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Looking to purchase a butt pad for my GL1200 Aspy. Really need to address the comfort issue on my long rides to work in Louisiana.

Thinking about a sheepskin pad that also has gel.

Anyone have any suggestions, ideas, or personal experience to offer? Right now I can do 100 miles or so before I really start to get uncomfortable. The sheepskin pads look comfy and was wondering if bolstering that with the gel would even be better.

Thanks in advance! BTW....it's Thunder Beach weekend here in PCB!
 

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I just did a quick search on sheepskin gel pads and it looks like they are over $100. I haven't tried them but for another $100, if I were looking for seat comfort, I would seriously consider sending my seat off to; http://www.bikesolutionsllc.com/

They will pull out the old foam and add new foam in various densities depending on your preferences.


Good luck!
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Thanks JB, my problem is my bike is my primary transport to and from work. I can't have it idle or down for an extended period of time unless it is a major mechanical issue I can't handle myself.

I don't have a problem with the c-note I'd have to spend for the sheepskin/gel. Would just like to know if anyone has experience with them or can offer up an alternative that would help me towards resolving my comfort issue.

Thanks!
 

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First, go to Walmart and purchase the inexpensive $20 pad in auto, then put sheepskin on top of it.
 

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I had my 1100's seat redone by a local guy that inserts memory foam and gel. It helped, but I still have to stretch every hour or so.
 

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jbb303 wrote:
I just did a quick search on sheepskin gel pads and it looks like they are over $100. I haven't tried them but for another $100, if I were looking for seat comfort, I would seriously consider sending my seat off to; http://www.bikesolutionsllc.com/

They will pull out the old foam and add new foam in various densities depending on your preferences.


Good luck!
JB
I'll have to check them out, they're gonna be in Fletcher, NC this weekend at Wing Over The Smokies.
 

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Mighty Max wrote:
First, go to Walmart and purchase the inexpensive $20 pad in auto, then put sheepskin on top of it.
I just bought one from Wally world, good pad for 20 bucks. I may cover it with a sheep skin. Sometimes cheaper is better.
 

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I use the sheepskin from alaskaleather.com. A little pricey at $60 each seat, but it really makes a difference. Truth is, no matter what you put under you, frequent stops (every couple of hours) is the ticket for long rides.
 

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I bought the $20 pad from Flying J truck stop last week. Seems a little better, but I noticed last night, it's starting to leave marks on the seat. Anyone else had this problem?
 

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The angle of the stock seat on the GL1200 is all wrong. It needs to be more like a horse saddle to be confortable over a long distance. Before getting a custom seat made by Rich's Custom Seats, a long day on the bike was 600 miles. After the seat, I was able to complete a SS1000, (1000 miles in one stretch). I also have a bad back, and am very sensitive to back issues.

My advice would be to buy an additional stock seat off of e-bay, and send it to Rich. Not cheap, but you will have a seat for the rest of your life.
 

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Pastor T wrote:
I use the sheepskin from alaskaleather.com. A little pricey at $60 each seat, but it really makes a difference. Truth is, no matter what you put under you, frequent stops (every couple of hours) is the ticket for long rides.
Agreed, even five minutes walking around at a rest stop is a nice reset, plus it makes you more alert to boot.
 

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One of the guysI ride with boughta sheepskin and cut it himself. He loves it.
 

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I owned a 1200 a few years back.:) Loved that bike!:dude:Guy up the road from me now owns it and I get to watch it go by ever now and then. I had a sheep skin seat cover on it to. Now being cheap as I am. :cheeky1: I got me a piece of bubble wrap and put it under that sheep skin cover. Worked for me! :shock: I also at times would ride with just the piece of bubble wrap on the seat. However, if you forgot about it and happen to stand while riding, you would have to go find it.:cheeky1::cheeky1: Go ahead and laugh :cheeky1:but it really works. Keeps you from sticking to the seat and getting hot spots. Give it a try you may like it!:D:D
 

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Had a customer come in here and he had the Walmart cushion on his bike. When I sat on the bike the cushion was way more comfortable then mine was. Upon further investigating I found he had removed the gel wafer and installed bubble wrap in it's place. Great idea as long as you don't have a blowout. Tony:waving:
 

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I used the Wally World $20 gel cushion, with beads on top. The beads make it cool and the cushion molds to your butt. I can go about 2.5 hours max before having to get off, and typically do 150 miles/2 hours at interstate speeds before a break.
 

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Pastor T wrote:
Truth is, no matter what you put under you, frequent stops (every couple of hours) is the ticket for long rides.
I think so too. I've tried various solutions and spent $$ and still have to stop for a rest at every 150 miles.
 

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I bought the seat from Wally World and so far like it, but I still get off every hour or so to walk around and stretch my legs out or the butt and legs both get sore.
 

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:coollep:would these cushions be in automotive or sporting goods, might have to stop after work in the morning to check them out.:11brown:
 

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:coollep:would these cushions be in automotive or sporting goods, might have to stop after work in the morning to check them out.:11brown:
Automotive.
 

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:coollep:Thanks :waving::waving::clapper::clapper:
 
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