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Offline Sniper1200GSA

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Lowering ride position
« on: December 19, 2016, 06:57:23 PM »
Hi all. Need some advice on how to lower my ride position on my  2014 1200gsa.. seat already on lower adjusted notch...any other?
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Re: Lowering ride position
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 04:52:31 PM »
Try a GS seat, they are a bit lower than the GSA seat, more comfortable too, I'm told.

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Re: Lowering ride position
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 08:35:08 AM »
Hi all. Need some advice on how to lower my ride position on my  2014 1200gsa.. seat already on lower adjusted notch...any other?

Is the ESA and damping set to "normal" and only one helmet showing?

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Re: Lowering ride position
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 02:15:28 PM »
A seat is just foam rubber with a cover, stapled to the plastic below it. I have an BMWR1100RT, and I stripped off the plastic leather, dressed off about 90mm of the foam, and replaced the cover. Took me about 3 or 4 hours, and my riding position now 8 cm lower!
Check to see how thick the seat padding is. The job did offer some challenges - at one point I thought I may need to call in a professional upholster person, but it was not needed in the end....
I also cut off a but on the mounting rubbers, and pegs holding them in place. Think that gained me may 10mm....

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Re: Lowering ride position
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 09:00:17 PM »
A seat is just foam rubber with a cover, stapled to the plastic below it. I have an BMWR1100RT, and I stripped off the plastic leather, dressed off about 90mm of the foam, and replaced the cover. Took me about 3 or 4 hours, and my riding position now 8 cm lower!
Check to see how thick the seat padding is. The job did offer some challenges - at one point I thought I may need to call in a professional upholster person, but it was not needed in the end....
I also cut off a but on the mounting rubbers, and pegs holding them in place. Think that gained me may 10mm....

Did the same with a KLR seat to try teach my pillion to ride.

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Re: Lowering ride position
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 07:53:02 AM »
Hi all. Need some advice on how to lower my ride position on my  2014 1200gsa.. seat already on lower adjusted notch...any other?
yes  if in Cape Town, we usually take 3cm+ out of 1200 seats (and 800 seats), enables you - if on tippie-toe - to better touch the ground, and is inexpensive - we need the seat for just 24 - 48 hours.
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