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Wide seat

Postby RogueAssassin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:00 am

So basically I'm slowly getting used to the height and weight of the bmw f800gs. One thing I want to change is the seat.

I have the low seat fitted which would be perfect if it wasn't so wide.

My poor legs don't like being that far apart for so long.

Is there a fit fix to this?

I would much rather solve the seat issue rather than spend loads of money lowering the suspension.



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Re: Wide seat

Postby windmill john » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:00 am

Touratech mention that the original seat is wide, but they don’t say if theirs is narrower:

https://shop.touratech.co.uk/comfort-se ... e-low.html

I’m still not use to the height, even though I’ve ridden off road. Then again XR400s, CRF450s and DRZs are narrower, lighter and I don’t think any taller.

I can ride, so control not an issue, just that I park on a lump and by gravel at work and also use mainstand - I’m not giving in! :grin:
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Re: Wide seat

Postby RogueAssassin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:22 am

Hmmm.

Would have been nice for them to include that bit of information.

I'm debating on whether to attack my seat with a knife.
Damn you all with wide asses. Mine just is too small.

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Re: Wide seat

Postby Bill Smithson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:22 am


I'm debating on whether to attack my seat with a knife.
Any good seat upholsterer will be able to re-sculpt the seat to suit you. I've used Seatworks at Wyke (Bradford) on a few occasions over the years. Damon will alter your seat to suit your weight, height etc.
http://www.motorcycleseatworks.co.uk/mo ... -seatworks


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