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9fingers

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on: March 05, 2019, 11:08:36 am
I have my first long ride, probably 4 or 5 hours a day in the saddle for 6 or 7 days, coming up in August. I am doing Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
I know that my single seat is reasonably comfy for about an hour and then I start wiggling a bit, trying to find another ass cheek. What do you suggest that is comfy and fits the single seat pretty well? When I set up my bike with all the luggage and rack  I bought I will post pics. Thanks,
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Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 11:11:50 am
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Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 11:44:59 am
About 8 years ago I bought a Butt Buffer pad, which I used during a long trip while riding on my F650GS. While it was certainly easy to attach, it felt hard after a few hours and upon returning home, I never used it again.  (I still have it in my closet.)  I found a regular sheepskin cover to be more comfortable. I ultimately invested in an off-the-shelf Sargent seat, which I have been using for the past few years and have found it to be comfortable for up to 12 hours of riding.

Another seat pad option that I really like is the Air Hawk.  It has doubled the comfort of the hard stock seat while riding my Zero.
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Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 03:00:51 pm
Well, I just reviewed the ButtBuffer, I found it very comfortable for the two hour ride then and the four hour ride today. Perhaps the manufacturing technique has improved. Here is a link to the review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHMvZ7fYHZw Be sure to mention "Brad The MaddMan".
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Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 10:28:44 pm
I did a multi day camping trip on my standard solo saddle, and at the end of each day spent a fair bit of time standing on the pegs trying to ease the ache. After some searching on eBay I bought a lycette style solo saddle and matching pillion seat which both fitted my C5 with very minor fettling. Since then long rides have been a totally different experience. Last October I travelled over 2,000kms, about 1200 miles, around New Zealand and found the seat to be great with no aches.
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Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 08:08:32 am
My Bullet's bench seat is very comfortable.  It feels like sitting on my living room sofa.  So I have never felt the need to add a pad to that bike.
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Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 02:00:10 pm
I put a sheepskin that I had laying around on my 2012 C5. Much nicer and cooler here in the Florida sunshine.
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