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Bike seat

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' started by waynemac, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. I am thinking upgrading the seat on my BMW R1200RT for more comfort. I have a sheepskin on it but reckon it can be better for longer rides which I regularly do. I am wondering if anyone has done this and where you had it done and did it make a substantial difference. I am in SA but can't find anybody here.

  2. I just saw this video. Is this what you're looking for?

    jd beat me to it.
  3. Thanks for the airhawk info - I have thought about that but wondered if by the time I get the top model it's about half the cost (I think) of getting the whole seat reupholstered so wondered which is the best way to go
  4. Ive got a corbin, well worth the money. Order well in advance and be super patient though - took 3 months for mine to be delivered.
    Still considering an airhawk or sheepskin though - corbin is a much better shape and supporting but could do with a tiny bit more comfort.

    www.andystrapz.com.au does airhawk, compare prices around :).
  5. Try Reliable Retrim in Melbourne, he does a lot of BMW seats and just did the one on my KLR for $300, he will customise it for your needs. Difference is night and day, with the new job I could ride the bike all day without a sore butt. Speak to John, he knows his stuff.

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  6. Air hawk sounds brilliant, but if you're already on your toes, it just exacerbates the problem.

    Thanks for the reliable retrim tip RN.
  7. I have heard of reliable trim so thanks for the recommendation and I'll give them a call
  8. No worries guys, John's really good, he services all of Oz and I am very happy with my redone seat. The stock KLR seat was awful, now it's just great, was worth the money IMO.
  9. #11 smileedude, Aug 13, 2012
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    The seat on my er6 was worn down so much the plastic frame of the seat was coming through. An $8 piece of foam, a bread knife to shape it and a staplegun was all i needed to fix it.

  10. Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I have "accidentally" found an experienced bike seat repair place just 20 minutes from my home in the Adelaide Hills so I have booked my seat in there to get extra padding and more comfort. He's doing it tomorrow and this weekend I am on the Black Dog Ride so will do about 800 klms with new levels of comfort (I hope!). I will report on it next week in case anyone is interested in getting their seat remodeeled - the work I saw that he's done certainly gave me confidence.