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#587053 - 04/05/10 12:41 AM New Daylong seat  
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I received the seats Friday night, Saturday put 360 miles in the saddle. They look great and the backrest works well. The seats are suppose to broken in for 500-1000 miles but it felt
great out of the box (plus the smell of new leather reminded me of a new baseball mitt). They are leather inserts with vinyl sides, but it all seems to be leather. Great quality job
by Russell! Well worth the three weeks without riding.

The only issue, I was told before hand, I am 5'7" and with my inseam I could barely place the balls of my feet on the ground. Now, I am on my tip toes! That - I will have to get used to.
Why does BMW think everyone is over 6 feet tall?

Here are some picts from my Iphone.






15 BMW R9T
07 BMW R1200RT (Sold)
05 Triumph Bonneville (Sold)
#587056 - 04/05/10 01:00 AM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: xbubblehead]  
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Looks very nice. Yes sir, my a$$ is envious! grin



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#587062 - 04/05/10 01:16 AM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: TEWKS]  
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Buy shorter shocks and you'll be in heaven !


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#587067 - 04/05/10 01:24 AM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: Richard_D]  
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I may just do that, Richard. When $$ will allow it. thumbsup


15 BMW R9T
07 BMW R1200RT (Sold)
05 Triumph Bonneville (Sold)
#587179 - 04/05/10 03:23 PM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: xbubblehead]  
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Your seat looks great. I got mine a few weeks ago and I took my first longer ride on it yesterday, it was pretty comfortable most of the time, started to get a little uncomfortable toward the end, but I shifted in the saddle a little and it was fine. They did say it would take a break in period of 500-1000 miles. Here is the crazy part, I bought a low-seat, low-suspension 2009 RT and I was on the balls of my feet on the original seat, on the Russell I'm now on my tip-toes. I'm hoping once the seat settles a bit it will come down a little more, but I'm willing to make the trade off for the comfort. A Russell Day Long Seat is everything everyone told me it would be, I'm a happy camper with mine. I think mine was $665 (black vinyl, half moon design), a good value for the money. Don

#587180 - 04/05/10 03:23 PM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: xbubblehead]  
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Looks awesome' I'm sure your backside is happy!!! Would you mind sharing the cost of your comfort?

#587191 - 04/05/10 04:29 PM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: GreatDaysAhead]  
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One of these seats is next on my "wishlist" thumbsup


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#587225 - 04/05/10 06:49 PM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: GreatDaysAhead]  
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Looks awesome' I'm sure your backside is happy!!! Would you mind sharing the cost of your comfort?


Sure, I got both seats with the leather inserts, backrest and final shipping/insurance for $948. And yes, my backside is very happy.


15 BMW R9T
07 BMW R1200RT (Sold)
05 Triumph Bonneville (Sold)
#587290 - 04/05/10 08:47 PM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: xbubblehead]  
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Why does BMW think everyone is over 6 feet tall?
That isn't it at all. They just don't acknowledge that you have to stop and put a foot down. rofl

#588567 - 04/09/10 04:43 PM Re: New Daylong seat [Re: bmw_rider]  
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I'm glad to see this post and the pics. I've had my RT since last June, and it is the best bike I've ever had... yet because something is only as good as it's weakest link, it is also the most uncomfortable bike I've ever had. The stock seat is so terrible for me, that I can barely make a 90 mile trip without wanting to just jump off at speed. Not as bad for my wife but it could be better. Today I just submitted my order form for one of these, and I can hardly wait. I hope it makes as much of a difference as a lot of people say it does.

EDIT: The height thing is not an issue for me, in fact I have the stock seat at the highest position and wouldn't mind it a little higher.


1997 R1100RT
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