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    Alright then...guess I’ll just have to toughen up! LOL. I have some bike shorts but havent thought to try them with this bike. Will give them a try and just start putting on more miles. My planned ride this fall will require 300-400 mile days so i have a ways to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpomark View Post
    TWIMC...okay, so here’s where I am on this seat thing. After some experimentation I ended up ordering a Sargent seat and had a long conversation with them about making my seat to correct the forward tilt issue, which they did a good job with and My lower back is no longer the issue. That’s the good news. The bad news is that while the Sargent seat is definitely an improvement over the stock seat, my arse is still killing me. I put about 175 miles on today and was pretty miserable. Rode another 150 last Saturday and had the same experience. Not sure if I need to send the seat back to Sargent for them to add additional foam ( $90.00 plus shipping) or maybe think about trying an Airhawk ( $125 approx) or something similar. I am planning a long ride for the fall and between the seat issues and the rear shock problems, I’m starting to wonder if I can get this bike properly sorted out in terms of comfort.

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    If you’re in Alabama, heat can be a problem. My number one obstacle for long distance riding is butt/thigh sweating which eventually leads to chafing, a.k.a. Monkey Butt. Choosing the right underwear and riding pants can help. Where the seams are located on the pants or undergarment can be critical. There are also open mesh seat covers that promote air flow. You gotta stay dry.
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    My Sargent did not feel right until about four thousand miles. I used an Airhawk for that time.
    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/nc700x_dct_abs/2015/oklahomahank/621000]

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    To be blunt you need to be riding 300-400 miles a day two or three times a month now and up to your trip. You will not only build the stamina needed you will also have lots of days to experience weather and clothing combinations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    My Sargent did not feel right until about four thousand miles. I used an Airhawk for that time.
    Interesting. I am hoping it will break in at some point. Right now it’s about to break me! I am definitely looking at the Airhawk as an option.

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    I used a wide piece of heat shrink to to make a “bracket”, as well as two furniture rubbers for my seat mod. The heat shrink has not been heated, it just serves as a strap to hold the seat down. Dead easy to make, I just spent a couple of cents on two washers. No new holes had to be drilled to install the heat shrink. The heat shrink was just lying around inside my garage.Seat mod......slope change-f46a3b31-9d87-4322-868f-1174b0cbd8d3-jpg

    My seat has been covered with a double layer of the “Sit & Fly” stuff from China. Due to the double layer there is no gap between the seat and the luggage box at the top, only a slight gap can be seen at the bottom of the seat.
    Seat mod......slope change-2a6005f6-86be-43f1-8b14-357fb50a20d9-jpg

    I really like this mod. It offers a much better seat position, and definitely helps keeping the butt happy during long trips.
    Last edited by DeeJay; 19th July 2018 at 12:14.

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    Photo of the seat:

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    Last edited by DeeJay; 19th July 2018 at 12:21.

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    I did my seat today. Thanks to the OP for his guidance. Thanks to all those that provided variations on OP's mod. I went with the hat shaped bracket to avoid drilling holes (lazy I guess); used thin stainless steel so I could use the stock bolts. Got the chair rubber tips at Walmart ($2 for four), used two, have two spares. Also, got ten flat washers from Lowes (Walmart was out) for under $1. Used five per rubber tip. Trimmed about 1/8 inch of the tips, and slipped them over the stock rubber bumpers. This raised my seat front about 5/8 inch. Plan to test it tomorrow. Feels good just seating on it.

    Note - Making the bracket was the hardest part. Feel free to ask questions of you have any. I can post pictures if needed.

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    I raised my seat using the chair leg rubbers stuck on the stock seat supports at the front while the front tab sits on top of the stock bracket...no need to make another bracket to keep the front in place for me...the two bolts at the back of the seat hold it in place just fine.

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    I thought (from another '18 owner's post) that the new seat didn't have the slope problem?

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