[ARTICLE][idroitex=250]http://www.sporttouring.us/attachment.php?attachmentid=168&stc=1&d=1335733664[/idroitex]My wife, Mary Jane, and I bought a new ’09 BMW R1200GSA in December of last year, and one of the very few disappointments we’ve experienced was the overall comfort of the OEM dual seat, a bit of a plank. Narrow and firm, the stock seat is fine for most dual sport-type applications, but not particularly comfortable for long distance sports touring.Having had great results with the materials, quality, durability and workmanship of Rick Mayer Cycle aftermarket seats, we ordered a dual comfort seat in leather from Rick’s shop in Anderson, California.
With most seat projects, Rick utilizes a seat frame from his shop inventory to save the buyer having to exchange his stock seat pan ahead of time. Using this system, the stock seat is returned to Rick after the buyer receives his new RMC seat, a great way of minimizing your motorcycle down time.
Unfortunately and due to a scarcity of GS seat pans, we had to go the old fashioned way, sending our seat to Rick ahead of time. Miraculously, Rick worked his shop schedule to keep the turnaround time well under one week.
We received our new RMC seat and were not disappointed by the quality and workmanship. As I mentioned to Rick afterwards, the leather is the best I’ve seen in over 40 years of buying this type of aftermarket equipment – blemish free, tightly patterned, great stuff. Fit and mounting were flawless, and the craftsmanship of the sewing and assembly was outstanding.
Mary Jane loves this seat! If you have a regular passenger, consider the “dual Comfort” option like this one. The “solo” version has a plainer pillion, so to speak. All Rick Mayer Cycle seats are custom fitted based upon driver/passenger size, weight and riding positions.
We’ve had a variety of aftermarket seats over the years, some good, some not so good. This is our third Rick Mayer seat, and we highly recommend their products. Check out their website for additional information, or e-mail Rick directly if you have questions specific to your motorcycle.
Bob “Dog” Maddocks
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