Seat comfort


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Scooter363y
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Re: Seat comfort

Post by Scooter363y » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:40 pm



I have had Corbin seats on several bikes in the past. I must have been out of touch for the past 10 years. The seat I ordered for my BMW r100rt was about $350. Now after researching the website a goldwing seat with matching backrest is about $1,200 I just gotta say whoa. I cannot justify that kind of expense. I am using an old tip from customers from my time working at the BMW dealership. I have a sheepskin that I throw over my seat. This seems to help out a lot.

While working at the BMW shop I heard many remedies for uncomfortable/long seat times. Some are really weird and funny. Never heard of the "monkey butt " thing before. Gave me a laugh for a while. Now I see the powder in the stores. Baby powder with cornstarch works for me. That was one of the more normal cures that I heard.

Can't wait to get my bike out and go riding!
Have fun and be safe!

Scooter



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Re: Seat comfort

Post by wingpilot08 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:59 am

For me, the last 20 years or so I have been using wooden beads on the seat...it does prevent the "monkey butt" and really is (to me) comfortable. I see now that someone has come out with ceramic beads, sounds interesting, but a bit more pricy! I did try a sheepskin, but wasn't impressed. Powder in the summer really does help!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 50,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Re: Seat comfort

Post by Scooter363y » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:28 am

I don't know much about "monkey butt" when I used to ride a lot at the end of the day I sometimes would have a case of "dragon ass". Where at the end of a long day my ass was draggin.

Not confined to two wheeled adventures sometimes after a long day at work too!

Ride safe n have fun
Scooter

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Re: Seat comfort

Post by wingpilot08 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:24 pm

Scooter363y wrote:I don't know much about "monkey butt" when I used to ride a lot at the end of the day I sometimes would have a case of "dragon ass". Where at the end of a long day my ass was draggin.
Scooter
To define "Monkey Butt"...I would have to say it is when riding in the warmer days that you begin to sweat and your undergarment tend to stick to your skin and then begin to bind and cut into you. Not a very confortable feeling...and surprisingly removing under garments really doesn't help! :roll: . The wooden bead allow cooler air to circulate in the neather regions and provide a cooling effect!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 50,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Re: Seat comfort

Post by MikeB » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:45 pm

The wooden/ceramic beads are the way to go. I have a beaded seat cover on both my bikes. Great inexpensive way to get a comfortable ride.
http://www.beadrider.com/
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Re: Seat comfort

Post by mekovach » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:24 pm

As far as seat comfort goes, I've heard and can attest to the fact that Goldwing seats are NOT all that comfortable! I got a aftermarket Corbin seat and find it amazingly much more comfortable. The OEM seat just does not have the seat area an aftermarket seat does, or at least a Corbin seat. They're expensive but worth it. Corbin will taylor-fit a seat to your back side. If the Corbin seat you get needs any more padding to add to your comfort, anywhere, they will add the padding to your specifications at no extra cost. Check them out.

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Re: Seat comfort

Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:40 pm

I might be a little upset by all this. I mean, to discover that my tuchus might only be very average since I don't seem to have any issues with the stock seat. And my wife also thinks the pillion seat is very comfortable. And here all this time I thought mine nor my wife's tuchus' were no where near average. :roll:


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