Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winchester, VA, USA
Re: BMW R1200 RT -P solo seat replacement to double seat
It is absolutely possible, but not inexpensive... I made the same conversion on a '99 R1100RT. It cost me almost $375 in used parts, and I consider myself lucky. U used kit would have been over $400 plus shipping.
An R1200RT-P will likely cost more because the bike is newer. But you won't regret the conversion. My wife loves to ride with me and is considering taking the MSF herself and getting a bike.
Your best bet is probably to try to locate the necessary parts on craigslist and ebay, and make inquiries here and other BMW forums for members who own the 2-seat variety and may be parting out a wrecked bike...
Also try Beemerboneyard.com
Good luck on your search, and when you do the conversion, please document the process and post the photo essay here to help others in the future. I know there is a pictoral available for my model bike, but have never seen a how-to pictorial for the R1200RT.
1999 R1100RT-P (Converted to RT 2-Up Seating)
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 (Sold)
1973 Yamaha 125 Enduro (Ripped off!)
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