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A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:29:01 am »
I already have a King of Fleece seat cover over a gel pad that is ment for the Tenere seat shape, but it has never been that comfy on a long ride. My problem is the front of the seat is too narrow for my 6' 1' 200 lb frame. I tried the Sargent seat, but it felt like my junk was sitting on a rail, far too firm and narrow. So for £38, about $50? I thought I would try a wide, cruiser sized gel pad from M&P via ebay. Yesterday I went for a 120 mile ride and it works, no pinching at the inside of my thighs and nicely supported elswhere. Not a great distance, but enough to know it's a big improvement.



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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 05:29:14 am »
Hi Grumpy, what brand/model is that? They have Jusit and Hebe...
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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:36:43 am »
Hi Grumpy, what brand/model is that? They have Jusit and Hebe...

The ebay link for the gel is:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Motorbike-GEL-Seat-Cushion-Comfort-Pad-Black-Size-XLarge-13-5-x17/142472856545?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

The cover website is: 

http://kingoffleece.com/waterproof-seat-covers.html

I firstly contacted king of fleece to make sure they had a cover that would fit a solo S10. This was a few years ago, but they now show the S10 at the bottom of the W25"×L15" list.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 03:25:58 am by Grumpy »
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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 06:42:11 am »
Thanks  ::008::, looking at your pics, does the seat raise up in the center channel (so that you butt cheeks fall lower than the crack)?
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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 06:51:57 am »
No, it's a thumb width groove so your tail bone etc. is not under pressure. It's hard to see under the gel's own cover but you can feel it. It's not deep.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 06:57:39 am by Grumpy »
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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 07:31:18 am »
Ok, thanks.
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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 05:11:34 pm »
I get a numb arse after only a short time due to tail bone pressure with the stock saddle too. My Vstrom had a custom seat by a bloke called Tony Archer and that was superb. Looks like I need to give him a call...

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Re: A cheap(ish) answer to my stock seat numb bum.
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 12:29:46 am »
I get a numb arse after only a short time due to tail bone pressure with the stock saddle too. My Vstrom had a custom seat by a bloke called Tony Archer and that was superb. Looks like I need to give him a call...

 ::026:: That's the same guy that made my custom seat for my old V Strom too. Great seat.
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