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Default Butthurt: Seat Comfort Improvement

Also relevant for the 2 stroke MX 125, RX 125, SX 125, MX 50, RX 50, SX 50's

I did suggest admins create more forum sections suitable for posting stuff relevant for the 125 and 50 smokers, and got nowhere with it.

Since these oil-bathed stator, tappet-valved v-twin tractors use similar frame, bodywork styling and seats, i suppose this universal topic covers the whole lot

Seat Modification

Fisher seem the most preferable' although their prices start from $250 if you send them your seat for modifying, and $350 if you buy one of theirs. If i ever owned a 4T 4.5 or 5.5, i wouldn't choose this option due to the overly extortionate pricing IMHO.

Whoopee Cushion

Typical modern chisel-thin hard seats curving downward at the edges and bolt-on aftermarket comfort saddles are non-existent for the 2 smokers The Airhawk "pillion small" is designed for those wafer-thin sport bike pillion seats, and a suitable fit for modern sm / enduro seats..

The Airhawk currently has over 36,000 long distance miles on it w/o developing air leaks or deflating itself, huge improvement.. but that extra comfort wasn't enough for more than 30 minute rides.

Padded Comfort Shorts

Moto-Skiveez "Adventure" Skiveez.

Sizing feels good' Medium (32-34" waist) fits my 33" waist nicely, these made the difference between pelvis turning to dust after 20 - 30 miles, and a slightly numb ass when riding 80 miles to the nearest coastal town. Standing and walking in them takes some getting used to as the thick padding pivots up the ass cheeks a bit. If riding a 4T 4.5 or 5.5 with modified wider comfort seat, id skip the Airhawk and go for the padded shorts, unless joining Ewan and Charley for the Unreliable Way Round.

RevZilla's video fore more info..

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