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post #1 of 14 Old 09-05-2006, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Gel seat test drive.

Do any riders in the Pittsburgh area have a gel seat and wouldn't mind letting me put a few miles on it? I would like to get one before October but would like to try it first. Please let me know. I'll try to make it worth your while.
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-05-2006, 03:57 PM
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I'm not in PA, but if you come down to VA I'll let ya.

And once I get my Mayers seat, the gel will be for sale...

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The reason I was asking was because I can't find any bad reviews about the gel seat. Why are you getting rid of yours?
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The gel seat is much better than the stock seat for me. With the stock seat, I was good for about 50 miles before I started to wiggle in the seat.

The gel seat makes it a good 300 miles - but (or is it butt?) after that it gets painful for me. And after a ten day ride of 400-500 miles a day, I was not as happy as I'd like to be.

I need to be able to do 500+ mile days - I was able to do that on the Mustang seat I had on the last bike, so I'm looking for a way to make that happen on the Strom. I spoke with Rick Mayers at the BMW rally in VT. - I tried his seat and it seems like it might do the job, but (or is it still butt?) only time and a long ride will tell.

I think for a lot of people, the gel seat is great - and a good value! But (here we go again), I'm looking for more.

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Test Sit?

Bob,

I would like to get a sit on a gel seat before buying also. I'm under the weather now but will PM you when I can get south on an upcoming Sunday.

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Bob,

I would like to get a sit on a gel seat before buying also. I'm under the weather now but will PM you when I can get south on an upcoming Sunday.

Tom
No problem - well, no problem as soon as I get my bike out of the shop. I hope that is tomorrow or Friday.

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Thanks for the offer Redbeard, but I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy one. I want to order it as soon as possible to make sure I have it before the rally in October.

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No problem - depending on my schedule, I might make that one too.

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Thanks for the offer Redbeard, but I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy one. I want to order it as soon as possible to make sure I have it before the rally in October.

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Can you buy me one too? You can give it to me when we meet up! :lol:
I too am debating getting the gel seat, I had the OEM gel on my Bandit and it was incredible. I have the Alaska Leather buttpad, and it has REALLY made a huge difference in longevity and comfort. I can't imagine how comfy I"ll be with "both" on my bike.

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Thanks for the offer Redbeard, but I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy one. I want to order it as soon as possible to make sure I have it before the rally in October.

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Can you buy me one too? You can give it to me when we meet up! :lol:
I too am debating getting the gel seat, I had the OEM gel on my Bandit and it was incredible. I have the Alaska Leather buttpad, and it has REALLY made a huge difference in longevity and comfort. I can't imagine how comfy I"ll be with "both" on my bike.
You mail me a check for $160 and I'll pick it up for ya. 8) My local dealer can get them in about a week after ordered. Mine should be in on Tuesday.
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