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post #1 of 48 Old 06-17-2007, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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I went on a 4 hour ride yesterday on my Vee, which is the longest yet on this bike. I took several breaks, taking pictures, eating lunch, etc. After about the third hour, my butt really starting getting uncomfortable. After each stop, the duration of my comfort became shorter and shorter.

I don't know if it's cause for a new seat or I just need more saddle time.

Any similar experiences or ideas?
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post #2 of 48 Old 06-17-2007, 03:57 PM
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I think that's about normal, I went for a 150 mile ride yesterday and towards the end my end was getting a little tender and thats with an Alaska leather butt pad. Do a search and you'll find lots of threads on seats.

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I went on a 4 hour ride yesterday on my Vee, which is the longest yet on this bike. I took several breaks, taking pictures, eating lunch, etc. After about the third hour, my butt really starting getting uncomfortable. After each stop, the duration of my comfort became shorter and shorter.

I don't know if it's cause for a new seat or I just need more saddle time.

Any similar experiences or ideas?
I have about 5000 miles now on that stock seat and it kills me! I have tried everything but an aftermarket seat. Until I get one I have figured out that I need to stop about every 45 minutes or so. If I push it for the first stop I tend to have the same problem you are reporting. I will go 1.5 hours till the first stop, 1 hour till the next, 45 minutes till the next and so on. I fair better for a longer period of time if I just stop more frequently to let the blood circulate.

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I find that with the stock seat on the Wee, I can go a couple of hours without much trouble, but by the end of the day I'm having to do 10 minutes off the bike every hour. The gel seat with an Airhawk on it is better, but I haven't taken any rides with it yet that are long enough to say how _much_ better.

I'm debating getting a Russell.
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Get an aftermarket seat, you'll thanks yourself for it. I have a Corbin and can spend all day in the saddle without pain or monkeybutt. Sargent seats come highly recomended as well.
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I went on a 4 hour ride yesterday on my Vee, which is the longest yet on this bike. I took several breaks, taking pictures, eating lunch, etc. After about the third hour, my butt really starting getting uncomfortable. After each stop, the duration of my comfort became shorter and shorter.

I don't know if it's cause for a new seat or I just need more saddle time.

Any similar experiences or ideas?
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Thanks for posting this thread. i thought i'm being a wimp but i get sore after about a half hour!?!?! i've ordered the alaska sheepskin and am looking at a a gel but i might have to spend a bit more for a corbin or sargeant

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Gel seats get very hot and stay that way. No gel for me. Corbin is hard as a rock (some say they give good support.) I have a Russle DayLong saddle should be delivered this week.
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I got one of these http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.co...p?sku=00168136
air seats before doing the Reno trip.This extended my saddle time as high as 3 hrs (1 hr. max without). It has a valve to control the amount of inflation and I set it to the lowest possible. Flip it over and its black. Bought 2 so we could have stadium seats when needed. Cheap fix until I get a better seat.

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Has anybody tried wearing bicycling shorts (or, for all I know, there might even be special designs for motorcycling)? They have some major padding in the crotch/butt area, and they run about $60 - 80 for a good set. They have the second advantage of all the moisture control, which I'm thinking is going to be a big deal on a long ride in the summertime.

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