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I'd like to offer up some information that might help anyone who suffers from riding irritation or soreness to better diagnose your exact problem and hopefully lead you to a solution.

In developing Moto-Skiveez® one of the things we wanted to know was "what is the source of the irritation that is experienced by riding motorcycles?" Here’s what we found…..

If you go out and just sit on your motorcycle, at some point your butt may get sore. But if you go out and ride your motorcycle you will experience any irritation much more quickly and most likely to a greater degree....why? Simply stated, irritation is caused by the transfer of energy to your tissues. Think of it this way, Newton's first law of motion states; "an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force." As you sit on your motorcycle at a stop you are at rest, as you twist the throttle the motorcycle propels forward. To get you to move with the motorcycle energy is transferred to you through your points of contact. If you are sitting on the bike, much of this energy transfer takes place in that contact area. When you brake, forces are transferred to slow you down. These forces constantly vary as we ride. Not only are there forward and rearward forces, but also side to side and even vertical forces that are exerted.

How can soreness be prevented? The simplest way would be to remove any transfer of energy. But that would prevent you from moving with the bike. Most solutions like gel seat covers, sheep skin covers, beaded seat covers, etc. act in varying degrees as an insulator to this energy transfer. They mute and/or dissipate the transfer of this energy. Moto-Skiveez® applies the same principle, to mute or insulate the transfer of energy, only in our application this occurs next to your skin. We have applied multi density foam padding to critical areas determined to be associated with a particular riding style.

A properly fitted seat is also critical. Having a good fitting saddle will transfer your weight and point of contact evenly over a larger area. This results in the energy being transferred in a more consistent manner and not focused as intensely in specific points.
If you have tried all of these options with little to no improvement, it may very well be that you have some physical condition that is unlike most. Perhaps the points at the bottom of your pelvis, (your Ischial Tuberocities) may have some abnormality. It may be that your tissues themselves may be compromised. Hard to say, but if this is you I would consult with a medical professional for a more informed opinion.

In the end, my opinion is that if you ride long enough or far enough eventually your butt is going to get sore. This varies from person to person. Everyone's anatomy, tolerance, riding style and position on a motorcycle is slightly different. I doubt there will ever be one solution that will prevent soreness for everyone. However, my hope is that knowing a little more about the specific causes, as we have determined, you may be better able to evaluate your situation and hopefully find some resolution.

I hope you find this information helpful. Best of luck and ride safely!
 

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Talking about the pain in the arse...not just getting tired of sitting in one place....

Never rode a bicycle? Go ride one for a few miles. You're' arse will be killing you !!

Wait a couple days and go ride the same few miles. You arse will hardly notice.

Go ride five times as many miles. You're arse will be killing you.

Do the five miles every few days and you arse will get use to it and there will no longer be an arse problem riding your bicycle.

So unless you are obese (25 lbs over ideal weight) or have other medical conditions, all you need to do is ride regularly. You don't need some fancy seat (although you may like one), nor do you need special underwear or whatever. You do need a stable upright position otherwise other parts will get tired.

What you need to do more than anything else is go riding 20 or 30 miles every other day. Go riding a couple hundred miles on the weekends.
 

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Talking about the pain in the arse...not just getting tired of sitting in one place....

Never rode a bicycle? Go ride one for a few miles. You're' arse will be killing you !!

Wait a couple days and go ride the same few miles. You arse will hardly notice.

Go ride five times as many miles. You're arse will be killing you.

Do the five miles every few days and you arse will get use to it and there will no longer be an arse problem riding your bicycle.

So unless you are obese (25 lbs over ideal weight) or have other medical conditions, all you need to do is ride regularly. You don't need some fancy seat (although you may like one), nor do you need special underwear or whatever. You do need a stable upright position otherwise other parts will get tired.

What you need to do more than anything else is go riding 20 or 30 miles every other day. Go riding a couple hundred miles on the weekends.
Interesting perspective. I would not argue that you will most likely develop some level of increased tolerance with repeated exposure.

For me, as I get older I notice, despite the fact that I ride more often and for longer distances, my "arse" is more sensitive to irritation that it ever was when I was in my 20's, 30's, 40's etc.

I would also add that if your hypothesis is true you would never see Iron Butt rider's using sheep skin covers on their seats or professional cyclists using padded shorts.
 
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