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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-11-2014, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Longest distance on a 950

What is the longest you've traveled on a 950 with stock seat in one day. In two weeks, I'm heading up to NH from Philly, just about 500 miles on the nose, and wondered if anyone else had done that on a 950 with stock seat and how it went. I've done 350 in one day, but that was spread out over the day with a couple stops for food and a beer or two. Pretty easy. Just trying to prep myself for this and what to expect
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-11-2014, 10:37 PM
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not far at all

My wife and I rode to Canada and back through Glacier NP. She rides a 650 custom and I ride a 950. 1661 miles in one week last Labor day week. One day was 324 from Stanley Id to Poulson Mt. My ass was sore. The stock seat is horrible. Then on the way back rode from West Glacier to RIggins Id for another 351. I will probably buy a different seat before I do another ride like that.
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on the stock seat, probably 200 miles. with the mustang seat, 806 miles.

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Farthest trip on a stock seat was about 200 miles, but I was always done with that seat around 100. There was just nothing agreeable about me and that stock seat. Now with my corbin, I have yet to stop for fatigue, just fuel. I honestly can not imagine 500 miles on a stock seat.

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Did 350 miles 2-up in one stretch on the stock seat with one gas stop. When we got off I could barely walk and had a hard time sitting that evening. Gotta find something better.

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About 150 miles or 2 hours is all I can stand without a break.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 07:36 PM
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450 miles but I only had it 3 weeks....I found that if every 50 miles I do butt exercise, pressing my back against the pillion and flexing my butt muscles, I can go further. IF I forget, the pain will set in and intensify quickly.

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the stock seat sucks. improve it or replace it.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 08:55 AM
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My wife has a memory foam modified seat. Also has a tailbone relief channel.
We just rode from Texas to home.
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Went 300 miles from northern NJ to Cape May round trip and was fine with stock seat.
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