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Old 09-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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pain in the.... groin?

Long story short, stock GSXR seat is painful. Never was meant for comfort, never will be. So the more I browse seat options online the more I realize these things cost a lot for something that may or may not be better. My back is fine for the most part, yes we all cramp a bit on the long hauls but overall my back doesn't bother me as much as a sharp pain in the groin.

Since I can't cough up that kind of cash for a seat I'm going the DIY route. What are y'alls opinions of what makes one seat better than another? Looking for ideas about seat shape, firm vs soft areas, and the overall geometry? Any materials to avoid completely?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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Stop riding with a hard-on dude

Changing your riding position doesn't help? Are you all up against the tank? Sliding into it?

You'll have to shape the seat to your and thighs to get rid of the pressure points. Just take a look at the corbin seats to give you an idea.
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good, post, even though everyone else is having fun with it.... I'm interested to know also, if the gel seats are worth the investment?
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good, post, even though everyone else is having fun with it.... I'm interested to know also, if the gel seats are worth the investment?
GRIMEY BOB says yes... it's a world of difference from stock.. I, on the other hand, have a honda.. stock seats are a whole lot more comfy than most. and I have 2 guys on gsxr's and one on a zx6r tell me so.
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When I was riding, I'd use the bicycle shorts underneath my jeans for long rides.
World of difference and cheaper to try than a whole new seat that may or may not help.
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I am a large fella, and I find the Yamaha seats to be the worst. I can't even sit on them at the dealer! The stock seat on my TLS doesn't give me any issues...thus far.
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When I was riding, I'd use the bicycle shorts underneath my jeans for long rides.
World of difference and cheaper to try than a whole new seat that may or may not help.
Hmmm.... gotta try this. Added comfort AND crash protection with a low price tag can't be a bad thing. Have you tried different kinds? Not sure which material will be best in Houston year round.


Found this site http://diymotorcycleseat.com/ so I'll try to hit up some upholstery places this weekend for various scrap foams. Not sure where to buy a gel pad except cutting open a bicycle seat.
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Hmmm.... gotta try this. Added comfort AND crash protection with a low price tag can't be a bad thing. Have you tried different kinds? Not sure which material will be best in Houston year round
I have 3 different ones as far as material goes. Of course they're all the gay stretchy , but they're made to wear underneath so that doesn't matter.
There are some that feel silky like panty hose, some that are a thin stretch cotton, and another pair that feel like coarse polyester (kind of like a baseball jersey).

The cotton stretch are the coolest feeling of the three, the coarse polyester get hot and the silky ones make your pants slide around a bit. They're only padded around your and middle of your so they won't offer much protection in case you take a spill.

The silky ones make me feel like a pretty french , so take your pick lol...
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I ride a Suzuki Hayabusa and I do not have this problem
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Try stretching regularly before you ride, that'll help too.
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Look into "Polar Mesh" as a material to cover the seat.
And post up if you find a place to buy it I've been looking recently and can't find it or anything similar. But the reviews are outstanding.

I THINK it might be Kontour's made up name for the material they use.

Either way... look into it.
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Look into "Polar Mesh" as a material to cover the seat.
And post up if you find a place to buy it I've been looking recently and can't find it or anything similar. But the reviews are outstanding.

I THINK it might be Kontour's made up name for the material they use.

Either way... look into it.
Looks cool. Def something to ask about when I hit up these upholstery shops for scrap pieces. Kontours layers over a modded seat. Polar mesh on top, waterproof layer with "reflective properties", dense closed cell foam padding, some "mil-spec or NASA" visco elastic foam, then what's left of factory seat foam under all that. Let's see if I can't source some of this fancy material for MH DIY crew.
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