



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From what I found a new comfort seat will cost about what a after market seat would. Is after market better? Sometimes , The comfort is better than stock, thicker and wider buy about 1/2 inch. Mine is like new, no rips or scuffs.
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From what I found a new comfort seat will cost about what a after market seat would. Is after market better? Sometimes , The comfort is better than stock, thicker and wider buy about 1/2 inch. Mine is like new, no rips or scuffs.
Also comes wired for heat...ya just have to run a hot lead to a multifunction (waterproof would be nice) switch, and depending on how elaborate you get with the switch, get four different heat levels.



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Seat has been sold Thanks
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2007, 5:38 pm
 
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The Day Long is a fantastic seat for all day comfort. But I wouldn't recommend the Day Long if you like to move around. I mean slide side to side on your seat. What I mean is, if you like to hang off the bike in the twisties, go for a Corbin or Sargent.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2007, 5:58 pm
 
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My heating element went out on the stock comfort seat and I took the seat to the dealer and asked them to replace it under warranty. They said fine and ordered a replacement comfort seat. Replacement seat finally arrived and it was nothing like my factory stock comfort seat. The build quality, fabric, stitching, were all substandard as compared to my original so I told them to send it back and that I was keeping my comfort seat regardless of the broken heating element. No regrets so far.
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