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Old 09-04-13, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Cheapest Comfy Seat Mod?

Am planning to do a mass amount of mileage in the summer and can't afford a gel seat, does anyone know the cheapest solution to getting a sore bum?

I've already heard about wearing padded shorts under my leathers, any other solutions?
Gel pads on eBay are about 40 ish but don't want to spend that much ( alright, yes, I'm a cheapskate! )

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Old 09-04-13, 06:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cheapest Comfy Seat Mod?

Serious pie eating to give you some added 'natural cushioning'
Seriously though, if you can stretch to a genuine Suzuki gel seat (used, around 80) you won't regret it. They do come up from time to time on eBay.
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Old 09-04-13, 06:21 PM   #3
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Am planning to do a mass amount of mileage in the summer and can't afford a gel seat, does anyone know the cheapest solution to getting a sore bum?

I've already heard about wearing padded shorts under my leathers, any other solutions?
Gel pads on eBay are about 40 ish but don't want to spend that much ( alright, yes, I'm a cheapskate! )

Bike is SK3 SV650s
After how long do you get saddle sore? I find the SV seat is good for a couple of hours sitting on the motorway. On twisty roads it is good for a lot longer as you're never sat in the same place for very long.
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Old 09-04-13, 06:25 PM   #4
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Same as you, after a couple hours, but I'll be on the road for more than that a day. Enough mileage to warrant a comfier solution.
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How many miles are you doing over what time period? I've ridden to Germany (400 miles) in a day comfortably. Stopping every couple of hours gives you a chance to rest & stretch your legs.
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Old 09-04-13, 07:03 PM   #6
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2000 - 3000 miles in 10 - 12 days maybe
as I said, I know my body and my comfort zones and its enough to warrant a comfier solution
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Remove cover, modify seat by adding material, removing material or even sticking a cheap push bike gel pad in. Whatever fits you. Staple cover back on. Revel in new found comfort.

This site may interest you:
http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/modify.htm
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Old 09-04-13, 09:08 PM   #8
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Cycling shorts under your kit will help, or if you get really lucky (and I warn you, you'll need to be cos you'll be competing with me for one!), you might pick up a second-hand AirHawk for that kind of money...
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Cycling shorts under your kit will help, or if you get really lucky (and I warn you, you'll need to be cos you'll be competing with me for one!), you might pick up a second-hand AirHawk for that kind of money...
+1 on the AirHawk. I've never used it before but I've read good things about it and I intend to buy one in a week or so.

My commute to work takes between 85 - 95 minutes and I get sore after about 40 minutes.

I'm hoping it would make it more enjoyable when I go touring later in the year.
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