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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings all!
Me and my lady recently took a 3 1/2 hour plus ride on my 2013 XCT. At the end of that ride our butts were so sore and couldn't wait to get off the bike. Sadly! Which lets me know my riding time comfort limits. A 1 1/2 to 2 hours ride is ok comfort wise. But after the 2 1/2 hour mark man the butt pain starts to set in.

Can anyone provide recommendations for a good driver and passenger seat pad that fits the XCT. I've looked at the Airhawk comfort seats. But they don't look like they will fit the stock XCT seat. I'm not looking to replace the stock seat. Just adding a driver and passenger butt pads for longer rides.

Suggestions and recommendation please. As we're riding up to Ocean City another 3 plus hours ride for bike week next month and need a solution prior to that trip.
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It is definitely not advised to stay in the saddle more than 1.5 - 2 hrs at the best of times! Best thing is to get off somewhere in that time frame and walk around / go potty / fill up bike / drink water ( fluids are most important) and then continue! I am one of those ride till I drop kinda guy - but the ole lady has started having leg issues so now I have to stop frequently - and I am not going to admit it - but I do feel better after a 500 - 800 mile day! Go figure?

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Air Hawks are the only pads that work and really a pad is a pad..I'm not sure how you consider one better looking than the other...(only your ass should have an opinion) The stock seat foam is cheap and loses support after a short time and you end up pretty much on the seat pan, especially if its hot.
If you plan lots of longer trips you should really consider an after market touring seat, some of them are incredible.

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Yep! I definitely will consider a touring seat at a later point in time. As I do enjoy the longer rides. But need something to assist with a little longer rides right now in lieu of replacing the stock seat.

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I have used an Airhawk R on my XTC seat for the last year with GREAT results. It fits great, and I din't even use the straps that come with it. The rubber base is so "grippy" that it doesn't budge, even in spirited riding.
I have no a$$, so I'd start getting pain/pressure after 45-60 minutes. With the Airhawk, I have gone up to 2 hours without stopping (not my favorite thing ever, but wanted to see if I could do it).
The new Airhawk R is slightly smaller (I have one, but haven't used it yet). The company changed ownership, and they slightly changed the product line. IIRC, they have a "double your miles guarantee", so what's to lose?
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Airhawk R worked for me, before I upgraded my seat. I used it for about six months and sold it on this forum. Got half my money back. The airhawk is an expensive pad, but not as expensive as a new Russell Day long. It's an investment! and worth the money. In hind sight I would have skipped the pad. I had hope, that it would be good enough!
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Indeed, I'm looking for a short term comfort solution for now. As much riding as I do, I now know a better seat definitely will be coming down the road.

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This really helps too , and is cheap by comparison ... Don't laugh !
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I stopped in a goldwing shop on a trip and found they had all kinds of pads. They let me take different ones out and try on bike. I found sheepskin to be the best. That was 8 thousand miles ago and still like it. The iron butt rider use wood beads and he sits in his seat longer than any of us.

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Really! Anti Monkey Butt, LOL
Heck, I'll get that just for the heck of it. LOL
Going to love sharing that with my riding friends.
Yep! I got some Anti Monkey Butt Powder! LOL
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