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    Just wondered if anyone had any feedback on what works best to stop getting a numb bum. I've seen a
    variety of products on the market from gel fillings, air and beads, with prices from £20-£100+. Just wanted to know where money wold be best spent..

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    Stand up....

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    Have read some report about using a Lamb Skin to sit on. Sounds good to me, ( But I think SHMBO ) would miss our rug from near the fire.

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    I have a Dan Medica air cushion fitted. Doesn't look very glamorous, but then I can't see it when I'm sitting on it and it does work very well. My first purchase from them was a gel pad, but I didn't see any improvement (bony arse syndrome), so swapped it for the air cushion.

    http://www.danmedicasouth.co.uk/category/motorcycle-seat-pads/

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    go to Lambland and order a sheepskin cover and put a cheap camping pillow underneath with literally the merest whiff of air in, pop some holes in the sheepskin and strap it down on the seat with a long bootlace

    http://www.lambland.co.uk/item/2594/...t-pad-in-black

    I've done 1300 miles in a day on my K12GT with the same set up
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    hi tawny, i had alot of trouble with the numb bum so had good quality gel pads fitted into my seat which was expensive but it made a big difference but still is a bit of a problem when sat in the saddle for 4 hours or so , when i go up to scotland next year i will be buying myself a air hawk seat ive heard there very good

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    The Air Hawk seat looks identical to the Dan Medica device, but it's a lot dearer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawny View Post
    Just wondered if anyone had any feedback on what works best to stop getting a numb bum. I've seen a
    variety of products on the market from gel fillings, air and beads, with prices from £20-£100+. Just wanted to know where money wold be best spent..
    Airhawk is the best I've found so far on other bikes (though uneccessary on the funduro I have as it has been totally comfortable for me since I first used it). Far better than gel or custom made seats. Used in hospitals to prevent bed sores on longer term patients. Pricey but does work. http://www.airhawk.net/
    94 f650,honda 50, 94 Honda CB500 road. 94 Honda CB500 track bike.
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    Padded cycling shorts worn under the motorbike pants helps too
    Chamois or gel insert ones can be found cheap - works well if you have a few bikes too

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    I give another vote for AirHawk. Pricey but worth it. You need to follow instructions carefully though, as some people have them over-inflated and they don't work that way.


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