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    Vrrroooooom! Is it me, the seat or the bike? Motogiro's Avatar
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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    This is a tough one to get a specific cure or answer for because all of us are so different. That body position triangle can be so critical when it comes to riding comfort and stamina. Depending on your size pegs may make a difference.
    This is so subjective when you factor in all the information.
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Unfortunately, he doesn't work on Corbin. Went on a two hour ride on my stock seat tonight and no numbness. Guess I'll just take more breaks and give the seat the rest of the season to break in. If it doesn't, I'll just look into anew seat from a different maker.

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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Do you stand-up on the pegs from time to time? Also, to you move in the saddle during turns (shift to the inside of the turn)? Both of these would help with blood flow during long times in the saddle.
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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Motogiro View Post
    This is a tough one to get a specific cure or answer for because all of us are so different. That body position triangle can be so critical when it comes to riding comfort and stamina. Depending on your size pegs may make a difference.
    This is so subjective when you factor in all the information.
    Peg location or size?

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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    Do you stand-up on the pegs from time to time? Also, to you move in the saddle during turns (shift to the inside of the turn)? Both of these would help with blood flow during long times in the saddle.
    I do stand up on the pegs once I start to get sore but by then it's too late and no, I don't move my butt while cornering because I don't take corners hard. I just push the handle and lean. I'll try doing both of those suggestions on tonight's ride.

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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Yeah, I'm not suggesting hanging off, just a 1/2 butt cheek off the seat. It helps with comfort, and it also good turning posture.
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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    I agree with gnyce - if you experiment with a range of adjustments with risers and bar angle it can have real benefits - and keep riding fun.

    After several knee surgeries and some back issues I got serious about my core strengthening. This has made dramatic improvements to my riding comfort and recovery times. It requires a serious commitment to exercise - but we got to take care of our gear!

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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Thread spin - any chance it is vibration causing all of this?

    You never said vibes but honestly everything you described for both of you could be vibes that at the right frequency cause exactly what you are complaining about everywhere your bodies contact the machine.

    Do you have fairing mounted mirrors and more importantly - can you see out of them over 4500 RPM?

    Are fasteners falling off your bike like those around the fairing that screw into plastic? Aside from the vibes on your body parts these are just a few signs that your engines ignition system needs looked at.

    To your point, one ride home it got so bad I nearly threw thr bike in the ditch and left it and I only had an hour to go butt it was painful as hell. I think I stood on the pegs most of the way home.

    If you can relate to any of this; it may not be the seat, your position or any of that, rather harmonic vibrations through the whole chassis which we can fix!!!
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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Perhaps what I should have said is if you have pinch points from bad ergonomics, chassis vibrations will make put the hurt on you fast!

    Lets us know if any of the above post plays a roll as there is a cure.
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    Re: Is it me, the seat or the bike?

    Couple things:
    I do have some vibration at highway speeds that I can feel on the pegs and in the seat but, the fairing-mounted stock mirrors do not vibrate at any speed where I can't see out of them. I believe the convex shape of driver's section of the Corbin seat is just bothering my pinch points. The foam is stiff and although the shape is pretty curved which you'd think would work for the shape of a crotch, it's just isn't working for me. When I put the stock seat on, I can go for at least an hour or two before I just get sore like anyone else but no numbness at all. The only difference is the shape of the stock seat is near flat and the foam feels softer. I guess it's like finding the pillow that work best for each person. Some like soft while others like real firm.

    From research online, these forums and talking to other riders, the other thing I think could be affecting me big time is riding 2-up. I think its giving my body a more strenuous workout and I'm not realizing just how tense I am. Most of the ride, I'm not nervous at all with her on the back. But, in the twisties even at normal speed, the ride and weight shifts are obviously different with her on the back. So I gotta keep reminding myself to relax in the corners and that's just gonna take some time. I'm not trusting my bike's tires and lean angle enough and again, that's just on casual speed on the curved roads.

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