Gearing up for a long 2 week trip this summer. Couple of thoughts. Just put on a Terry Adcox seat (bought used). World of difference. I am 5'10"175 lbs. The OEM seat never bothered me that much but anything after 150 miles and I was sore. This made it a non issue period. Also a $10 plastic cramp buster on the throttle was great. Can cover brake while riding if needed and just let my hand relax more. Have a throttle lock but on roads where you can not use it this is the way to go. These 2 things made a longer ride much more comfortable.