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You will see several different "brands" written about before this thread winds down.
Some people can ride a board all day and swear it is ok. If you are NOT one of those, there is still a lot of seats to choose from and many are not really all that much better than stock.
You can buy a Sargent or Corbin that is a direct fit. Keep your old seat. You can get kits that you install on your stock seat. Don't consider pads or cushions, they are a band aid that falls way short for serious touring.
There are several seat "makers" that will take your stock seat and completely reform it and make a new cover. This means sending in your seat and being without it for several weeks on average.
Most owners that swear by new in box seats and especially kit seats don't ride high mile days. I mean 600+ mile days and doing that for more than one day. See, there is the difference. If your butt is sore at the end of the day, but you survived, then by 2 hours into the ride tomorrow you will be in agony.
Go to ANY Iron Butt Rally and look at the seats these owners have equipped their machines with. The vast majority will be Russell Day-Long seats. Custom seats that simply have no equal in long distance, long hour riding. You can get these done for about $400 for a Strom.
I used to spend a fortune trying different seats and pads. Now I simply spend the money up front for each bike and get a Russell seat. I will say that I have wondered if the Terry Adcox seats might be a very good alternative if a cheaper cost is the only thing you can do at the time.
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