The Seat, the bottom, the rear end, the butt

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by rgl, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. bush pilot

    bush pilot Long timer

    Jun 23, 2006
    The cheapest and most effective solution is the Bead Rider seat cover, It will make a stock KLR650 seat bearable for long day after day after day riding.

    Most iron butt riders swear by them. I've got well over 100k miles between my bikes using one.
    If you're a serious long distance rider it will be the best $40 you ever spent.
  2. pne

    pne Long timer

    Mar 21, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I comfortably rode my supermoto on a 1500 mile trip last year. Biggest factor was underwear. I made the mistake of bringing a few pairs of cheap boxers that chafed the crap out of my butt when I rode in em, figured it out and switched to good boxer briefs with no seams, which is the only underwear that seems to work for me. The exofficio's are decent, but at $30 a pop I could only afford one pair. The rest I have are bamboo rayon which seems to wick really well. Cotton does suck.

    I also have some armored shorts I use for biking that I wear. Extra padding on the butt and armor for the hips, IMO the most important bone to protect next to your head.

    Couldn't afford a custom seat or air hawk, I just brought a big piece of foam and sandwiched it between my ass and the seat. Just left it sitting under the bike at rest and overnight stops, when it got too ratty I tossed it in the trash. I've also done a 10 day bender on a sport bike, 10-12 hour days in BC. It wasn't bad at all as long as we hit some twisty roads and I got a chance to hang my butt off and move around a bit. Straight sections were murder.

    I'm doing the same ride at the same time going the opposite direction, Canada south on the 101. Good luck and I'll be sure to wave when we cross paths.
  3. rgl

    rgl Adventurer

    Jul 17, 2009
    Mile High City
    Thanks for all the responses. I guess Im after some fine silk underware.