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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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Seat issues...

I know that this was discussed before.....
The seat is not so comfy after 2 hour or so of riding.
Does a new seat really making a difference ? or the pain comes after 3 hours...instead of 2....
And finaliy - what seat is really honestly working? it is not a cheap item+shipment overseas...
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 07:46 AM
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You could save the money and just get off for 15 minutes every half-tank.
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 07:55 AM
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You could save the money and just get off for 15 minutes every half-tank.
This.

The heavy riders I know don't swap seats. They typically put a sheepskin, bead pad, air pad, or gel pad on the seat for longer rides.

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 08:59 AM
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You could save the money and just get off for 15 minutes every half-tank.
Or spend a small amount of money and enjoy the ride more, which is presumably what we buy the bikes for!

If you're reasonably well paid, most things related to the bike can be bought for the equivalent of a few hours' worth of work. A seat at $300 is 5-10 hours of work for most people. That's the number of hours in one day's riding for many people on this forum, so hardly a huge amount, and a good seat will last for years and remove the discomfort.

@Mosko - be interested to follow your conclusions. If my AT's seat doesn't soften up a bit - early days, only a few hundred miles so far - I'm thinking of a Sargent. SW Motech now do their own air cushion, which also looks interesting.
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At the beginning, me too had some problems with the seat hardness, but after sometime you get used to it.
You can also just add a layer of memory foam on top of the OEM foam. A sadlery shop (is it the correct word?) can easily do it...
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At the beginning, me too had some problems with the seat hardness, but after sometime you get used to it.
You can also just add a layer of memory foam on top of the OEM foam. A sadlery shop (is it the correct word?) can easily do it...
Yep that's what I did makes about a 1h difference, but let's be honest no saddle ever can be comfy for 8h straight, few people that sometimes tell me how great they saddle are and they never feel any soreness, I think their asses are basically undead .


Cost me 120$ and was done on the spot that's the great thing !
The sheep skin does work nicely but I once got into a drought with it on... it's terrible because it takes hours to dry up and your but then is all moist.
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I bought an Air Hawk cushion that works great. I do get fatigued after a few hours and have to shift my weight around, but it is definitely better than when I didn't have it. The nice thing about a cushion is that it can be transferred between bikes. The most noticeable difference using this cushion, for me, is that I wasn't saddle sore after a day of riding.
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New seat really does make a difference. I had a stock seat on my VFR and a Sargent. At first, it didn't seem like much of a change, but on longer trips and marathon days the difference in foam is really noticeable.
On my AT I've done quite a few 12 hour + days and just getting off regularly helps but it's still tiring. Not really sore, just glad to get off at the end of the day. I think it's a pretty comfy seat.
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I rode for 8+ hours each day for 3 days in a row, no pain in the butt on my Sargent seat, I'm very happy with it.
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