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    Question 2022 BMW R1250RT Seat

    I have found the OEM seat on my R 1250 RT to be very uncomfortable after about 45 min. I have tried a Corbin seat and Seth Lam seat to no avail. Does anyone have a really good comfortable seat vendor or seat recommendation? I have used RDL in the past for my Street Glide but not on the RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwhite View Post
    I have used RDL in the past for my Street Glide but not on the RT.
    I think you answered your own question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I think you answered your own question.
    ^That's probably right^^

    It seems strange, but the stock seat truly sucks.

    I have an RDL for my RT, pretty comfortable for long rides. For 2-up rides I have a Sargent "low" seat that I swap for the front seat, I leave the RDL pillion because it's quite comfortable for her. I do this because when we're 2-up the extra height from the suspension puts me on my toes when stopped. The Sargent lets me flat foot, much more stability at stops or on ground that's not level. The Sargent gets pretty uncomfortable after a couple hours, but not like the 30 minute seat that BMW provided.

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    Love my Sargent seat!!

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    Iíve had a BMS rocky Meyers seat for 4 years after trying a couple different seats Iíam satisfied with the BMS seat. I know Rocky has passed but the crew in Ventura Ca still make great seats, if your in the area you can arrange a ride in

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I think you answered your own question.
    +1

    Easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwhite View Post
    I have found the OEM seat on my R 1250 RT to be very uncomfortable after about 45 min. I have tried a Corbin seat and Seth Lam seat to no avail. Does anyone have a really good comfortable seat vendor or seat recommendation? I have used RDL in the past for my Street Glide but not on the RT.
    RDL Sport Seat. The smaller version looks much better on the RT. So long as you are not a larger person the smaller version is more than enough. I tried Corbins and doing some of my own adjustments in the past, RDL is the way to go. I went with leather but would suggest getting the rain cover if going that route, I didn't take into account overnight parking when on road trips.

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    I have the Russell Sport Seat as well and find it very comfortable, the smaller size looks good on the bike.

    I had a Sargent on my prior bike and had no complaints about it either.
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    I've been a customer of both Corbin and Sargent and have been completely satisfied with their products but...
    I just had my RS seat raised two inches by a local auto upholstery expert. He used the same density of foam as the original and shaped the seat per my request. When I picked it up he said if I needed it tweaked he'd be happy to re-do it for me. Wow...
    It looks stone stock, feels great and cost a sum total of $180 including taxes. Saved me a tonne of money and the seat was ready in two days.

    My recommendation is to explore the talents of your local craftsmen; they might surprise you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post

    My recommendation is to explore the talents of your local craftsmen; they might surprise you.
    Do you have any idea where Terlingua, Texas is???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Do you have any idea where Terlingua, Texas is???
    Ha!

    I've always assumed that "local" in Texas meant anywhere within 400 miles.

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    Probably thereís a competent saddle maker around Terlingua.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Probably thereís a competent saddle maker around Terlingua.
    Indeed there is but cinching the darn things to the motorcycle is a real challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboyz View Post
    Love my Sargent seat!!
    For what they cost compared to others they can't be beat. I put a Sargent seat on my 2014RT and used it on my 2018RT until I traded it in , the seat has over 200K miles on it and is still in use by my brother on his 2018RT. I finally bought a new one when I bought my 2021RT. Best seat I've ever ridden on!!

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    Had an excellent, comfortable, and great looking custom Baldwin saddle on my (former) Concours 14. Rode coast-to-coast and an Iron Butt on it with no complaints or blood clots. FWIW I have the Option 719 seat on my 2021 RT and actually find it very comfortable.
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