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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #90 on: March 06, 2019, 04:29:35 PM »
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  Africa?!  Very cool!  I've been doing Europe for the past 3 summers, so much fun.  Are Charlie and Ewan going with you?
No, but Brenda and David, and Kris and Steve are! Just retired truckers and hard rock miners.  :038:
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2019, 05:25:11 PM »
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No, but Brenda and David, and Kris and Steve are! Just retired truckers and hard rock miners.  :038:

Ewan's whining was hard enough to put up with watching the show. Definitely wouldn't want that on vacation! Hope you all have an epic trip and some great memories to share.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #92 on: March 06, 2019, 07:28:46 PM »
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@ Catptain Trips

Let us know how you get on.  One thing you should benefit from in Africa is that low speed rough stuff is much more easily managed on the GS and you won't cook your thighs and gentleman's area with engine heat.  Don't forget to check when you get your bike that "Eduro Pro" has been enabled.  There's a plug under the seat visible and identified on the loom by a small plastic bag containing a red plastic cap with a short circuiting pin.  Remove this pin and plug into the cable with the rubber boot over the end (obviously, remove the boot first) to enable the Enduro Pro and Dynamic Pro settings.  Insert the pin and you're away.  It gives more control off road and disables part of the traction control so you get braking under your control. Engine settings are also modified.  Dynamic pro enables wheelies off throttle in the first few gears and more aggressive engine mapping by disabling some of the traction control.
Will do and thanks for the tip. Not likely to be doing too many wheelies with the wife on board, but who knows?  :164:
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #93 on: March 06, 2019, 07:59:52 PM »
^^Tigraid.^^
I'm 5'10" so a little taller, 31" inseam.  I like the seat on the new 1200 a lot, one of the best stock seats I've experienced.  But, didn't care for the slope forward.  What I've done, that has made a nice difference in both slope and getting me a little closer to the ground, is I removed the rear adjustment bar from the seat so that it rests right on the frame.  Doesn't hurt anything, I put a little gaffer's tape on the frame to avoid chaffing off the paint.  The front bar I have in the raised position so I've got a really comfy position now, ymmv.  HTH.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #94 on: March 07, 2019, 08:46:34 AM »
And not a huge gap between the seat and the tank?
And no lateral nor vertical movement on the rear of the  seat?

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2019, 10:38:59 AM »
I did the same for a while but found that there was some lateral movement.  In the end I ordered a low comfort seat, and had it on the high setting front and low setting back.  Worked a treat.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #96 on: March 07, 2019, 04:44:17 PM »
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And not a huge gap between the seat and the tank?
And no lateral nor vertical movement on the rear of the  seat?
  Yes to both, but not a lot.
So is the comfort seat a different pan, or just a cut down regular seat with thinner foam?
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 vs 2018 BMW GS 1200
« Reply #97 on: March 07, 2019, 05:02:12 PM »
It uses the same base I think but the seat foam is a bit firmer and it uses the comfort (and anti-slip) cover.  Well worth the money and a darned sight cheaper than the equivalent from BMW for my GSA!  I think I paid about £175 for it but they can be had used for less.

 


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