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Offline twowheeladdict

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 08:56:23 AM »
...and don't take I-10. Take I-20. 10 doesn't care what seat you have.

Why would you take any interstate on a motorcycle vacation? 

Might as well haul the bike if you dont have time to enjoy the ride.
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2018, 06:21:52 PM »
Why would you take any interstate on a motorcycle vacation? 

Might as well haul the bike if you dont have time to enjoy the ride.

Because it's the only way you can get from Texas to Florida in 8 hours?
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2018, 10:42:24 PM »
Why can't you enjoy the ride if it's on interstate?
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »
...and don't take I-10. Take I-20. 10 doesn't care what seat you have.

This.

There is only one place to see on that ride on I-10, and it's the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana.
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2018, 10:27:05 AM »
 There are ointments you can buy to rub her butt with that will help take her mind off the pain.
 Just stop every 100 miles to apply them.
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2018, 10:34:47 AM »
I missed this when it was posted. Great answers so far. I don't personally use beads, sheepskin, or airhawk, but have gotten enough positive reviews from friends that I believe they are probably all good solutions.

The one thing I wanted to add was NO to the OEM V7 Gel seat. I tried one, didn't care for it. (In contrast I loved the OEM Gel seat for the B11 so go figure).

If you are going to upgrade your seat now or in the future I think there are better answers (Corbin or other aftermarket).
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2018, 11:28:31 AM »
Never been a fan of gel set. They hold heat from the ride, the bike, and the sun, and can lead to the agony of monkey butt for me. As always, YMMV.

On the other hand beads allow air to circulate under your butt, help keep your butt out of the puddle that collects in the seat when riding in the rain, and they raise the effective set height providing a slightly longer reach to the pegs/ground. I like it all. Sometimes I'll throw a sheep skin over the beads for added comfort.

There's a solution for every ass, ya pick the one that best address the issue your want to resolve. The OEM seat on my '18 V7 Special is very comfy for me, have done 600-700+ miles days(solo) without issues. What a great little touring bike it is!  :thumb:

It's likely the Mrs. will need a few day to adapt and get comfy with long hours in the saddle no matter what you do. Give some thought to a Naproxen at breakfast and maybe one later in the day. I have neck and shoulder issues and find it to be a good solution for me. In my old age I sometimes gotta resort to old adage, ".......better living through chemistry". So sad.  :sad:
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You enjoy that trip, have fun, be safe.

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2018, 05:32:54 PM »
Why can't you enjoy the ride if it's on interstate?

If your enjoyment is just holding the throttle and keeping between the white lines then I guess you can.  My enjoyment is curves and hills and shifting and occasionally passing through small towns.

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2018, 07:46:13 PM »
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Well we took i-10. Stopped in sulphur springs for the night got a late start. Using the seat beads and they are working well. Thinking im gonna have to replace the gasket on the left side. Also have a slight oil splatter on the rear hub(maybe overfilled) its coming from the top.



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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2018, 07:40:45 AM »
Beowulf and wife successfully have made it to Florida.

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2018, 12:54:26 PM »
We made it thanks Dave. Haven't had signal for a few days. Been a great trip. Fixed the leak. Plugged breather bolt.
Bike is running like a champ. The wife and i are having a great time. Definitely going to try some gel inserts on the seat. The beads make a difference though.

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2018, 02:36:34 PM »
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2018, 03:06:08 PM »
We made it thanks Dave. Haven't had signal for a few days. Been a great trip. Fixed the leak. Plugged breather bolt.
Bike is running like a champ. The wife and i are having a great time. Definitely going to try some gel inserts on the seat. The beads make a difference though.

If Spencer at greatdaytoride is still doing seats, his work is the best bang for the buck.
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2018, 07:07:15 AM »
We made it thanks Dave. Haven't had signal for a few days. Been a great trip. Fixed the leak. Plugged breather bolt.
Bike is running like a champ. The wife and i are having a great time. Definitely going to try some gel inserts on the seat. The beads make a difference though.

Enjoy yourselves and have a safe ride back.

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »
Made it back from Florida. Towards the end it was a wet ride for the last 200 miles. But fun. The Mrs was happy with the good time we made and gas saved. Thanks for the suggestions
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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2018, 09:09:24 PM »
 Attaboy , and Attagirl  :bow: Now how do we lure you to some rallies ?

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2018, 06:21:01 AM »
Honestly i am waiting for the next GRIT rally. Would love to go. My last work schedule wasnt forgiving. Until than it just depends on time off. Hopefully see some of you guys there. :bike-037:

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Re: Texas to Florida(seat choices)
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2018, 06:32:59 AM »
The Mrs was happy





Thjat right there was all that you needed to say!  :) 
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