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    Sore butt!

    Wisconsin to Colorado on a k1300 gt. We love our bike but the seat is unbearable. We had a custom seat made -not a Russell or other major producer- but it too is stiff. Using an Air hawk but looking for a better solution. Any suggestions?

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    Welcome to the forum!
    There is some butt talk currently going on in the Gear section of the forum
    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....0-Moto-Skiveez
    Butt there is more if you look around a bit.
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    Florida to Grand Canyon and back, 5000 miles, a few 10 hour days in the mix. Never thought about my butt nor encountered any soreness on our 07RT thanks to Russell. Love them.

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    Last day riding my R1100 from Billings was 800+ miles on a Russell. No discomfort to my butt. I've had similar experiences with my Corbin on my K100RT.
    Last edited by Paul_F; 08-02-2015 at 03:59 PM. Reason: wrong units used
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    Russell or Mayer.
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    I've heard Russell is at the Sturgis rally and can custom make a seat for visitor while there. May try this out. Should have gone with Russell from the start.

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    Would your seat recommendations be any different for a f800st? Husband has the k1300gt; I've got the f800st.

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    Alaska Leather Buttpad works for me!

    AND it comes in RED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwood View Post
    Would your seat recommendations be any different for a f800st? Husband has the k1300gt; I've got the f800st.

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    I have a 07 F800ST with a Corbin and a sheep skin. It works for me!

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    Go with the best and it will be money well spent

    I have seen a number of times when someone was trying to improve their rider comfort by using 'an aftermarket seat. The ones who bought the cheap seats ended up buying another one or two. I started a sore butt/back thread in the Motorad section of the Forum FWIW. Secondly, make sure your back/spine are in good shape. About 15 years ago I thought I was having a seat problem when in fact I was having trouble secondary to L-5 Degenerative Disc Disease. Hope all goes well for you. Whatever the problem you're having, you will be more comfortable on a Russell, Bill Meyer or Corbin seat as the stock 1300 GT seat leaves much to be desired.

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    Inside the box idea;
    Bill Mayer seat on my LT. No problems.

    Outside the box idea;
    On my F650gs, a trick I did which aleviated the need for a custom seat, may translate to other bikes & was to buy a (dark gray) sheepskin seatcover from costco. The kind made for a car. Turns out, it fit the bike's seat reasonably well & the attached elastic straps worked well enough. The narrow part of the cover's headrest-end was pretty much a match for the shape of the front of my saddle. There was excess sheepskin at the pillion end, so I rolled it up and it made a decent pillion backrest-cushion against the top case. The roll is secured against the front of the top case by a set of crisscrossing, flat-dimension bungies.

    The cover looks fine and feels good, however, the piece de resistance, is to buy an inflatable donut from a pharmacy (walmart), and slip it under the sheepskin cover. A couple of puffs of air in the donut, and your keester will be smiling. (feel free to check).

    Using this method on the 650, I went from 20 miles=monkey butt, to all day with no monkey in sight. Plus my wallet went unmolested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Russell or Mayer.
    Bill Mayer or Rick Mayer? The former is a legitimate guy who makes some nice seats. Rick Mayer??? Goggle that guy and terms like 'cheat', 'thief', and 'con-artist' pop up repeatedly.

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    Bill Mayer or Rick Mayer?
    The one who continues, as of this date, to be in business.
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