Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I've tried various gel pads. The problem with them is not with the comfort, but if you have them ON the seat, they will push you UP, so that the wind will come OVER your windshield and hit you square in the FACE! I've still got a couple of my gel pads. I had gotten one raw gel piece that I was going to install IN my seat, and that might help, but I was told that others who did that had trouble with the seat getting REALLY hot in the summer, burning their backsides, unless they had the gel in the MIDDLE of the foam in the seat, and then it wasn't as effective at relieving the pain. The other I have is a sheepskin covered gel pad, surrounded by foam, and it's really NICE, but like I said above, it lifts me up so that the wind hits me right in the head over my windshield, and it puts my legs in a different position, so I notice a change in my hip angle, which can then cause other pains.
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