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Old 05-30-2016, 10:49 PM
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New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

Just picked up an '08 this weekend, with 21,000 miles. It is a dream to drive! However, I am 6'4" and the Corbin seat it came with is pretty low AND does not fit in the High position. I need a thicker/taller seat. Does any body have a stock seat laying around they would sell?

How is the Sargent seat for height?
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:06 PM
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

Sargent is the best! I'm 6' 2 1/2" with 34" inseam and it fits great. Theresa (36" inseam) wants to get my seat. I ride in low position but the seat fits well in high. (Had to do that for a few months after knee replacement.) You can't go wrong with Sargent.
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

Thanks for the reccommendation! I read somewhere that Sargent was designed for the 2006 style fitment between rider & passenger section. However by their photos it looks like it is the newer 2007/2008 fitment. I have a Corbin smuggler trunk that I would still like to be able to use.
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

When I ordered mine for my early '07 K12GT, they asked for the VIN as they had the two versions. For mine, I only needed to replace the rider seat (My wife has her own '07 K12GT.) and it fit with the stock pillion seat. I bought a matching cover for it. It fits in both high and low positions.
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

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Just picked up an '08 this weekend, with 21,000 miles. It is a dream to drive! However, I am 6'4" and the Corbin seat it came with is pretty low AND does not fit in the High position. I need a thicker/taller seat. Does any body have a stock seat laying around they would sell?

How is the Sargent seat for height?

I have an extra stock seat f&r set I could part with, in good condition, color grey. PM me if interested.

I bought a Sargent seat set. I sold them 6 months later. Hard as a rock. And I was told to wait because the Sargent seats would "break in". The only thing that broke was my poor butt. I'm not saying that everyone will find the Sargent seats uncomfortable as I did, but it may have to do with weight. I am 6'2" and 180 lbs. Maybe the hard Sargent foam breaks -in for heavier people but I found it less comfortable than the stock seats.

I'm considering Russell "Day Long" seats for the K12GT. Maybe that would give all day comfort, even if you do have to slide forward in the seat when you want to put a foot down on the ground
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

I found a stock seat on ebay a couple months ago, it was terrible. I am 6'4" and 210 lbs, it was way too soft and scrunched up when I sat on (in) it. I bought a Sargent and am very happy with it. Yes, it is very stiff, but it is shaped right and that is most important. It does seem to slope forward just a little, but otherwise its perfect. I did a 1500 mile weekend 2 weeks ago & a sore butt was never a problem!

I have the stock seat (F&R,heated) for sale, as well as a Corbin (F&R, heated) w/ Smuggler trunk for sale
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

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It does seem to slope forward just a little, but otherwise its perfect.

Cut about 1/2" off the rubber bumpers at the rear of the seat. Then it will be perfect!
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Re: New to me K1200GT, needs a different seat

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Cut about 1/2" off the rubber bumpers at the rear of the seat. Then it will be perfect!

Hey K_Flyer, great idea! Thanks for the Sargent recommendation btw, you are right on, it is a great seat
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