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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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A single seat kit would be really handy. Here in Australia, changing the bike to a single seat configuration can save a fair bit of money on insurance and registration. I was initially expecting BMW to offer a single seat kit. I look forward to seeing what aftermarket options will be available.
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Are you looking for a new seat or those plastic rear seat cowls that I see on sport bikes? Maybe someone can 3D print a plastic one to fit over the rear, but nothing from the aftermarket yet.
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It would need to be a new seat, you can't get the benefit of single seat insurance and registration just by placing something over the rear portion of the seat.
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I would have suggested that you simply chop off the rear of the seat, but realized there's a detent pin there... Gonna have to wait a while for a single seat kit unless someone local can fab you up a seat.
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Have you taken a trip to any upholstery shops and see if they could fab you up a solution?
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A single seat kit would be really handy. Here in Australia, changing the bike to a single seat configuration can save a fair bit of money on insurance and registration. I was initially expecting BMW to offer a single seat kit. I look forward to seeing what aftermarket options will be available.
Is insurance that expensive there? I pay $275/yr for full coverage including uninsured motorists with million dollar coverage on a 125 HP 1200 CC bike. Registration is $25 a year.
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Registration is AU$515 (US$390) per year (we have really good roads and health care system) insurance is AU$1000 -AU$1,500 (US$750 - 1125) depending on options, this is for two seats.


For a single seat, rego is $340 (US$255) per year and insurance is probably cheaper as well.
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The insurance cost is a bit high, I got this figure from a younger rider <21 riding a more expensive bike. The comprehensive insurance costs that I have received from the dealer, albeit a thumb figure is A$300-400 for comprehensive insurance.
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