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So I went out to and made a 100 plus ride on my 900. First one on this bike. I made a couple stops along the way. By the time I made it back home, my @$$ was screaming. I've seen a lot of comments about the stock seat and was wondering what the best aftermarket would be that dose not break the bank.
 

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Congratulations on that 100+ mile ride, Hendricks302!

By the time I made it back home, my @$$ was screaming.
Consider yourself... initiated!!!

Your patch ceremony will be next Friday, my friend. :good:
 

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Congrats on your 100 mile ride! I upgraded to the Kaw gel seat on my '08 900LT shortly after buying the bike for the same reason. It's a real shame that Kawi puts that seat on such a fine motorcycle. I went with the Kawi get seat after finding one online for under $150 at a Kawi dealer back east. It turns out it was ordered and never picked up so I benefited. It helped alot, but still wasn't perfect. The addition of an Airhawk for real long trips fixed it all.
 

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Seat mod helped a little, air hawk helped a little more, quick dry underwear helped even more, Corbin seat helped a lot. Now it is Corbin seat with air hawk and quick dry underwear and all is good!

WB
 

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Inflatable seat cushion. Good quality, mediocre attachment straps, completely adjustable pressure. As for aftermarket seats, there is a veritable cornucopia available and everyone has an opinion about them. IMHO, Mustang or Saddleman...
 

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Air hawk is a seat pad you inflate to relieve pressure points and cool off your bum. I've read great things and not so great. I think it depends on the air pressure you use. I had a sheepskin laying around so I'm trying that first but Airhawk is my next try as I might upgrade to a Nomad soon so don't want to spend a lot on a new seat for my current. Did a couple rides with the sheepskin in December seemed to help a lot but it might be to hot come summer riding time. We will see. Congrats on your 100 mile day and safe riding.
 

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I have a Mustang seat with driver backrest that I got used ( looked like new) for $300 added a gel pad and now can ride all day long if I want too.

Have tried the Air Hawk but wasn't to happy with it. To much fiddling to get just the right amount of air in it.
 

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I may try the air hawk. Wife will only let me spend so much and tires are first on the list, the seat.air intake..pipes...lights....handlebar risers.....grips......new bags.......lol, yall know how it is.
 

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mustang day tripper. Rode the other day for over six hours with no problems. You may look in this sites classifieds you may find one.
 

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I took a 120 mile (one way) ride on the stock seat and it wasn't to bad. The trip home was murder. I tried the Air Hawk to no avail on my next trip to the same location. I tried beads and lamb wool too, to no avail. I finally broke down and got a Ultimate Motorcycle Seat. I gave it a real test and rode a 420 mile loop. The seat was awesome the whole trip.

The only issue I had with the seat was if I let it sit in the sun on a 95 degree day. It got too soft and I got a little bit of a monkey butt on the last 100 miles or so of the 420 mile loop.
 

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on Facebook Kawasaki buy sell and trade there is a Corbin seat for $275. guy purchased it for a 1500 or 1600 and does not fit, so reselling it. get him to give you the part number and check with Corbin. I would buy it but already have a Saddlemen seat.
 

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That sounds perfect. Is there anyway you can copy a link?





on Facebook Kawasaki buy sell and trade there is a Corbin seat for $275. guy purchased it for a 1500 or 1600 and does not fit, so reselling it. get him to give you the part number and check with Corbin. I would buy it but already have a Saddlemen seat.
 
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