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May 9th 2018, 09:56 AM   #16
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Here

For me it's not about padding, it's about "hot spots": one or two points on your posterior that take the load regardless of how you sit. If you look at the galleries of the seat rebuilders mentioned above (and BTW Laam's looks awesome, I hadn't heard of them) they are all a bit concave rather than flat (or in the case of my downright agonizing OEM seat, actually domed). On me the effect of my rebuilt seat is that when I move even the slightest bit, any pressure points are instantly relieved and the load of my bony ass supported in a slightly different way. I went from being able to ride at most 90 minutes without seriously wanting a break to going all day and never thinking about it.
May 9th 2018, 10:59 AM   #17
 MarvTravis's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
The benefit of the Airhawk cushion is that it provides completely uniform support over the seating area. It's very important to have it inflated ONLY enough to keep your butt
from contacting the seat. When properly inflated, (nearly deflated), you're not even aware it's there.
May 9th 2018, 11:08 AM   #18
 PeteN95's Avatar
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
This is cheaper than an Airhawk and I am amazed at how well it works. A cheap wooden beaded seat cover from ebay. Eliminates the "hot spots"!



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Auto...Nat-Xh&vxp=mtr
May 9th 2018, 11:09 AM   #19
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
Thanks for all the comments - some quite amusing!

A bit more cushion would really help on this seat. It would also increase the seat to peg distance, which for me is a bit tight. I don't know how folks over 6' tall (which I'm not) would be at all comfortable - that's a tight knee turn, and I'm not particularly gangly. But, half an inch of additional seat padding, and it'd probably be just fine.

I'd wonder about the "perineum channel" of the saddleman seat, and how it effects one's ability to hang off the bike on the track....which this bike will see 5-6 weekends a year.

I've never tried padded bicycle shorts....interesting potential solution.

May 9th 2018, 05:48 PM   #20
 Bald Guy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
Hanging off with a perineum channel is only a problem if a nut gets wedged in there!
May 9th 2018, 11:26 PM   #21
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

I have had my nuts pinched by my front armor going into a corner. it was not fun...
Had one Rich's seat. Was good. Have had a few Corbin's. Like them as well. Had a Honda Interceptor and a Suzuki Katana I rode with with a sheepskin strapped on the seat for long rides. Worked Ok but looked goofy.

Edited by Parilla125 on May 9th 2018 at 11:30 PM
May 10th 2018, 07:48 AM   #22
 
  May 2016
  Milwaukie, OR

  2016 ZX-10R; 2009 F800GS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bald Guy
Hanging off with a perineum channel is only a problem if a nut gets wedged in there!

Wow - that would be anti-festive!
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