GS Solo Seat
I have a 1989 R100GS and am thinking about changing the bench seat to a solo seat so it is easier to carry my bag with camping gear. Is this possible? If yes what do I need to get? It appears these parts are available through BMW but not sure they will work on my bike.
I don't know for sure, but here's a way to find out.
Go over to http://www.realoem.com.
Enter the BMW parts catalog, and go to Motorcycles, Classic, and find your model number and year. Now you can see what parts will fit your motorcycle. If the solo seat and rack are available for your year, they'll be listed. I have a '93, and it has an R80 G/S PD tank and the GS solo seat. So I know the solo seat fits a '93. Find the part number for the solo seat, click on it, and it will bring up a list of all the bikes that the seat will fit. You'll need the rack because the seat lock gets relocated to the rack.
This trick works for all sorts of "what part fits on my bike?" questions.