My Gripe with My new F800

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Richie_K, May 14, 2009.

  1. RobStar

    RobStar Still On Training Wheels

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    The longest days I've done on my F800 with stock seat are 300 milers and by the time it's time for fuel my butt is ready for a break. I have the taller version not the shorter version seat. Height-wise it is fine but I wouldn't mind shaping the sides down a bit as I feel like it is a little wide.

    RobStar
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  2. Dagwood_55

    Dagwood_55 Long timer

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    You should ride a couple of hours on a BMW XChallenge seat. I bet a tee shirt streched over a pine 2x4 would be just as comfey.
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  3. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Are we not Men? "Take the pain. Take the pain."
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  4. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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    I have to admit that mine isn't the comfy arm chair I was hoping for. It is a lot better than my DRZ (which I did a few 500 mile days on), but the downward slope makes my butt feel like it has a chinese burn after a couple of hundred miles. I just did 7 consecutive 400+ mile days and survived, but it could've been a lot better.
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  5. Bollocks

    Bollocks Farts with an Accentâ„¢

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    I have the stock seat on my Tiger 1050, incredibly comfy.
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  6. Roonie

    Roonie Been here awhile

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    I sat on the TT seat at their store here in Seattle. It is just as stiff as the stock..... I found no difference at all.....

    I too find the stock seat uncomfotable for longer rides but 10 times more comfortable than my Honda!!!!
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  7. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    My main gripe with the stock seat is the same I have with many stock seats, the manufacturers insist on putting a forward slant. This is great under hard acceleration, or sport riding and feels great when I first sit on a bike (like in a showroom) but clocking off miles at steady speed I feel I'm always slipping forward which puts pressure points on my butt bones (that's the medical term). I suppose if I had more cushion back there it wouldn't matter. Sure I'd like a softer seat , but the angle is what kills me.

    This is one of those things though I can't get to upset with the manufacturer for because it's like trying to fit one pair of shoes for everybody, ain't gonna happen.
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  8. Richie_K

    Richie_K Adventurer

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  9. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    300 mile days! I guess the IBA should know about you.

    I find this threads a bit silly. No saddle can accommodate all riders. There is no such thing as a good or bad saddle. They are just good or bad for the rider who is rating it.
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  10. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    +1
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  11. mr7q

    mr7q Stupid and Contagious

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    After realizing the seat was giving me butt hurt after 150 miles or so, I (re)bought an Airhawk pad (my old one I had for three years finally exploded after I left it outside in cold weather and sat upon it). Washington, DC to Huntsville, AL in a day, and felt fine the next day. It wasn't my butt that called it quits.

    They may look dumb, be a bit expensive, but they seem to work. At least for my butt they do. Certainly cheaper than a custom saddle.
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  12. vasculopath

    vasculopath You're not your bike

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    Wow, Moral relativism applied to seat and ass shape. Funniest thing I have read all day!:rofl
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  13. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    I do 300 miles days all the time. For me that's a good day's ride. But I have no desire to more than triple that and go for an IronButt certification. Screw that. For those that enjoy doing that, more power to ya, but I ride because I enjoy riding. Having to endure 16 hours in the saddle just to clock miles isn't my personal idea of fun.

    I can do those days in my custom corbin. I couldn't do 60 miles without pain in the stock low saddle. It was causing bone bruising for christ's sake...

    Perhaps the regular stock seat is better, I dunno. I have a 30" inseam and it's hard enough to get on the bike with the low seat. The high seat was ridiculous. I'd drop it backing out of my driveway.
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  14. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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