My stock seat was about as hard as both my 04 Adventures. I went with the factory gel and can run out a tank no problem. I don't do the slab much, I guess one of those butt pads made of shearling would cure that.
On another note...has anybody taken KTM up on the rear brake recall that is so well explained over in Orange Crush? I called my service guy and he said 04's get complete master cyclinder, 05's get a rebuild and membrane and my 06 950 SM gets just the membrane. Ward? anybody??