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I honestly don't think my arse likes vinyl. 8 hours in saddle, and I feel like I'm sitting on concrete.

How hard would be to recover the saddle in leather diy like LOL. Holy crap, I want to ride to north Carolina next vacation, but not on this seat LOL
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If you are going to be in NC anyway, maybe you could set something up with Mean City Cycles. They are in Maiden, NC and do a great job with seat modifications. If you schedule correctly, they can have you back riding in a very short time. thumb up
 

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I contacted them and from I hear its speedy service since its done with appointments. But cash is tight :) figure I might be able to get leather cheap and try my hand at it lol
 

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Have you thought about a cushion. I ordered a gel/memory foam pad in a sheep skin cover. It's not all that great but, it's better than the stock seat. Check out Bikercushion.com a lot of options there.
 

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Really? You are complaing about sore ass? I don't care if you are sitting on your couch. Eight hours of sitting on anything is going to make your ass hurt period. Yeah better saddle might've helped a bit but you have to do many many more eight hour trips to get your butt calluses hardened. :D
 

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:I agree:

Seriously if you're making it 8 hours you're riding about 7 hours longer than most people that complain about their seats!
 

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Been all over 9 states and spent several 13+ hour days in the saddle. Just got back from Mountainfest in WV and 8 hours each way in the saddle took it's toll on me like never before. Getting old is hell.
 

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Last week in August I'll be doing NW GA to Boston in one shot to get my Iron Butt certificate. My arse finds the XCT seat quite comfy.
 

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Ok so it wasnt 8 hours straight, I was riding all day and stopping here and there. My mustang seat on the Royal star I had was comfy. I might just sheep skin that helped b4, air cushion or gel pad might lift me too high in the saddle
 

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Just curious if you have checked your suspension that is set to your weight for the bike. Only reason I ask, is the previous owner of mine had it set for 2 up I am guessing and I didnt figure this out until after about 10 hours on the road. Just wrote it off that the suspension was a bit stiff. Properly set, knocked out 19 hours on a SS1000 and was not bad. Would equate it to the DC run I made before adjustment... Just a thought.

As far as sheeps skin??? How does that stuff work in the rain??? I think I know the ansewer.. hehe:D

Good luck and safe ridin!
 

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Sheepskin in the rain, of course leaves you a wet arse. Stiff suspension, I wouldn't know if it was either way. I got her new and never touched the shock

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Stiff suspension, I wouldn't know if it was either way. I got her new and never touched the shock
Maybe worth the look, should be able to find your bikes measurements in the owners manual. I would have just chocked mine up to "Thats the way it rides" if I hadnt stumbled across how to change it. I ride 1 up 90% of the time so just leave it at the top of my weight. Like I said, made a differnce on mine, may not be your answer but something to look into. Im with ya on the mustang seat though.. Love it!

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I know I change the configuration of my bike when I go on long trips versus just around town. On long trips I use an Air Hawk and a full face helmet...both of which really address comfort issues. Yeah, I might sit up a little bit higher, but once I get there I take off the Air Hawk and I'm riding as I normally would in town....and my butt is much happier for it.
 

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My leather jacket got wet and it shrank, why don't cows shrink when they get wet? :) LOL
 

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I honestly don't think my arse likes vinyl. 8 hours in saddle, and I feel like I'm sitting on concrete.

How hard would be to recover the saddle in leather diy like LOL. Holy crap, I want to ride to north Carolina next vacation, but not on this seat LOL
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go with the airhawk-r seat pad,best ever!cheers
 
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