Well, here goes, I have been threatened by Russ and Lentil that if I don't start this thread that I may get banned from the site for life. saying that us ADVers must share tips and ideas to make it easier for everybody else. This story is to stay exclusive to ADV, only previously heard around campfires. This info could lead to complete embarrassment to myself and my immediate family. Since I started adventure riding a KLX650 I found out that I could I could only get about 250 klms under my belt before my butt started to get sore, so by the 500 klm mark I was trying to muffle screams of pain from being heard by the outside world. As you can see below the KLX650 seat is a good looking seat but not practical. Ok to go for a quick lap around an 80 klm loop in the forest once a month, but for an adventure rider, nope. The original seat foam is really dense and holds its shape well, hard as a rock. In 2009 when I rode to innamincka, I had to call into Clark rubber and buy a piece of offcut foam to try and improve my pathetic daily riding average to 500 klms, yes 500 what a joke. I got attached to that little bit of foam that I named "Mr Softy", he was good as a pillow at night and after the 250 klm mark for the day I would grab Mr softy off my luggage and sit on him for the rest of the day. We had a great relationship and spent many thousands of klms touring the outback together, until one night after a late night drinking binge at Innamincka, me and Mr Softy had a dissagreement that ended up in a drunken brawl. The next day Mr Softy and I parted company and went our own seperate ways. Here is a VERY rare pic of Mr Softy in 2009 riding shotgun.