Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > BMW Forums > BMW Technical Forums > BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Posts: 53
R12S seat comfort issue/question?

As I'm advancing through the years I find the stock R12S seat to be extremely uncomfortable for rides lasting (say) more than an hour. I'm getting some real hot spots.

I spoke with Rich's Custom saddles in WA state and they want about $650 (leather) for what I want. That's way too much $$$ IMO for a small rider's seat portion only. I realize comfort is king but geez!

I purchased a virtually new Corbin off this forum years ago. It's pretty to look at but is no better than the stocker in terms of comfort for me. It's quite porky weight wise too.

I have used the Alaska sheepskin butt pad on my GS and am thinking of trying that again. I'm also considering some sort of gel pad like this:

https://www.prommalls.xyz/motorcycle-driver-gel-pad-for-bmw-k1200s-k1200r-r1200s-p-11919.htm

For those that have swapped out their seats or added some sort of comfort accessory, what did you do?

I don't want to sell to get another bike but would consider adding one to the garage.

Old 03-22-2018, 11:14 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Talk Less, Say More
 
ckcarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Moab Utah. Home of wierd red & orange radioactive stuff...
Posts: 12,123
Garage
You have a Corbin for the R1200S ?

If so, I'm sure you could sell it here and then get the Rich's. There's not too much that's inexpensive for these bikes... IF you can even find the parts or accessories these days...
__________________
cRaIg CaRr
2000 R1100S, 2000 Dyna FXDX, 2015 rNineT. 2016 F800GS, 2016 Jeep Rubicon. 2001 Corvette, 1978 Porsche 928. Schwinn Homegrown MTB & Fastback Road Bike. 22 pairs of shoes. 44 bottles of beer.
Time Marches On: 2015 F800GS, 2010 F800GS, 2007 R1200S, 2003 Dakar, Buell 1125r, 2001 F650GS. 1999 F650. 1998 HD Sportster Sport. 2010 F150, 1995 GMC Sierra ALL GONE
Old 03-23-2018, 04:54 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Taos New Mexico
Posts: 32
There’s Laam Custom Seats in Redding CA.

Laam Custom Motorcycle Seats

He specializes in BMW seats, Rich’s is primarily a Harley guy. Seth learned his trade from Rick Mayer and makes nice seats without the Mayer drama (the topic of a whole other thread).

Check out some of the adventure or GS websites for opinions about Laam or any other custom seat maker. You’ll find people either love um or hate um...

Last edited by swen1200; 03-23-2018 at 06:20 AM.. Reason: Spelling
Old 03-23-2018, 06:08 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
"A" "A" is offline
el Cheapo
 
"A"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phila. PA
Posts: 146
Garage
Gel padded bicycle shorts.. form fitting, extra support, comfort that moves with you, where ever you are.
Old 03-23-2018, 06:35 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Droptarotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cloverdale, BC.
Posts: 2,325
Garage
The Alaska sheepskin will help, but the stock seat will still feel too soft after an hour and the Corbin will feel too hard.

I find with my Corbin, you have to get used to it. The more I ride it, the more I like it. Just ride with it as it is better for long rides than the stock seat.....at least for me it is.

I also use only cycling bib shorts when I ride......there is one company that makes motorcycle specific riding shorts also. I have never tried their products as I have numerous cycling shorts.

Also take my comments with a grain of salt as I spend hundreds of hours riding bicycles with very hard seats.

Cheers
__________________
09 HP2 Sport,07 R1200S,05 KTM 640 Adventure,00 KTM 520 EXC,85 Yamaha RZ350,82 R100S,72 Hodaka 125 Wombat
Old 03-23-2018, 07:48 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
terrym's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: San Anselmo, Ca.
Posts: 183
Or something like Moto-Skiveez. They're supposed to have the padding in the right places.

If you could bear riding in to Corbin they may be able to fit your saddle to you better. That worked for me on my R1100S.

Good luck. An uncomfortable saddle = less riding.
__________________
Terry
2010 335
1966 Travelall
2004 R1150S
Old 03-23-2018, 07:58 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Posts: 53
I completely forgot about the padded bicycle shorts. I think I'm going to try the Moto Skiveez.

