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Hey guys

I did my 1st road trip (500+km) in one day after putting on the Saddlemen Solo. This is the 1st long trip with the new seat. I had it since 5 months but didn't really test it out on long roads until 2 weeks ago.
There's a huge difference from the stock. Even my home-modified one. HUGE!
I feel now that it's broken in after putting around 600km on it. After the very first ride with it, there were stretch-marks left on the leather. Kinda like birth-stretch marks that remained imprinted on the seat. Don't know why! :confused:

1st off, no pressure on my tailbone. My butt was comfy. No numbness for my legs.
For seating position: I was pushed towards the tank & lowered.
I'm 5.11 & felt my legs are more cramped now than before. Need lil stretch either thru engine guard pegs or stretched forwards controls.

I think I need 14"-16" apes next for extra comfort because my right shoulder was killing me on my way back home in that trip. Plus a windshield would be nice.

Here's a vid for that trip. Hope you like it.. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAp3ya89ncg
 

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Windshield is a must have for comfort,along with a good seat.
 

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Max, agree with you about the saddlemen solo. Have mine for about a year now and still love it. And yea, it does get better with a little seat time.
But MAN, what a ride! Those roads are crazy curvy - got to stay on your game. But :eek:, those idiot drivers! 2:20, I thought that black car was going to take you out. And don't forget the white car on your ass, love the sign language :cool: Don't get a chance to see mountains like that around my neck of the woods. Be safe!
 

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Your bike looks great. It was interesting to note that there weren't many other bikes on the road during that entire video. That must make riding extra fun.:rolleyes:
 

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But MAN, what a ride! Those roads are crazy curvy - got to stay on your game. But :eek:, those idiot drivers! 2:20, I thought that black car was going to take you out. And don't forget the white car on your ass, love the sign language :cool: Don't get a chance to see mountains like that around my neck of the woods. Be safe!
Thanks! Ya if you noticed he did pull over on a no-parking-at-all-road which I thought it was weird but then as I was pulling over in the mid-way parking spot, I noticed him flying past me again trying to pull the same sh!t he did the 1st time. But all that is considered normal everyday driving here :)

Your bike looks great. It was interesting to note that there weren't many other bikes on the road during that entire video. That must make riding extra fun.:rolleyes:
Thank you! We as bikers are a relatively new phenomena where I live. Only a handful of us there!
 
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