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Question seat solutions...

I'm equipping my bike for a central / South America trip. Does anyone have experience with the Gel Seat replacement seat from Dual Star? It seems to be a Gel overlay, or 'slip cover'. I'm supposed to remove the old seat and foam and simply staple the gel seat in its place. Is this a good solution to spending approx. $350.00 for a Corbin seat. It looks good but I don't know what my butt will think after six or seven hours. The stock seat is just 'undoable'. Any other tips?
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Air Hawk

I purchased an Air Hawk seat for my bike - cost $125. A great solution and very comfortable. You can google Air Hawk for more information.
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I had my seat re built and was not happy, after spending £300 so then i gave it a bash my self... it was very easy and 1/8 of the price..
see this link to see how i did it
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the gel seat from DS is a joke , I bought it for my KLR and to be honest when I received it as was surprised that they had the ball to sale it, it a piece of fom with a gel bar in the midle, if you are planning very long day (over 500miles a day) go with a corbin ( not waterproof ) or seargent, if you are planning 200 to 300 miles get you to your seat or buy a hair hock or sheep skeen. try your bike first for few long ride before changing seat ,most of the modern bike have pretty confortable ones for day ride.
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The stock seat is just 'undoable'. Any other tips?
I'm convinced (after advice from this site) springs under the butt are the essential foundation for any comfort/distance seat. Though the Royal Enfield seat curve could match my tender loin sill-o-ette a bit more accurately, it still makes a world of difference.

first springs
then shape
then padding
then contact layer...both the caress and moisture logistics

miss any one of those steps, and your seat sucks again a week from now.
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the gel seat from DS is a joke
Cant speak to that ... but I did not buy their gel seat.. as it did not look like it could work . I bought the medical gel pad that looks like an ice-tray comfy pad and cut my own to shape. It is the stuff that they use for bed ridden people to stop bed sores. it worked a treat..
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Cant speak to that ... but I did not buy their gel seat.. as it did not look like it could work . I bought the medical gel pad that looks like an ice-tray comfy pad and cut my own to shape. It is the stuff that they use for bed ridden people to stop bed sores. it worked a treat..
http://www.danmedicasouth.co.uk/New%20Images/comfy.jpg
Hello, What a delight it was to see our link! Thank you so much. Indeed, we are a medical company who supply our pressure relieving products to the wheelchair bound customer/hospital surgical theatres AND MOTORBIKE INDUSTRY!!! Glad to know that you can ride that extra hundred miles without any problems. We have indeed already received many, many compliment from as far as the Himilayas/South Africa & Finland which prove that our gel enables the rider to continue their journey "bum sore free" for many more hours that a conventional seat.

On another note, Im not sure who the company "DS" is however I do not believe we are in anyway associated with this company.

If you need interior/exterior pads or indeed wish to cut up one of our wheelchair cushions as the above client, we are more than happy to quote.

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