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post #1 of 18 Old Apr 27th, 2009, 8:48 pm Thread Starter
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Gel seat pad.

I'm considering a Comfort-Max Gel Pads from www.amspecialtiesusa.com.
Does anyone have any experience with this pad?
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post #2 of 18 Old Apr 27th, 2009, 9:16 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Gel seat pad.

This is the one featured in the April 2009, issue of BMW ON magazine on page 73.
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post #3 of 18 Old Apr 27th, 2009, 10:36 pm
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I have 1 for sale, It was nice but I got a new seat.


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Re: Gel seat pad.

I had one and on long trips I alternated between that and an Alaskan sheepskin. I stopped to take a break at an eatery and someone decided that they needed it more than me. I hope that they are allergic to the gel and that their butt turns inside out. They are so nice that people steal them. I really liked mine.

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Re: Gel seat pad.

Try cycling shorts underwear. Built in gel and no one can steal them.

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Re: Gel seat pad.

I bought one and love it! A recent trip to Big Bend was the ultimate test. About 700 miles each way plus about 200 local miles. After riding the same bike for 10 years, a huge improvement.

The only downside could be that it adds almost an inch of heights. For me that is great, for some other that may be a real problem. Ordered the ORTHO-DELUXE for $124.95

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Re: Gel seat pad.

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Try cycling shorts underwear. Built in gel and no one can steal them.
What if you WANT them to be stolen?!?!? !

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Re: Gel seat pad.

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What if you WANT them to be stolen?!?!? !
That's another forum Ray!

Gel pads are nice just don't leave them out in the sun or you'll experience a different kind of sunburn.

On the flip side, when its hot and we're traveling
I'll sometimes put my gel pad in the cooler for 20-30 minutes,
that keeps my ass "happy" for another hour.


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Re: Gel seat pad.

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I bought one and love it! A recent trip to Big Bend was the ultimate test. About 700 miles each way plus about 200 local miles. After riding the same bike for 10 years, a huge improvement.

The only downside could be that it adds almost an inch of heights. For me that is great, for some other that may be a real problem. Ordered the ORTHO-DELUXE for $124.95
Which one did/do you get for the passenger seat? The 'buddy' looks too small. I was looking at these well. Does the cover come off easily for cleaning and such? How is it in the heat?

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Re: Gel seat pad.

I have two an Ortho Delux and a medium I beleive. Both as new, and I mean as new. If anyone is interested in trying one cheap let me know.

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Re: Gel seat pad.

Lee,

Would that fit an F650, you think? If so, what do you want? PM.

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Re: Gel seat pad.

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What if you WANT them to be stolen?!?!? !
Lost it there... (well, my laptop needed to be cleaned. Lucky it was just water.)

I've used (and still using) one of these. Took a 6000 mile trip with one. My rear was very thankful.

I use the Ortho Deluxe for the front. Have a "Large" for the passenger seat (but that sitting area doesn't seem to require the gel pad - according to the spouse). Seems to stay put without any help (non-skid surface). Can be adjusted a little while underway (probably not a safe thing to do).

Think I would much rather prefer a custom seat - but they cost more and I'm not sure which seat would be correct. Until then, I'll use the gel pad. Plus the pad can be moved to other bikes.

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Re: Gel seat pad.

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Which one did/do you get for the passenger seat? The 'buddy' looks too small. I was looking at these well. Does the cover come off easily for cleaning and such? How is it in the heat?
Sorry, I can't answer that because I don't have a passenger right now... Maybe you can fix me up with one and I let you know what size fits her butt..

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Re: Gel seat pad.

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I have two an Ortho Delux and a medium I beleive. Both as new, and I mean as new. If anyone is interested in trying one cheap let me know.

Send me a pm about the Ortho Delux (color, sheepskin or neoprin, price you're asking).

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I have 1 for sale, It was nice but I got a new seat.

Send me a pm with the color, type of cover (sheepskin or neoprin), and price you're asking.

Is this the Ortho Delux?

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Re: Gel seat pad.

I'll take 50 bucks for this one. dont know much about it because it came with the bike. It is gel, and has a sheepskin cover? I'll also ship it. it has a small tear, about 1/4" in the underside. Can not be seen on the bike.

I just purchased a new seat.
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Re: Gel seat pad.

I interested. Seat killing me, but hate to send it off during riding season for a new one. If gel gets me through summer that would be a good deal. I'll take it if someone else not on list first. Thanks.
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Re: Gel seat pad.

I use the Air Rider brand. I think I paid about $130 for it last aug. Now its no problem riding for a full tank of fuel. I've not noticed any problem when it's hot and sunny but it isn't worth a darn below freezing.

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