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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Sore posterior complaint thread

The SO doesn't ride so I get to vent/complain to you all.
I did a 400 and change trip through the mountains today and the backside feels like fire ants having a picnic on it from saddle sore.
Since the mean streak has the weird pillon seat in the rear, what do you do for comfort other than getting off since it is such a pain to replace?
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cars cause stress, motorcycles have less wheels....thus less stress.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 12:14 AM
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The SO doesn't ride so I get to vent/complain to you all.

I did a 400 and change trip through the mountains today and the backside feels like fire ants having a picnic on it from saddle sore.

Since the mean streak has the weird pillon seat in the rear, what do you do for comfort other than getting off since it is such a pain to replace?


https://www.jpcycles.com/product/zz8...t-touring-seat
http://corbin.com/kawasaki/kms-dt.shtml

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OEM seats are probably the biggest complaint bike owners have. If you are planning longer trips and want to be sure you no longer suffer from such, then I recommend having your seat modified by "Russell Cycles". Name of the seat mod is "Day-Long" and the seat mods are 5 star rated by their customers. If you don't want to wait for a Russell seat mod then there are several other seat modifiers out there, just search the web. You can also opt to change out your seat with an aftermarket seat, like "Saddleman", "Ultimate", "Mustang", " Corbin". There are others, have to search. These have varied success. Some love em and some hate em and some in between. It's hit and miss. Choose well because none of them are cheap. Oh also you can purchase " Butt" aids at much lower cost to help some. If you are only going on longer rides occasionally, this may be the way you want to go. I personally use Alaskan sheepskin and find it works very well for me. You also have choices such as " Air Hawk", and many other types of gel pads, air pads, beads, etc, etc,. Good luck with your choices.
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I find having a pad that you can remove quickly works well. Ride 100 miles, remove it, ride another 100 and repeat. Any pad will do. I'll switch with my son on trips then you don't have to stow it. Just fart it up before you hand it off...
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I just got back from a 4000 mile trip to S. Dakota (including a week of rides). Most days, I needed some Alieve just to keep going. One of the last few days there, I stopped at the (relatively) new J&P Cycles store in Sturgis. I found this cushion:

Models - WILD ASS? - Motorcycle Air Cushion

Man, what a difference the last day there and on the ride back to Georgia! It was so much more comfortable than just sitting on the stock seat. I haven't needed any Alieve since I started using the cushion. About $100, but that is a ton less than a new seat and worth every penny.

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I just got back from a 4000 mile trip to S. Dakota (including a week of rides). Most days, I needed some Alieve just to keep going. One of the last few days there, I stopped at the (relatively) new J&P Cycles store in Sturgis. I found this cushion:

Models - WILD ASS? - Motorcycle Air Cushion

Man, what a difference the last day there and on the ride back to Georgia! It was so much more comfortable than just sitting on the stock seat. I haven't needed any Alieve since I started using the cushion. About $100, but that is a ton less than a new seat and worth every penny.
Looks interesting, plus I love the name of the company. Thanks for the info. Shame you can't get a commission or something on the sale.
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