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willow5822 03-06-2010 09:53 AM

Rider comfort
My ride is a 2007 Midnight Venture. I had an 83 venture before. The new one has less power but I am really enjoying it except for the very sore tailbone after about an hour of riding. The seat looks real nice and when I first get on it is OK but near the end of that first hour I find myself moving around to find a position of comfort. I wondered if anyone else rides one and if they found a similar result. What if anything successfully resolved the issue etc.


acecycleins 03-08-2010 08:25 AM

Buy a new saddle. Corbin's are nice, but Mustang builds a nice seat, too. $300-$500 for seated happiness is worth it.

Kenneth_Moore 03-08-2010 08:59 AM

You might try a "Beadrider" for $50 before you spring for the new saddle. Corbins are hundreds, Mustangs are less but still not cheap. Try BeadRider - Beaded Motorcycle Seats.

There's also sheepskins for bike seats. Google "motorcycle sheepskins" and you'll find lots of links for them.

You could also pick up one of those "Crown" air fresheners to go along with it. Maybe glue it on the fairing?

sarnali2 03-08-2010 09:09 AM

There's those inflatable Airhawk pillow thingy's (no relation to our own Airhawk I assume)

pushrod 03-08-2010 09:23 AM

A sore tailbone indicates you are sagging way back on your tail. This is common with cruisers, especially the 'foot-forward' controlled bikes. It;s even more common after a good bit of time in the saddle, when fatigue sets in.

Try to 'force your bellybutton' forward while you ride. In other words, be mindful of your posture, and sit up straight. That will roll your pelvis forward.

That, in turn, will take a lot of the weight off the structures that aren't made for it.

The ideas posted above usually will not help a tailbone issue. They help the butt-burn problem.

The_AirHawk 03-08-2010 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 236383)
There's those inflatable Airhawk pillow thingy's (no relation to our own Airhawk I assume)

Distant Cousin - twice removed (and replaced with a sheepskin each time)

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