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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 10:38 AM
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Have a friend with the same issue. He bought Air Rider seat cushion and helped to solve the problem. Good luck!
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 01:30 PM
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I have the same '03 Spirit 750, and got a Mustang seat off eBay to solve my trouble. Others have modified the stock seat instead, carving out some foam, installing gel pad inside, or just changing some of the foam for firmer/memory foam to get some comfort. You could do either one; modify stock seat or replace it with something better. For me, the Mustang is great. Some people complain about being pushed forward, but I feel like I'm more down IN the bike, and the back of the driver portion gives me more lower back support, so the slightly forward "feel" doesn't matter to me. So far, the farthest I've gone with the Mustang was about 400 miles in a day, and I didn't have ANY pain! Just about the time to get gas or food/water was the time to stretch out the kinks, and I was fine ALL day long.

The forwards are stock on this bike, though I've been toying with the idea of making a set of "mid" pegs, to give myself a different foot position for longer rides, since highway pegs wouldn't be much different, and I don't like the look of floorboards. Need to figure out a way to get the pegs either between/through or under the pipes, though, and mount them to the frame, and I'm not handy with a welder. Was thinking about maybe trying some offset peg mounts, and a peg extension to get between the pipes, so the pegs could still be flipped up and out of the way, next/close to the upper pipe, when you don't need them, but I don't want those pegs melting on the upper pipe, either, and need to mount the same on the other side so it's the same height, but won't look too "weird" sticking up there. Afraid if I try to go under the pipe, it will affect my leaning on the corners, and DEFINITELY don't want that. If you find or figure out a way to do it, let me know.


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Problem Solved! I went on a 4 hour ride with ZERO discomfort. It cost me a $150 to get this done:
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Problem Solved! I went on a 4 hour ride with ZERO discomfort. It cost me a $150 to get this done:
Looks good and I am glad u r happy, but, you gotta give more info than that!
Who did it, those things, help fellow riders that have hurting Arses!

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Looks good and I am glad u r happy, but, you gotta give more info than that!
Who did it, those things, help fellow riders that have hurting Arses!


That's just a hole, so you don't have to lean over to fart. I can see it collecting water in the rain and causing your "boys" to shrivel up a bit.

I kid. Looks good. Glad you found a solution. I like the red.


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Great idea. I was thinking about grinding down the foam in the center to lower the pressure on my tail bone. Looks like an easy solution. Thanks for sharing.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good and I am glad u r happy, but, you gotta give more info than that!
Who did it, those things, help fellow riders that have hurting Arses!
All-kine Upholstery (239) 603-4574 located in Cape Coral, Florida did the work. It cost me $150. I am very pleased, but not as much as my butt -- no pun intended.

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Very interesting. Could solve the big cojones problem I've been having !

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I noticed I can feel a little more pressure as well. Mine started when I pulled the handle bars back a little. The risers were reversed when I got my bike. It may be why the previous owner moved them that way. I will probably reverse them again and see if it makes a difference as leaning forward a touch felt a little more comfortable for me..

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I have a Mustang Day-tripper seat on my spirit and absolutely Love it. No more pain in the Ass.
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