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Pain in the butt! (seriously....)

Hi Guys,

I'm up to 1100 kms on my Versys, and I love the bike with a couple exceptions. The dealer is going to resolve a couple of them, but I need to draw on everyone else's experience for the other issue.

After riding the bike for about 40-50 mins, I start getting an ache right at the base of my spine (where it meets the tailbone) After anything over 2 hrs, it starts being painful to lift my leg back over the bike after taking a break.

Is this a seat issue? If yes, then that is something that is easy to fix - Grab a Corbin or what ever.

Does anyone have experience with this issue?


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Look around on here, there are a lot of threads on the seat. It is a common problem. There are some do it yourself solutions and several good professional upgrades. Or you could get a Corbin.

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I'm glad to hear it's common - I'm going to email Baldwin to see what they can offer as I'd like a bit more legroom too. (at 6'3)

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Same issue here. I got a roho airhawk seat cushion. Im good for two or three hours in the saddle. Less than $150 delivered.
Surely beats $600 on custom saddle.
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Trying to solve another issue, I also went Airhawk (the II serie) and it almost solve both issue, one increase the seat/peg relation and second, all those issue with the seat (foward slope, harshness ...)

Let's say I'm %75 satisfied ... need to work on it to get to %100


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Not a joke....Not kidding around....just concerned, so here we go.

I'm not a medical professional by any stretch of the imagination but you might want to consult a Doctor....my Phd/RN sweetheart thinks you may have damaged your tailbone somewhere down the line without being aware of it and the bike is aggravating it.
A few seconds of X-rays couldn't hurt. better safe than sorry.
Just a thought.....

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Not a joke....Not kidding around....just concerned, so here we go.

I'm not a medical professional by any stretch of the imagination but you might want to consult a Doctor....my Phd/RN sweetheart thinks you may have damaged your tailbone somewhere down the line without being aware of it and the bike is aggravating it.
A few seconds of X-rays couldn't hurt. better safe than sorry.
Just a thought.....

Be well.
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Another short cut is to get a Kidney Belt and try it a few days. If it helps and the pain is gone then its better to get the medical test done as it proves that you got some back problem without your knowing.


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Same issue here. I got a roho airhawk seat cushion. Im good for two or three hours in the saddle. Less than $150 delivered.
Surely beats $600 on custom saddle.
What size for the Versys?

They are cheaper on Ebay UK thank on their own website, might try one.
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i've had some parts shipped from the UK to repair my 907ie Ducati (had an accident with it in March) - out of 4 orders, 3 showed up, the last lost. My buddy in London, UK didn't insure, so i'm out of luck.....

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.my Phd/RN sweetheart thinks you may have damaged your tailbone somewhere down the line without being aware of it and the bike is aggravating it.
Thank you for your concern - I had a riding accident in March which resulted in a broken elbow (thank god it was non-displaced) I was checked out quite thoroughly then, so I imagine it is only to do with the seat. But if the problem continues, I'm going to get it looked at.

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What size for the Versys?

They are cheaper on Ebay UK thank on their own website, might try one.
I have the "touring" 14" x 15" and it's a bit small but does the job
I don't think that a bigger one would fit

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