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post #1 of 24 Old 05-25-2014, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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I have spent the last two days riding in Missouri and Arkansas with a friend on his Hayabusa. After 1000 miles in two days I am SORE! I know that I am not conditioned for this but seems like a seat remedy may be in my future. On the plus side the Wee 2 is great and has no trouble keeping pace with a Busa in the twisties, of course it can flat spank the Strom on the straights. I'm happy to be the pack mule with saddle bags as well.


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post #2 of 24 Old 05-26-2014, 01:37 AM
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I have spent the last two days riding in Missouri and Arkansas with a friend on his Hayabusa. After 1000 miles in two days I am SORE! I know that I am not conditioned for this but seems like a seat remedy may be in my future. On the plus side the Wee 2 is great and has no trouble keeping pace with a Busa in the twisties, of course it can flat spank the Strom on the straights. I'm happy to be the pack mule with saddle bags as well.


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I'm on my fourth day at 1800 miles. For me, the seat has never been a killer like some bikes. I'm starting to get used to it and I'm glad I didn't try to change it before the trip.

Hope you figure your saddle sore-ness out.
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I have spent the last two days riding in Missouri and Arkansas with a friend on his Hayabusa. After 1000 miles in two days I am SORE! I know that I am not conditioned for this but seems like a seat remedy may be in my future. On the plus side the Wee 2 is great and has no trouble keeping pace with a Busa in the twisties, of course it can flat spank the Strom on the straights. I'm happy to be the pack mule with saddle bags as well.


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I found some improvement with a Saddlemen Adventure Tour seat for the bike. I say some improvement as I still need to take breaks on long rides (after 1 - 2 hours riding, I start needing a break every 30 - 60 minutes). Its still an improvement from the stock seat but I am going to probably keep looking for others.
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airhawk...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

These are...wonderful. After you get use to the gooshey feel your butt will love you for buying one of these. I would never be without one.

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I got an Airhawk-R not too long ago, because it was coming down to a choice between that and springing for a custom made seat that might not fix the problem. The Airhawk-R was the less expensive solution.

I know some guys really hate them, but I found it pretty comfortable.

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post #6 of 24 Old 05-29-2014, 08:09 AM
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These are...wonderful. After you get use to the gooshey feel your butt will love you for buying one of these. I would never be without one.

can you link to this seat please?

edit: nevermind, i see its not a seat but a cushion?
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You may also want to check out a pair of riding under shorts like LDComfort. I bought a set from RPW just before the Eastern Gathering. I can say that they help a lot with all day riding comfort.

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I just did a 4500 km trip - with the stock seat day two I was a bit sore. Instead of some fancy solution, I went to Walmart and spent $5 on a neoprene seat cushion thing that had a fastex strap. Put it over the seat, cinched the strap, and no problem. Why fix a $5 problem with a $500 seat?!

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I just did a 4500 km trip - with the stock seat day two I was a bit sore. Instead of some fancy solution, I went to Walmart and spent $5 on a neoprene seat cushion thing that had a fastex strap. Put it over the seat, cinched the strap, and no problem. Why fix a $5 problem with a $500 seat?!

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I got a similar thing from Canadian tire for my wife on the back, the seat has not bothered me after the first month.....but then I always was a hardass....

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I just did a 4500 km trip - with the stock seat day two I was a bit sore. Instead of some fancy solution, I went to Walmart and spent $5 on a neoprene seat cushion thing that had a fastex strap. Put it over the seat, cinched the strap, and no problem. Why fix a $5 problem with a $500 seat?!

As long as you stay with short trips, your cheap solutions will work for most. Most riders who do serious long distance riding know the difference between a $5 fix and a $500 seat. Check out the seats of the IBR / IBA / AREM riders. See how many of them use a $5 fix and how many use a $500 seat. Ride with me this summer and you will learn the value of using a $500 seat. However, to answer your question, for those who only do short rides, they can usually find cheap fixes that will work for them. For those who are serious LD riders, most are going to require something other than your $5 fix.

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