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#835157 - 06/01/13 01:37 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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While the Seargent seat will be an improvement for both of you, the passenger comfort is not all that much improved over the stock seat. IMO. I have had several different seats on my RT and without exception the passenger seats built by Russell ( www.day-long.com ) were in a different league for passenger comfort. I consider them the absolute best for the rider as well. That said, I have had 3 different Russells on my RT and until this last one all had some issues I wasn't "comfortable" with after many hours. Different butts will require different shapes, but at the end of the day the seat with the most contact area will probably be most comfy. I recently went on a 2400 mile ride in 5 days. First day 653 miles and my butt was not a factor. No pain, just tired legs and arms! You can get your RT very comfortable for long rides. I was in pain at 100 miles on the stock seat......

#835159 - 06/01/13 01:44 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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i must be the one off.... i dont mind the stock seat on my 2013 RT at all... i usually ride 2-3 hours at a stretch before i stop for a stretch and gas.... no probs with my boys or butt.... but my feet fall alseep on the pegs and tingle like hell....


2013 R1200RT
2010 Bonneville T100
#835536 - 06/03/13 11:17 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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Once again, thanks everyone for weighing in! I'm considering options, calling shops and keeping my eyes open. I hope and trust no-one will be off'd when I figure out what I'm going to do. I really value everyone's input! Dan


2016 BMW R1200RT
2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 (Sold)
2002 BMW R1150RT (Sold)
2004 Kawasaki Mean Streak (Sold)
#835668 - 06/04/13 06:57 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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Yet another n00b with a sore butt rofl hey, I was that guy too. thumbsup my advice would be the Russell Day Long. As in ride all day long and never think about your tender bits. Custom made to your measurements and money back guarantee. Many here recommend them BUTT then again many are happy with Corbin, Seargent and others. Only your BUTT can decide. I have the DayLong on my 02 RT and a Corbin on my R1100S (had the BMW "comfort" model then a Corbin on the RT before the DayLong) and wish I could be as comfortable on the R1100S!

So.....have you asked the "which oil and what tires should I use" questions yet? rofl

Get yourself a new seat and ride the heck out of that RT, you'll love it then.

Russ


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#835674 - 06/04/13 08:01 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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The guy at the pro shop told me to get some golf tees. He said that if you put your balls on them, you can drive farther.

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#835697 - 06/04/13 10:51 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Quinn]  
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That one takes the cake! Funny.


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#835707 - 06/05/13 12:38 AM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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I had an R1150RT years ago and had the same problem. THe forward tilt is the problem. It is easy to fix and it is amazing how much changing the tilt of the seat helps. Once you stop having the numbnuts issue, it is a great bike.


Jeff
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#835721 - 06/05/13 02:43 AM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Daddoz777]  
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I have no experience with Rich's Custom Seats, but I've heard good things, and if you can do a ride-in appointment, that is absolutely the way to go. Everybody's butt is different. I've got Bill Mayer Saddles on both of my bikes. I did a ride-in on the V-Strom, and the RT came with one from the previous owner that luckily seems to work for me (it can't be too bad. I've ridden about 57,000 miles on it). But the ride-in was awesome. Get the seat built, test ride it, make adjustments, test again, until you like it.


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'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
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#835834 - 06/05/13 09:13 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: RT Russ]  
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Ha ha ha -- yuk it up, fellas! Ok, I get it now; so that's the initiation for noobs on this forum. Everybody's gotta drive a thousand miles or so making peanut butter then he's one of the boys, eh? I mean, just look at Bill's picture laughin' it up!

Other than the Vienna boys choir, I never heard of a club before made up of a bunch of eunuchs!!!


2016 BMW R1200RT
2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 (Sold)
2002 BMW R1150RT (Sold)
2004 Kawasaki Mean Streak (Sold)
#835849 - 06/05/13 10:09 PM Re: Be still, my aching nuts.... [Re: Quinn]  
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Originally Posted By: Quinn
The guy at the pro shop told me to get some golf tees. He said that if you put your balls on them, you can drive farther.

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Quoted for posterity. cry

Very bad news

Last edited by Huzband; 06/05/13 10:14 PM.

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