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Re: K1200S Double Bubble Screen
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2023, 12:50:13 pm »


Why it's worth giving what's on the bike a real world test before looking to replace anything.

I liked the airflow from the standard screen.  It left my head in the wind when sitting normally, which was helpful for reminding me just how fast I was travelling. If I wanted to go faster I could tuck in! :D
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Re: K1200S Double Bubble Screen
« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2023, 01:18:48 pm »
I found I got too much turbulence and buffeting, as opposed to wind blast, from the stock screen. With the after market one on the K12 (can't remember the make) it gave me wind blast but no turbulence or buffeting with a Schuberth C3 helmet. I ran a seat raising kit until I sold the bike, which made the knee bend more acceptable and didn't affect the screen performance.

With the Powerbronze on the K13 I haven't felt the need to use the seat raising kit. Horses for courses as you say.

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Re: K1200S Double Bubble Screen
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2023, 01:51:43 pm »
I see the various about seats….just down to how lucky you are,the K only needed a change of one a Kahedo it was spot on from the day it turned up,the XR1000 needed 5 changes and I purposely didn’t start with a stocker(from new)before we got it right,and that also has been on the bike a few years now.

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Re: K1200S Double Bubble Screen
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2023, 07:12:52 pm »
I realise that your backside is different to mine and every other backside on the planet but I don't read lengthy tomes on car forums about stock seats being uncomfortable. Yes, folks change them for more supportive sides and backs for competition use and some folks change them cos they don't like the colour of the stitching...

I have to say that French cars always had the worst seats for support and comfort and German cars are way and above the best, but I have never found the need to change a car seat since I stopped competing some 25 years ago,

What is it about bike seats that makes them a right pain in the  arse? Mine included!

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Re: K1200S Double Bubble Screen
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2023, 09:10:51 pm »
I think, judging from the 'Day-Long' seats from America, it's a question of spreading the pressure as far and wide as possible,
whilst still keeping the bike rideable. If you make a seat 'saddle-like' in shape you decrease the pressure all over.
That's possibly why Sargent seats are comfy for some - they're slight dished.

On the other hand, the saddle-like shape then puts unexpected pressure on the thighs - which isn't going to suit some riders. And you're not going to be shifting your bum off the seat for corners if you're stuck in a saddle shape.

So, in summary, wot Brian said.

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Re: K1200S Double Bubble Screen
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2023, 10:02:17 pm »
Always wondered about the sargent/corbin seats... they sure look comfy, but it makes sense about how you attack corners etc....

Im keeping the seat stock for now and ordered the rear hugger and black touring screen from powerbronze