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    2 Up Seat for R1200GAD

    OK, trying to convince the wife to let me consolidate motorcycles into one. That one bike being a new R1200GS ADV. The problem is she is nice and comfy on the back of my Harley Ultra with it's recliner style seat and back rest. We've taken a GS ADV out for a test ride and she can appreciate the suspension but is having a hard time picturing how much difference a custom seat and back rest would improve over the stock setup. I've looked at Daylong, Mayer, Corbin, etc., but sitting is believing... Any recommendations for a seat/backrest combo? or where we can touch sit on?

    Thanks a lot for any suggestions....
    Last edited by Squatch; 05-16-2007 at 11:23 PM. Reason: Model Clarification...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatch View Post
    OK, trying to convince the wife to let me consolidate motorcycles into one. That one bike being a new R1200GAD. The problem is she is nice and comfy on the back of my Harley Ultra with it's recliner style seat and back rest. We've taken a GAD out for a test ride and she can appreciate the suspension but is having a hard time picturing how much difference a custom seat and back rest would improve over the stock setup. I've looked at Daylong, Mayer, Corbin, etc., but sitting is believing... Any recommendations for a seat/backrest combo? or where we can touch sit on?

    Thanks a lot for any suggestions....
    What is a R1200GAD?

    Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    What is a R1200GAD?

    Harry
    I think R1200GAD = R1200GSA = R1200GS Adventure

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    Greetings,

    I have a R1200GS Adventure. For passenger comfort and security I recommend the BMW Top Case. Not too sure I would spend a lot of money on custom seats and a backrest without trying the topcase first.

    If it doesn't work out the top case would be an easy sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Greetings,

    I have a R1200GS Adventure. For passenger comfort and security I recommend the BMW Top Case. Not too sure I would spend a lot of money on custom seats and a backrest without trying the topcase first.

    If it doesn't work out the top case would be an easy sell.
    MrsK liked the Adv topcase quite a bit. Of course, she has a back protector in her riding gear, so the sharp edges didn't really bother her.
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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    scqtt
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    What you need is a GPS!

    You are going the wrong direction

    Consolidate = backwards

    Just buy a new Adventure & then ask her to forgive you.

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    My wife and I two up on an 07 1200GSA.
    I purchased a 1200GS rear seat for her that replaces the GSA seat. About $180.
    It's nearly twice as thick as the GSA rear seat.
    We have the back pads that attach to the system top box and they work great.
    It took about two months to get them.
    The pad in the back of her jacket helped prior to the pads being installed but the aluminum box did leave gray marks on the back of her jacket. With pads, no more marks. She will oftem spend 10 hours a day back there. Few complaints.
    BMW recommends the pads for off pavement riding for protection from the jolts the passenger takes. We ride off pavement often together. 9K miles at this time. Awsome bike!
    Only problem. BMW recalled (removed) the Tire Pressure Monitor system. But, they have not found a way to reprogram the computer to stop looking for a signal. Hence my idiot light never goes out!
    Mark

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