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I have had a look at the Sargent pricing and it is clear they are a premium product. On my last GSA I had the Rallye seat and I was happy with it, so I will go with that again. A swap with someone would be the perfect solution.
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New Member Introductions / New member from Virginia
« Last post by ODGG on Yesterday at 07:16:56 PM »
Hello everyone,

I currently ride a Triumph Bobber and a Triumph Street Triple.  My plan is to sell the Street Triple next spring and get a BMW 850GSA.  I'm starting to go on longer rides with friends and neither of my bikes are suited for long rides.  I'm here to learn as much as possible and hopefully be sold on the bike.  The other on the list is the Triumph Tiger 900 but I just love the looks of the BMW.  Anyway, thanks for having me. 

Pic of my Bobber which I'm keeping.

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*Originally Posted by duncanmacster [+]
SnoDrtRider, not my saddle. It has the part number 5353 8 564 836. Made in Italy. I wonder if it comes out of the Seat Concepts factory? It feels very comfortable, but I want the height of the Rallye saddle. (I am 6'4")

Seat Concepts does not sell complete seats for the GS 750/850 they only have the foam and cover kit available which is what I was installing at the time I took the photo of my pan. They also only off one height and that is standard so it was lower than the oem comfort. The seat was more comfortable but was too low for me @ 6'2" and it put my knees above or even with my hips which bothered me after 50 miles or so.
I installed a set of Tour a Tech Lowered footrests which helped with leg room but I still needed a higher seat. I just got a Sargent Rally/Enduro height seat which is the same height as the factory Rally seat and I am quite happy with it. Between the lowered pegs and taller seat my knees are lower than my hips and it is just nice.
I can still flatfoot at stops so being taller than me (I have a 34" inseam BTW) you may want to contact Sargent and ask if they can make you a taller seat. If you have a 34" or longer inseam I would say you would want at least another inch over their standard Rally seat height.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Chain Oiler
« Last post by MikeOC on Yesterday at 04:19:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yorks_Rider [+]
The Regina "low maintenance" chain is available for the F750 and F 850- see here https://www.wunderlich.de/shop/en/bmw-f-series/f-850-gs/product-news/regina-hpe-525-chain-122-links-29394-122.html
As far as I understand, the chain rollers are provided with a coated surface which supposedly obviates the need for lubrication, but not re-tensioning, so it is not completely maintenance free.
The chain is gold-coloured and the price is equally majestic.

Thanks for confirming that a "low maintenance" (no need to lube chain) is a available. IMO, if a person cant stand cleaning/ oiling their chain, then this is the way to go, however it isn't cheap. As for me (I don't do any off-roading/ trails), therefore about every 1000 miles I'll do a simple chain cleaning, wipe it down "very lightly" with 80/ 90 weight gear oil and call it a day. BTW, this may not be the best solution/ optimum way to clean & oil a chain, but it works for me. YMMV, and also have a better way to perform this maintenance!
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Chain Oiler
« Last post by Oldplodder on Yesterday at 03:08:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yorks_Rider [+]
The chain is gold-coloured and the price is equally majestic.

Wow, I agree about the price!

Dave T
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SnoDrtRider, not my saddle. It has the part number 5353 8 564 836. Made in Italy. I wonder if it comes out of the Seat Concepts factory? It feels very comfortable, but I want the height of the Rallye saddle. (I am 6'4")
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Items For Sale / Wanted / BMW F750/850 Tank Bag
« Last post by gsJohn on Yesterday at 04:33:23 AM »
Lightly used BMW F750/850 tank bag for sale. Paid $300 for it new and have sold my 750 so I no longer need it. All original straps, bolts, rain cover, and owner's manual. All zippers function like new. It's made specifically for the 750/850 bikes so its fit and finish are perfect. Asking $170 and will ship it to anywhere in the lower 48.






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*Originally Posted by duncanmacster [+]
The seats all fit. Here are the height specifications:
Seat height, unladen weight   Rallye Seat: 35.0", Comfort Seat: 34.4", Standard Seat: 33.9", Low Seat: 32.9", Low Suspension Kit: 32.1"

I am still trying to determine if mine is Comfort or Standard.

The "Comfort" set will have "High" molded into the seat pan underneath...

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Denali Sound Bomb one beep!
« Last post by ollythefrog on August 03, 2021, 10:02:50 PM »
Thank you folks for you help.
M
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Denali Sound Bomb one beep!
« Last post by RadioFlyer on August 03, 2021, 06:57:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by doebag [+]
You are correct, but like many I suspect, I use 'canbus' as short hand for modern unfused electrics.

The correct term "ZFE" is shorter!
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