Mama ain't happy!

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pussboy, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    These fellows can take care of you and your spouse:

    Fisher Seats

    Wide and flat as you want it. Narrow twist at the front, perfect place to stuff yer knees when you stand. Plenty of cover choices. Call'em and tell'em what you want.

    I had a Renazco, an excellent saddle, but Fishers are different and better for my purpose. And outstanding.

    Hmm, reckon I'll have to take a picture.

    Let me know if you'd like to chat.
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  2. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Made sure the rear seat was almost level so no sliding and a bit wider from stock, close to 1/2" each side. Works great if your mama is not too short. Otherwise wide saddle messes up wit passenger's legs ergo.
    Cheers.
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  3. Pussboy

    Pussboy 'Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.'

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    Thanks again for all the suggestions. I picked up a large pillion Airhawk today. I am hoping that will solve the problem.....to be continued!

    :sweeti:nomystery
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  4. Tee2

    Tee2 I SAID! Woo Hoo!

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    Did the Airhawk work out? I have been thinking of getting one for the misses.

    I watched some of the videos on the Airhawk website. One guy said it was the best thing he has bought for his bike "Even better than all the chrome". Hard to beat that for an endorsement. :lol3


    100% chrome free!
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  5. el' hefe

    el' hefe Been here awhile

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    We use airhawks for long two-up rides on the 950, and it works great for us. I place a small towel (folded) under the leading edge of the pillion airhawk in effort to level out the seat angle. If you don't do anything to eliminate the rear seat angle, you S.O. will not be happy with the airhawk....and remember, they need very little air to be effective, don't over inflate.

    My justification for the cost of the airhawk (dem' SOB's are not cheap!) is that we can use them for two up on the 950, and we can also use them indiviually on our smaller bikes (DRZ400s & XT225) when slabbing for longer distances.
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  6. Ducky 149

    Ducky 149 Been here awhile

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    Yes , I did find it funny!!!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  7. drued

    drued Adventurer

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    I have been taking my friend for some longer rides on a 950. She bought herself a 'Butty Buddy' and is thrilled with it. We just got back from a 1500 mile ride and she said she was ready to go again.It was about $150. After the first adjustment, you just set it on the seat and hook two clips. Takes only a moment.
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  8. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    I have 4 seats for my 990 ADV and 950 ADV.

    My wife likes the Renazco and the Mr Ed's Moto just fine.

    We did 12,000 miles in 40 days on the Renazco and many 700 mile plus days on the Mr Ed's Moto.

    None of the seats I own are as good as the Sargent on my GSA. Even the Sargent I had custom made for my KTM sucks.

    I think passenger seats work better when the front of their seating area is slightly higher than the back.

    Matter of fact, I think, for touring, the same is true for the riders seat.


    Renazco comes the closest it is flat from stem to stern.


    YMMV
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  9. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    The R slope would definitely have to go, but in Oz I always used a sheepskin (no naughty comments please, that's New Zealand that has 6 sheep to every guy, not Australia).
    The sheepskins were died black and the wool was about 2.5" long, not the close-shorn type you usually find in the States. Were about $50, extreme comfort, cool on hot days, water absorbent (take it off when it rains!) and somehow mildly arousing....oh...did I say that out loud?!
    Never have found a source for them here in the US.
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  10. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    :scratch
    The suede can get wet, and works much better than vinyl.( Horses do stand in the rain )
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  11. Pussboy

    Pussboy 'Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.'

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    Mama got a new suede KTM seat for Christmas as the Renazco with the airhawk still did not work well for her. I have also ordered a Backup adjustable backrest to replace the Jesse Box she currently leans against.She seems happier already just sitting on the seat in the garage on Christmas. I like the Renazco and I have a feeling that I will be the one using the Airhawk now!

    For Sale:

    Jesse TopBox (Silver)

    Renazco Ergo Seat
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  12. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    Hey Pussboy,
    Just saying. When I ride 2 up with my wife I have her sit on a memory foam bathroom rug! Really...sounds goofy but you can buy at wallmart cheap and cut to fit. Works for real. My wife loves it. Renazco seat too BTW.
    KJ
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  13. Pussboy

    Pussboy 'Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.'

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    Thanks for all the ideas guys. I am hoping the adjustable backrest will do the trick, even if she still has to use the
    Airhawk. I looked hard at other bikes but can't find one that I like better!
    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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  14. 3 up

    3 up Les in LV

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    Heavier front springs so you don't stink bug and a seat consepts seat works awsome.
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  15. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    I have a stock seat and a seat that was altered by Australian Cumfy MC Seats. Dam the stock one is uncomfortable. The other is a lot easier to do longer rides, but I am still contemplating a Recanzo.
    I have both of mine 4 sale thinking if they go I will have some of the cash for the Rencanzo. I hope its ok to link my add here, otherwise mods please remove. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/como/accessories/ktm-950-990-adventure-cumfy-seat-/1011393940
    In the pics you can see the difference between the 2. The wife loves the Cumfy one. But she rarely rides on the back so my wanting to try the Recanzo.

    Cheers
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  16. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    We have used '04 950 standard seat, KTM Gel Seat (07 I think) and now a 990 Dakar Faux-Suede seat.

    She could do about hour on the standard seat and was pretty happy on the Gel Seat (rode across Russia, Central Asia, Mongolia). On the 990 with the Suede Seat she is pretty happy sometimes on it for an entire tank.

    I think the key to keeping Mama happy is stopping often enough. If you are travelling it shouldn't be a rush.

    All that said she is pretty compliant - we have riding around in the cold - some days down to -6ºC (20ºF) with minimal complaint.
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