Numb ass, seat question : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread

Has anyone inserted a gel pad into the seat of there f4? I am constantly doing 200+ mile rides and I just dont think my boney ass can take it anymore. Any help would be great.

-- Brian (, September 13, 2004



Why don't you wear a pair of cycling shorts which have a padded saet ?



-- Tony Hilson (, September 13, 2004.

That was gonna be my answer as well. Bicycle shorts under jeans or riding pants make a huge difference in comfort when riding my Brutale. Still, it would be nice to up the comfort level of the seat itself. Maybe when the winter months come, I'll send mine off for customization.

-- Tom Solimine (, September 13, 2004.

I found I was`nt sitting flat on the seat but actually on the top of my legs on th edges of the seat, I removed the cover put a piece of foam UNDER the original shaped foam ending about 1 1/2 inches from the sides and replaced the cover, don`t even notice the seat uncomfy now, problem is, once you fix the seat your wrists will hurt, then you fix the bars and your legs will hurt!!!!!!!

-- mike (, September 13, 2004.

Yo! leave the seat as it is and get used to it. That's the price we pay for beauty & performance. There's no free lunch! Cheers!

-- AJ (, September 13, 2004.

Ferracchi makes an alternate seat that is slightly better, but after a couple hundred miles, my boney ass is in pan as well. There are supposed to be some bar risers available soon, which some will curse you for. This might compensate for the extra padding in the seat is you so choose. I have 0 degree clip-ons and added 1/4" wey suit material under the original cover and use the alternate seat for the track. Those of us with boney butts do pay a price over our "thicker" co-riders.

-- Cali-Kane (, September 14, 2004.

i find the seat ok as is the riding position, maybe i have thick skin, as i did the nick sanders moto challenge of GB northern section which was 1400 miles in 4 days and a total of 1800 miles from leaving home to getting back, including a track session at knockhill, no ass or rist problems and the bike didn't miss a eat either

-- (, October 04, 2004.

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