So Bud, are you just lurking here to hand a ration of snarky crap to those who ride something other than what you ride?
Seats are an individual issue. Some like myself have a big A$$, some a small bony one, but few have the typical 150 pound Asian body that Japanese bikes are designed for. For my part the reason that I bought my ATAS was that over a year ago I rented a 1200 GS for a week in WV, and fell in love with the way it handled. However, not having a dealership withing an hour and a half, and then having to put up with the "elitism" that those shops demonstrated, chose to go the Africa Twin route. after investing a few bucks in aftermarket it handles just as well, sits just as well if not better, and my investment is $10K+ less than what a new GS would have cost. But then, I am an old fart that likes to do all of my own wrenching and the group I ride with includes many brands and types. ****, I even maintain a customized HD Electra Glide for a non-profit board on which I serve. veteranscarecenters.org
Point being, if you are going to participate in this user group, try to be constructive and helpful. Just saying.
GL1800A, KLR 650, ATAS, 1972 CT2 Cessna Skylane
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