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Old 29 Nov 2009
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Another vote for the Airhawk seat from me. I used it on my DR650 going around NZ and OZ and could ride for 12 hours no problem. I now have a Honda CTX 200 and use the Airhawk seat. Well worth the cost.
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I would love the Renazco, unfortuntaly the $350 price plus international shipping and customs and tax charges to get it here makes it pretty much impossible
Hey Ted, I see on another thread you're planning to ride the DRZ thru Africa. Of course what Renazco does is not rocket science. They basically repad and recover the stock seat. I've seen a number of reports from riders who did the same themselves, or engaged a local artisan to do it. Might be worth looking into if you haven't already. The big question would probably be what foam to use. Not sure what Renazco uses but it's dense and cushy and man is it comfortable.
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i had a gel seat as an option on my last bike. it was really comfy, working well nearly all the time. the only thing it did which really annoyed me was get unbearably hot when it was left out in the sun for a bit. i mean too hot to sit on, not just uncomfortable
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Hey Ted,

You need to perfect the "long distance enduro bike, arse shuffle"

Left cheek then right cheek.
Shift back on the saddle and repeat.
Sit side-saddle on the right side of the bike then switch sides when your neck and shoulders really hurt. Alternatively, stay side-saddle and the pain in your neck will take your mind of the pain in your butt.

I would try getting hold of a seat base and get a local vehicle trimmer to modify it for you. The problem is that for comfort, you will need to widen the seat and this might give you other issues. (like putting your feet down)
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