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Offline Justin800x

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2015 Seat Options
on: November 26, 2016, 12:22:22 PM
Hi all, I went for a ride the other weekend and covered 644km. The bike was awesome and the only thing I could fault was that my arse was killing me and really started to get uncomfortable. I have seen things written on here but not a dedicated discussion about it.
Basically the question is, who has a 2015 onwards CR with seat mods such as gel inserts, replacement covers, air pads etc to make the seat more comfortable for long rides?
I am based in Sydney so if it needs the seat pan then a European supplier would be an issue for me.
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Re: 2015 Seat Options
Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 02:57:55 PM
Mmmmh, I have owned many different motorcycles of any type and I can't remember any bike where my behind did not hurt after +600kms. On larger tours (+2000km) over several days I got used to the seat (with the exception of the BMW800GS which I sold for that reason).

Offline Justin800x

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Re: 2015 Seat Options
Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 10:25:09 PM
I know my bum is going to hurt but this was beyond any sort of comfortable on the back side
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Re: 2015 Seat Options
Reply #3 on: November 26, 2016, 11:36:38 PM
I know exactly what you are going through mate!!

Been suffering that all my life when doing long distances on motorcycles. I have tried everything, and am till this day to find a solution. The CrossRunner is by far the most comfortable bike I have ever had, but if there was any way of making the seat more comfortable I would do it. I can easily manage 400-500kms on the saddle in a day, but after that the pain will strike quickly!

For example, by recent tour to QLD, the first few days was horrid! Had to endure a lot of pain to get to the Gold Coast. However after day 3/4 I could sit through the pain on the long rides, which was either due to my butt been in so much pain that my brain turned off all the nerves  :008: or my butt simply got use to the seat.

I also don't get the same results on every ride which adds to the problem. Few months back I managed 700kms in one day, and when I got home I felt awesome! On other days, 300-400kms, and I just want to get off the bike.

For what it's worth, compression pants (with no underwear) is my secret these days, and if I know it is going to be an extra long day, then I will add the Moto-Skiveez shorts to the mix. I also stand up on the bike when we get into the small towns just to give it a bit of relief.

FYI: I have tried and own an AirHawk, sheep skin cover, and Moto-Skiveez (both Sport and Adventure models). On my CBR500R i got a custom seat done by a guy called Mick in Goulburn. Worked well for a month, then back to square one.

I wish you best of luck finding something that resolves this, cause I haven't  :012:
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2015 VFR800F, 2013 CBR500R, 2010 CBR600RR, 2008 GSXR600

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Re: 2015 Seat Options
Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 07:07:58 AM
I share the pain!  :087:

My old '08 800 has a custom seat with gel inserts in it. A few years ago I rode back from southern France to home in a oner. Over 600miles. Even then my butt got sore so I guess there is a limit to what you can comfortably do. Regular stops with standing & stretching and I like your idea of standing up on the bike too.

My 1200 has the same seat but we've not done any truly long distances on it yet. The Cr is only used for ~50 mile trips so even though I do get a little sore even on such as short journey, I'm not sure I can justify the expense of a new seat.

Never pictured myself in compression shorts though.  :005:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

 



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