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    GS comfort ? V multi dvt

    How do gsers, I've got a multistrada 1200 dvt and it's a great bike, but my arse has an issue with it, 2 hours into a ride and I'm suffering. Yep, already tried the comfort seat and an air hawk on that as well. The multi seat is a banana curved shape compared to the GS, Don't know if this is the problem.
    I'm testing a gs1200 rallye this week to see how comfy it is compared.
    So , I'd like to hear your experiences with the GS concerning handlebar vibes and seat comfort. If testing is positive and the dealer gives me a reasonable px value, I'm going to bite the bullet.
    Thanks in advance, go for it

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    If you want comfort on all roads, don’t tick the sport Suspension box. It’s fine on most roads, but can be harsh on minor pot holed roads.

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    Thanks for that, I was going to get that option as it sits the bike slightly taller.
    Good tip

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    Although a GSA, here's my (relatively) new owner experience - hope it helps:

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...ile-Run-Review

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    This is counter-intuitive but I’ve found that the OEM GS low seat on high front/low rear is more comfortable than the regular seat on low/low, is near enough the same height and is good for a few hours for me. This is the bonus of having an angle-adjustable seat. I’ve always thought that the multi seat looks uncomfortable due to the amount of curve. Touring bike seats are usually flattish for a reason.

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    Great review thanks for sharing, I'll see how I get on on weds

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    Quote Originally Posted by L7APK View Post
    Thanks for that, I was going to get that option as it sits the bike slightly taller.
    Good tip
    If you don’t ride the nadgery lanes, get the Sport suspension. It’s very good off-road, but can be a bit too firm for every day use. I have a bad back, so may not be the best person to take advice from though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty589 View Post
    This is counter-intuitive but I’ve found that the OEM GS low seat on high front/low rear is more comfortable than the regular seat on low/low, is near enough the same height and is good for a few hours for me. This is the bonus of having an angle-adjustable seat. I’ve always thought that the multi seat looks uncomfortable due to the amount of curve. Touring bike seats are usually flattish for a reason.
    Well I was thinking of getting the high seat, I want my legs unfolded as much as poss. I suppose having it adjusted the same as yours would do the same trick, I'll try it on the demo bike

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