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    raising seat height on 1200rt

    I just purchased a 2013 1200RT with 33k miles. The seat is in the lower position and I'm 5'11" so my legs are a bit cramped..I need to raise the height of the seat. I see how the book describes removing and adjusting the height, but it doesnt indicate that the mounts for the driver seat and the latch for the rear seat needs to be repositioned as well....at least thats what I think has to be done. But its been 33 years since I had one of these so I'm hesitating to take a wrench to this and mess something up.... Can anyone confirm that I'm on the right path. Also...is it feasible to add shims in the mounts for the driver seat to help raise the seat...or is that too jury rigging ? Thanks....excited to get going on this bike.

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    Raising seat height on R1200RT

    Assuming your feet are flat on the ground in the carpark, I suggest you first look at the issue of moving footpegs down, or back.

    Try Suburban Machinery

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    When you raise the seat (front edge) to the high rung, the rear bumpers (under the seat) should rest on the higher step. The pillow seat then slips into the back edge of the rider's seat. You should see the mounting tabs on the pillon slip into the pockets on rider's seat.

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    No tools are involved. Re-positioning the rod with the bumpers in front moves the riders seat up and back, and the rear seat bumpers move up and back onto the top step. The passenger seat does not change position, hooking under stationary "step" on which the riders seat rests.

    The exception would be the rare one-piece low seat, which is not adjustable.

    Your 2013 RT is considered a "Camhead" in these forums. Seats on the older Airheads are different.

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    Welcome to the forum Ed. Iíll move this post to Hex/Cam later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabdab View Post
    Assuming your feet are flat on the ground in the carpark, I suggest you first look at the issue of moving footpegs down, or back.

    Try Suburban Machinery
    Thanks Dabdab...did not know footpegs are adjustable...will look into this

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkraus View Post
    No tools are involved. Re-positioning the rod with the bumpers in front moves the riders seat up and back, and the rear seat bumpers move up and back onto the top step. The passenger seat does not change position, hooking under stationary "step" on which the riders seat rests.

    The exception would be the rare one-piece low seat, which is not adjustable.

    Your 2013 RT is considered a "Camhead" in these forums. Seats on the older Airheads are different.

    and...

    Welcome to the BMW MOA!
    Thanks...will explore this more thoroughly...it seemed that your process should work...I was just unable to get the passenger seat back in the groove (thats released
    with the key)

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