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post #1 of 85 Old 06-15-2018, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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The great sore butt debate! :)

So, it seems that my butt is a tad sensitive. 30 minutes on any bike i've owned and im squirming. I think i may have a boney butt! My butt bones start hurting after a minimum of 30 minutes.

Am i the only one? Do i need to eat more to fatten my butt up?

Anyone here with a boney butt prefer a soft seat or a firm seat?

Other than spending $600 - $1000 on a custom Corbin or Russell Day Long, what are you all doing to solve this problem?

Help!!

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post #2 of 85 Old 06-15-2018, 03:38 PM
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So, it seems that my butt is a tad sensitive. 30 minutes on any bike i've owned and im squirming. I think i may have a boney butt! My butt bones start hurting after a minimum of 30 minutes.

Am i the only one? Do i need to eat more to fatten my butt up?

Anyone here with a boney butt prefer a soft seat or a firm seat?

Other than spending $600 - $1000 on a custom Corbin or Russell Day Long, what are you all doing to solve this problem?

Help!!

You're not alone. Many stock seats are not up to par. Vee2's stock seat OK. Not the worst, but definitely not the best. My limit is 90 minutes. After that I start to move around a lot and can do another 30 minutes, before having to stop and move around.

I highly recommend Spencer Seat Mod: Spencers Seat Modifications - FAQ
He did the seats on my FJR (shockingly uncomfortable OEM seats!). It was like day and night. I could do 6+ hours in the saddle with minimal breaks and no real pain. Way way cheaper than aftermarket seats. I paid $150.

The downside? You're gonna be without a seat for a few days.
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Stock seats and stock windscreens are bar none the most replaced items on practically any motorcycle.
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I simply spend a fortune on the seat of each bike I buy. One time. Then I am done for the life of the bike. Many owners spend as much or more on band-aids and other seat fixes.

Russell Day-Long

I have done 20 hours and 1000 miles on one, and over 1600 miles in two days on one. Nothing else I tried before was close.
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before you go spending money on an expensive saddle, try changing your underwear.

I've done 1600 miles in less than 24 hrs, and 4200 miles total on a 4 day trip, with stock seat, I think it is quite comfortable so long as you don't have sweat soaked seams working at your butt
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Sargent seat with an Alaska Leather sheepskin, size medium, sheared. Absolute magic on my hind parts! Think, sitting in an office chair only with a better view (and zoomie sounds!)
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Sargent seat with an Alaska Leather sheepskin, size medium, sheared. Absolute magic on my hind parts! Think, sitting in an office chair only with a better view (and zoomie sounds!)
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I got a couple tears in mine when I lowsided a week ago. I've stripped off the covering and ordered new material. I have reduced the edges to a more rounded profile in hopes of some relief. I'm thinking I might add a layer of firm padding over the top of the OEM foam, but not sure how to make it conform and blend in. The covering was cheap, so if I get it together and it's still not good, I'll probably just get a Sargent. (worked wonders on my SV)

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AIRHAWK.

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Relatively inexpensive when compared to a custom seat and you can move it from bike to bike. Like a lot of other options out there some will swear by it, others not. Has worked very well for myself and anyone else I've ever talked into buying one.
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I went through 4 seats for the Wee before settling on the Terry Cox.

My preference is always the Russell Daylong but it's tall on an already tall bike.

You can certainly try an AirHawk first as I use it even on the custom seats.
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