Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, WI, USA
SEAT ADVICE NEEDED for '04 K1200GT
Just bought a 2004 K1200GT last week, and like my last two beemers the stock seat tends to bunch up in your butt crack and push you into your fuel tank so your hands feel like you are supporting your full body weight on them.
On my last bike (R1100R) I had a corbin and it was much flatter, so you did not slide forward one bit. Also, it sat 1-2 inches higher than the stock seat, which was great for my long legs. Liking the corbin so much, I picked up a used one for this bike, only to find that it sits 1.5" lower, and even with the pegs in the low position, I fell way too low on the bike. There doesn't seem to be anyway to get the seat to sit higher (the height adjustment is on the stock seat, not the frame like the R1100R).
So, I am back to the drawing board. I'd love some suggestions on seat that have worked well for you guys.
My two biggest concerns, are the seat not getting any lower, and keeping you back off the tank.
Also, a bonus would be easy hookup for heating so I can still use my stock heating controls.
Thanks in advance.