Originally Posted by royal
What is the general consensus as to what aftermarket seat is best ?
Also, I've come to the conclusion that the windshield could be better.
First, Congrats on your ride. I'm sure it will be only the first one of many.
On your questions, I guess there is no consensus at all... sorry
You will ear many different opinions and the best you can do is check the 2 most commons and see if it fit you. So there is my $0.02:
Seats: I'm using Rick Mayer since I had my first 1999 LT. For my weight and ridding position I guess that's a great seat. 6.1 with 180pounds.
I can ride easy for 700 miles/day and if it is need, I can go a 1000 miles and still good on the seat.
I did both seats since the wife also loves the confort.
Rick Mayer makes a great seat and it matches very well with the bike.
You can see the pictures from my old 1999 here:
the design changed a little bit now, for better. BTW, my 1999 was the firt K1200LT Rick Mayer made a seat for. Great person. A little overwelmed with his orders, but a great person with a great seat.
I have try almost every one in the market. Current I have two:
Cee Bailey #2 -2 and VStream.
It's hard to say which one is better, but neither one is perfect expecially for 2 up. But they are far better then the stock ones.
I like to look over the WS.