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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Seat isn't comfortable - best solution?
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2012, 04:22:25 pm »
So where does your butt hurt?  The Ischial Tuberosities (dual butt bones); the coccyx (tail bone); backs of thighs; the crease between thigh and cheek; all the above; somewhere else?
We have so many different sized and shaped riders that it seems if we could decide which seats help with which pain this discussion would be more helpful?
 Maybe a new thread with a Poll?

.....I have pressure points on the backs of my legs. In 20 mins I am ready to get off of the bike!
  That's where mine was on the stock seat, turned out it was my FOTL tighty-whiteys causing the pain.
So far 9 hour (actually in the saddle time) days are my limit using the stock seat, no undies, and if it's hot then a bead seat for air flow.
I would like to be able to put multiple 9 hour days back to back, but right now 2 days is it, tops.
I'm squirming after the first four hours so I'm still in search of a better seat, but I only want to buy one, not several. I thought I might experiment
with a home made connie version of sweet cheeks.
If that helps, maybe it will help me decide between a Russel or a Baldwin. Then again maybe I'll end up with multiple seats and less money. ::) :truce:

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Re: Seat isn't comfortable - best solution?
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2012, 04:39:07 am »
So where does your butt hurt?


It is MAINLY the back of my legs that are killing me! Secondly pain is the Jewels..... The seat was still pushing me forward. 

I met with Loren (http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/) today. Very nice! Talked for quite a while about seats and motorcycles. Very knowledgeable! He showed me what was happening with my seat and why it was hurting! He sat on it a few times and actually thought it was almost as bad as stock. It (the seat) could be better if they had stapled the leather cover on properly. I had not noticed it until he pointed it out that at the slope the leather was pulled forward too tight and made a trampoline pushing me into the tank.

Secondly, I was able to sit on his bike and compare seats. (he has a very nice bike!) The seat that is on his bike is wider giving me MORE support on my butt and thighs. ALSO, his seat is flatter then mine which does not push me forward. There is less slope on the back of his seat. All in all, MUCH more comfortable!

We went in depth with the different foams and gels pads that he has and what he would recommend for my size and weight. He was very helpful! I felt bad that he was spending soo much time with me! Keeping him from his work and family. But we just kept talking about the different things!

For everyone's info, here are my specks: 6' to 6'1". 34-36 inseam. 240lbs

I have only knowledge between the stock seat and the Rich's seat. And now the Baldwin seat. (only sitting on it for a few min) I would recommend the Baldwin to anyone! With customer support that I have witnessed today, I would recommend him to just about anyone! I have no knowledge of the Russel seat, so I can not say one way or another with it!

Hopefully he will chime in and explain more that was happening with my seat. The only thing I can complain about is the wait time! I am on a waiting list that is a mile long! But, that just means a lot of people think the same as I do!

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Re: Seat isn't comfortable - best solution?
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2012, 12:01:31 pm »
Loren's customer service ability is exceeded only by the quality of his physical work...  He's fantastic to work with via email and over the phone without ever meeting him as he is in person.  There is simply no better customer service experience better than what you receive from Baldwin.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2012, 10:39:10 am by Necron99 »

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Re: Seat isn't comfortable - best solution?
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2012, 09:42:59 am »
I shaved my own stock seat and put the cover back on. I shaved so it is now flat front to back and has a bit of a dish to it at the back. I took about an inch and a half of foam out of it and it is way more comfortable than stock. I also bought an air hawk cruiser small for my PA trip. My butt was truly comfortable for the trip which is a first for me on any motorcycle. Even with out the air hawk the shaved seat is way better than stock and perfect for running around town and taking short day jaunts.
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Re: Seat isn't comfortable - best solution?
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2012, 12:16:01 pm »
I have replace my stock saddle with a Bradley touring saddle. What a world of deference. Got it in on Friday, on Saturday the wife and I did about 300 miles. It was great. Ready for a coast to coast ride now. :))

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Re: Seat isn't comfortable - best solution?
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2012, 02:42:19 pm »
I have replace my stock saddle with a Baldwin touring saddle. What a world of deference. Got it in on Friday, on Saturday the wife and I did about 300 miles. It was great. Ready for a coast to coast ride now. :))

Cwo2mustang, spell check correction for you....LOL   ;)  You will have these poor guys searching the internet until the cows come home looking for a Bradley seat.
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