Kawasaki KLR Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
522 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Even with the Sargent seat, my rear is going numb and hurting after about 25 miles. It is better than stock. Help! Suggestions please!!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,751 Posts
Depends on what you want to spend..

If you aren't against spending money on comfort, there's only one seat.. Russell Day Long.. They're not cheap, and some consider them ugly, but your butt will be happy..

http://www.day-long.com/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,205 Posts
I'll take your sargent seat if you don't want it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
257 Posts
I dunno efi.. I can do very long days on the stock seat just fine. I just threw a walmart atv seat pad on it to take care of the pinching from the corners of the pan.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,263 Posts
Sargent makes a very good saddle, I've owned three of them. The last one I had will be just that....the last one. While the saddle is attractive and well built, in regards to comfort, it is only a baby step above the stock ass hatchet. In my case, too soft of a saddle creates hot spots I cannot live with. Cannot. Will not.

Some may find Sargent wonderful and the greatest thing since Monkey Butt Powder, it didn't work for me. I need a firmer seat, spread out over an area larger than the cutting edge of an Axe. Russell Day Long fills the bill, but I ain't ebaying a kidney to buy a $700.00 saddle for a pack mule.

Enter "Sweet Cheeks". The frugal man's Day Long upgrade.

http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks.htm





Adding about eight more inches in width to the seat, I can adjust the softness / firmness by letting air out or into the 2 liter bottles. I have a chunk of kneeling pad [thick density foam] stuffed in the center pocket over the actual seat, increasing seat comfort. It also gives me about a gallon of water on hand, enough to carry me over 'till the next water hole when I'm in the sticks. I run straight air in them in the winter. That water sucks the heat out of my butt on those days I hope the temps get up to 20. One big plus to this set up for me is that when I gotta actually ride this bike, not just sit on it, I can stand on the pegs and push the Sweet Cheeks back out of the way, giving me better control than I would have with a Russell saddle.


*****
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
269 Posts

·
Missed Gear
Joined
·
1,193 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
127 Posts

·
Lifetime Member
Joined
·
2,487 Posts
I like the idea of the sweet cheeks setup as well, almost bought one before I got my Seat Concepts kit. I do like the seat concepts kit, I think it adds about 4 inches of width to the seating area. I find it comfortable so far but I haven't taken any long trips with it yet so I'll have to wait and see on that aspect. Only bad thing is now I have my legs spread more when putting my feet down, so only my tip toes were touching. Lol, had to lower the bike again so that I could back up and such. Wish my legs were two inches longer!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
I started out with the stock seat = my hind end was burnin after 45 min.
I then got a corbin flat seat that was used and it was maybe slightly better.
I then got what I think is a Russel day long seat or as I call it the old mans seat and I used this for a 12,200 mile trip in 29 days and it was good.
I now also have a sargent low seat which is pretty good for a 450-500 mile day, any more and you will not be able to repeat this the next day:(...
I really feel that finding the right seat is half the battle, and that wearing your butt into said seat is the other half. I think if you were to ride the stock seat long enuff your rear would develope what it needs to put up with it. The trick is surviving it:(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
522 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
After reading the underwear thread, I am wondering if my underwear and jeans are part of the issue. I would try in the nude, but I really hate road rash on my privates. Then the pesky neighbors would get offended and call the cops. Finally, I just wouldn't look as good as the girl in that 70s movie Vanishing Point.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,263 Posts
http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=10126

Here's a thread from a few months back. I'm not endorsing or promoting this product, just throwing it back out there for consideration. The design follows Russell's concepts. If I were in the market for a replacement seat, I'd be talkin' to these folks.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top