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Old 05-22-2013, 03:25 AM   #11326
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Well I passed the permit test and only missing 2 questions. Put about 10 miles on it today getting used to riding again. Still not liking the seat and have to buy a new helmet tomorrow. Mine is getting old and the foam fell apart getting into my eyes. If I can't find what I want here I may ride up to revsport later this week since it looks like they have a good selection of stuff like that.
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Don't like the DRZ seat after only 10 miles? You bought a dirt bike. Don't be a pansy, muscleman. Perhaps a Harley Ultra Classic or Honda Goldwing would be more your style. :)
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #11327
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I had a Suzuki gel seat for a while. I HATED it. I found the stock seat to be way more comfortable. Still, after about 2 hours, I'm standing up and squirming all over it. TooSlo just got a seat concepts for his KTM and it feels really nice.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #11328
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seat on my 300 is a seat concept seat. i just did two 100 mile dual sport rides with each being 80% singletrack. i never thought about my ass being sore on either ride.

i guess that bodes well for the seat...
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:58 AM   #11329
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #11330
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Finally getting around to posting some pics from Sundays ride hope everyone enjoys.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:33 AM   #11331
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Don't like the DRZ seat after only 10 miles? You bought a dirt bike. Don't be a pansy, muscleman. Perhaps a Harley Ultra Classic or Honda Goldwing would be more your style. :)

Actually regular dirt bike seats are more comfortable for me since they are narrower.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #11332
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Actually regular dirt bike seats are more comfortable for me since they are narrower.


You could always try this


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Old 05-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #11333
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DRZ 400sm...

Somebody just bought a sweet DRZ 400SM on the Indy craigslist.

Not me but I know who!
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #11334
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Well I passed the permit test and only missing 2 questions. Put about 10 miles on it today getting used to riding again. Still not liking the seat and have to buy a new helmet tomorrow. Mine is getting old and the foam fell apart getting into my eyes. If I can't find what I want here I may ride up to revsport later this week since it looks like they have a good selection of stuff like that.
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Oh don't feel bad. The seat is usually the first thing people change on any bike. ;) I also have a seat concepts and like it very much. ;)
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #11335
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Well I passed the permit test and only missing 2 questions. Put about 10 miles on it today getting used to riding again. Still not liking the seat and have to buy a new helmet tomorrow. Mine is getting old and the foam fell apart getting into my eyes. If I can't find what I want here I may ride up to revsport later this week since it looks like they have a good selection of stuff like that.
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Before anyone messes with seats, I recommend you change your pants. Start with tri-athlete shorts for base wear. I use https://runnersstop.com/item/156051 they are very lightly padded but most important have smooth seams. Any other base layer causes me discomfort.

I am using stock seats on my road bicycle and all my motorcycles with little discomfort, even when I spend over 7 hours in the saddle.

For hot weather, it's just the tri short and Olympia mesh pant with armor. When it's a bit cooler, I add guide pants http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...s.cgi?i=445907 for a layer. In cold weather or rain, I add the Olympia's liner.

Works for me, something to consider.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #11336
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Well I passed the permit test and only missing 2 questions. Put about 10 miles on it today getting used to riding again. Still not liking the seat and have to buy a new helmet tomorrow. Mine is getting old and the foam fell apart getting into my eyes. If I can't find what I want here I may ride up to revsport later this week since it looks like they have a good selection of stuff like that.
Life is good.
It's already got a Seat Concepts seat on it... Sorry man, that's about as good as it gets!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #11337
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Before anyone messes with seats, I recommend you change your pants. Start with tri-athlete shorts for base wear. I use https://runnersstop.com/item/156051 they are very lightly padded but most important have smooth seams. Any other base layer causes me discomfort.

I am using stock seats on my road bicycle and all my motorcycles with little discomfort, even when I spend over 7 hours in the saddle.

For hot weather, it's just the tri short and Olympia mesh pant with armor. When it's a bit cooler, I add guide pants http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...s.cgi?i=445907 for a layer. In cold weather or rain, I add the Olympia's liner.

Works for me, something to consider.
This is comfy on the ass it's just wide and digs in the inside of my legs.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #11338
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Well I passed the permit test and only missing 2 questions. Put about 10 miles on it today getting used to riding again. Still not liking the seat and have to buy a new helmet tomorrow. Mine is getting old and the foam fell apart getting into my eyes. If I can't find what I want here I may ride up to revsport later this week since it looks like they have a good selection of stuff like that.
Life is good.
If you are getting foam dropping from your helmet, saying its getting old is like saying Kim Kardashian may have a big butt. Go checkout revsport. Nathan (AC909 on this forum) is da man up there. Great with answering question I may have. Although anyone there could help you.

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:34 PM   #11339
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I need to get my wife to sew me a new seat cover anyway, so I'm adding some cush for the tush http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/modify_2.htm Nothing radical like they do, but I want to hack off the unused back 25% and make it a bit thicker. Good information on that site for the DIY types. With an old SP, it's either DIY or nothin' Gotta finish some suspension work first. Waiting on a bearing for the front, and for my lazy ass to make some bushin's and do some testing on the back. Lots to do...
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #11340
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Looking for some tire advice...

Heading out to ride the UTBDR in June on my 2003 KTM 640 Adventure. I'll be riding for 9 days with a buddy and camping most nights. The bike will be loaded. It will be equipped with a Rekluse clutch by the time I leave on the trip.

I currently have a set of Pirelli MT 90 Scorpions on the bike that replaced a set of Mefo Super Explorers.

The Mefos wore like iron on the bike, but when I went to replace them I had purchased a Husqvarna TE 310, which I now use off road, so I decided a bit more tame of a tire would be the better option for the 640.

However, now that I have this trip planned to Utah, I am wondering if I should opt for a more knobby-based tire for the trip...

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Any experience with the MT 90's in sandy terrain?
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