DIY Seats - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old Sep 5th, 2011, 2:03 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
blouw's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Posts: 411
DIY Seats

Has anybody tried any of this? I found the link on another site and thought some people might be interested.
DIY seats

-Brian Louw
Arroyo Grande, CA.

2013 K1600GT - Light Grey Metallic
2016 R1200GSA
blouw is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old Sep 6th, 2011, 9:38 am
Senior Member
SilverBuffalo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Posts: 3,208
Re: DIY Seats

Thanks for the link, some interesting stuff there and saved to my favorites for future reference.

Seat comfort is a matter of perspective that changes with age and weight.
I'm on the "high end" of both of those factors and have been unhappy with my seat for some time,

I redid my seat twice last year trying to improve it's comfort by installing first one lateral spring,
then later adding a second one,

I am definitely "on the right track" towards comfort but need to add some more foam in certain places,
this link will help.

St. Petersburg FL

2002 K1200LTE
"Silver Buffalo" Totaled 5/06
2005 LT
"Our preferred long distance carrier"

SilverBuffalo is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old Sep 7th, 2011, 7:31 am
Senior Member
Lynn_Keen's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Posts: 2,252
Re: DIY Seats

Very interesting and useful information. Thanks for posting. I just re-did the OEM seat on my newly acquired K100/EML Sidecar rig. Using a trial and error technique I used many of the techniques in the article but would have definitely helped had I had this info prior to starting the project.

Lynn Keen
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lynn_Keen is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will 2006 LT seats and backrest fit 2001 LT SteveL K1200LT 4 Apr 11th, 2009 6:35 pm
Rick Mayer Seats oknplm Ergonomics & Rider Comfort 5 Mar 1st, 2007 10:34 am
My new seats are in...WoooHoooo Ron82much K1200LT 0 Apr 20th, 2006 9:24 am
Seat(s) replaced on 05 mconlogue K1200LT 0 Nov 17th, 2005 6:19 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome