My behind is killing me!

I'm a newbie and Im learning that the toosh area is not something that I want to be hurting after a good ride. Any suggestions? Any one tried Monkey
Butt before?

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Jun 17, 2012
Before you empty the bank on a new seat...
by: Anonymous

I use a sheepskin pelt on my stock Honda VTX 1300C seat and I just did 1,230 miles Memorial Weekend without a problem. It keeps you cool in the summer (no swamp ass) and keeps you warm in the winter. I actually had to give it to my boyfriend on the way back to NJ from NC because his butt was killing him. I really noticed the difference during the last 400 miles of the trip without having my pelt. It is definitely worth a try. All of the members of my club that use pelts swear by them. Actually, my boyfriend is getting his very own later today for Father's Day!

May 01, 2012
Comfy forever
by: Izzy

I have two words for you-Alaskan Buttpad.
I have a boney little butt and bought one of these before our 6000+km trip last year and my butt was never sore. It is basically a leather sheepskin pad that is fitted to go on your motorcycle seat.

Strongly recommended. Check out alaskaleather.com

Apr 08, 2012
by: Gypsy Spirit

It's not just the seat that matters. It is also how you sit on it. Does the location of the footpegs make you sit up straight on your "sit bones" ... or back on your tail bone ... or more forward on the pubis symphysis?

Think about how you are most comfortable sitting when not on a bike, then try to set your bike up so you sit on it as near to that position as possible.

When on long trips I use all three sets of my pegs (stock, road and passenger)so that I can change position periodically.

Also, believe it or not, the pants you wear can make an incredible difference!

There is no one answer that works for everyone. Keep experimenting until you find the right combination for you.

Apr 08, 2012
by: Ginja

Get an Airhawk! The best invention for a motorbike since the motorbike. Before I began riding myself, I used to pillion on the back of my husband's C50 Boulevard (or Volusia as you know it in the US) and it was okay for probably 45 minutes to an hour, then the numbness would set in and in case any one thinks a butt being numb wouldn't hurt, think again lol. At some stages I used to be in so much pain it would make me physically sick. So I read about and purchased an Airhawk...oh what heaven for the backside, it was wonderful, and now that I ride my own bike (Vstar 650 Classic) I still have the Airhawk and it's still wonderful. I know after a long ride your still going to have aches and pains but (excuse the pun) if you can eliminate backside pain, it makes the ride so much more pleasurable! Good luck and safe riding!

Apr 01, 2012
Smaller seats.
by: Anonymous

Make certain your seat fits you. Most of the bikes sold have those wide seats made for a man, but the inside of your legs and the outside of your ass get rubbed raw. Get a smaller seat. Believe me smaller, thinner seats do have the right amount of padding and they are perfect for women.

Mar 31, 2012
Custom Seat??
by: Kathy - WA

My husband and I have a Harley Road King. I could hardly handle more than an hour in the saddle. We had planned a long 3500 mile ride...... We ended up taking our seat in to Rich's Custom seats and had the seat formed to or bodies.He also installed gel packet in both the rider and passenger seats. The best money we ever invested in the bike. I just recently bought my own Superlow and had the Harley Reduced Reach Seat put on it. Last weekend we were out for a 200 mile ride.....looks like it is another trip out to see Rich and have this one fitted too.

Mar 29, 2012
Air Hawk
by: Angie Orr

I have an Air Hawk cushion and LOVE IT! They come in different sizes and the amount of cushion is easily adjustable since it's airfilled. They aren't cheap though, so that's the only draw-back because once you buy one, you can't return it (since you fill it up yourself by blowing it up with your mouth thru the air valve.) But I swear by it on long rides and think it was worth every penny.

Mar 29, 2012
Correct seat
by: Anonymous

I would suggest that you sit on several different seats, and find one that is most comfortable for you. I went through 6 to find just the right fit. Also for those long rides, some use a piece of sheepskin over their seat for a bit more comfort.
Bottom (pun intended) line is, the more miles you log on, your body will toughen up.

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