Originally Posted by Boston Bagger
No one knows anything on this topic?
I will give it a try.
When your 2007 K1200GT was originally sold, you could buy the standard seat (my words) or an optional "low seat" (as written in the sales brochure). According to the sales brochure, the Seat Height (unladen) is specified at 32.3/33.1 inches; for the optional low seat it is 31.5/32.3 inches. In 2007, most K1200GTs were sold with the standard seats. The low seats were uncommon. There were a lot of queries in these forums from people with standard seats offering to trade for a low seat. I am guessing that the two "posts" under the rider's seat are shorter for the low seats.
--> If you reply here with the "length" of the posts on your rider's seat, we can compare them with ours to see if there is a difference. I suspect you have an ordinary standard seat.
Dealers were reluctant to swap seats between K1200GTs, too (e.g., standard seats for low seats). For one thing, K1200GTs were flying out of the showrooms as quickly as the dealer could assemble them. For another, there were two different color seats (gray and black), depending on the bike paint color. Dealers didn't want to get the "match" wrong either. Lastly, dealers were "leveraging" the rarity of the low seats, reserving them for their favorite customers.
There are two completely different seat designs, too. The early 2007 seats used the same pans and design as the 2006 K1200GT seats. Customers complained a lot to BMW. You saw lots of complaints on these forums, too. Halfway through the 2007 production run, BMW changed the seats to a completely new design. There was no change to the bike itself, just the seat pans and coverings.
2006 and early 2007 K1200GTs have one seat design, late 2007-2011 K1200/1300GTs have the newer design. Whichever one you have, the rider and passenger seats are a matched set - you can't combine an early rider seat with a late passenger seat. Although a few people disagree, most think that the newer version of the seats are a significant improvement. Some people dislike both BMW stock seats.
--> If you reply here with photos of the bottoms of your seats, we can tell you which seat pans you have (2006 vs. 2008...).
You can also look at your VIN# to determine when your K1200GT was assembled, which should determine which type of seat you have (early or late 2007). Perhaps a part number lookup might help you determine whether you have a fairly rare low seat or not. If you do, you may be able to find someone who would be willing to trade your low seats (especially if they were re-done by Sargent) for a standard one.
'Hope this helps.