Depends, what bank are we talking about, CHASE, The local bank down the street, or your check book.I concur with the many people who complain that the OEM seat on the 900 is uncomfortable after about 20 miles. What are some good after market alternatives that won't break the bank?
I would LOVE to hear how that works out for you... that may be just the ticket!Im getting my seat back from meancitycycles.com in Tuesday. Check out their website. You send them your seat and they replace the stuffing with memory foam or gel pads or both. Only $150a for double memory. Tons of options from the site to pick.
I find the stock seat tolerable for all day stop and go riding but if you don't, I agree with Nomad46 that the only way to get it right the first time is go custom. Every bodies butt cheeks, tailbone, hip bones etc are different and therefore need to be addressed case by case. Sort of like a pair of orthopedic shoes......I've tried just about everything to make a seat comfortable, and feel that a custom seat is the only way to go. My opinion is that anything you put on top of a seat, in the way of any kind of pad doesn't work well. May work for some, but they've never hacked it for me. My wife and I both have Russell daylong seats on our 900's and we both love them. They're expensive, but absolutely worth if. Can't put a pricetag on your comfort, especially if you tend to ride long distances.
I agree, but the mistake I made was tossing the stock seat in the trash,(It really was trash) as soon as the new seat came in. Should have kept the pan, and I could have used it for a custom seat. They have to have a pan to fit the bike.In my opinion, there is nothing you can do with the 900's stock seat to make it comfortable. No amount of padding or sheepskin or airbags will correct the real problem, which is the shape of the seat that causes pressure on the tail bone.
The stock seat is designed to make the rider sit very low on the showroom floor, but it is useless for actual riding. The one or two people on this forum who actually like the stock seat are a rare exception.