ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
waspp OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
waspp's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: East Tennessee (escaped from NY)
Oddometer: 295
seat woes

I took my first long ride on my 2011 GS and trip about 2000 miles from upstate NY to Tennessee last week and found some uncomfortable news. While I always felt the seat on GS was very comfy after several long day my bum began to feel the burn. Just wondering if anyone has had issues with their seat and what was the best solution. Last year I rode my Guzzi Quota to Texas some 4500 miles round trip and made up a small air pillow out of the inside of a wine box which actually worked well but looking for a more permanent less cobby solution. Thanks

Hal
__________________
03 Moto Guzzi rosso corsa
78 Guzzi T3 cafe
79 Moto Morini 3 1/2 sport
2011 BMW GS
2013 F650GS (the wife"s)
waspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
srpuywa
Big 'G'
 
srpuywa's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2002
Location: Puget Sound, WA
Oddometer: 417
I got a bead rider when I did a Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000 a couple weekends ago - I use it all the time
__________________
IBA 53683
09 R1200 GS ADV
srpuywa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
AKtracks
Kilted Fükengrüver
 
AKtracks's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Oddometer: 1,260
Get a Russell. I screwed around for 4 years trying to come up with something...finally broke down and ordered a Russell. Wish I would have done so right from the start and saved myself the money and agony of the other failed solutions.
__________________
'07 R1200GS

Adventure Cycleworks Providing support to the Adventure Touring Motorcyclist in Fairbanks, Alaska

-
AKtracks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
LaurelPerryOnLand
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 3,257
Before you spend BIG BUCKS on an aftermarket seat...

Try an Alaska Butt Pad.

Saved my hind quarters on a 5700 mile trip to AK.
LaurelPerryOnLand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
Effjay
Adventurer
 
Effjay's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Camarillo, CA (SoCal)
Oddometer: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaurelPerryOnLand View Post
Try an Alaska Butt Pad.

Saved my hind quarters on a 5700 mile trip to AK.
+1 (although mine is an Australian "Sheepy Hollow" solo pad)
If not already, try some inexpensive spandex bicycle shorts with synthetic chamois crotch rather than cotton drawers.
__________________
Oday ouyay eakspay igpay atinlay?
2004 R1150RT - Biarritz Blue
Effjay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
jsb223
ADV Rookie
 
jsb223's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Waco, Texas USA
Oddometer: 1,142
Stearns ATV seat cover from walmart...try it and if you don't like it sell it on flea bay...

It's gonna cost you....

$17
__________________
R1150GSA
DRZ400S
DRZ400E
jsb223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #7
JustKip
Beastly Adventurer
 
JustKip's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Fresno, CA
Oddometer: 3,537
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKtracks View Post
Get a Russell. I screwed around for 4 years trying to come up with something...finally broke down and ordered a Russell. Wish I would have done so right from the start and saved myself the money and agony of the other failed solutions.
^^THIS ^^

When you're done trying things and throwing them away, you're going to end up with the Russell for long range touring. Might as well start that way.
I did a week long, 4500 mile round trip from CA to TX in march and could have easily done more miles each day if I wasn't with other riders
JustKip is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
TuefelHunden
Studly Adventurer
 
TuefelHunden's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Oddometer: 587
Actually the stock wasn't all that bad for me but I got a Sargent anyway. It is better but not be a whole lot. Tried a gel Butt Buffer and it didn't help. There is an AirHawk 2 R waiting at home for me to try. It's got a unique design with a trench down the middle. We'll see.
__________________
Old, but not Dead
TuefelHunden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #9
'05Train
Mind is not for rent
 
'05Train's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Maryland
Oddometer: 910
Touratech LDC. Not cheap, but retains the stock look and is far better shaped and supportive.
__________________
2005 FXSTB/I
2012 FLHTCUSE7
'05Train is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
fire carl
Gnarly Adventurer
 
fire carl's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Roseburg Oregon
Oddometer: 212
if your of average size, shape and build {leg and arm length} the stock seat may work fine, after market seats usually are a litlle wider and distribute the weight over more area, but for me a custom built seat was the way to go, first set was from rick mayer in calf. for my rt it was an improvement over stock but still not great even after several refits, then in 07 i had don weber in albany oregon make seats for my gs, these were dam near perfect after 5-700 mile days i feel like i havent even been on the bike except for my knees. i was so impressed that i had him make all new seats for my rt and these were even better, it made a difference to sit on the seat as he was building it and i could tell him where each pressure point was during the build and he could easily trim or build up and area to relieve the pressure. hope this helps, i to was disapointed in bmws idea of a seat for long distance riding, looks over function.
fire carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
Haroon
RIDE for PASSION
 
Haroon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia/ Bangalore, INDIA
Oddometer: 536
I think its undoubtably Russell Day Long. Its an expensive upgrade, but it would probably be the best $600 you spend on the GS...Thousands of kms from the US, I ordered it and cant stop praising it enough for the sea change its done for my butt. YES, as Russell said it did reduce my reach to the ground since its a wider seat but its still worth every penny.

Like many others....every future bike I buy will have a Russell seat on it.
__________________
Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional

Exploring the world on 2-wheels...little at a time
RIDE for PASSION

www.rideforpassion.com

Haroon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
Raven Rider
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Mesa,AZ
Oddometer: 267
My seat is stock with the Alaskan Sheep skin which I velcro a 3/8 piece of closed cell foam (black has nitrogen bubbles) and I wear 9" under armor underwear. I did 2 days 1100 miles each way I did camp for 4 days in between the riding. I'm good to go for under $75.00
Raven Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
drsales
Wondering Why
 
drsales's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: North Coast Ohio
Oddometer: 381
http://www.bikecushion.com/

I had my existing seat modified here locally with memory foam. OK, but not for long days like my trip to Colorado/8 days and 3400 miles, hurt like a mother. I am now trying out this seat cushion and first impressions are good. I need a 400+ mile day to really see how it does. Good service and returns calls quickly. Time will tell, if I order the Russell later this year.
__________________
My boys claim everything I call mine!
2012 R1200 GSA
2004 R1150RT (Sold)
drsales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #14
Haroon
RIDE for PASSION
 
Haroon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia/ Bangalore, INDIA
Oddometer: 536
With butts one must remember, that not all butts are made the same, so one mans pleasure is another mans pain. Besides, for some a $40 underwear from LD Comfort may also solve the problem of monkey butt.....
__________________
Growing old is compulsory - growing up is optional

Exploring the world on 2-wheels...little at a time
RIDE for PASSION

www.rideforpassion.com

Haroon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 04:18 PM   #15
UAS
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Northern Utah, USA
Oddometer: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haroon View Post
With butts one must remember, that not all butts are made the same, so one mans pleasure is another mans pain. Besides, for some a $40 underwear from LD Comfort may also solve the problem of monkey butt.....
Or some bicycle shorts with built in chamois...works for me. Under riding gear of course.
__________________
2012 GSA Triple Black

UAS screwed with this post 07-09-2012 at 04:38 PM
UAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014