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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Gel Seat Question...

Greetings. I picked up a mint used OEM gel seat yesterday, and rode it 200 miles. It seems awfully firm, and I felt like I was sitting on my butt bones.

Is this normal, and will this seat be comfortable for long rides?

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I've got the Kaw flame gel and am not impressed. I eat Motrin like candy on long rides.

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I have done 5000 miles on my gel seat now. You will need a few hundred miles to wear it in. I love mine! I regularly do 10+ hours on it or 500+ miles on twisties. The stock seat is crap - looks good for main street cruising but cannot be used for serious touring.
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Most aftermarket seats are very firm. That's actually what helps yout rear end not get numbed like as with the stocker. I also have a Corbin and its the same but in the long trips a firm seat is more comfortable than a softer onw. My friends mustang is the same way too. I just got my gel seat a few days ago and just tested it today for about 30 minutes. looks like it will take a few hundred miles to break in to by rear shape.

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