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  • Offline Beer Belly

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    Seat comfort
    on: Sep 12, 2021, 09.18 pm
    Sep 12, 2021, 09.18 pm
    So, I took my wife to the game & country show at Sandringham today on the CT which performed flawlessly. Two and a half hours each way,  a 265 mile round trip. The motor is really suited to blasting past the endless taffic on the A17,  averaged 53mpg with a big topbox on, the height gives a good view and the screen is reasonably effective. But by god, that seat, even with sheepskin covers and a break every hour or so it's like sitting on a plank, the pillion is just as bad. I dont know how people do long tours on these bikes although I think we've been spoiled with our previous Fjr, much pusher, maybe it's just my ever ageing bones. I'm going to have to think about getting it reworked or maybe an air hawk or something because we really struggled with it today.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #1 on: Sep 13, 2021, 01.00 am
    Sep 13, 2021, 01.00 am
    Might be useful, or not as we are all different shapes and sizes. I replaced mine with a Touratech dri ride which is better for about twice the comfortable miles,  but a bit expensive, I now have a C M custom seat with gel inserts which I bought used from a member on here and for me it is more comfortable and for longer than the Touratech. The seller said it was the most comfortable seat he had ever had on a bike, my son who has a touratech on his crosstourer also says the C M is more comfortable. I believe C M Custom Seats are in or around Coventry, I have not dealt with them personally

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #2 on: Sep 13, 2021, 07.29 am
    Sep 13, 2021, 07.29 am
    Think I might call in to see Tony Archer who is just around the corner from me to see what he thinks, he did a good job on a Blackbird seat for me a few years ago.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #3 on: Sep 13, 2021, 04.32 pm
    Sep 13, 2021, 04.32 pm
    You're not alone - seat comfort (or lack thereof) seems to be one of the most common complaints.  I could manage 2 hours on the stock seat, but even with taking breaks it was increasingly painful to continue riding.  Replaced it with a Corbin and am much, much happier.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #4 on: Nov 28, 2021, 08.14 am
    Nov 28, 2021, 08.14 am
    It is astonishing that Honda could have designed a premium touring bike with such an uncomfortable seat. After just over an hour I was in agony - though a lambskin helped considerably. I replaced mine with a Top Sellerie (with gel inserts). It was expensive but looks good and doubles the period before it begins to feel uncomfortable. I'd still be rather wary of long distance touring with it though.

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2021, 03.00 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 03.00 pm
    Me and the wife invested in Halford's cycle shorts at £12 each. Improves the comfort and keeps us warmer.
    The CT seat isn't brilliant, but isn't too much more uncomfortable than my previous bike, a BMW R1200RT.
    2018 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

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    Re: Seat comfort
    Reply #6 on: Nov 28, 2021, 03.21 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 03.21 pm
    I went on a 4 week tour on my crosstourer in Sept/Oct and was concerned about the comfort of the standard seat. I had previously tried a Touratech Driride but the improvent was negligible.
    I eventually had the existing seat modified by replacing 2" of the original seat foam with memory foam. It was an inexpensive job, done by a guy in Sussex. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
    4 weeks, riding every day, average 250 miles a day - no pain, discomfort or fatigue AND the seat feels lower as the foam compresses more than the original.
    Would highly recommend this option.