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dennislp
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seats

Postby dennislp » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:52 pm



have had some health problems this summer. the problem is I have lost a lot of weight down to under 130 went 120 miles on 1500 yesterday .backside hurt bad. short of spending a lot of money already use lambs wool pad and foam are there any good pads or anything out that might help. I like rides around 300miles and up now I don't want to leave town



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bdukes
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Re: seats

Postby bdukes » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:28 pm

Here is something i found on anouther site.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -pads.html

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Re: seats

Postby bstig60 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:36 pm

Check with Russell in Lake Shasta City, CA. They do custom seats and covers.. I have a seat that has a a Velour panel with diamond quilting. It is the most comfortable seat I have ever ridden. No sore bottom or sweating. I have ridden it 700 miles in a day without any discomfort. Here is their website. https://www.day-long.com/
Bill

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Re: seats

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:39 am

I had my friends 1500 wing last weekend, his wing has a stock seat which I found to be very uncomfortable. I have a saddleman on my 1500 wing and its a much better seat than the stock seat, we both have drivers backrest
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Re: seats

Postby yamaha96 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:42 am

I also have a saddleman seat and i have a back rest, the seat came on my wing, i have never rode on a stock seat, but i also use an air hawk cushion, i can ride comfortable all day, don't sweat, and the air hawk does not get hot when setting in the sunshine, i would buy another one of these, love it,your Va. friend,Mike

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Re: seats

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:31 am

I do not have a "iron butt" and suffer after just 100 miles on every variation of seating avaiable and customizing I could come up with.
This was on multiple bikes over the last 20+ years.
I can't believe it took that long to figure it out.......

On the bike,all my upper weight (I'm at 180) is right on my arse end.
When I drive the truck,that weight,or a good portion of it is spread almost half way to the back of my knees.A regular seat.
Using the same bike seat,as I get settled into the drive,I positioned the foot rests a bit lower and foreward than normal...I actually can feel some weight come off my arse an it move to my legs.Just a bit of weight distribution was all that was needed.
Spread the weight out as far as possible....what a relief that was.Now a tank to tank drive isn't a bother.
No change in the seat.Its original....maybe a new one would help even more.

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Re: seats

Postby minimac » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:45 am

I have used the bike inner tube and found it to be really comfortable once I got the air pressure right. For me, it was just enough pressure to barely keep the "bottom" of my backside off of the seat. The problem was finding a proper cover for it, which I never did. I now use a tube from my garden tractor. It's smaller and round, but was easy to cover and it works well for me. I've also heard of guys using those- don't laugh- hemorrhoid "donuts" successfully.

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Re: seats

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:50 pm

dennislp wrote:have had some health problems this summer. the problem is I have lost a lot of weight down to under 130 went 120 miles on 1500 yesterday .backside hurt bad. short of spending a lot of money already use lambs wool pad and foam are there any good pads or anything out that might help. I like rides around 300miles and up now I don't want to leave town


The Air Hawk Pad is the one pad that seems to get universally excellent reviews from people suffering from these sorts of problems.




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