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Hi everyone,

I am new to the site and community and recently acquired a 2000 LTC. The seat feels a bit low and and I have longer legs so the current seat puts my knees a bit higher than my hips. The current seat does not have the height adjustment bar. The BMW dealer mechanic told me that the original seat was replaced with a lower one. I could order a new one from the dealer but I am wondering if there are any other suggestions to get a good quality replacement and how to be sure I would be getting the right one. The ones I found on eBay all seem to be chewed up and are not entirely clear about "standard" versus "low". Bottom line, I am wondering what the group thinks about other alternatives to get a standard heated seat put back on so that my legs don't cramp up on longer rides.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Welcome to the site Dennis!

If you do alot of long hauls, you may want to look at an aftermarket seat. Just don't post "Which Seat is Best?" :histerica

Do a search, then it is all personal preference.
 

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Look in the classifieds section and you might find an original seat. I did. Other than that you'll have to go after market.......Welcome to the site......... :)
 

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Do a search on "****-o-pegs".


A way to change the knee angles helps a lot. A lot of the other highway peg designs put your hips in the gyno exam position (which for me is worse than the knee pain).

I have a stock seat with ****-o-pegs which helps, but it is still knee stiffness/pain is the limiting factor for my stops.

Jim H.
 

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The 2000 has a bar on the underside of the seat that allows 2 different positions. Just flip it for a different hieght.
 

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BobW said:
The 2000 has a bar on the underside of the seat that allows 2 different positions. Just flip it for a different hieght.
He doesn't have the bar..... I thought the same thing...
 

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Welcome to the site.
I don't have exceptionally long legs (34 inseam), but to have skied-out knees. I went with both MOPs and Suburban Machinery peg lowering. Nice to have options since no one position works 100% for me. I also have Automans, but I don't believe they're currently available.
I also ditched the stock seat and after a few tries with after market custom, I landed on a KonTour seat, which I find to be perfect for any length of ride. YMMV. Kept the heat and the top seat material allows a bit of air flow under you. Best thing about it is that it takes away the pressure points. Still, nothing is perfect. A bit of movement on the seat from time to time is needed. But I always get relief which, after a short amount of time, I couldn't get with stock.

HTH,
Jer
 
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