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    seats- options for the K1600

    i am going to need a new seat, stock just doesnt cut it. Are the russels really as comfortable as they claim????

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellydeec View Post
    i am going to need a new seat, stock just doesnt cut it. Are the russels really as comfortable as they claim????
    Yes
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    RDL Seats

    I want to reward my butt with RDL seats for my'74 R90/6, '82 R100,' 87 K100, '94 R1100RS and maybe a few more for good measure.

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    Yes they are. Expensive but if you can afford one your butt will thank you.

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    Recommend

    I think my RDL is not only bottom comfort it supports the whole lower body with less pressure on the nerves and circulatory system providing less knee pain. A few small adjustments are needed if you buy one but easy to learn . Maybe see if someone in your area has one to sit on and see if you like. Once you get started with the process it is hard to turn back. You will have to send a seat pan for them to build the saddle and it will be gone for 10 days or so.

    Good luck

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    All depends what bike you're putting it on I think. For my KTM's I have Renazco seats. Game changers for sure.

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    Have you ever read a post where the owner of a Russell Day Long even hinted about the seat being uncomfortable or, even worst, seeking another 'better' seat? The answer is a resounding NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellydeec View Post
    i am going to need a new seat, stock just doesnt cut it. Are the russels really as comfortable as they claim????
    Going to add a bit to the title so it can attract a bit more attention.

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    I had a custom Russel Day long made for me this spring
    All Black Leather with small diamonds sewn in, looks great on my black bike.
    At 775 not cheap but the best never is.
    Best $ I've ever spent on Moto gear.
    It took a little while to " Break In" but when it did WOW
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    My RDL score: 1) 2008 RT - RDL; 2) 2015 RT - RDL. About 90K miles so far: No complaints.

    Once I installed the RDL seats, pain in the a** became history.
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