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OK I've tried the seat forward and back, and even removed the backrest.

After an hour or so the seat just doesn't cut it. Seems to pinch my #ss at the back and my tailbone is killing me.

Has anyone experienced this and found a solution, short of having the seat redone by a custom saddle maker ?

TIA
 

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i have not experienced any real dificulties with the seat.
i can usually ride for about 2.5 hrs or so, before i get "monkey butt"

ill be really putting the seat to the test in a few weeks, as im off on a 2000km round trip !

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This Majesty has one of the most comfortable seats I have had the pleasure to set my big butt on . But when they are hard or the heat builds up I like to use a sheep skin cover, lets air in and the soft fur helps to cushion .

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I used a sheepskin buttpad from www.alaskaleather.com on my SS1K ride on my BMW last year (1000 miles in 18 hours). It helped a lot, although by the end of the ride the pile was crushed to about 1/4 of its former depth. Alaska Leather does not specify a size for a Majesty, but I think one of their longer models would work well. The lady is always very helpful - just be sure to phone during business hours in the Alaska time zone.
 

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I have a Butt Buffer pad [www.buttbuffer.com ]that works quite well on the longer rides...that and Anti-Monkey Butt Powder
[ www.aerostitch.com ]. My longest day ride is now at 550 mi.
 

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Bobb said:
OK I've tried the seat forward and back, and even removed the backrest.

After an hour or so the seat just doesn't cut it. Seems to pinch my #ss at the back and my tailbone is killing me.

Has anyone experienced this and found a solution, short of having the seat redone by a custom saddle maker ?

TIA
Here is what I did to make my seat and butt bumper more comfortable. The small butt bumper is filled with a soft foam and is VERY comfortable against my bootie. No more pinching!! :D
 

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I have the same problem. My rear end cannot go longer than 1 hour. I am 6'2" with 33 inseam. I have removed the butt bumper and installed a pro pad gel seat pad size super cruiser. The Pro Pad fits pretty well, doe not move when you ride and works ok but I still have the problem (just not as bad) Finally, this week I took the seat to a local shop and I am having it recovered with a slight bit of padding where the butt bumper used to be. I am sure the seat will look better without those four holes showing and hopefully it will help with the back and rear end problems. I will let you know when I get the seat back.
 

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Got the seat back. I had the existing cover cut out similiar to the Corbin seat and had pleated vinyl sewn in. Also, the back where the butt bumper was only has 1 inch of foam. It came out pretty nice and it does make some difference, but I still get a soar rear end after about 1 hour. I think the problem with us tall people and the majesty is more with seating position. I get the feeling of leaning forward with my legs pinched, rather than leaning back. When I stop at a stoplight and put my feet on the ground the pain in my rear immediately goes away. I need to find a way to get my legs more extended, maybe with footpegs somehow. But the new seat works ok and looks a lot better than having four holes in the vinyl from where the butt bumper was.
 

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I'm really in the same boat... because I've been have lower back problems ever since I started riding the Majesty, I've been trying to figure a way to make the ride more comfortable. I removed the backrest last night and really appreciate the extra inch of legroom.

What I'm finding is that my legs are long and I just can't extend them enough to get my knees lower than my hips. This apparently is a critical relationship as far as lower back pain.

The very second I lower my legs at a stoplight, my pain diminishes markedly.
 

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I also had very bad back pains, not only while riding but the rest of the day as well. I removed the butt pad & right after that I went on an eight day cruise. By the time I got back the pain was completely gone & has never returned. I can't say for sure that the butt pad was the cause but I suspect that it was.
 

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yeah, I am seeing about 2 hours max before monkey butt rears its ugly head...I went for about a 2 1/2 hour ride today and the last half hour was torture...cant seem to find a comfortable spot on the seat after that long. That limits my cruising range to about half a tank...I have an old sheepskin that came from a now deceased relative's final days in a nursing home that I washed a couple of weeks ago...the hide is really stiff now, what can I put on it to soften the hide back up???? I thought about cutting that down to size and seeing if that made any difference in the overall comfort.
 

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I have had very bad back problems and riding the Majesty is fine but was made better by buying the Corbin Leather seats for the Majesty Those Seats made riding so much better and the seats breath and feel better for long rides Yes they are a bit pricy but worth every penny . Dr Dave
 
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