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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Tailbone pain on long rides...

Anyone else get tailbone pain from the 900 seat on long rides?

Is there a fix?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 11:13 AM
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I rode from Toronto to Vancouver last summer going about 1000 kms/day. The first 3 days were fine but the last day and a half were killer...I pretty much flipped the passenger pegs down and kind of stood up on those bad boys for 5 minutes at a time then I could sit for a half hour again.

4-5 hours a day are amazingly comfortable for me...I am coming from a crotch rocket so maybe I have a different point of view but I think the comfort of this thing is awesome.

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There doesn't seem to be a fix that works for everyone, especially those of us with sore tailbones. I gave up, I take a handfull of Mortin before long rides. I can't keep throwing money at seats that don't fix the problem. I do the passenger peg thing too and it can interesting on the interstates getting your feet on and off the pass pegs at high speeds.

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Used to, an Airhawk cushion cured that. Recently bought a Mustang seat and now it is like riding on a cloud..
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Anyone else get tailbone pain from the 900 seat on long rides?

Is there a fix?
I get the tailbone pain too. I have looked at the Mustang seat and read the reviews. Judging by the shape of it, it should be much better based on the fact that it comes down in the back to a crease instead of having a dish at the bottom. The dish makes it so you sit right on your tailbone. The crease should provide a nice place for your tailbone to be pressure free. Anyway, that's where my money will go but not too soon because I ride my Goldwing on the long rides.
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Used to, an Airhawk cushion cured that. Recently bought a Mustang seat and now it is like riding on a cloud..
I did the same, love the seat. The Airhawk certainly filled the bill though, I must admit it is an excellent system and can go from bike to bike, and it was considerably cheaper.
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Everyone else so far have covered it but I will agree, the mustang has a very square cut to it which helps alot with the tail bone pain. I can ride all day now and not suffer for it.

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The stock seat on my 900 was a killer, 20 minutes and my tailbone was killing me, stuck a kawi gell seat on and that helped considerably. I could get a couple hours between stops and that made for a good day of riding. I've got a Saddlemen solo seat on it now, not quite as comfy as the kawi gell seat, but still an improvement over stock. I've got a Mustang solo on my hd and it's a very comfy seat so far, but I don't have alot of miles on it yet.

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Wow, those Mustang seats are 400-500 bucks!

Is the "Day Tripper" going to cut it or do I need one of the bigger, more expensive ones?
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I haven't found a fix yet. I think for me it's riding position more then the seat. I'm still looking for a fix. Hate to spend alot for a new seat that may not work.

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