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post #1 of 32 Old 06-15-2017, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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ok the seat on my 05 dl1000 is numbing my junk!
the bike has 90,000 miles on it and i am sure the stock seat foam is worn out but OMYGOD! my junk is numb after just a short 1 hour ride.
Anyone else have this problem?

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post #2 of 32 Old 06-15-2017, 07:53 PM
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All sorts of people have had this. They buy new seats, or have one rebuilt.
There are plenty of threads here on the subject, and vendors are all over the place.
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Numb junk isn't good for anybody! Definitely lots and lots of workarounds for this. Go cheap and then expensive. Try those wooden ball things you see all the cab drivers use.

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Numb junk isn't good for anybody! Definitely lots and lots of workarounds for this. Go cheap and then expensive. Try those wooden ball things you see all the cab drivers use.
Wooden balls would not go numb I can see that. Bit drastic though the exchange.

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post #5 of 32 Old 06-15-2017, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the replays, i think i was venting more than anything. i did pickup one of the Coleman ATV cushions at Walmart and it helped a little but i think the seat form is just broken down allowing me (and my junk) getting a little to tight
Also i am missing two of the rubber blocks on the bottom of the seat. i have a guy that can fix mine but i think i will get a saddle for it

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I have a Sargent that is firm but comfy, has a non-slip pad on it now. Longer trips I take an air hawk. Stock looks to be marginal!!
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I don't know what you wear when you ride, but if you wear jeans, don't. Jeans made the problem even worse for me. Anything over a quick ride to the store, I wear my riding pants. They're cut better for riding. If you don't like riding pants, you can try something like Firehose Pants from Duluth Trading Company; they have a gusset crotch that won't cause as much pressure as regular jeans.

I've had Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome most of my adult life, and riding can trigger an attack. When it does, I use this homemade pressure relief seat, that I made from a yoga mat. When I'm not using the homemade seat pad, I use an Airhawk.
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i wear heavy jeans in the summer but i have never tried the Duluth but i will give them a try also. thanks

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IM921 - there's no such thing as a cheap tool, and that goes for a good seat too. It's one thing to "pad" your seat. It's something completely different to have a custom seat redistribute your weight as well as secure your seating position. I know the price of a custom seat is high, but I wish I would have gotten mine sooner. If you're not comfortable sitting on the bike, you'll find something else to do besides go riding. I bought a Russel Day Long. I'd recommend looking into them.
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I'm a cheap tool, just ask my ex.
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