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    GS Passenger comfort

    I purchased my first BMW in 2017 after decades of riding Honda. After a lot of research I decided on a new R1200GS. Partly because of the optional low seat height, but also because of what I understood to be passenger comfort. So far my wife is not too impressed. We are not tall people nor are we petite by any means. I have ordered some passenger foot peg extensions for starters. Can anyone recommend a good passenger seat replacement or any other items that might improve passenger comfort because I love my GS and my wife! Thanks

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    FUKENGRUVEN SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    Your best bet for getting something your wife will like is to do a ride-in fitting of a seat. Russell Day Long, Seth Lamm, Rich's and Mayer all have their fans (there are others) and will be good choices, but having the seat personally fitted, being able to test and adjust the seat onsite will give her the best chance for satisfaction. I'm not surprised she does not like the passenger seat based upon my experience with the front seat.
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    Kevin has good advice, depending on where you live, a ride in seat build is a great plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by garveg View Post
    I purchased my first BMW in 2017 after decades of riding Honda. After a lot of research I decided on a new R1200GS. Partly because of the optional low seat height, but also because of what I understood to be passenger comfort. So far my wife is not too impressed. We are not tall people nor are we petite by any means. I have ordered some passenger foot peg extensions for starters. Can anyone recommend a good passenger seat replacement or any other items that might improve passenger comfort because I love my GS and my wife! Thanks
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    GS.... with wife.

    My solution was a K1300GT.

    Your results may vary.
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    Look at Sargent seats for the R1200GS. They have a backrest available as well.
    /Guenther - 1989 R100GS, 2017 F700GS

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    Good Luck!

    I have a 2010 R1200GS. It has the Sargent seat set from the previous owner. My wife is not impressed, but I understand that is rider preference. My dilemma is that we have a Honda Goldwing and nothing compares to co-rider comfort once you ride on the passenger end of that beast.

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