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    Any 1200 GSA riders out there give me a hand

    Here's the thing
    ive had a 1150 for years

    bought a 1200 GSA and can't get comfortable

    ive got a feeling the seats been changed
    seems to go up at the back
    the 1150 was day long comfortable

    ive only done max 100 miles on this and while not uncomfortable
    just doesn't feel right

    any one got a bike with a standard seat I can sit on

    also the side strand is well over I'm 5 ft 11 but do have short legs so it could just be me but park on a hill and it's a nightmare Might just need a puck to lift it up a tad
    im away during the week and could meet up at your convenience on a weekend

    thanks in advance

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    You don't say what gsa you have. I can give my experience on a 09. Yes the seat can be a bit uncomfortable causing back pain. Some people get relief by putting the seat on low adjustment front and high back or the other way round. They don't seem to be as comfortable as a 1150 which seems to have everything just right comfort and ergonomics. On the sidestand issue has the bike got ESA? Maby it's set up for rider and passenger which raises the back shock/spring JJH

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    Sorry it's an 08

    No ESA
    I've tried fiddling about with it to no avail

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    There's a 'low' seat in the 'For Sale' section.
    I dunno, I think I was off that day.

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    I'm 5'11" and had no problems with my gsa. I always used the seat on the high setting. Cambers can be a hassle but a bit of foreword planning sorts it. There are plenty of seats seargent and other makes. There are people who can reupholster your seat too. The bike is so good in other areas it's worthwhile getting it sorted. JJH

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    My old GSA hexhead was much more comfortable with a standard GS seat fitted , if you go down the seat mod route contact Les at Saddlecraft in South Shields for good service

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragerover View Post
    Here's the thing
    ive had a 1150 for years

    bought a 1200 GSA and can't get comfortable

    ive got a feeling the seats been changed
    seems to go up at the back
    the 1150 was day long comfortable

    ive only done max 100 miles on this and while not uncomfortable
    just doesn't feel right

    any one got a bike with a standard seat I can sit on

    also the side strand is well over I'm 5 ft 11 but do have short legs so it could just be me but park on a hill and it's a nightmare Might just need a puck to lift it up a tad
    im away during the week and could meet up at your convenience on a weekend

    thanks in advance
    I have a stock GS seat on my 2011 GSA (I got the triple black seat with the GS logo on it...because I'm a tart) I have the back on the low setting and the front on the high, and have also fitted a side stand foot from Nippy which added about an inch and does actually make quite a difference.
    Might be an idea to post a picture of your seat, be able to tell if it's stock then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil W View Post
    My old GSA hexhead was much more comfortable with a standard GS seat fitted , if you go down the seat mod route contact Les at Saddlecraft in South Shields for good service
    Drove past the other day shop gone
    I've bought a low seat with a gel insert I'll give that a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddshapedballs View Post
    I have a stock GS seat on my 2011 GSA (I got the triple black seat with the GS logo on it...because I'm a tart) I have the back on the low setting and the front on the high, and have also fitted a side stand foot from Nippy which added about an inch and does actually make quite a difference.
    Might be an idea to post a picture of your seat, be able to tell if it's stock then.
    I'll post a photo at weekend
    I'll also buy a foot too
    Hopefully seat I bought turns up at weekend

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    Shop is not on the roundabout on the main drag anymore it is just down the road on the Evans yard Industrial estate next to Tip Top tyres ,IMHO the GSA seat was never as comfortable as the GS one and comparing the seats when I had the bike the GSA low seat was to all intents and purposes a standard GS one with a GSA pattern cover fitted .




    Quote Originally Posted by ragerover View Post
    Drove past the other day shop gone
    I've bought a low seat with a gel insert I'll give that a try

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    Doesn't this model have two bars, held in place with some rubber straps, enabling the bars to be set at different heights? If I'm correct they can be placed at different heights, thereby altering not only the height, but also the angle of the seat.
    Too shiny and clean to use it properly.

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    That's correct. I've suggested that already. Not as neatly as you. JJH

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    Bought a lowered gel seat on here
    Much better
    Your correct about the bars as well
    Tried both
    The lowered one is much better for my stumpy legs
    Cheers

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