I guess I'll be doing the mod myself after spending six hours in the saddle yesterday. I put a pad on the seat that I bought several years ago from The Great Satan (Walmart). I wish I had bought two of them, they only cost about 12 bucks. My butt did not sting like it has on shorter rides but I did notice I was sliding forward a lot.
I just found a pad like the one I have on Amazon, $28. It looks to be the same one I bought a few years ago.
For you folks that need and like the inflatable Air-Hawk seat cushion. You should check out and try this NEW model, The Air-Hawk DS. The DS stands for dual sport/adventure. For bikes with a seat that is narrow at the front.
It is 11.5" front to rear and 11" wide. Made to fit the seat shapes of dual sport and adventure bikes.
Looks like a good size for the NC700X.
Last edited by gboswellsac; 21st August 2014 at 19:54.
I have the air hawk R model, fits the front seat pretty well.
I did 350 miles yesterday with the slope mod and a new Airhawk. The difference is phenomenal and still much less pricey than a new seat.
I used the 7/8" diameter rubber chair tips suggested here and it worked so perfectly, I can't ride without them anymore. I'll make a bracket for securing the front of the seat later.
I raised the front like showkey except I used 1" nylon strap instead of metal for the front tab and mounted two auto shock absorber rubber bushings for support with doublesided tape.
I lowered the rear by removing the rubber strip and replacing it with 1/4"x 1 1/4" stickyback foam to prevent chafing, then bending the tabs down so the nutplates lined up with the seat holes. The gap isn't noticeable to anyone unaware and it's been this way for a year. $0
It is comfortable enough for me to ride all day, but I have yet to do a multiday ride and never more than 400 miles.