Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
I park mine in the sun all day at work, uncovered, it does get like a hot plate. I picked up a sheepskin pad on ebay for $25, together they work great. It insulates it from the sun and adds a little more "cushion". I hated the stock seat, it was like sitting on a lumpy balled up towel after a half hour or so. The seat on my wife's 650 is even worse. The Suziki gel seat is enough of an improvement for me, with a sheepskin pad, I can ride all day. I had a Russel Day Long on my last bike, and although it was the best seat I've ever seen or sat on, the gel was a $200 solution, putting a Day Long on this bike would cost three times as much, for that money, I'm happy with the gel, and the sheepskin.