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05-28-2012 05:15 PM
larry31 I just put my old pad on from the NX250 I sold last year.
Haven't tried it on road yet, maybe after dinner.
Just sitting on it feels real comfee!

It sure makes getting on a challange. A bit higher than stock seat. I may just use it for those longer runs.

05-28-2012 11:35 AM
Sleddog Spend your money on a Russell & be done with it......It is the most comfortable seat made.



Sleddog
05-28-2012 01:41 AM
efigalaxie
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Originally Posted by mookybird View Post
Here's a couple of pic's I just took of the homemade version I described above.




Since yesterdays post I put 535 comfortable miles on it riding to Lake Chelan, camping and coming home through the north cascades. I hope you get it sorted out. Denny
Thanks Denny. It is a good suggestion, but I have tried this already as well.
05-27-2012 09:22 PM
mookybird Here's a couple of pic's I just took of the homemade version I described above.




Since yesterdays post I put 535 comfortable miles on it riding to Lake Chelan, camping and coming home through the north cascades. I hope you get it sorted out. Denny
05-27-2012 08:01 PM
porcupine223
TPI seat

Well, the original stock seat wasn't doing it.

I started with the Wal-Mart solution.
Nah.

Then the AirHawk solution.
better but not that much. Nah.

So last fall, I sucked it up and coughed up the bucks for a TPI leather seat.

This month 2222 miles in ten days with no butt complaints.

Sure it was only two hundred miles a day with 100 miles breaks

but no whinning, actually I didn't even think about it.

The TPI is wider in the right place. (6' - 200 lbs)

This is one topic that is very user specific so yo just gotta take a shot.

The other saddle on my short list was a Renazco.

But like I said its very personal about how and where you sit.
05-27-2012 10:26 AM
Rhyder
Corbin

I have the Corbin dished seat. Very comfy for rides of up to 4 hours (farthest I've gone since I got it). I think I may spring for one of those gel things, though. Not much worse on a long ride than a bum bum.
05-27-2012 04:33 AM
efigalaxie
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Originally Posted by flash View Post
The trick is keeping your butt DRY, no monkey butt.

http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/s...2x22%22/Detail

Worked for me using the stock 2x6.
My rear was in no way wet or damp, point pressure on my rear was the culprit. Now, once the pressure is addressed, the skin may be of value. As it is, my rear doesn't stay still on the bike long enough to get to the point that the skin is needed. 50-80 miles is all I can do befor I have to stop, get off, and walk around.
05-26-2012 10:25 PM
flash The trick is keeping your butt DRY, no monkey butt.

http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/s...2x22%22/Detail

Worked for me using the stock 2x6.
05-26-2012 12:07 PM
efigalaxie Sargent standard. I am 6ft1, wanted to keep height.
05-26-2012 10:16 AM
mookybird On my 03 I took a seat off of an old KLR, a new stock cover from ebay and went to cutting and shaping, I happened across a brand new cruiser type seat at the local goodwill and just cut a notch in the stock foam and glued this in place and stretched the cover over it.

I removed the cover several times adding a wedge here and trimming a chunk there, really no magic to it and it looks like a frankenstien seat until I staple the cover back on and then it looks like all the others.

It's certainly the way I would recommend anyone who's struggling try first, my bike came with an Afrika Solo which was plenty comfortable but designed for shorter inseam's than mine.

You might also try the bead seat option, it really changes the feel of things and increases coolness airflow tremendously, $14 at autizone, cut a few sections off and about 3 feet of strech cord to hold it in place.

I'm not a big miles guy but I ride 600 mile days often, and an 800 about two months ago and was comfortable, I wear and really like the Troy Lee underwear/armor.

I'm running up on 60 real soon and without going into old stories of other ventures I'll just say I learned long ago that a little vitamin I "Ibuprofen" can be a positive addition and I recommend taking it before the soreness starts and be sure to stay hydrated[


Enjoy your ride, denny

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