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so i just took my first long ride on the rc...

And my ass is about to fall off! this stock seat HAS to go lol. The riding position for me on the rc isn't to bad, maybe because I'm 5'5", but this seat feels like concrete after about 45min. I just got my rc earlier this week and I luv it so far. The comfort is my only gripe right now, but I think a nice seat will suffice. I've had a corbin on my tl1000r and it was ok..not really worth the hype. I've heard the sargeant is good, any suggestions guys?
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I hear ya man! My work commute is 1.5 hrs each way ( No traffic) I need a Chiropractor after I get off the thing. But it is still awesome!
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I hear ya man! My work commute is 1.5 hrs each way ( No traffic) I need a Chiropractor after I get off the thing. But it is still awesome!
I'm jealous, my 6.5 mile ride to work isn't enough

I feel your pain on being short, I'm 5'6". I found when I have the balls of my feet on the pegs and if I point my toes its a little more comfortable for long trips. I've been thinking about getting the stock seat repadded and cupped out, it should be cheaper then a new seat. Also some new rear sets with the pegs about an inch or so higher and most clip-ons are 1/2" - 3/4" higher then the OEM ones. After doing all that I think that it should take the body weight off th "boys" and upper thys and on to where its ment to be.

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I have a Corbin seat and it's made long distance trips much more comfortable, although note it does make you sit a tad higher. Seat's heavier than standard too.

I commute about 300km y for work once a week (Riding fairly quick) and my bum feels no pain. Rearsets are a good addition too, back + nice & high.

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I have a Corbin seat and it's made long distance trips much more comfortable, although note it does make you sit a tad higher. Seat's heavier than standard too.

I commute about 300km y for work once a week (Riding fairly quick) and my bum feels no pain. Rearsets are a good addition too, back + nice & high.
Hmm so its between corbin or sargeant. Also I have never bought rearsets ever for a bike I've owned. Part of the reason why is tht they are expensive, and also I kinda didn't know wht they were used for for awhile lol, but I'm getting more hip to them and i m pretty sure I will buy some for this bike. Now on tht note, wht are some nice affordable rearsets for the rc?
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The Sargent seat works well for me.
When it's hot, I place a Bead-rider on top of the seat.
I also use bicycling bib shorts with a nice chamois under my riding outfit.
Try a product called "Monkey Butt Powder" it will keep the sit-bone area cooler and with less irritation. Aerostitch has it.
Take a break hourly and stretch out.

You can also contact Rick Meyers Cycles in Anderson, California (rebuilt my VFR seat via a drive-in appointment) and/or his brother in Mt. Shasta, California (Russell Day Long Saddles, which is more of a touring bike gold wings etc. focused designs) and ship them the stock seat for a redo.

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I forgot tht there is a guy tht can redo stock seats near me! I'm going to go check him out first
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+1 on the monkey butt. i use the lotion and it works well. thought about ripping my seat open and redoing it myself anybody else do this?

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"Monkey Butt Powder"
That's hysterical! We bought some of that stuff as a gag gift this past Christmas. I just found out my brother in-law read the label and has been using it on his feet when he wears his work boots. He absolutely swears by it now.
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Monkey Butt is great !! I work construction and that stuff keeps me from walking like I have been riding a horse for 4 days non stop! lol
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