Gl 1800 Seat


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hebert3007
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Gl 1800 Seat

Post by hebert3007 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 pm



I have a gl 1800 2010 I do not like after 50 miles it just uncomfortable. My old 1500 could go 200 or 300 miles with no problem. I have air Hawk it helps with out spending $1000 for some custom seat that you can't test. First any one have solution or just suffer with it?



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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by themainviking » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:55 am

Solutions - get you some better underwear, and no, I am not joking. https://ldcomfort.com/Moisture.html These will help a lot if your problem is Monkey Butt.

Secondly If your problem is cramping, you need to be able to stretch out a bit, and that would require highway pegs. If you have them already, ignore this.

And thirdly, you may have to invest the $1000 in a seat. I have an Ultimate seat and could not be happier. I hated the stock seat from the git go. I was good for no more than a hundred miles, and rest, then 50 and rest, and so on. With my Ultimate seat, I can do thousand mile days, although I do not any longer. Suffice to say, I am good for the whole day, and ready the next day to do it again. Other companies make seats, but I have no experience with any but Ultimate and Corbin. I hated Corbin, but that is just me. Others love them.

All that said, I think the least costly experiment would be the LD Comfort underwear. Get a pair and decide for yourself. Other companies make these as well, but my only experience is with LD Comfort.
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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by Justin K. » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:23 pm

hebert3007 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 pm
I have a gl 1800 2010 I do not like after 50 miles it just uncomfortable. My old 1500 could go 200 or 300 miles with no problem. I have air Hawk it helps with out spending $1000 for some custom seat that you can't test. First any one have solution or just suffer with it?
No need to suffer. Have your stock seat fixed. Worked for me and everyone I know that has had it done.
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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by MikeB » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Try the Bead Rider beaded seat cover. http://www.beadrider.com/shop/classic-s ... seat-only/
I've been using one on each of my Wings for about three years now. Big difference in comfort, especially in hot weather.
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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by hebert3007 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:41 pm

Thanks Jastin K and Mike B thank for your reply. To everyone else keeping coming.

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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:49 pm

Lots of people swear by them (myself included), some people hate them, but I have gone over 19 hours straight on my Corbin seat and could have gone longer if not for overall fatigue (and the fact that I arrived at my destination).

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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by C-dub » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:48 pm

You don't have to suffer with it, but with only 50 miles on it I wouldn't give up just yet. I have read that some folks think it takes nearly 1k miles to break it in. I'm not sure if that is for our butt to get used to the seat or the other way around. However, I didn't really find a comfortable position for me until a little over 800 miles. I now have a almost 3k on mine and the longest ride so far is only 300 miles. I had no trouble with numb butt.

My issue is with the twig and berries. Sometimes they're getting squished and I have to make adjustments on the fly. (no pun intended) Now I'm wondering if a different seat might solve that issue.
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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by MikeB » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:39 pm

C-dub wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:48 pm
You don't have to suffer with it, but with only 50 miles on it I wouldn't give up just yet. I have read that some folks think it takes nearly 1k miles to break it in. I'm not sure if that is for our butt to get used to the seat or the other way around. However, I didn't really find a comfortable position for me until a little over 800 miles. I now have a almost 3k on mine and the longest ride so far is only 300 miles. I had no trouble with numb butt.

My issue is with the twig and berries. Sometimes they're getting squished and I have to make adjustments on the fly. (no pun intended) Now I'm wondering if a different seat might solve that issue.
I had the same issue. That is why I went to the beaded seat cover. 20,000 miles on the GL1500 and 35,000 miles on the GL1800 and no more issues now with discomfort.

At about $40 a copy, it was the most reasonable way to go. And, if it is not something that agrees with where the person meets the saddle, it is not a major hit to the wallet to take it off and give it away or throw it in the trash. In 2012 I bought a used Ultimate Midrider seat for my GL1800 and I didn't care for the feel. Paid $335 for it. It is in a box in the attic now.

The beaded seat was the way to go for me.
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Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Post by toanogreen » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:54 pm

I'm sure you don't want to spend the money, but I too have the Ultimate Seat. LOVE IT! Fortunately, I got a pretty good deal on an eBay resale.



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