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May 8th 2018, 11:22 AM   #1
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
How to cosset buttocks?

Greetings, All:

So, I sold the ZX-6R last week, and was able to pick up a holdover 2016 ZX-10R with 0 miles, which is quite a nice upgrade.

What is NOT a nice upgrade about it is the seat - did about 250 miles in the twisties on Sunday, and felt like I'd been sitting on a piece of steel diamond plate the whole day (I weigh about 145 lbs). And yes, I was setting up for the corners and sliding myself all about.

Does anyone with experience on this bike know of a good seat upgrade for it? I've seen the Saddleman gel option on a quick search, but there seems to be as many 1 star reviews as 4-5, which makes me think it doesn't work for everyone.

Thanks for your help,

Syringe
May 8th 2018, 12:16 PM   #2
 jared p's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  here

  there
Kawasaki ZX-10R.net for info
May 8th 2018, 12:51 PM   #3
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
Thank you -- did a search there -- no lack of seating threads. Quite a variety of manufacturers discussed - that will help my search.
May 8th 2018, 02:08 PM   #4
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '12 ZG1400, '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750
Rich's Custom Seats
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May 8th 2018, 02:23 PM   #5
 MarvTravis's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
Rich's Custom Seats in Kingston always seems to get good reviews.
Rich's Custom Seats

If you looking for comfort, as opposed to style, Airhawk cushions certainly aren't pretty, but they really work. I've used Airhawk cushions for over 300K miles, and wouldn't be without one.
https://airhawk.net/
May 8th 2018, 02:46 PM   #6
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
Rich's looks interesting. I think the studs, conchos, and exotic leather package would look good on a KRT-liveried ZX-10R, no?

Just kidding - it looks like they do very nice work there. I like the idea of having personal fitment and ability to keep the stock seat pan, etc.
May 8th 2018, 03:35 PM   #7
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Never used Rick's but I've heard a lot of good things from people that have. If I needed an upgrade that's probably the first place I'd go.
May 8th 2018, 04:11 PM   #8
 ZXtasy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Well I will weigh in, pun intended. I have not weighed 145 since...oh maybe the Nixon administration, but on my 2005 ZX-10R the stock seat was 500 mile day comfy for a good 10 years. 2 years ago it started to feel a bit squished and tearing a seam in the back, so I looked at the Sargent with the groove for perinaeum relief, (Man Taint), but they stop at 2006 models. I have a friend locally who does upholstery and he looked at their design, improved it, and made me a sweet bun rest for 200 bones. 1 inch taller which I needed and gel infused foam with a carbon fiber look. I love it.

Rich's did a seat for my wife's 650 Ninja and it was top notch, great product and service, but spendy. Maybe eat more 'CheezBoigas' and get some junk in your trunk?

Nice upgrade BTW

pics
May 8th 2018, 04:37 PM   #9
 lazyeye's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Lebanon, OR

  2014 Interceptor, 2012 ZX6R
I have a Saddlemen on my ZX6R. I like it.
May 8th 2018, 06:18 PM   #10
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
don't pad the seat. pad the butt. bicycle shorts.

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May 8th 2018, 07:22 PM   #11
 ZXtasy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
YEah, if you are still wearing undergear with seams it will takes its toll.
May 8th 2018, 09:21 PM   #12
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodinville

Laam custom seats, he did the seats on my Fjr and I couldn’t be happier also very nice guy, knows his stuff and the quality of his work is outstanding
May 9th 2018, 05:17 AM   #13
 Bald Guy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syringe
I've seen the Saddleman gel option on a quick search, but there seems to be as many 1 star reviews as 4-5, which makes me think it doesn't work for everyone.

Thanks for your help,

Syringe
You have just learned one of the greatest lessons of life!

Not everything works for everybody. Especially when it comes to seats. And oil. And tires. And chain lube. And, And, And.

My butt loved the Corbin seat I had on my V-Strom and Concours. Others curse them.

I was to cheap to upgrade the seat on my Triumph, so I bought an Airhawk.

I would start there. You may spend $170 and not like it, but at least you are not spending $500 and not liking it! Plus you can unload the Airhawk a lot easier than you can a custom seat you can't stand!
May 9th 2018, 09:40 AM   #14
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2017 Kaw Ninja 1000 ABS (Z1000SX)
AirHawk pad.

Always your best bet.

Cheap, transferable to other bikes, adjustable.

They make a Sport/Dual sport one now.

Awesome.
May 9th 2018, 09:46 AM   #15
 Tripledij's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
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