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Is there no one relatively local to you who could re-upholster your existing base?

We are lucky here in the U.K. Lots of little bespoke businesses who can do this kind of stuff and most are within easy reach being a small island.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:26 AM
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You might try motoskiveez - padded moto underwear. Havent tried them myself:

http://motoskiveez.com/

I find the stockseat the most comfortable of all I have tried. Corbin was horrible, rock hard. I had an extra seat and had it 'custom' padded, it was comfy, but too tall, used the Russell foam, they will sell you a section of foam.

Good luck
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It's not a nice looking solution, but if I'm going to spend a full day on the r1200s with a couple hours of boring highways mileage, I throw the air hawk cushion on. Then when I get to the good riding roads I take it off and store it in a small tail bag until it's time to ride home. Still not as nice as finding a really great seat, but I too can't handle the stock seat for much more than a couple hours.
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You might try motoskiveez - padded moto underwear. Havent tried them myself:

http://motoskiveez.com/

I find the stockseat the most comfortable of all I have tried. Corbin was horrible, rock hard. I had an extra seat and had it 'custom' padded, it was comfy, but too tall, used the Russell foam, they will sell you a section of foam.

Good luck
Ordered the padded hot shorts. I will finally have something to wear with my chaps now besides my thong.
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Ordered the padded hot shorts. I will finally have something to wear with my chaps now besides my thong.
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Also, alaska leather makes the "sheepskin buttpad" seat cover. See it here;

https://alaskaleather.com/collections/sheepskin-buttpads

I have used it on an 800 GS, the stock seat was worse for me than the 1200s seat.

It has many other uses, makes a great camp pillow (use the fluffy or smooth side). Used it on a rear rack as a rear seat when I had an unexpected passenger on a GS with a solo seat. Road side repair knee pad, etc

Easy to attach or just use it loose on the seat. Would only add a tiny bit of height and doesnt look bad permanently mounted.

Might work with chaps or thongs ;^)
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These work well. Rode a solid 2 hours today and was a little sore at the end but not in pain. Could have gone longer.
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These work well. Rode a solid 2 hours today and was a little sore at the end but not in pain. Could have gone longer.
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Mike - sorry you are having some much seat trouble. I rode my Sargent saddle home from VA and was in the saddle for 8-9 hours each day without issue.

I also had my GS saddle done by Sargent and now it feels like I am riding on a cloud.
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I sometimes wonder if I was their last USA customer. Got a tail bag for my R1100S from them a couple years ago and it was a PITA doing the bank transfer thing. Maybe the currency fluctuated during the process and they lost money--who knows
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I have a (rock hard) Corbin on my R12s and can easily ride through a tank with no issues. I'd prefer a Sargent, but can't find my stock seat base, it was in my truck and I suspect my wife tossed it, but won't admit to it.

I did 3hrs Sunday, combination of some freeway and a lot of back roads.
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Is there no one relatively local to you who could re-upholster your existing base?

We are lucky here in the U.K. Lots of little bespoke businesses who can do this kind of stuff and most are within easy reach being a small island.
Good point. For what it's worth I bought a late 90's Ducati M750 (after an 18yr absence from motorbikes) and I really enjoyed it, except for the seat. The m750 seat is "cupped" to hold the rider in place. That concept doesn't work well for me as I like to change my riding position slightly especially on long rides. So I removed the seat covering and shaved the cushion flat from the "cupped" area back to almost the passenger portion of the seat.

I then had the seat recovered using the original cover ($40). Now I can easily move back and forth several inches while I'm riding and surprisingly that makes all the difference in riding comfort. It allows me to change the pressure point or better yet, to relieve the built up pressure.
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