Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilford, CT, USA
Almost everyone I know who has a 2005 complains about the lack of comfort in the OEM seat, so you're not alone there. I don't have an aftermarket seat, so I'm no help there, but for a cheaper alternative consider the pre-'05 seat, which many, including myself, consider to be quite comfortable. (Oops, I just remembered that I think I recall reading a post that said that the pre-'05 seats are not interchangeable with '05 and later mountings. Check compatibility first if you go this route.)
I also had a great time riding in Alberta and a bit of BC. Coming from the east, I ran the Yellowhead Hwy to Jasper and then 93/95 down. The road that I most wanted to run, but didn't, was the Crows Nest Hwy west of Medicine Hat, right along the border. Several people have raved about it. Maybe next time.
'99 Canyon Red K1200 LT - Buddah Bike