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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2018, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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G310GS Factory Low Seat For Sale

I have decided that I do not need my low seat as I spent a boatload lowering the whole bike. Only used for a few miles like new. $300 US or $400 Canadian. (Paid $500 from dealer plus tax)
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I have decided that I do not need my low seat as I spent a boatload lowering the whole bike. Only used for a few miles like new. $300 US or $400 Canadian. (Paid $500 from dealer plus tax)
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I have decided that I do not need my low seat as I spent a boatload lowering the whole bike. Only used for a few miles like new. $300 US or $400 Canadian. (Paid $500 from dealer plus tax)
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Hi,

How low is the seat?
I’m looking for one.
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The 310 should have come with the lower seat from the start as it is an "Entry Level" bike for newcomers. Instead they put on a taller seat so shorter rider would have to pay an additional $400 plus for a lowers seat. Kawasaki got it right with the X300 Versys, BMW should have followed the lead.


I am not going to pay $400+ for a seat. I would rather get the upgraded rear shock from Rally-raid products for about $500 that can lower the seat height and provide a better suspension.


The STD seat = 32.9" LOW = 32.3" Kawasaki X-300 Versys = 32.1" are you listening BMW?
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I may have one for sale in northern Virginia - haven't made up my mind yet. Still swapping back and forth, but am tending to like the standard seat better.

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I just bought my gs last week and im on tip toes at traffic lights. Also stock seat seems a little wide for me. From your experience how much narrower/shorter is the low seat?
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I just bought my gs last week and im on tip toes at traffic lights. Also stock seat seems a little wide for me. From your experience how much narrower/shorter is the low seat?
The low seat will probably seem wider, as what they have done is to remove some padding so that you sit lower in the "bucket" while the width stays the same.

Frankly, I didn't really notice any difference in how much foot I got down at a stop (I'm "flat-toed" as opposed to tip-toed), but did notice the lack of padding and a seating position that gave me even less room to move around.

I'm back on the stock seat and will probably take the low seat to a local seat maker to see if he can do anything with it - I'd like to get rid of the step directly behind the rider's position and have a smoother transition to the pillion area.

IMHO save your $400 and have a cobbler put thicker soles on your riding boots.
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The low seat will probably seem wider, as what they have done is to remove some padding so that you sit lower in the "bucket" while the width stays the same.

Frankly, I didn't really notice any difference in how much foot I got down at a stop (I'm "flat-toed" as opposed to tip-toed), but did notice the lack of padding and a seating position that gave me even less room to move around.

I'm back on the stock seat and will probably take the low seat to a local seat maker to see if he can do anything with it - I'd like to get rid of the step directly behind the rider's position and have a smoother transition to the pillion area.

IMHO save your $400 and have a cobbler put thicker soles on your riding boots.
Great feedback, this is what I was worried they did. If i would change anything, it would be that step you refer to. I think ill find a local shop to reshape the foam.

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