Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Here's a long ramble on Rick Mayer seats:
Executive Summary: Rick Mayer seats are good, buy one.
Long Boring Version:
I've had a lot of Rick Mayer built seats on BMW's over the years. They work. He dishes out the seat so you sit IN the seat, not on it, but not so much as the "radical" tractor seat like Russell Day Long, which I also had and hated on this bike, but many love them. He also widens the seating area with small wings to add more surface area for your ass. This works well and does not interfere with your legs when stopped like the Russell does (for me anyway).
The seat is almost stock in appearance, unless you want to tart it up with custom finishes,etc. The vinyl covers look as good as leather, and I recommend that over the leather for durability and easy care. The foam layering is very supportive, and after break in mine have always been more comfortable than any stock seats I have had. They hold up well over the years and I always sell them on and recover my investment to buy a new one for a new bike
I rarely experienced any issues with Rick during our transactions. Some have. He gets busy and seems to forget customer service. He did not lower my seat height as requested on my last order (2009 R1200GSA), and it took 4 months to get it, but it was half price. He runs sales during the "off season" so you can save some $$$ if needed.
I would recommend a seat from Rick
with only the reservations noted and may get one for my GT which came with a Sargent which looks sexy but is mediocre in comfort in my humble opinion.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project