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most comfy, all-day touring seat?
Written by bdpickett on 6/16/2010 at 04:19 pm

I am another satisfied Rick Mayer customer ( http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ ).
Mine's been on the PC since 2001, and it still looks and feels like new. Rick
can do the seat customizing via mail, however, I recommend doing a ride-in
fitting at his shop in Redding, CA, where he can quickly take care of any
problem areas.

One advantage of having a custom-built seat, as opposed to the off-the-shelf
seats like the Corbin, is that it can be tailored to fit your riding position
and style. I have particularly long thighs, and with the stock PC seat, my knees
were jammed tight into the forward fairing. Rick Mayer cut the seat foam to move
my riding position back such that even with armored knee pads in my pants, there
is clearance space between my knees and the fairing. He can also lower the seat
by a couple of inches for those inseam-challenged riders amongst us. :-)

Regarding the AirHawk seat cushion, I have one of those, but I'm using it on my
office chair to cushion a literal PITA (pain-in-the-###). It works very well
too. I originally bought the AirHawk after my Bun Burner Gold ride (1500 miles
in 24 hrs) on my new GL1800; the Goldwing's stock seat started bothering
sensitive areas less than 300 miles into the 1500-mile trip from Seattle out to
the middle of Montana and back. The AirHawk was a good solution for relieving
seat pain on the bike, but I didn't like having to mount and dismount the
cushion to keep it from disappearing while I was away from the bike. I
eventually replaced the GL's factory seat with an aftermarket seat from
Saddleman; the Saddleman is a very comfy seat, but they don't make one for the
PC.

Be seeing you,
Bruce Pickett
Federal Way, WA
'90 PC800 "Blue Pacific"
'93 ST1100 "STimulus"
'05 GL1800A "Blue's Brother"
http://bluepc.home.comcast.net

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "richardslatin" <richardslatin@...> wrote:
>
> What your experiencing in having the best seat?
>
> Stock?
> Corbin?
> Airhawk?
> Gel?
> Custom?
> ???
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Richard
> Phoenix, AZ
>

Message Thread for message #94190

richardslatin
6/16/2010, 02:28 pm
most comfy, all-day touring seat?
What your experiencing in having the best seat? Stock? Corbin? Airhawk? Gel? Custom? ??? Thanks, Richard Phoenix, AZ

    yankeesmuggler
    6/16/2010, 02:48 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I used the stock seat back in July, 1998 when I bought my 1998 PC800 new from the dealer (too bad more people didn't). During the first week of ownership I rode to Marysville, Ohio for the 1998 Honda Homecoming. Half way there, about 3 hours,

      nataharli
      6/16/2010, 03:31 pm
      most comfy, all-day touring seat?
      --- Tim Davies <yankeesmuggler@...> wrote: <snip> In 2005 I had Rick Mayer built a seat for me and my maiden voyage with it was a 5 week ride out to Leland's PCH ride and back. Great ride, great seat, so much better tha

    swiftly1...
    6/16/2010, 03:01 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I'm not a "long" rider but have an Rick Mayer custom leather seat, passenger seat and backrest since 2005 http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ It's very comfortable and I think much better than th

    bdpickett
    6/16/2010, 04:19 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I am another satisfied Rick Mayer customer ( http://www.rickmayercycle.com/ ). Mine's been on the PC since 2001, and it still looks and feels like new. Rick can do the seat customizing via mail, howev

    gibinmich
    6/16/2010, 05:31 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I thought my stock seat was comfortable enough until my latest PC came with a Corbin. It took a little getting use to the firmness but after hopping back and forth between the old and new bike its obvious that the Corbin is much more comforta

    cameron19444
    6/16/2010, 06:55 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I have the stock seat and am fine with it for most rides. However, if I know I'm going to be in the saddle all day, I use a small sponge-filled air cushion from REI that cost less than $30. http

      gibinmich
      6/17/2010, 02:35 pm
      most comfy, all-day touring seat?
      I was satisfied with the stock seat but on longer trips would use a sheepskin. I didn't notice a big difference using the sheepskin on my 4000mi.+ trip last month with the Corbin seat. I used it most of the time anyway just because I had it a

    macjohno
    6/18/2010, 06:05 pm
    most comfy, all-day touring seat?
    I have a Rick Mayer, I've spent many 500-mile days with no discomfort. Love it. JohnO in NashVegas --- In ipcrc@yahoogr