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Apparently, these are popular with K1600 riders as those BMW seats are only perfect for German butts. The KonTour uses different layers of foam to isolate the riders from shock and vibration, custom crafts the seat to the rider's size and weight, and adds a breathable cover that works like a bead-seat fabric. Full GW seat, front and back, somewhere north of $1,100. No word on heat.

I like the look of the seat with the little wings and like the breathable fabric idea. Anyone used one of these?

KonTour Seats.
 

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Apparently, these are popular with K1600 riders as those BMW seats are only perfect for German butts. The KonTour uses different layers of foam to isolate the riders from shock and vibration, custom crafts the seat to the rider's size and weight, and adds a breathable cover that works like a bead-seat fabric. Full GW seat, front and back, somewhere north of $1,100. No word on heat.

I like the look of the seat with the little wings and like the breathable fabric idea. Anyone used one of these?

KonTour Seats.
There are currently two issues with BMW seats. First is comfort; however, that seems to be an issue with just about every brand and type of motorcycle. Second, though, is that fact that BMW seats of late seem, for some inexplicable reason, to slant downward so your balls end up hitting the tank - the infamous "nuts" issue. I think it is the latter reason that is currently driving BMW owners to seek alternate pads for their asses. We were investigating alternate seats for the the GS and came across this WebBikeWorld review of KonTour seats. It does seem solve the nuts issue but I don't think that's a problem on the Wing. We did search the ADV sites but didn't find all that much on KonTour. Good luck.
 

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There are currently two issues with BMW seats. First is comfort; however, that seems to be an issue with just about every brand and type of motorcycle. Second, though, is that fact that BMW seats of late seem, for some inexplicable reason, to slant downward so your balls end up hitting the tank - the infamous "nuts" issue. I think it is the latter reason that is currently driving BMW owners to seek alternate pads for their asses. We were investigating alternate seats for the the GS and came across this WebBikeWorld review of KonTour seats. It does seem solve the nuts issue but I don't think that's a problem on the Wing. We did search the ADV sites but didn't find all that much on KonTour. Good luck.
There is tons of info on them over at http://www.bmwlt.com.

RonKMiller (username) over there makes them. I considered one when I had my LT. Many on that site have purchased them and speak well of them.

Check this thread for new info on them:

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73345&highlight=kontour
 

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Thanks for the links. What was the reason you considered but didn't buy one?
Traded the K for a Wing. Only had the K for 2 years.

If I had gone custom, I probably would have gone Russell or Rick Mayer based on research I did. The Kontour had good, but not great, reviews IIRC.
 

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He is also offering some special deals if you pay him a deposit now (I think like through tomorrow though) and have the work done in November or December (his slow time). Might want to check with him if anyone is interested in pulling the trigger. Everyone on the BMW forum I'm on who has bought one loves them. I have really not seen any negative posts about them.
 
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