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Old 06-15-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Another seat question - Tailbone is takin' a hit

I've played around with some different seats on my 990 and am having a tough time getting comfortable. The main problem is my tailbone.

My 950 I owned for two weeks had a bill Mayer saddle. It was GREAT, but killed my tailbone. The stock 990 is ok, but is really hard on my tailbone.

I'm currently running my friend's Corbin and its pretty good. Has a little pressure on my tailbone, tho. Gettin' close.

I have an idea to lay a gel pad on the sit area of the corbin like this ( http://www.luimoto.com/?p=327 ) and then have my local jet ski upholstery shop cover the whole seat with some of that fake suede material. Obviously, they'd have to stitch around the pad, not through it.

Another pad product is this : https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen...prd/450844.sku

Does anyone see a problem with this idea? Please let me know if you all think this will alleviate tailbone issues for long seated slab sections.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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My Seatconcepts works pretty good for me, but nothing is as good as my Russell Daylong. I can ride it forever. The gel seats I had didn't really help me.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need a Saddlemen Adventure Track Seat
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Do you have bar risers? I had a similar issue with my 950 and removing 25mm bar risers solved the issue. The higher bars were causing me to sit too upright. Have someone take a picture of you sitting on the bike from the side. It may be a posture issue, not a seat issue.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #5
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Bomose, I'll look into those

The saddleman with the relief down the middle looks promising.

No bar risers currently, but its very possible my posture is causing this.

I don't want to jump straight into a new seat YET. This Corbin is CLOSE. Only my tailbone hurts, and just a little, too.

I was hoping a slight mod to the tailbone area would fix te issue.

In the meantime I'll look at the posture issue. When I can, I'll post a side view of me sitting on it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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Grant I had the guy from Seat concepts make me a seat for my KLR at his shop. (It's on your way home from LA in the Riverside area). While there getting the seat done he cut out a tailbone channel and put in a softer type foam that you don't really even feel.. His seat only cost $160 if you provide the seat pan. I have heard the Airhawks work great also. I broke my tailbone over 7 years ago on a high speed wheelie over. Not fun. I feel your pain.. That's why this Rick Mayer saddle that's on the bike you sold me will most likely be gone fairly soon. I may try the seat concepts again..
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:52 PM   #7
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Thumb Gel

gel really works for me, another 150 miles at least!
I have a Seat comcepts + a loose pad from Cycle gear for 80 bucks , works a charm.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:01 PM   #8
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The blue stuff is from last time i made some adjustments. Just try cutting some material away from where you feel the pain. Start with small cuts and work from there.

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Old 06-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #9
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I might give that a try.........maybe get surgical.

I'm still considering buying a gel pad to throw where the tailbone is. If it works, then I'd have Jettrim sew on some of that fake suede stuff.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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Just bought a KTM gel seat from an inmate, and it is really comfortable-- no pressure points at all. I have yet to test it on a long-distance ride, but on my 35-mile ride to work I can really feel a difference over both the stock seat and my Renazco.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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Thx nail head. My coworker has his 990 at work now with a ktm gel.

The static sit test is yielding a positive outcome, but I'll have to borrow it for a long ride before I go that route.

It seems very comfy, tho.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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Could be an issue

Not that gel could be the answer to your tailbone issue but keep in mind that gel, a black cover and extreme sunlite start another debate.

The heat generated gel becomes a detriment for Johnson & twins and is a whole new issue a friend of mine found was not the way to go, although he stated the pain w/ his tailbone was no longer an issue but"hot nuts kabob" was a whole new level of pain
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:22 AM   #13
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Great Product, just be aware it raise's the seat height about a inch or so.
http://www.ktmtwins.com/original-airhawk-seat-cushion
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #14
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Talking Gel

It does get a mite hot in the sun, cover it with whatever or if it's a pad take it off.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #15
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BELSTAFF is on to the correct answer(in my opinion).

My seat startet out as a gel thingy. Even riding in the Scandinavian mild summer it became insane hot.
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