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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 8:46 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone have experience with the "low seat" on the GT? The bike I rode at the dealer had the tall windshield and regular seat set to the lowest position. Now I've got a lead on a GT with low seat and short (regular?) windshield. Any thoughts about how much difference I might notice in the two setups?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 10:11 pm
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low seat

I ride with the low seat and notice a big difference. The original seat that came with my GT was the stock comfort seat. I traded some one out there in k bike forum world and notice about a little more then an inch difference. Though the seat is not as comfortable, safety is number one.

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Low Seat

I have the low seat on my 06 GT. It suits me fine. The normal seat is too high for me to comfortable flat foot the bike. I can, but I don't like the chances of slipping on gravel. (I live in the bush).
I have my standard seat off being modified to make low, as the low seat they shipped wasn't heated, and BMW wouldn't exchange without me paying an extra $350 AU (not happy BMW AUSTRALIA!!!)
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 2006, 11:54 pm
 
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The stock windshield is 2.5" lower than the tall shield, so that's quite a difference. But probably doesn't matter too much. YOu'll want to replace it either way. BMW OEM shields just plain SUCK!
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Anyone have experience with the "low seat" on the GT? The bike I rode at the dealer had the tall windshield and regular seat set to the lowest position. Now I've got a lead on a GT with low seat and short (regular?) windshield. Any thoughts about how much difference I might notice in the two setups?
I'm 5' 6 1/2", and I have the low seat and standard screen. It all works well for me. 500 mile days are no problem and the screen is fine. I might try a slightly taller screen to give my wife a bit more still air on the motorways.

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Which GT are you talking about ? As far as i know, none of the new GT's came in with a stock lower seat. They have to be ordered...
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My '06 was ordered and delivered with a stock "low" seat. Have tried the standard seat and found it very uncomfortable. The low seat has a completely different cut/profile and different padding. I manage 800 mile days no problem.

I'm 5'6" and find the stock (vs. high) screen and low seat perfect. YMMV

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I ordered my bike with the low seat.

The low steat is a no charge option. All i need now is my bike.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 2006, 3:37 pm Thread Starter
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Which GT are you talking about ? As far as i know, none of the new GT's came in with a stock lower seat. They have to be ordered...
Sales Manager at my dealer says he has two '07 GTs en route for the showroom floor with low seats. I don't know if the dealers specify the setup on the bikes they order ... or just take what they get from BMW. Probably some of each.

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You'll be dumping that RT David . . . . .

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