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Old 06-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #16
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maybe have her wear a Camelbak forward...or a backpack up front...or something else large and puffy in the front?
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:28 AM   #17
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My wife and I did our first 1200 mile ride last Fall. She doesn't have the sliding down problem, but does get a sore butt. As the day goes on our rest stops get closer. Which is good for me because I get sore from the stock seat too. It does help with padded bike shorts.

I don't have the R model and the seat doesn't slope as much as the R does. Maybe see if you can find a stock used to see if that helps. I wish last fall I would have got on the waiting list for a custom seat. I should do it now so I can send in my seat in the off season to get built.

I think I will give an Airhawk a try for the misses can't hurt.

Can you post some pictures of the Renazco Ergo seat? I can't find any info on them.


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Old 06-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #18
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Thank you for all your help! I will get the bike out and take some pics. I never noticed the difference in seat profiles between the R and the other 990's. I am going to get an Airhawk. I am thinking I could even put a wedge of foam under the front of it when necessary, then take it off when she is not with me.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #19
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I did my own because every one I saw had a slope. I took a spare seat foam and put it on top of the old so it would be flat. It is also extra thick for her. Mama likes it, though I need to work on my part.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:53 AM   #20
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I bought an ST1100 to make Momma happy. Nothing I tried on the 950 worked. Its one weakness is 2-up riding. It sucks for that. That ought to stir things up a bit.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:41 AM   #21
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These fellows can take care of you and your spouse:

Fisher Seats

Wide and flat as you want it. Narrow twist at the front, perfect place to stuff yer knees when you stand. Plenty of cover choices. Call'em and tell'em what you want.

I had a Renazco, an excellent saddle, but Fishers are different and better for my purpose. And outstanding.

Hmm, reckon I'll have to take a picture.

Let me know if you'd like to chat.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #22
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I had a Bill Meyers replica made for me.

Made sure the rear seat was almost level so no sliding and a bit wider from stock, close to 1/2" each side. Works great if your mama is not too short. Otherwise wide saddle messes up wit passenger's legs ergo.

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Old 06-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #23
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Thanks again for all the suggestions. I picked up a large pillion Airhawk today. I am hoping that will solve the be continued!

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #24
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So is Mama happy now?

Did the Airhawk work out? I have been thinking of getting one for the misses.

I watched some of the videos on the Airhawk website. One guy said it was the best thing he has bought for his bike "Even better than all the chrome". Hard to beat that for an endorsement.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #25
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We use airhawks for long two-up rides on the 950, and it works great for us. I place a small towel (folded) under the leading edge of the pillion airhawk in effort to level out the seat angle. If you don't do anything to eliminate the rear seat angle, you S.O. will not be happy with the airhawk....and remember, they need very little air to be effective, don't over inflate.

My justification for the cost of the airhawk (dem' SOB's are not cheap!) is that we can use them for two up on the 950, and we can also use them indiviually on our smaller bikes (DRZ400s & XT225) when slabbing for longer distances.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #26
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Does anyone else find a thread titled "Mama ain't happy" by an inmate named "pussboy" hilarious?

Yes , I did find it funny!!!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #27
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I have been taking my friend for some longer rides on a 950. She bought herself a 'Butty Buddy' and is thrilled with it. We just got back from a 1500 mile ride and she said she was ready to go again.It was about $150. After the first adjustment, you just set it on the seat and hook two clips. Takes only a moment.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #28
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I have 4 seats for my 990 ADV and 950 ADV.

My wife likes the Renazco and the Mr Ed's Moto just fine.

We did 12,000 miles in 40 days on the Renazco and many 700 mile plus days on the Mr Ed's Moto.

None of the seats I own are as good as the Sargent on my GSA. Even the Sargent I had custom made for my KTM sucks.

I think passenger seats work better when the front of their seating area is slightly higher than the back.

Matter of fact, I think, for touring, the same is true for the riders seat.

Renazco comes the closest it is flat from stem to stern.

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:43 AM   #29
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The R slope would definitely have to go, but in Oz I always used a sheepskin (no naughty comments please, that's New Zealand that has 6 sheep to every guy, not Australia).
The sheepskins were died black and the wool was about 2.5" long, not the close-shorn type you usually find in the States. Were about $50, extreme comfort, cool on hot days, water absorbent (take it off when it rains!) and somehow mildly arousing....oh...did I say that out loud?!
Never have found a source for them here in the US.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:47 AM   #30
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The suede would not have worked well for me anyways as a commute 100 miles a day/ rain or shine.

The suede can get wet, and works much better than vinyl.( Horses do stand in the rain )
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