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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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A cheap way out of this and great investment for long rides is to pick up a pair of cycling shorts.
I have at least 10 pair of those so on long trips I will always have a clean pair, and I can wash them at night and they will be dry in the morning. I just bought a pair of Slider kevlar jeans with the hard armor in the knees.

Before I wore FG pants. Nothing works as good as the Russell seat tho, I will probably talk myself into getting one as ugly as it will be on the S3
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I had one of those, didn't do anything for me. I bought it on my 5600 mile trip because the Rick Mayer seat was kiiling me. The air hawk helped me get about 100' farther before the butt burn set in. Sold that overpriced POS when I got home.
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A cheap way out of this and great investment for long rides is to pick up a pair of cycling shorts. Most of them are designed to look after your bits on the iron fists that are race bike seats so wearing them under your leathers/pants is super comfy on a motorbike seat. As an added benefit they are also made from bacteria resistant materials so a long... Sweaty ride is no problem.

Any cycling store will be able to help you out
As they're made for racing seats with little to no padding I'm surprised they would be comfortable on a padded seat. I'll have to give that one a try this weekend.
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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 09:39 PM
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I had one of those, didn't do anything for me. I bought it on my 5600 mile trip because the Rick Mayer seat was kiiling me. The air hawk helped me get about 100' farther before the butt burn set in. Sold that overpriced POS when I got home.
I've used the air hawk and some other gel seat that you tie on and if you don't stop to stretch your legs and have a rest regularly enough then nothing makes the slightest difference.
Having regular stops and stretching with these though mean a 600-800km ride is comfortable, whereas without them with the same stops it just gets to a point where nothing helps.
Just my 2c.
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I will be getting the Spencer Mod as well once I park her after xmas when it gets sloppy here. He is a veteran running a small business, so he gets my money before the others do..

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I will be getting the Spencer Mod as well once I park her after xmas when it gets sloppy here. He is a veteran running a small business, so he gets my money before the others do..
Just got my seat from Spencer. A quick 100 miles and it was already a big improvement on the Gel Seat. Highly recommended.


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I have seat mod from Spencer as well, huge difference
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Spencer is good man - I sent a replacement Sargent cover along with my seat for the rework and did not charge 1c extra to install that: he said same work for him whether he fit the new skin it put old one back on.
That is a rare trait - and highly commendable.

I've had two seats done by him - great mod, great workmanship & great service.
He typically turns around by next day at worst - both of mine shipped back out same day they were received. He takes great care in scheduling jobs so they are not sitting on shelf.

Oh - they feel great too!!!

Corbin? Not the company once were
I bought one for SV - bracket was installed reversed & even when I re-oriented correctly still did not fit properly. I had to do considerable mod to bracket and pan in order to make it fit
The customer service was non-existant, never received any response despite multiple attempts to communicate
I strongly recommend anyone considering Corbin to rethink and select something else.


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I totally agree with previous posts, leather riding pants are a significant improvement over jeans.
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