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Gel Seat Cushion??

I think I'm going to go for the Rick Mayer seat but I need something in the meantime. I sat on the Air Hawk and hated it. Has anyone on the blog had any good results from the gel pad seat cushions?
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I think I'm going to go for the Rick Mayer seat but I need something in the meantime. I sat on the Air Hawk and hated it. Has anyone on the blog had any good results from the gel pad seat cushions?
Not everybody likes 'em, butt I do. Been thru all the stuff 'cept custom seats, and this item does it for me. Beadrider thangie from Whitehorse Press. I think they might be listed in our Accessories page. Or some folks have taken a Wal-Mart Beaded seat cover for cages, and modified it to fit the LT seat --- I just happen to like WhiteHorse's item right outta the box. YMMV.
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I've got the gel pad. Yes, it's pretty comfy, raises you up about an inch. I got the large one, nice leather cover, costs about $100.
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Bruce,

Where did you get teh gel seat with leather?

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Where did you get teh gel seat with leather?

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OKU- I picked it up at a bike shop in GA while on a trip. If I remember, I'll look at it later and see if it has a name on it. Pretty sure I remember seeing the same thing in a catalog somewhere.
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Bought one for my K75 (b4 I got the LT) at the VT BMWMOA. I wouldn't have been able to do the 450 miles the 2nd day on the way home without it. Can't remember the dealer.

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I think I'm going to go for the Rick Mayer seat but I need something in the meantime. I sat on the Air Hawk and hated it. Has anyone on the blog had any good results from the gel pad seat cushions?
I have the Butt Buffer, and have been very pleased with it.
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OKU,
I think this is what you are looking for:

http://www.amspecialtiesusa.com/gelpad.htm
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I think this is what you are looking for:

http://www.amspecialtiesusa.com/gelpad.htm
I have the jumbo orthopedic model. Their top of the line. Far as I am concerned, it is the cats meow. Don't have to worry with that silly strap to hold it on. The grippy bottom keeps it in place, except when you occasionally park the bike on one of the crash bars.

Its thick, about 1.5 inches I guess. I have a 32" inseam to the floor and It works fine for me with the seat set in the low position.

My wife stole it from me for a while, even though the front seat shape did not fit the rear seat, but she liked it so much anyway that I am about the order one for her that fits the rear seat. They have told me that the jumbo rear (see the seat shapes on the website) fits the rear seat as well as the front one I have fits the front seat(which is close to fitting so well it looks like it was made with the LT in mind). It spreads the "load" around the seat much better than the stock seat alone. The sheepskin does a great job of cooling in the summer, my butt sticks to the vinyl here in the south in she summer without it. It is also plush and warm in the winter. This is the nicest setup of gel and sheepskin I have seen anywhere.

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...They have told me that the jumbo rear (see the seat shapes on the website) fits the rear seat as well as the front one...
Alaska Leather is another vendor; many members here use their products, too.

Just had to make 2 comments:

1. Anything with "jumbo rear" in the product name is probably not going to be received too well by SOs, and
2. I can't recommend the phrase "spreading the load" when talking about this kind of product, even though I know what you mean!

Thanks for the the link to AMS. I'll check them out.

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Alaska Leather is another vendor; many members here use their products, too.

Just had to make 2 comments:

1. Anything with "jumbo rear" in the product name is probably not going to be received too well by SOs, and
2. I can't recommend the phrase "spreading the load" when talking about this kind of product, even though I know what you mean!

Thanks for the the link to AMS. I'll check them out.
Howard, your 2 comments are duly noted The reason for the "jumbo" designation is based on the size of the bike seat area, not the SO's fanny... As for "spreading the load", well I guess I just would not mention that part too loudly

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Howard, your 2 comments are duly noted The reason for the "jumbo" designation is based on the size of the bike seat area, not the SO's fanny... As for "spreading the load", well I guess I just would not mention that part too loudly
I'm with you, Tom -- I got the fact that "jumbo" refers to the size of the bike's seat... not the passenger's. If I was the advertising guy/firm naming their product, however, I'd leave "jumbo" out of the name or description; instead, I might use "full-size touring seat" or some other silly phrase. It just struck me funny.

Regarding your second comment: Personally, I would have put three "ROTFL" emoticons after that last comment. That's funny!

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