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post #1 of 6 Old Dec 13th, 2018, 5:10 pm Thread Starter
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Passenger seat reshaping

Has anyone reshaped the passenger seat in the thigh area? It seems way too wide and at a weird shape. My wife can barely reach the floorboards and it causes her sore hips. Designer must've been bowlegged....
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post #2 of 6 Old Dec 13th, 2018, 6:10 pm
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Re: Passenger seat reshaping

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Has anyone reshaped the passenger seat in the thigh area? It seems way too wide and at a weird shape. My wife can barely reach the floorboards and it causes her sore hips. Designer must've been bowlegged....
Your wife is too short. My wife fits the LT just fine.

In all seriousness, you might be better served in raising the passenger floorboards (BMW at one time made adjustable passenger boards, as I recall), as the width of the seat helps provide better long distance comfort.

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Re: Passenger seat reshaping

I used Astech seat in Indiana for the front seat for the same reason but so I could flat foot the bike at stops. I would imagine the rear seat would be similar. They were reasonable, fun to work with, quick and quality. Used the original seat material/cover-you could never tell.

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I agree with Voyager here. After putting the adjustable floorboards on I was told I could do whatever I wanted with my seat but I better leave hers alone. She is very happy and because she's happy......
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Re: Passenger seat reshaping

Got my wife the set of used BMW passenger floorboards. They are adjustable. She has really long legs,So hers are at the lowest setting. She said they are a big improvement though. She would never go back to pegs.

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I was lucky & my LT came with a heated Russell Day Long seat. It's wide for my butt, but has a narrow nose. So, I can still flar foot at lights.
However, my GF is long legged. So, when a set of beemer footboards came up, I jumped on them.
She's confirmed that was an excellent move. They give her more leg room, at their lowest setting.
I, also, mount the top trunk back at it's rear most setting, to give up more space too.
Those accomodations keep us both happy...
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