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Kwak gel seat or Mustang?

I ride a Voyager 2012 and have concluded that I need to get a different seat. The stock I "thought" was fine but I have been doing a lot of short and long trips lately and find that after a while I keep having to shift about to ease the discomfort in my @ss, tail bone and particulary lower inside of my thighs.

Now considering the Mustang and also the Kawasaki gel top. I like both from what I have read but wondering if anyone has experiences with BOTH and can throw in some input before I pull the trigger on one.

Not looking to replace the rear seat, the GF's @ss is padded enough (Shhhh don't tell her I said that )

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Now considering the Mustang and also the Kawasaki gel top. I like both from what I have read but wondering if anyone has experiences with BOTH and can throw in some input before I pull the trigger on one.

Thanks.
My opinion is that adding gel padding to the Kawi seat does not cure it's terrible ergonomics and shape. The stock seat puts your spine at an awkward angle and the way it curves up at the front to cup your "package" and lock you into one position is uncomfortable.

I went with the Mustang and have no regrets. It lets you sit back further, and the flatter bottom allows you to move around a bit. It is firmer than stock, but oddly more comfortable.
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I wouldn't go with either before you check out meancitycycles.com I LOVE the seat mods they've done for me...very good and not near as pricey as Mustang or Cobra.

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I ride a Voyager 2012 and have concluded that I need to get a different seat. The stock I "thought" was fine but I have been doing a lot of short and long trips lately and find that after a while I keep having to shift about to ease the discomfort in my @ss, tail bone and particulary lower inside of my thighs.

Now considering the Mustang and also the Kawasaki gel top. I like both from what I have read but wondering if anyone has experiences with BOTH and can throw in some input before I pull the trigger on one.

Not looking to replace the rear seat, the GF's @ss is padded enough (Shhhh don't tell her I said that )

Thanks.

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My opinion is that adding gel padding to the Kawi seat does not cure it's terrible ergonomics and shape. The stock seat puts your spine at an awkward angle and the way it curves up at the front to cup your "package" and lock you into one position is uncomfortable.

I went with the Mustang and have no regrets. It lets you sit back further, and the flatter bottom allows you to move around a bit. It is firmer than stock, but oddly more comfortable.
I couldn't agree more with this statement. It really is the poor shape of the stock seats that create the most discomfort, rather than the materials.
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My opinion is that adding gel padding to the Kawi seat does not cure it's terrible ergonomics and shape. The stock seat puts your spine at an awkward angle and the way it curves up at the front to cup your "package" and lock you into one position is uncomfortable.
I AGREE...don't waste your $$$ on the Kawi gel seat. It is basically the same shape as the stock seat and the gel padding was marginally better at best. My gel seat is sitting in a box in storage.

But it's for sale for $50.00

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I AGREE...don't waste your $$$ on the Kawi gel seat. It is basically the same shape as the stock seat and the gel padding was marginally better at best. My gel seat is sitting in a box in storage.

But it's for sale for $50.00

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I AGREE...don't waste your $$$ on the Kawi gel seat. It is basically the same shape as the stock seat and the gel padding was marginally better at best. My gel seat is sitting in a box in storage.

But it's for sale for $50.00

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Sorry, but couldn't disagree more. I have the gel seat and have made trips to St. Augustine, Fl; New Orleans and Denver. A$$ fatigue was not a problem!! I will admit that the addition of the Grasshopper backrest was very nice!!

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I ride a Voyager 2012 and have concluded that I need to get a different seat. The stock I "thought" was fine but I have been doing a lot of short and long trips lately and find that after a while I keep having to shift about to ease the discomfort in my @ss, tail bone and particulary lower inside of my thighs.

Now considering the Mustang and also the Kawasaki gel top. I like both from what I have read but wondering if anyone has experiences with BOTH and can throw in some input before I pull the trigger on one.

Not looking to replace the rear seat, the GF's @ss is padded enough (Shhhh don't tell her I said that )

Thanks.
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I AGREE...don't waste your $$$ on the Kawi gel seat. It is basically the same shape as the stock seat and the gel padding was marginally better at best. My gel seat is sitting in a box in storage.

But it's for sale for $50.00

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Sorry, but couldn't disagree more. I have the gel seat and have made trips to St. Augustine, Fl; New Orleans and Denver. A$$ fatigue was not a problem!! I will admit that the addition of the Grasshopper backrest was very nice!!
MY BAD...the original poster has a Voyager, I have a Vaquero and I believe Psychored has a Nomad, three different skoots with different seats,so my experience only pertains to Kawi's gel seat for the Vaquero and my BUTT!!

I need to pay more attention!!

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What are you using Ray? Got any pics?
I sent my stock seat to a company in Central Florida for a redo, decent job, more comfy than stock, but took 2 months. The seat ain't perfect as it was originally set-up when i weighed 25 pnds more, it's a bit too hard now.

I had the gel seat on then so i was able to ride while the stock seat was gettin done. I think it cost about $400.00 to have my seat redone.

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I ride a Voyager 2012 and have concluded that I need to get a different seat. The stock I "thought" was fine but I have been doing a lot of short and long trips lately and find that after a while I keep having to shift about to ease the discomfort in my @ss, tail bone and particulary lower inside of my thighs.

Now considering the Mustang and also the Kawasaki gel top. I like both from what I have read but wondering if anyone has experiences with BOTH and can throw in some input before I pull the trigger on one.

Not looking to replace the rear seat, the GF's @ss is padded enough (Shhhh don't tell her I said that )

Thanks.
I guess in my earlier post when I asked Ray what he was using,I should have also mention, that I think the stock VV seat is awesome. At least so far. We have been on a couple 200 mile rides and I found it to be comfortable.
On the other hand, I had to find that "Sweet Spot' or my junk would be very upset with me But all in all, I find it to be a comfortable seat. Especially over other stock seats on different mfgs bikes. I would be very interested also as to what others are using on their VV and there feed back as well.

On a side note; $50 to keep my mouth shut about the GF @ss comment

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