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Old 06-20-2014, 11:58 AM   #1
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Wicked New 990 owner..not the usual seat question.

I am buying a 2007 990 and as a newbie touring rider I have a seat question.
I should mention that I have been riding KTMs for 20 years off-road and am familiar with the brick/ plank they provide for our butts.The bike already has a Rencazo seat so that is not the problem,I realized that the longest I have ever
Ridden seated was 200 miles so I come to my pads of the dead animal variety.I am looking for feed back on which one works the best etc.
I am actually ridding it back 800 miles so I don't have the option of working up
To the distance. Any help please. Fritz
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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I use one of these - works great and is adjustable.

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Old 06-20-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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I have an old sheepskin pad my Dad used on his Hondas back in the seventies. It's nothing special and it turns a stock seat into a workable all day solution.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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I really dig the Alaskan sheepskin, like this:,/Detail

I've always bought the sheared but my next pad may be the unsheared/shaggy.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:01 PM   #5
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I am fond of the beaded variety. Seems to keep my bum pretty dry and is more comfortable than I had anticipated. Allows for pretty good air flow down there.
The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis l'Amour 2007 KTM 990 Adv; 2002 GL1800
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:19 PM   #6
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I've spent 20 hours in the saddle on several saddles. Not on this 990 I have though. The longest I've spent in it is about half that. It is not the best, but I managed to not die and I could and did ride the next day.

I have used bicycle shorts under my gear. I don't need that. I use some UnderArmour brand bike short style now. I think the key is the synthetic.
I figure I'll probably get a different saddle once I wear this stocker out on this 2010 990R.
I do ride everyday, except most weekends I ride a bicycle instead of the motorcycle. That might have something to do with my lack of need for custom saddles or fuzzy pads.

That is not to say that there have not been horrible tortuous saddles in my past. There have. The 1974 R90/6 stock saddle had to be the worst I ever experienced up to the 1982 BMW R100RT saddle, which was worse. Then pretty much any saddle on any Kawasaki ever made. Or the stock saddle on a 1200 GS.

800 miles on the Renazco saddle should be cake. The fuel stops will provide enough rest off a stock saddle. You'll be fine.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:29 PM   #7
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If you have the buddy pegs on try the "flying squirrel". At 80-85mph you can stand on the buddy pegs and the wind on your chest takes almost all your weight off your hands. Its a good way to give your ass a few minute break. It probably is not the best thing for fuel economy if that is a concern.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:12 PM   #8
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Thank you

Lots of options,thanks for you suggestions. I know one of them will save
my bewtoks. Fritz
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