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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2008, 2:23 pm Thread Starter
 
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Summer's hot! Seat options?

Cruised around town today (literally, around - why cut across?) and it's warm out. I thought I say a seat bead thingy somewhere on the internet buy cannot find it anymore. What do all y'all do to help keep cool and comfortable with a stock seat, or am I just sissy? That's an okay answer too.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2008, 2:52 pm
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Not a stock seat, but in our brutal Tejas summers, the Kontour can't be beat.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2008, 4:39 pm
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Grif,

Do you have KonTour for your GT?
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Grif,

Do you have KonTour for your GT?
Indeed I do and had them on the LT, too. They just downright work for flowing air. You can also rub cold water into it when stopped for some convection a/c to the fambly jewels.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2008, 6:08 pm
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And like Grif, I'm about ready to send my seat to Ron at Kon Tour for the same breathable material since it tends to get slightly hot in Texas. Looking forward to trying the water trick on a day where I'm not riding the bike to work!

As with the infamous final drive or oil threads, do a search on the various seats that people have on their GTs. There are more than a few out there (Sargents, Corbin, Rick Mayer, etc) and you can't go wrong. Just do your homework and make an informed choice.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2008, 9:14 pm
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Beads for me, I first put them on my K1100LT which was a real boiler in the heat, I had them on my R1150RT and now my K1200GT/2 They keep the air circulating and I swear they are comfortable. Paid $12 for mine in 1999 and they are still on the bike. I did see an adverisement in the BMWMOA for them the other day. An inexpensive solution, cheaper than a new seat!
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The biggest problem with the beads is they make your ass look dented when you wear a thong.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 2008, 5:09 am
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Ill be taking the one off of the pillion seat right now!!!
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