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post #1 of 5 Old 06-29-2019, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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No matter how much I ride or how many stretching or strengthening exercises I do, I've always had some lower back pain while astride any motorcycle I've owned. I chalk it up to 13 years carrying rucksacks around. It's not excruciating; just enough to be annoying.

I read some reviews of this Back-A-Line thing so decided to give one a try prior my upcoming road trip to see if it would help with the nagging pain. In order to truly put it through its paces, I rode 175 miles non-stop today (something I usually don't do) to see how it would work out.

I'm quite impressed with it and consider it money well spent. I usually start hurting after about 20 miles but no pain at all today while wearing the thing, even in the saddle for almost three hours straight. Can't promise anybody the same results I had, but can't help but highly recommend the Back-A-Line as standard riding gear. They're around $50 but I figure I'll save that in short order not gobbling Aleve all the time.....

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-30-2019, 11:58 AM
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Bar risers solved the problem for me.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-30-2019, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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For me, risers do help quite a bit and I highly recommend them but they've never completely alleviated the problem for me. I currently have 1.5" risers on the Strom; one of the first things I added along with a peg/controls lowering kit for some better ergonomics. Having a rather large gut probably doesn't help matters any, either.............
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-30-2019, 05:41 PM
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On my Versys, it was my hands more than my back. My palms would hurt after just a few miles. It always felt like I was holding myself up with my hands. The risers fixed that. Now it's my butt bones. 100 miles is about a day for me. I just don't think my ass was made for sitting. I need to have some of my belly fat moved down there or something.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2019, 09:33 AM
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I also suffer from non stop mostly mild lower back pain.
I've had a Back-A-Line belt for approx 10 years now along with a few less substantial back belts.
I wear it any time I'll be in the saddle for more than 30 minutes or any time I have to do some heavy lifting.
They are worth every penny to me.
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