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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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It's gonna be painful but...

I'm soon to leave Nashville TN to run the Valk around Lake Michigan and all the way back home. Still running a stock seat but I just can't wait. I just can't imagine how sore my saddle will be by Father's Day.

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rk, are you riding thru chi'town and mil hog'town? that section of lake mich is rather... industrial? not pretty. you could ride up the Michigan side to Ludington and take the big boat ride over to Manitowac Wi. that is a much better route. I cut teeth as a kid riding around all them lil puddles. stay out of the big cities if you can.
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If you stop in Manitowoc or Two Rivers give me a shout.

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I'm soon to leave Nashville TN to run the Valk around Lake Michigan and all the way back home. Still running a stock seat but I just can't wait. I just can't imagine how sore my saddle will be by Father's Day.
Hey! I'm in the same seat... literally!

I've tried a pad and even some wooden beads. It ain't working out. However, I love riding this thing so I'll deal with it.

Keep it between the ditches and post us pics.
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I had a old Airhawk pad that I used on the stock seat and it worked well but it developed a leak so now I use a Wild Ass pad it's like the Airhawk but it also has memory foam. It cost more but I think it's better.

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Hated this seat until 3K miles and now at 5500 i like it very much.
all my bikes had hard seats that needed breaking in .....

The best part of growing up in Florida is i didn't have to move here when i got old .
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I ride an hour and some to work every day. I was definitely saddle sore by the time I got there on the stock seat.
Upon recommendation from a friend, I bought an Airhawk and that was decidedly better, extending me to about 2 hours.
Finally I took the plunge and got the Corbin. Only been on it a week or so but love it!
It's exactly like everyone says: Immediately noticeable difference, considerably stiffer/harder. But its flatter, more bench like so it belt better right away. I am anxious to see how it is long term as I break it in more, and also to take it out for more than a couple of hours.
Only side note I have is that this seat does push my legs out a bit so ground reach is compromised. Not an issue for me with a 32" inseam, but worth noting.
Sounds like a great trip you have planned! Good luck, hope you get some great weather and travel conditions!
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I'd grab a AirHawk 2 at pretty much any good-sized Honda dealer and you should be fine
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I'd grab a AirHawk 2 at pretty much any good-sized Honda dealer and you should be fine
flats, so perty much any cushy pillow item that wont slide off will improve the derry air situation.? some have resorted to the sitting on prayer beads and pray their hiney quits barking. others are more open to animal fetish and like a lamb or sheep between their legs, furr flying in the breeze. there are so many ingenious (or not) solutions to quelch butt burn. not all are perty and some are down rite disgusting. blow up betties, waffle gel squares are hideous. the marks they leave on you when you depart your mounted stead. some times it is better to just suffer in silence and hope you butt and that 2x8 they call a seat get to be friends.
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Guess being an old US Marine makes me not as soft in the Axx and with this heat i already have furr flying in the breeze .....
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