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    Mike M,
    Thanks for the review and pictures.

    I'm vertically challenged so I don't want to gain any height. Do you think this Corbin is about the same height as the stock seat? Is it wider at the front than the stock seat? I had corbins before that they did a nose job to. Making them narrower.

    Is yours the stock cover or custom designed?

    thanks again,
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    I haven't pulled the trigger on the Corbin seat for my Wethead GS.......................

    Haven't seen on in person yet and haven't really heard much chatter about the Corbin.

    Anything new out there ?

    jason
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    I just ordered the R1200GSw Low seat from Seat Concepts. I'll post up my impressions.

    Jim

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    Sargent low for a low 2014 R1200GS

    I have had the Sargent "low" seat on my factory "low" 2014
    GS for some 6,000 miles. When you are born with legs the length of a Penguin, every inch helps. The seat is excellent except for a small amount of pressure under both thighs where the your legs leave the saddle.

    I have ordered a Russell which will arrive in late June. I have had a number of Russell seats on a half dozen of previous BMWs and they are simple the best.
    TZ

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    Anyone try this seat from Saddlemen?

    http://www.saddlemen.com/bmw/r-series

    jason
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    Well after a long memorial day weekend in the saddle I've gone ahead and ordered a Corbin seat!
    $528.
    Report to follow.
    Jason
    Last edited by gsjay; 05-27-2015 at 12:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Well after a long memorial day weekend in the saddle I've gone ahead and ordered a Corbin seat!
    $528.
    Report to follow.
    Jaso
    I don't think you'll be sorry. I have about 3,000 miles on my 2013 R1200GSW and am loving it. It is true it is a single seat only and only one ride position. You will need to set both the front and rear height in the Low position. You will also need to do something with the tools under the OE seat.

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    I have ordered the taller seat from BMW. Should be in any time now. I could not find another source for a taller seat.

    Harry
    My fleet: 2015 R1200GS, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime (plug-in hybrid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I have ordered the taller seat from BMW. Should be in any time now. I could not find another source for a taller seat.

    Harry
    Harry,

    A custom seat builder will make your seat the way you want. If the BMW's high seat doesn't work for you reach out to the custom builders such as Russell.

    Jay

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    I don't have time right now to send in the seat to get rebuilt. I need to get the bike broken in and serviced before I can take it on a long road trip. That's the main reason to go for the BMW tall seat and see how that works out.

    Harry
    My fleet: 2015 R1200GS, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime (plug-in hybrid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Well after a long memorial day weekend in the saddle I've gone ahead and ordered a Corbin seat!
    $528.
    Report to follow.
    Jason
    Finally my seat has arrived! 2 months!
    I'll give my initial thoughts. Know this. I've had a Corbin seat on every Motorcycle I've owned. I'm 5'6" tall and a good 250lbs.

    I had a nose job done to the seat. They take all padding out of the sides up front, making it narrower.
    In the low position it is NO higher than the stock seat, seems a bit lower!

    It's firm, like all Corbin Seats.
    I wish the drivers portion of the seat was just a little wider. I think the two piece seat I had on my 05 GS was bit wider.

    Fit and finish are first rate, the latching system was easy to install.
    Final cost delivered to my door was $595.

    We have a big trip coming next weekend. I'll report back after some saddle time.
    Jason
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    Seat Concepts Regular Height

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Well I see that both Corbin & Sargent have released aftermarket seats for the Wethead GS.

    http://www.corbin.com/bmw/bmwgs12cds13e.shtml

    http://www.sargentcycle.com/Seats-Ac...R1200GSA-2013/

    Corbin's seat a one piece Dual saddle........doesn't say anything about height adjustment. My Corbin on the 05 GS had what they called a nose job, making the front narrower allowing a better reach to the ground.

    Sargent's is offering the front and rear as separate units and in two heights with two styles. The low is 2 inches lower which sounds good but I'm wondering about the extra bend it will put on the ol knees.

    I've always been a Corbin man but I'm not to keen on that dual saddle.

    Has anyone got either seat yet?

    Jason

    Every BMW I ever bought needed a new seat, they are simply torture devices. My wife loves their seats, she must be who they make them for. I have had three Russels and have an appointment for the 20th of October to have my 2015 GSA re-seated. Lord I can't wait...

    Good luck in your quest.
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    I had the low version of the Seat Concepts Seat. It needs to be front high, rear low to be comfortable, and even at that over an hour it still is not. It is too soft for me. I came from a Sargent low on my 05 GS, after not being able to use the SC seat for that bike either, and I find the firmer foam to be much more comfortable. It was exactly the same with the Wethead SC low seat. Too soft. It gave me better reach than the Sargent, but nowhere near the comfort.






    The SC seat is well made, and the cover fits beautifully, I changed my own, as you can see here:






    The Sargent is also high quality, about $400, has good firm foam and is nicely covered. My only complaint is that my 28" inseam has a bit of an issue with the front side where it splays my legs affecting reach just a bit. I can live with it for the comfort level the seat provides though.

    Jim

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    For the benefit of others Seat Concepts offers firmer foam if requested. I found just sitting on them the stock foam seemed borderline too soft so I knew it'd be too soft after riding on it for 30 minutes.
    14 R1200GSA, 93 R100R, 15 FJ-09, 15 Road King, 07 Moto Guzzi Griso No car is as fun to drive as any motorcycle is to ride.

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