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    Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    on: November 23, 2021, 06:29:57 pm
    November 23, 2021, 06:29:57 pm
    Hi All!

    Brand new XR rider here. Have put about 160 miles on the bike, and love everything besides the seat. This thing is horrifying (at least for me) - sore butt after only 20 or so minutes in the saddle. Puts my old Aprilia Tuono to shame. I've been shopping around for various seat options as well as looking through this forum, and there doesn't seem to be a consensus on the best seat (lots of different butt types...). I'm mainly considering;

    1. Sargent Revolution
    2. Tappezzeria Italia Cover + maybe some extra gel/foam (Would get it installed professionally)
    3. BMW Comfort Seat
    4. Just having some foam added into the stock seat

    Specifically haven't seen any feedback regarding the Tappezzeria cover. Anyone have thoughts on that? Experience with the other options?

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 06:44:04 pm
    November 23, 2021, 06:44:04 pm
    Love my BMW Comfort seat.

    Got a Sargent I am trying to sell (https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5823.0.html ).

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 08:15:29 pm
    November 23, 2021, 08:15:29 pm
    I gave the Gen2 standard seat 6 out of 10 when I got it. I managed to get a Comfort seat cheap but only gave it 6.5 out of 10 when I first sat on it. Then out on the road it no longer dug into my legs and I’ve done several 200+ mile rides since and no longer think about it, so maybe better than I thought  :084:

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 07:03:01 am
    November 24, 2021, 07:03:01 am
    I just got the Comfort Seat in the mail. I have the low suspension which comes with the low seat. That low seat has very little padding, especially on the area under the legs.

    I went on a 30 minute test ride with the Comfort seat and did not like how it slid me towards the tank. I had to constantly keep my knees squeezed so I did not slide forward. This caused my shoulders to be sore from having to hold myself up on the handlebars and I felt extra pressure on the perinium.

    The low seat did not seem to slide me towards the tank and with the change in position with the comfort seat, I felt I was never able to relax. I am now considering if I should give that comfort seat a little more time or if I should return it and get custom work done to the low seat.
    Last Edit: November 24, 2021, 07:06:13 am by BravoMike

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 07:24:12 am
    November 24, 2021, 07:24:12 am
    *Originally Posted by BravoMike [+]
    I just got the Comfort Seat in the mail. I have the low suspension which comes with the low seat. That low seat has very little padding, especially on the area under the legs.
    I went on a 30 minute test ride with the Comfort seat and did not like how it slid me towards the tank. I had to constantly keep my knees squeezed so I did not slide forward. This caused my shoulders to be sore from having to hold myself up on the handlebars and I felt extra pressure on the perinium.
    The low seat did not seem to slide me towards the tank and with the change in position with the comfort seat, I felt I was never able to relax. I am now considering if I should give that comfort seat a little more time or if I should return it and get custom work done to the low seat.

    My solution on the seat: Comfort seat with 3/4 inch of memory foam added between the OEM foam and the OEM cover. I did a 7500 mile (12000 km) trip and my butt didn't hurt.
    My solution to the sliding forward problem: https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5869.msg50731.html#msg50731. Only a few hundred test miles so far, but seems to be working.



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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 07:32:21 am
    November 24, 2021, 07:32:21 am
    I'm meeting Tony Archer today to discuss my seat. Tony says he's been doing seats for the XR since BMW introduced the model so I'm hoping he has some ideas and along with my thoughts we'll come up with a decent seat. :084:

    I'll report back on what he has to say and the result when I pick it up in a weeks time..  :028:

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 07:57:52 am
    November 24, 2021, 07:57:52 am
    *Originally Posted by JerryG [+]
    My solution on the seat: Comfort seat with 3/4 inch of memory foam added between the OEM foam and the OEM cover. I did a 7500 mile (12000 km) trip and my butt didn't hurt.
    My solution to the sliding forward problem: https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5869.msg50731.html#msg50731. Only a few hundred test miles so far, but seems to be working.

    Thanks Jerry. I saw your post about adding the rubber to the front of the seat. I bought those and will give it a try. Are you using risers or are your bars at stock height?

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #8 on: November 24, 2021, 08:52:47 am
    November 24, 2021, 08:52:47 am
    Looking forward to the result from the Tony Archer meeting.
    Have a few options in UK. But all over £300 to 350. Should not have to spend this much on getting a decent seat. If it was not for this issue i would give my bike a 11 out of 10. Love it really.

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    Re: Gen 2 S1000XR Seat Options
    Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 01:13:31 pm
    November 24, 2021, 01:13:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by BravoMike [+]
    Thanks Jerry. I saw your post about adding the rubber to the front of the seat. I bought those and will give it a try. Are you using risers or are your bars at stock height?

    I'm using 2" Rox Risers angled backward at a 45 degree angle, so I'm getting ~1.4" up and ~1.4" back. To avoid overstretching cables/wires, I had to have my dealer reroute the wires to the left hand controls and then I moved both mirror mounts inward 3/4". I installed 2" mirror extensions by Evotech to recover that 3/4" plus so my mirrors now stick out 1.25" further than the original positions. I'm 5'7", have a 30" inseam, and my dress shirt sleeve length is 32.5". I have just under 24,000 miles on my 2021 XR with these risers and the resulting riding position is perfect for me. I also have highway footpegs so I can stretch out my legs as needed.

    I posted my full Rox Riser saga posted at https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5250.0.html.

    I posted about my highway footpegs at https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,5234.msg45655.html#msg45655.