I too, find the stock seat to be hugely uncomfortable. Last weekend I went for a little 250 mile ride and halfway through it I was in agony. Love the bike but hate the seat. Fortunately, I live close enough to Bill Mayer Saddles to do a ride in and have my seat custom fitted to me. Cost is in line with other aftermarket/custom seats, so I thought I'd give it a try. I have an appointment for next week and I will definitely report on how well it works.