I know-seat issue-again

stev

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Hi folks,
im new to this site and have spent ages looking at the threads. Can anyone help me out there-i have a 08 gsa which i love to bits, but i really find the seat pretty uncomfortable. Through looking at the site all points towards the sergent seat. Who would be the best supplier to get in touch with to purchase one? and is any feed back on the Touratech seats? I have had lots of sports bikes and feel nearly £13k for a bike thats seat is an issue is pretty poor!!
anyway, any help would be great and i would like to get in touch with fellow jocks up here for rideouts.

many thanks.:eek:onyack
 
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hi regarding your seat im having the same problems some days i go out and its no bother other days 80 mile and me ass is killing me,a real benefit was to lift the front onto the highest setting and lower the back to the lowest setting stops all your weight being pushed forward also the town halls from getting squashed,just my 2 pennys worth where you from im in hawick and do regulary jaunts out cheers john
 
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Hi John,
Thanks for reply i will try putting front on high set and rear on low and see how that goes, by the sounds alot of other gs have the same issue. Im down in Stranraer.:eek:onyack
 
hi regarding your seat im having the same problems some days i go out and its no bother other days 80 mile and me ass is killing me,a real benefit was to lift the front onto the highest setting and lower the back to the lowest setting stops all your weight being pushed forward also the town halls from getting squashed,just my 2 pennys worth where you from im in hawick and do regulary jaunts out cheers john

exactly what i have done, stops me being forced up against the tank and squashing my nuts :eek:
 
i hear you....

i had the same problem as you, but after buying the bike, i've other things to buy before a new seat!!

There was a certain amount of breaking-in the seat, which might have been my ass and might have been the seat, or a bit of both! I think that the fact that all my weight is on my backside on the Adv meant that the seat is more relevant than other bikes i've had in the past, which never gave me any complaints. Might be age, too...

After some familiarisation, 200 miles is pain free, but for a run of any distance now, i wear padded cycling shorts which are about 20 quid a pair. They are ideal under leathers/textile trousers as they don't bunch, and if those cyclists can sit on a bicycle saddle for 8 hours at a stretch, anything must be possible!

A cheap way of solving the problem, i'd recommend them to anyone.

Patrick.
 
The internet is great, isn't it ? A place where grown men can meet to share stories about their sore bottoms.:D

Them sargeant seats are expensive, but I'm sure they are worth it.

If I buy one to fit my 07GSA, anyone know whether it will fit the 08 model (only owned a GS for a month, already thinking ahead to the next one in 2009/10) ?
 
If I buy one to fit my 07GSA, anyone know whether it will fit the 08 model


Yes, they're all the same. I borrowed Thunders' Sargent ('08 model) to try it out on my '05 bike and nothing has changed.

Now have a Sargent on order........:aidan
 
I bought Thunders old (but actually very new) TT standard seat for my 08 GSA, I've given the standard seat a chance for 2000 miles but its not good after an hour or so in the saddle.

The TT seat is wider, and slightly lower, at first I found that there wasn't enough support under the thighs but I set the seat on the high position at the front with the rear on standard and it seems more comfortable. I've only done a couple of hundred miles so far so a bit early to tell. What I have noticed is the seat is slightly harder than stock and that the bike is quicker steering probably due to more direct input through the seat, I'm sure this is something I will get used to very quickly. I like the wider seat and so far have no complaints about comfort. My nads are not as crushed either :thumb:thumb
 
TT kahedo silver line on my 08 GSA. Highly recommended. Excellent ergonomics, excellent materials. It does make a difference both in comfort and handling.
Not the breathable model , it is a lot harder.
The TT LDC I think it's the same as the silver line but with different covers.
Also not the Baehr (even if they have a good heated option) , the TT is better. Baehr is definitely better than OEM, but anything over 6 hours will give you a sour butt later.
Never tried Sargent.
 
Wunderlich Ergo Low on mine. Chalk and cheese compared to the OEM one.... And adjustable too, so you can set it to whatever height suits you best (I'm assuming you're not 7' 4")

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:D
 
Try an Airhawk cushion! I rode 80 miles to pick one up and arrived with the usual "ache" but the return journey was a joy - nearly went back again to pick up another for the wife!

Not cheap, and takes a little getting used to but I am now looking forward to 2000+ miles in France with a greatly extended pain threshold.
 
in a US test of many add on seat bling aimed at avoiding Rino bottom, found that the airhawk was no 1, but a close second was simple (and cheap) bead seat.

I rides from KL to Singapore (390km one way) about twice a month. First few trips were agony, but now its got better (after 10k km), now I just stop once to refuel and generally arrive without the silly walk. I've just had a 'beadrider' seat cover arrive. I'll report after I've tried it at the weekend.
 
many thanks!!

Thanks everyone. I have ordered from nn a sargent seat, I have an airhawk for sale if anyone interested,(used only once)£100 new-any offers!!

Many thanks for all advice!!:eek:onyack
 


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