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Took about a 200 mile ride today, NE Florida, hot; around 90 degrees F+ most of the ride. Longest seat time was about 1.5 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS SEAT REVIEW IS A BMW FURNISHED PAN, FROM THEIR CUSTOM SHOP. YOU (I) FURNISH THE PAN, THEY MAKE THE SEAT PER YOUR DESIRES. THIS SEAT IS NOT THE SEAT THAT'S EXPECTED TO COME OUT IN THE SPRING OF 2007 WHERE YOU BUY FROM THEIR INVENTORY WITHOUT HAVING TO FURNISH THE PAN.

Compared to the BMW standard seat AND the LOW seat this seat is significantly better. I could have ridden all day with it.
By viewing the pictures, and you may not notice, but the seat is a trifle wider than the BMW furnished seat. They have slightly 'dished' out the seat towards the rear of the seat and there is no tendency to slide forward into the tank. Once you plant your butt, it stays unless of course you elect to move it. On both the standard BMW and the low BMW seat I tended to be very frequently shifting around to find someplace more comfortable, and never really achieving it. I found this Sargent seat to be immeasurably more comfortable.

Understand that in order to have a custom seat made you must send in your pan.

See PIX, any questions, reply in thread, e-mail or PM me.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2006, 4:11 pm
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ride height comparison

how is the ride height compared to the low seat option. I have a 28" inseam and am not flat footed on the GT but not entirely on the balls of me feet on with the regular seat. I did not sit on the GT with the low seat but the dealer said I would probably be flat footed with it.

I want to demo ride the GT in a month or so...closer to the time I am ready to purchase.

Thanks for the great pictures.
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Nice report.
Those are great pictures, it looks like Seargent does good work.
Did you notice a difference in comfort on the inside of your thighs ???
This is where the stock seat tears me up.

I also noticed you have a carbon fiber tank protector. Is that the same one for the older GT's. ???
If you could provide some info on where to get them .
Thanks.
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Did you use the pan from the stock seat or the low seat you ordered? Are they the same pan with different materials, or are they different?

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Nice report.
Those are great pictures, it looks like Seargent does good work.
Did you notice a difference in comfort on the inside of your thighs ???
This is where the stock seat tears me up.

I also noticed you have a carbon fiber tank protector. Is that the same one for the older GT's. ???
If you could provide some info on where to get them .
Thanks.
I have to be honest, I didn't have any 'apparent' issue on the inside of my thighs. I am 5' 8" with a 30" inseam and the bottom line, FOR ME, is that this is a much more comfortable seat. The two BMW's were not terrible, but I could never seem to settle in ANYWHERE. The standard, with the hump, was the worst, the lower seat a bit better.

The tank protector comes from ZTech and it's for the R1150R. A heat gun persuaded the fins to bend in a bit more.

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Did you use the pan from the stock seat or the low seat you ordered? Are they the same pan with different materials, or are they different?
I used the pan from the stock seat. I haven't compared the two but I'd bet it's the same pan, just different foam/covering.

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hey john
this surely is great news
thanks for the wonderful pictures as well
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Seat Pans

I have the regular seat and the low seat. The pans are exactly the same. They even have the same part number on them.

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I used the pan from the stock seat. I haven't compared the two but I'd bet it's the same pan, just different foam/covering.
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I have the regular seat and the low seat. The pans are exactly the same. They even have the same part number on them.

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No surprise there. Thanks, I was going to go out and compare and you saved me the trouble.

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 29th, 2006, 9:47 pm
 
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John - Your continually moving around description is exactly my experience too, and after 2600 miles it gets old. OK, so it looks very good. To whom did you speak at Sargent, and how long did it take? And if you don't mind me asking, approximately how much did it cost (email if you want)? I presume you can select from their different seat coverings (what is the one you have?). I'm willing to be seatless for a week or two (can ride the other bike) if it means a better mousetrap, I mean seat.
Thanks for the great post!
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