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post #1 of 9 Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:31 pm Thread Starter
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Silly seat question.

Ok guys, this might sound like a stupid question, but I am a bit ignorant about some of the features of the K1200LT bike we got a couple of months ago. It is a `07 storm gray with the light grey heated seat color. Question is , is it the soft touch seat? or the regular seat? would love to know how to tell the difference without having to go touch another bike`s seat. I`m 160 lbs and don`t really bothers my specially since the longest ride we did was from Tampa to Daytona non stop with a 1 and half hour stop and go accident on I 4 and same the way back, but I`m having some lower back issues that trigger this pain down my left leg (Sciatic nerve pain) that was caused at work lifting stuff. And want to make any adjustments needed as preventative measures. I never had a back pain from riding a motorcycle, but who knows, after this episode would like to know I did all I could to make my riding a pleasure, specially since we are planning long rides in the future. Any help or ideas will be greatly apreciated.

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post #2 of 9 Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 1:58 pm
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Re: Silly seat question.

Hi, doesn't matter if soft touch or the normal seat if you can't sit on it I would recommend to use a Corbin, Rick Meyer or other custom made and fit to your but seat. I have had the same problem couldn't solve it and bought a Corbin, pain is history.

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Re: Silly seat question.

The soft touch seat has stiching in the surface. the standard seat does not. Neither fit my butt. I went with a Russel day long never looked back.

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post #4 of 9 Old Nov 3rd, 2011, 9:02 pm
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Re: Silly seat question.

+1 corbin seat. very comfy. after 7 hrs on the bike no problems in the butt dept.

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Re: Silly seat question.

I was very fortunate to pick up a second hand Bill Mayer seat. Ahhhhhhhhh!

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Re: Silly seat question.

Not a silly question at all BMW makes a damn fine motorcycle but they haven't a clue on how to build a seat.

The foam they use deforms after a very short period of time and gets worse if that's possible as time goes by which kills your back and if you're like me my hips to the point that I could barely walk after a half hour on the bike.

Do yourself a favor and get a custom saddle ya it costs a bit more but that problem you're having with the seat isn't going to get any better.

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post #7 of 9 Old Nov 4th, 2011, 11:17 am Thread Starter
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Re: Silly seat question.

Thanks for the responses. Guess I have the soft touch with the stiching on both sides of the top surface. I will give it a try in the next couple of weeks on a long ride since this is the first time after a back injure. Money is not a issue soooooooo if you can recomend somebody in the central florida area that can match this light grey color it would be good. I mean central florida because I don`t know if they have to take some measurements or what they do ( NO I WILL NOT LET THEM TOUCH MY BUTT ) . Or if they can do that anyways without taking measurements I can have it done anywhere in the states providing you can racomend a reputable place capable of matching the color. Once again thank you for the fast responses.

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Re: Silly seat question.

I still have the stock seat. My lower back pain went away wirh the addition of a Bakup (sp) backrest. It made all the difference in the world. Bought it used for $100.

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Re: Silly seat question.

That sounds like a good idea also. I will look into that as well.

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