Selling the Corbin to help offset some of the cost for a new seat has occurred to me as well...
Old 03-23-2018, 10:56 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 35
at 68 seat never bothers me riding 200-250mile day if it did I would put on a sheepskin pad!I like to keep it simple.
Old 03-23-2018, 02:37 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
honard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 154
I would ride mine 14 hours on trips, used the Airhawk seat pad. Made all the difference in the world.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
Tim Howard-Sierra foothills
Proud owner of half of my stuff
Thanks to the Ex!
Old 03-23-2018, 04:14 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
sɹǝʇndɯoɔ sǝʇɐɥ
 
BikerMiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 479
Garage
I use the Skiveez and they help. I just got my seat back from Sargent again as the first round (Shreddr upgrade) wasn't cutting it. I told them I was still having issues and they made more comfort mods to it. We'll see here once the weather turns.
__________________
Mike
'83 R100RS
'07 R1200S
'07 DRZ-400s
Old 03-24-2018, 09:13 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 68
I read about this seat on a forum, maybe on here some time ago?
https://www.kahedo.com/en/motorcycle-seats/bmw/278-seat-for-bmw-r-1200-s.html
Not a cheap option but it’s supposed to be comfy. I will be getting one for my summer tour on the 1200 this year. I too need something for the longer days in the saddle so that I can enjoy a beer in the evening sat down!
Old 03-24-2018, 01:02 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
sɹǝʇndɯoɔ sǝʇɐɥ
 
BikerMiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 479
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfa145V6 View Post
I read about this seat on a forum, maybe on here some time ago?
https://www.kahedo.com/en/motorcycle-seats/bmw/278-seat-for-bmw-r-1200-s.html
Not a cheap option but itís supposed to be comfy. I will be getting one for my summer tour on the 1200 this year. I too need something for the longer days in the saddle so that I can enjoy a beer in the evening sat down!
Where are you located? Last I heard they where not shipping to the U.S.

Had it with r1200s seat
__________________
Mike
'83 R100RS
'07 R1200S
'07 DRZ-400s
Old 03-24-2018, 02:17 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 68
I’m in the UK Mike. Why the heck wouldn’t they send to the USA? Certain countries I can understand, but not the States.
Having read through your link I think that Shreddr seemed to have a great result with Sargent. It certainly looks good.
I wonder what sort of result could be obtained by doing a home fix? I see single gel pads for sale and it can’t be too hard to remove the seat cover, cut out a chunk of foam and insert the gel pad. Re-staple and there you go! Might be better to get another seat from a breaker though!
Old 03-25-2018, 09:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
sɹǝʇndɯoɔ sǝʇɐɥ
 
BikerMiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 479
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfa145V6 View Post
Iím in the UK Mike. Why the heck wouldnít they send to the USA? Certain countries I can understand, but not the States.
Having read through your link I think that Shreddr seemed to have a great result with Sargent. It certainly looks good.
I wonder what sort of result could be obtained by doing a home fix? I see single gel pads for sale and it canít be too hard to remove the seat cover, cut out a chunk of foam and insert the gel pad. Re-staple and there you go! Might be better to get another seat from a breaker though!

I'm not sure the reason for not shipping, but other parts that are unavailable here, from DE, have referred to insurance reasons.
__________________
Mike
'83 R100RS
'07 R1200S
'07 DRZ-400s
Old 03-26-2018, 06:19 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
sɹǝʇndɯoɔ sǝʇɐɥ
 
BikerMiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 479
Garage
Someone here was missing a seat or something recently. Or was that a dream I had...?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EB434-2007-07-BMW-R1200-S-HP2-SEAT-SADDLE/302624597013?epid=1823820116&hash=item4675d4e415:g:bxwAAOSwRTVac4A7&vxp=mtr
__________________
Mike
'83 R100RS
'07 R1200S
'07 DRZ-400s
Old 04-06-2018, 04:32 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cheyney, PA
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfa145V6 View Post
Iím in the UK Mike. Why the heck wouldnít they send to the USA? Certain countries I can understand, but not the States.
Having read through your link I think that Shreddr seemed to have a great result with Sargent. It certainly looks good.
I wonder what sort of result could be obtained by doing a home fix? I see single gel pads for sale and it canít be too hard to remove the seat cover, cut out a chunk of foam and insert the gel pad. Re-staple and there you go! Might be better to get another seat from a breaker though!
I have Shreddr's bike with the Sargent seat. Had it for about 4 years now. It's the only seat I've known on the 12s, so I have no reference to the stock seat whatsoever. But I can say the Sargent seat is all day comfortable. Get one if you can.
__________________
Kevin M.

2010 HP2 Sport
2010 S1000rr
2007 R1200s
Old 04-06-2018, 05:48 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Droptarotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cloverdale, BC.
Posts: 2,325
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikerMiker View Post
Boy, that is one ugly fairing!

Cheers
__________________
09 HP2 Sport,07 R1200S,05 KTM 640 Adventure,00 KTM 520 EXC,85 Yamaha RZ350,82 R100S,72 Hodaka 125 Wombat
Old 04-07-2018, 08:42 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Posts: 53
Has anyone purchased and received a Kahedo that can give their impressions?
Old 04-12-2018, 11:00 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
smddanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Branford, CT.
Posts: 313
I read this thread and sent off my seat to Sargent.. same order number as Sheddr.. just waiting now..
__________________
Bikes:
2007 R1200S, 99 R1100S, 2008 K1200S, 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso, 2014 Stelvio, 1975 Kawasaki H1, 1970 Honda CT-90
Old 04-13-2018, 06:24 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:01 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.