09 V-Strom Seat Issues------I Need Help !
If this specific topic has been raised or covered please excuse the repeat. I bought a new 09 V-Strom 1000 back in March. I traded my 06 KTM 950 for it due to all of the maintainence issues and reliability problems with the 950. First of all let me say the V-Strom will probably go down as one of the best motorcycles I have ever owned. Drop dead reliable and very easy to service.
Over the past 3-4 months, however, I can not ride it for more than a couple of hours without my hips absolutely killing me. My right hip in particular will get a catch in it and actually pop when I try to move it. The things hurts as bad as a tooth ache. I end up constantly riding and rotating my feet straight down toward the ground, up on the crash bars, on the pegs and a bunch of standing up. After a days worth of riding and especially the night after I can hardly walk and will actually hear my right hip audibly pop and hurt like crazy if I move it the wrong way.
All my life I have only had dirt oriented bikes. The 950 was the most street oriented bike I had prior to the V-Strom. The 950 though had a more dirt bike type or narrow seat. By sitting on the stock V-Strom seat it feels great on my butt and tail bone, even after a full day of riding. Its just my hips ! I've had a list of medical issues this spring and summer not related to my hips. X Rays of my hips show nothing out of the way.
Is the hip specific issue something others have encountered ? I've tried a set of Twisted Throttle highway pegs on one ride but I think these just add another position rotation that might help only a little. I would buy an aftermarked seat in a minute if I knew it would eliminate the problem. I sat on a leather V-Strom Corbin a few days ago but it actually felt much wider at the bottom forcing my legs even further apart.
Thanks for any help and advice. It really hurts bad enough to stop me from any lengthy rides.........Mark
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