I did an even swap of my DL650 seat for a DL1000 seat with a forum member, and have spent about 15 hrs in it, including 6 straight hrs today. So far, I like it. The height is good for me with flatfooting no problem but not much to spare (I'm 6'1", 31 inch inseam), and no butt-burn-- quite comfortable in fact. I like the amount of padding, not too firm, not too padded. It doesn't slide me forward and when I accelerate hard the hump behind me keeps me from sliding back.
My last seat, on my K1200GT, was a $1000+ heated Corbin that I had built on a ride-in at the factory in Hollister, and it was comfortable in a hard tough-love way. I fully expected to ultimately choose a custom seat. Now I'm not so sure.
Equally surprising, the stock screen on the Madstad works great for me. After about 1000 miles, I get minimal buffeting, decent wind protection, it's small enough not to create problems in crosswinds or behind trucks...I like it just the way it is. I like that it doesn't rattle or shake over broken pavement at speed like a bigger screen probably would.
I'm really not missing my BMW...this 650 twin is very eager and great fun to run through the gears. I see no need to change sprockets. It really is great fun to ride a (relatively) slow bike fast. Some day I may go whole hog on the front and rear suspension but for now it's perfect functional (with the fork brace).
That means more money for other farkles :mrgreen: