Transalp seat not comfortable enough. Options?

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  1. ukAdventurer

    ukAdventurer Been here awhile

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    I have a Transalp 600v born 1992. I find the stock seat very uncomfortable and get tailbone pain and numb bum after 1-2 hours in the saddle. What low-budget options are best for an improvement?

    I live in Mongolia, which has millions of furry animals. So I was thinking of trying a sheepskin since it shouldn’t cost much. Otherwise, I’d probably have to order online and get it shipped here. Budget is up to $50.
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  2. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Memory foam, do it your self, very cheap, you tube it
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  3. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Sit & Fly seat cover. Gel honeycomb pad underneath. That'll come in under budget.
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  4. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

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    I have a 2001 Transalp, I feel your pain! :lol3 I end up scooting back on the pillion for a few minutes when my butt hurts.
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  5. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Shipskeen but get unwashed
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    eakins Butler Maps

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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Washed vs unwashed?
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  8. ukAdventurer

    ukAdventurer Been here awhile

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    Unfortunately I can’t. My wife is usually riding pillion.
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  9. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Unwashed looks dirty and smelly but will be ok when it rains
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  10. ukAdventurer

    ukAdventurer Been here awhile

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  11. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    I would expect cheaper; we paid as much in Romania. And goat skeen should work too LoL.

    On a side note my Russian visa still on hold (3mo now!) so Mongolia isn't happening for me this season.

    BTW if you need to adjust seat shape I did this on the road all you need is a drywall sandpaper and staple gun to staple gun with short staples to staple cover back good luck.
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