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    2nd Bike

    On my 2nd RR now- has a 2015 model and changed to a 2017, loving it! Iím on my 3rd tour and wished to get a comfort seat like my mates K1300R, itís like a sofa!!

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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Welcome along - I did exactly the same - moved from my 1st RR (2015) to my 2nd RR (2017) .. what were you reasons for doing so?

    Seat wise - I've got the comfort seat, but I'm not sure if it's because I'm used to it or not, but it aint *that* comfortable.. There are other options Sargent (sp?) being one that I'd like to try.

    Where are you from btw?

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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Hi Batfink, welcome to the site. No need to tell you how great your bike is seeing as though you're on your second.

    Enjoy the site, Alex has a Sergeant seat on his, he might be able to give info on the current state of his arse, lol.

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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Hi, I moved basically because of the deal I was offered. TBH the 2017 is more refined however I do miss the acoustics from my 2015, I was amazing! The 17 model lacks the acoustics for sure! Iím going to wait for 2019 model then get a de-cat fitted as this one will be the keeper and staying away from a PCP. Iím from SUDBURY in Suffolk. Just in the middle of a Scottish Tour of the west coast- Isle if Skye is Amazing, knee down on twisting quiet roads.. heading back south now to home over next 2 days....

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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Hi,

    I have seen a few of the Ďcomfortí seats, however wanted real feedback from people who had tried the standard vs a comfort on tour. I end up walking like John Wayne after 2hrs:-(. Looking forward to hearing more on the 2019 model as I will keep this one...

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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Welcome.

    Comfort is good at speed, quite flat so there's less push forwards - increases wrist ache / core fatigue at lower speeds this is because it raises seat height so additionally those vertically challenged struggle to reach the ground.
    Comfort seat is plusher but I didn't get on with it as I spend too long at low speeds in town. I think it net reduces braking fatigue thanks to the shape. All in should be good for long distance touring out-of-town, but may induce wrist ache anyway if you're weak in the core.

    Sargent Seat - more sporty - similarly flatter towards the front/tank. Little lower and less spongy than comfort, but still more so than OEM. I can feel it across the back of the thigh as you roll off the edge of it and I sometimes become aware of that, and it's a little uncomfortable when I do. Nice materials though they don't grip and so decelerating requires a firmer grip of the tank with the knees. Wide back section help you centre yourself and gives support on acceleration. Decent half-way-house from OEM to Comfort.

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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new RR!

    Am glad to hear youíve had a great time touring in Scotland and elsewhere on your RR, they are remarkably well round bikes.

    Like yourself, Iíll also be in the market for a comfort seat of some description in future.
    A third option would be to modify the OEM seat.

    Enjoy the forum, there is a wonderful community on here and loads of information.
    I hope you have many more happy miles ahead of you


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    Re: 2nd Bike

    Welcome to the forum

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