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Now before everyone tells me to search the forum about seats......I did and there is very little info and none of it addressed my issue.

I've owned 44 bikes, 10 of which were BMW's. I love the R1200R and made several attempts to convince myself to buy one but the ergonomics kept me away.

I find that the sculpted seat (even worse on the classic model) forces me into a cramped position, kind of jamming me into the tank and making my legs fold back almost like rearsets. Because of the shape of the seat you can't slide back to alleviate the leg issue. I only have a 32" inseam so it's not like I'm long legged. But I can't get comfortable on the stock seat. I've road tested the bike 4 or 5 times in an effort to find it more comfortable but walk away every time disappointed. It's the only issue I have with the bike. The GS imho is much more comfortable but I've had 3 GS's and don't want another one.

Has anyone else experienced this same issue and if so how did you rectify it?

I know about custom seats and have had some on various bikes but I can't see how, without raising the seat height dramatically, you can get to move back and have more leg room.

If I solve this problem then maybe I can add an R to my garage.
 

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I have a 32" inseam as well. When I first switched from an adventure touring bike (V-Strom) to the R12R I had a similar feeling, like the standard seat is too low. I decided to give it some testing time and see how I would get used to the stock seat. I must say that after 5,000 miles I find the seat very comfortable. In fact I did a 500 mile day without any issues. Even though I am sitting on the R a little more forward than on the V-Strom it is more comfortable on longer riding days. I also found that the sport windshield that came on my 2011 R12R turned out to be reasonable enough, even for rides below 40F. The wind noise level is higher compared to the V-Strom but not by much.
 

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My legs are the same as yours, but I got the "comfort" seat. It gives me a bit more room to slide back and forth, the seat is not too hard or soft, but the material is too sticky. I like it, but my wife does not. I have a Corbin on order to keep her happy.
 

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I've got about a 32" inseam as well. The seat does "lock you in" but to me, it feels like I can wrap my legs around the bike in a way that you can't do with a flat seat. I can see that going from a flat seat, it would feel kind of weird, but give it a try before you buy a custom seat.
 

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I have this, Airhawk R, it will feel weird the first time but, long rides are half as painful, also riding on hot days are easier since you get so much more air circulation down there, plus you get couple of inches of height gain, your legs will be little more straight.
So far, I love it, easy to take apart and storage it, I have mine along with raining gear on one of my saddle bags, takes 1 minute to install if you are doing a longer trip.

Also, you won't have to buy a whole new seat and this option is really affordable comparing to changing/reshaping the whole seat.


The NEW AIRHAWK R Motorcycle Seat Cushion
 

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My legs are the same as yours, but I got the "comfort" seat. It gives me a bit more room to slide back and forth, the seat is not too hard or soft, but the material is too sticky. I like it, but my wife does not. I have a Corbin on order to keep her happy.
I picked up the Corbin the other day and have done a couple of 100 mile rides with it. Now that I have something to compare the stock to, I can say the Corbin fits me far better. I sit a bit higher and now I can slide around on it a bit easier. It is also nice looking, but a bit pricy.
 

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Hey i'm 5'4" and I find my legs a little uncomfortable also, I have done some reserch and they make a footpeg mod that lowers them by about an 1 1/2, google it as i donn't have the info on where to find it handy I also ordered a corbin seat i hope to get a little lower to the ground with which will probably cramp me a little more
 

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Hey Hoshiko,
Do you have a photo of the AirHawk mounted on your seat?
Does it slide around or shift position on you?
And also, a picture showing how it is tied/secured under the seat?
Sorry to put you to the trouble.
Curious minds want to know.
 

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Hey Hoshiko,
Do you have a photo of the AirHawk mounted on your seat?
Does it slide around or shift position on you?
And also, a picture showing how it is tied/secured under the seat?
Sorry to put you to the trouble.
Curious minds want to know.
I'll get all that for you asap.
 
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