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Old 06-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #1591
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:43 PM   #1592
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Anyone out there want to chime in and answer one question?

Good.

For those that have ridden the pre-08 model KLR, and the 08 model, is the new seat THAT much more comfortable?

I see fewer pics of folks with all the different type of seat pads with the newer bikes....

If it is that great, I may have to post an add in the flea market section for anyone wanting to sell their 2008 seat!!!

I need something better... First day, fine! Second day, alright this is getting a bit uncomfortable, thank doG for the twisties... Third day, not even twisties can take my mind away from the agonony that is my butt!!! IT HURTS!!!!

Thanks...

PS., don't like the look of most of the aftermarkets, I just want something a little more firm, not dished or anything...
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:49 PM   #1593
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Anyone out there want to chime in and answer one question?

Good.

For those that have ridden the pre-08 model KLR, and the 08 model, is the new seat THAT much more comfortable?

I see fewer pics of folks with all the different type of seat pads with the newer bikes....

If it is that great, I may have to post an add in the flea market section for anyone wanting to sell their 2008 seat!!!

I need something better... First day, fine! Second day, alright this is getting a bit uncomfortable, thank doG for the twisties... Third day, not even twisties can take my mind away from the agonony that is my butt!!! IT HURTS!!!!

Thanks...

PS., don't like the look of most of the aftermarkets, I just want something a little more firm, not dished or anything...
Sure. I'll answer your question with a question. What are you wearing when you ride? Be specific.

FWIW, I like the Alaskan Leather on my seat. Can ride for days with it.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:06 PM   #1594
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Sure. I'll answer your question with a question. What are you wearing when you ride? Be specific.

FWIW, I like the Alaskan Leather on my seat. Can ride for days with it.
Boxers (cotton), athletic type shorts (polyester I guess), and Olympia Ranger pants.... I am looking at various cycling shorts, but I don't know if that is going to "solve" this problem.

I have a "long" trip comming up (Maryland to Maine) and will probably have the cycling shorts then...

Alaskan Leather Sheep skin right? Is it the thickness that helps?? What?? I am looking at them, just not sure of the size. I don't want to have issues when I do get off road and having to stand up on the pegs....
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #1595
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Took my KLR out to play



Don't know if it has been posted before but here is a picture of my carrier setup for the KLR. It is mounted to a 2002 GMC envoy. Both hitch and carrier are rated to 400Lbs and I made sure to be almost empty on the gas in the KLR just in case. The haul was 550 miles each way and it was without incident. The front end of the truck felt a bit lighter and my gas mileage dropped about 2.0 MPG but it sure beats a trailer.

Once there the KLR was put to good use!
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:23 PM   #1596
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Boxers (cotton), athletic type shorts (polyester I guess), and Olympia Ranger pants.... I am looking at various cycling shorts, but I don't know if that is going to "solve" this problem.

I have a "long" trip comming up (Maryland to Maine) and will probably have the cycling shorts then...

Alaskan Leather Sheep skin right? Is it the thickness that helps?? What?? I am looking at them, just not sure of the size. I don't want to have issues when I do get off road and having to stand up on the pegs....
Personally, I'd lose the cotton. Biking shorts (synthetic) with no seams in bad places are good.

Yes on the Alaska Leather sheepskin. Not so much the thickness as the breathability, IMO. Their website will walk you through the sizing. I haven't had any issues with it 'off road'. YMMV.

Powder isn't a bad thing either.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #1597
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Personally, I'd lose the cotton. Biking shorts (synthetic) with no seams in bad places are good.

Yes on the Alaska Leather sheepskin. Not so much the thickness as the breathability, IMO. Their website will walk you through the sizing. I haven't had any issues with it 'off road'. YMMV.

Powder isn't a bad thing either.
Thanks.. Appreciate the info. I knew about the shorts vs. boxers.. I have a few pair of "athletic" compression type shorts....
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #1598
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:57 PM   #1599
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Rainmaster that looks very nice!!! now i want an suv like yours, already have the bike

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:14 PM   #1600
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:05 PM   #1601
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Boxers (cotton), athletic type shorts (polyester I guess), and Olympia Ranger pants.... I am looking at various cycling shorts, but I don't know if that is going to "solve" this problem.

I have a "long" trip comming up (Maryland to Maine) and will probably have the cycling shorts then...

Alaskan Leather Sheep skin right? Is it the thickness that helps?? What?? I am looking at them, just not sure of the size. I don't want to have issues when I do get off road and having to stand up on the pegs....
The cycling shorts are the answer. I couldn't do more than 200 miles on the Hyper without them. I have the Corbin Dished seat on the KLR and it rubs my bony ass the wrong way after 300-400 miles but with the bike shorts I've done 800 miles without issue in a day.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:40 AM   #1602
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:08 PM   #1603
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #1604
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This is the Rim Road FR 300 (my guess)

Just north of Payson...great ride.

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Where in AZ is this? Looks like a nice ride!
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:51 PM   #1605
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