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    Hip Pain - 2013 R1200RT

    Having quite a bit of hip pain from riding only a hundred miles or so. Not so bad when riding but the right hip hurts enough to keep me awake a good bit of the night.

    Wondering if anyone has experienced that and if they found a fix?

    I am thinking of trying extended footpegs first and then maybe a different seat.
    Larry
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    I did a taller seat (Russell Day Long), bar risers and peg extenders. It made a world of difference. (2013 RT)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurt1305 View Post
    I did a taller seat (Russell Day Long), bar risers and peg extenders. It made a world of difference. (2013 RT)
    I can't go any higher on the seat as I am not quite flat footing with the stock seat. I have had the bar risers for quite a while....they helped the shoulder pain.

    It's hell to get old.
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    I am 60 but started going to the gym 7 years ago. I think the best way to get rid of aches and pains is to exercise your body and then enjoy the bike. You will be surprised how quickly we can get into fit shape.
    Join a gym and get a trainer for the first month.

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    It will be a good idea to include a physician in your decision making process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    It will be a good idea to include a physician in your decision making process.

    Good advice.

    But then go get yourself a Sargent Seat ASAP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindsoma View Post
    I am 60 but started going to the gym 7 years ago. I think the best way to get rid of aches and pains is to exercise your body and then enjoy the bike. You will be surprised how quickly we can get into fit shape.
    Join a gym and get a trainer for the first month.

    M Khan
    I am 70 and I do light weight lifting and back exercises along with riding an exercise bike. I had to quit squats because I thought they were contributing to hip pain.
    Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    It will be a good idea to include a physician in your decision making process.
    I went in September for back pain and I had had a little hip pain at the time. It's probably time to go back....but wanted to try something different on the bike to see if that fixes it.
    Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    Good advice.

    But then go get yourself a Sargent Seat ASAP!
    I have been looking at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlarry View Post
    I have been looking at them.
    Good!

    They're not the only quality after-market seat for BMW's, but when I switched out my OEM on my R1200RT to a Sargent, I said good-bye to hip discomfort and hello to an all-day saddle.

    Good luck resolving your issue - you look like a guy who loves to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    Good!

    They're not the only quality after-market seat for BMW's, but when I switched out my OEM on my R1200RT to a Sargent, I said good-bye to hip discomfort and hello to an all-day saddle.

    Good luck resolving your issue - you look like a guy who loves to ride.
    I just got my 2005 RT and I'm finding the seat a bit less than comfy. Which is better, Sargent or Corbin?
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    Hip Pain

    I have a Corbin. some guys don"t like them they pretty hard at first.It takes about three to four thousand miles to break one in.like you I could not take the stock seat.After about 80 to 100 miles is all I could stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    Good!

    .....OEM on my R1200RT to a Sargent, I said good-bye to hip discomfort and hello to an all-day saddle.
    Just the kind of answer I was looking for....thanks.
    Larry
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    I had lots of hip pain with my 10 and 11 RT's. Sat on and bought a 14 and pain is gone. Lower stock seat due to the redesigned frame. All that stretching of the legs was killing my legs at the stops on my commute. Got massages twice a month. No more. 32 inseam. Seat is the regular one and quite comfy
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    I went from a 1996 1100 RT to my current 2011 R1200 GSA and my knee pain is gone! I fixed my hip pain by moving my wallet from my right rear pocket to my riding jacket pocket. A very simple solution, hope you can find one. Sargent seat made it even better. Did 12 hours on I-95 back from Daytona, multiple truck wrecks made it a challenge, but felt great when I got home 4 weeks ago.
    John

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