I agree. My experience is the same.onedae said:unfortunately, other riders experiences won't help you all that much. everyone's butt is different. I have tried them all over the years, except for Russell, and even with the same seatmaker there are big variations between bike models. For example, I have a Corbin on my Harley and I love it but when I tried one on my K1200GT it was just too hard for me. Same for Rick Mayer - great on an R1150RT but I didn't like it on an R1200RT. So the best advice is: 1- try other folks bikes if you can; 2 -order from a company that lets you return the seat if you're not happy (like Sargent); or 3 - find a custom seat shop that you can ride to and have one made for you.
All the seatmakers mentioned on this forum are great in person at a custom ride-in appt - but mail order is asking for trouble unless you can return the seat with no questions asked.
hmm....Trout said:but my stocker is actually more comfortable with a combination of beads and a sheepskin cover. The beads came from Wal Mart for $8.88 and the sheepskin was cut out of a retired car seat cover. The sheepskin is zip-tied to the beads.
I guess the longest single ride was about 1500 miles over 4 days.mjptexas said:hmm....
Out of curiosity, what's the longest ride you've done with the beads and what was the veridict?
how is this different from the factory one?dlbushey said:I did 38 states in 14 days in September last year. I knew I wanted a custom seat for the trip and I had a short deadline before I left. Ron at Kontour promised me that he could have my seat returned in plenty of time. If I recall correctly, from the time I dropped it off at the UPS store until the time I got it back was just over a week.
I averaged 500 miles a day with the longest day at 738. I did notice that about 4 days into the trip, I had to stop more often than once per tank of fuel. I don't believe it was the fault of the seat, just my big (260 lb), tired, sore butt.
The Polar Mesh is fantastic in hot weather. In one day I rode from Jackpot, NV starting out at 36 degrees to Vegas where it was 106.
I had a Corbin on my LT and a Sargent on my GS, but this is by far the most comfortable seat I've owned.
By the way, I am in no way affiliated with Kontour Seat...other than the fact that I own one.