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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Pain in the Arse!

I know the seat is a common issue for many riders with the Versys, especially on long trips. For me it is a literal pain in the arse! 20 mins and I have to stand to take the numbness away. But as I begrudge spending around 20,000 Thai baht, about 600 Dollars on a seat in Thailand, I wondered if anyone had tried a decent pair of padded cycling shorts under their pants.


Well I'm going to give it a whirl, and the pain will surely be far less than spending a ****-load on a seat!
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I used a Airhawk seat cushion.
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Haven't tried cycling shorts on a motorcycle but I can say that a good pair of padded cycling shorts work wonders in making a bicycle saddle more comfortable, especially shorts with a gel pad. And even a very good pair of cycling shorts will cost a lot less than 20,000 baht!

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Never heard of the the seat cushion. Decent cycle shorts 1000bht, I will giv'em a whirl first.
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I used a Airhawk seat cushion.
Me too.


Airhawk Cruiser size Medium. To use this properly, they need to be way underinflated (per manufacturer). Inflate, set on MC seat, sit on cushion, deflate until butt bone just touches the MC seat through the cushion, done.





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+1 Airhawk seat cushion
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#2 for the Airhawk (original, that is). I have the medium as picture above and just bought the wife the pillion version. They trump all aftermarket seats, although my Airhawk with combination on my Corbin is excellent.
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I tried a mates Airhawk - My Butt approves it!
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I've got me a stadium pad from Academy Sports that I throw on if I'm riding more than 30 mins (costs $6-7)). It gives me a comfortable two hours, though if I were going to ride regularly more than that, I'd pay to upgrade to a gel seat.
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+1 A.H. Best to correct slope of seat toward tank!

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I worn bicycle shorts when I was riding a Buell and for a bit on the KLR. They help BUT you have to wash them after each ride and make sure they are 100% dry before using them again. As a long time Cyclist I can tell you that you do NOT want saddle sores! Dirty and or wet short are a fast way to get them. People think they are a little sore like a pimple BUT saddle sores can go septic and put you in the hospital. I never got them bad but one of the other riders in the club did and he was sidelined for weeks.

See how much Seat Concepts would cost to ship a kit to you. Best upgrade I made to my bike.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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