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Oooh man! A Strat, one of my favs. Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee. We have several members from the greater Houston area, I’m sure they’d be glad to go cruising around with you. Glad you joined us!!


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I've had many years of trouble-free riding on my 2008 'liner and I wish you the very same!

Looks like you've got the original, stock, OEM, ass-murdering mutilation device attached. My advice is to 1) remove the seat; 2) set fire to it; 3) fill it full of lead from your favorite pistol as it burns.

I replaced mine with an Ultimate seat and it's been great. Heard good things about the Mustang options, too.

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Welcome from Katy, Texas. I live close to the intersection of West Little York and Fry Road. I can relate to the hot and humid weather we have. Today it showed 90 degrees with feel like of 95. It felt like that plus riding home today. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/6-new-member-introductions/116742-location-garage.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/7-starbikeforums-bike-month/

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/49-v-star/5655-yammy-ya-got.html?highlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/36-lounge/110258-where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/11-general-bike-talk/25113-how-experienced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/36-lounge/113714-how-mature-you.html

Ride often and safe.
 

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Looks like you've got the original, stock, OEM, ass-murdering mutilation device attached. ...
Motorcycle seats are one of those things that are hard to get a handle on.

Some bikes (like my Royal Star) have a great OEM seat, some go numbutt in a 30 minute ride, and if you google any after market seat you find people that had great things to say and people that thought they wasted $500 on the same seat.

The thing is, like your helmet and boots and jacket, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone, because we all have different bone structure, different built-in self padding, different circulation...

There is a real market for a seat company to come up with a measurement seat that you sit on, it measures your bee-hind, and then 3D prints the perfect seat and foam and cover just for you.

I would suggest if anyone is not happy with their stock seat then go to the DIY motorcycle seat web page, read up on how to take your seat apart and modify it, put the cover back on, read some of the threads here, and then take a wack at it yourself. If you are not comfortable on your stock seat its going to end up hanging on your garage wall anyway, so you got nothing to lose.

It might cost you $50 to try to customize your seat yourself, and if nothing else you will learn what the issues are, what you need for your anatomy, and if it does not work out you will know what to look for in a custom seat.

But either way, if your butt goes numb do something. Nothing ruins a nice long ride more than that feeling that "I have to get off this bike NOW" when you really want to be riding.
 

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"Ass-murdering mutilation device' is my new favorite phrase!
cyclists who made the transition from traditional diamond frame racing bikes, to recumbent bicycles with real seats and back rests, refer to the traditional racing bikes as "ass-hachets"
 

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I forgot

WELCOME - from anAstros fan from Louisiana about to pick up a 2007 Roadliner in 6 days!
 

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Aaaand we're back. Couldn't get the bike to start. Turns out it needed a new fuel pump. Got and oil change and filters and a quick check-up done at the same time. Had a local mobile mechanic come over and get it running again. Purrs like a big, angry kitten again. Now, if I can just stay in town long enough instead of traveling for business, I'll be able to get out and ride.
 

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I've had many years of trouble-free riding on my 2008 'liner and I wish you the very same!

Looks like you've got the original, stock, OEM, ass-murdering mutilation device attached. My advice is to 1) remove the seat; 2) set fire to it; 3) fill it full of lead from your favorite pistol as it burns.

I replaced mine with an Ultimate seat and it's been great. Heard good things about the Mustang options, too.

Welcome!
Welcome

Here come the stock seat activists. That is right in Texas you can burn and shoot them in the open. Up here in Wisconsin we have to do it behind the woodshed.
 
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