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OK so I have on occasion experienced 'butt burn' from rides over 60 miles.

Yesterday I sort of made a discovery by accident. We went on a ride to a party that was about 130 miles away. Knowing that when I got there I was not going to want to walk around in long denim jeans and motorcycle boots all day long I packed a pair of sneakers in the luggage rack bag, and not want to go off and change clothes I wore a pair of shorts under my jeans. Now the ride to the party was broken into two segments of about eqaul distance. I noticed when I got to the first stop I had no signs of the burning sensation, and when I got to the final destination the same thing. OK I said to myself it was to 60 some mile rides and the stop in between held off any burning sensation.

Well that evening the ride home was non-stop 130 miles. I stopped at the 130 mile point to refuel and once again noticed no 'butt burn'.

I think I found a viable alternative to an expensive seat or seat mod. I plan on doing 300 miles next week to test out the theory. I may even try a pair of those padded mountain bike shorts instead of regular shorts.

Anyone else try anything like that ????
 

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I always wear biker shorts under my jeans ,some like underarmour, and some on here swear by silk boxers. :lol:
 

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I always wear silk shorts or UnderArmor shorts when I go on long rides. ON long rides (you did not go on a LONG ride) your back will start to feel fatigued. This is what the aftermarket seats help.

If you want to ride distance, get an Ultimate with a backrest

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I always wear silk shorts or UnderArmor shorts when I go on long rides. ON long rides (you did not go on a LONG ride) your back will start to feel fatigued. This is what the aftermarket seats help.

If you want to ride distance, get an Ultimate with a backrest

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As to the 'long ride', no by some standards it was not a long ride. However the entire point was that normally on a ride over 50 miles I begin to feel the 'butt burn' many complain about and yesterday on a 130 mile ride this butt burn did not manifest itself. I attribute this to the fact I was wearing a pair of shorts under my denim jeans.

Now on to the back issue. I will do two things for the back. One is already done, the windshield.

As for the Ultimate seat, I hear it is a good seat but if you ride in the rain or the bike is parked in the rain you must have a rain cover on it. I know that's a small thing, but who wants to worry about that?

Part two - a backrest

Don't need the seat for the back, but a backrest is all.

I have a backrest, but it's a pack/bag that mounts to the passenger seat, riding two-up I cannot use it but I am working on fabricating a backrest for the 1300R to work with the stock seat. The first iteration of my backrest was a success in that it helped the back, but now I want to make it more usable and give it a fold-down feature and adjustability.

In time this will be completed. I actually bought an aftermarket seat with a backrest at a flea market for $15, but it's not for my bike I just wanted to butcher it up to get ideas for the backrest mounts.
 

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I have owned every brand seat out there and have tried most of the "home remedies". After all of my "research" I can say that the most cost effective way to stay comfy in the saddle is to purchase the Ultimate seat first. I understand what you are saying and what you are trying to achieve, I just hope for your wallets sake that you are one of the VERY FEW who can tolerate the $hitty stock seat


Good luck on your quest, it will be long and painfull

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The Ultimate WITH the backrest is the best thing I've ever tried for comfort.
 
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hivoltg said:
I have owned every brand seat out there and have tried most of the "home remedies". After all of my "research" I can say that the most cost effective way to stay comfy in the saddle is to purchase the Ultimate seat first. I understand what you are saying and what you are trying to achieve, I just hope for your wallets sake that you are one of the VERY FEW who can tolerate the $hitty stock seat


Good luck on your quest, it will be long and painfull

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Ultimate Seat give me two option ....

1) Move 1" closer to the bars.
2) Move 1" farther back from the bars.

I don't want to be moved.

I will do 300 miles this weekend with a pair of bike shorts and jeans. If there is no 'butt burn' than the stock seat will be fine. All I need to do is the backrest.

In all my years of riding, from 1971 until now I have not ridden on anything but stock seats. Probably the worse ride was on a Honda CL 350 from El Paso, Tx to Baltimore, Maryland. All I did on that bike was a seat cover.

I guess I am one of the " VERY FEW " who are ok with a stock seat., on that note I consider myself to be lucky! :lol:

I just need a fold down backrest.

Oh and the three people who would occupy the back seat also say it is better than the last two bikes I have owned.

After 3000 mile I have determined my needs.

Hard Saddle Bags
Front Fairing
Backrest
 

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I rode 250 miles Sunday on my stock seat, only stopped for gas and food, and my butt never really bothered me. I did notice my back aching around 220 miles or so, good thing we was on the way home then!!
 

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I have the Ultimate Big Boy seat with back rest and still had butt burn, so I bought boxer/briefs which helped alot. Then I bought a beaded seat cover like taxi cab drivers use and WOW !! It really works. No more burn or excessive sweating. The beads cost me $35.00 and are well worth it. http://www.motorcyclelighting.com/beaded-seats.html
 
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