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Getting ready (leaving on Saturday) for a five day trip on the Bobber, on my statement seat! Wish me luck...



I have been riding the statement seat for several months, and have liked the seating position it gives, even though it is undeniably hard as a marble slab. Was figuring on putting the stock seat back on for the long ride, but when I tried it out again I realized that I just like the statement seat better for riding position; it's just different enough to feel more natural to me, and also to not cut into my inner thighs. But I will definitely have an iron butt by the end of the trip! I have a thin gel pad coming in the mail, which I may use depending on how it feels, but not sure about that.


Anyway, riding two slow, back road days from Wash DC up to New York state, then a day riding around there, then two slow days back. I did the same ride last year on a Moto Guzzi racer, which was fun but after five hours a day I was feeling the crunch. The Bobber is not quite built for comfort either, but hoping to feel a bit better than on the Racer. Will report back..
 

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Good luck and ride safe. 900 miles on a Statement Seat? You’re a better man than I am ?. I loved looking at mine, not so much riding it, at least not on bumps and irregular surfaces. Best I did one day was around 200 miles on good roads and it was ok. Finally got to me, though and redid the OEM with better foam and leather. Curious how the gel pad works. Does it attach in some way?
Anyway, enjoy the ride!
 

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I love my statement seat purely on looks and don’t want to change. Having said that....after 150-200 miles...I would rather be anywhere else than sitting on that seat.

Good luck.
 

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I would roll up an Alaska sheepskin cover just in case.
The statement seat is so much better than the OEM torture rack, but still....900 miles is not something i could endure on the statement without alot of stops on the way.

Have a fansastic trip and look forward to hearing your report.
 

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It’s t on early to tell yet, but for me the Statement is really working in conjunction with foot boards and the wider Bike Brothers Lenke bars. My weight seems better aligned to the seat now. 900 miles though...>:)

Good luck!
 

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Appreciate all the well wishes. Leaving Saturday, so my butt has not been reshaped yet, but I have no illusions that it will not be...

I did get the gel pad, and I think it will help out. It fits surprisingly well. I will attach pics below. The brand is “Born Behind Barr.” It has two straps on the bottom, but it’s pretty non slip and I was riding with just the one strap, attached to the seat tongue underneath, and that seems fine. It raises me about an inch, which I’m not sure I like, but I suspect I WILL like the extra padding! I may not start out with it, but maybe bring it along and put it on after the first two hours or so for some relief.

But overall, I am looking forward to getting out on the road for some long stretches without stoplights and speed cameras.
 

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I used a similar gel cover on my factory seat for my 1,000 miles-in-3-days weekend ride last summer. Worked great, but I felt too high on it. Perhaps you putting it on the thinner statement seat will nullify that feeling.
 

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I used a similar gel cover on my factory seat for my 1,000 miles-in-3-days weekend ride last summer. Worked great, but I felt too high on it. Perhaps you putting it on the thinner statement seat will nullify that feeling.
Which one did you use. (And I’ll take your 1000 miles in 3 days as inspiration!)
 

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I have also been waiting for a LONG time for BC to release their tracker bar kit for the Bobber, and would liked to have used them on this trip. They did finally just release them, but not in time for me to get them on before the trip. Will probably do that later this summer.
 

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Which one did you use. (And I’ll take your 1000 miles in 3 days as inspiration!)
I purchased this one from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LEB8DSY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews

No soreness after using it, for sure, but the thickness means I'd only use it on really long trips. I didn't have my Corbin seat at that point either, so I'll hang onto it and bring it along for my next long-haul trip but not use it unless the Corbin isn't up to the task on its own.
 

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Did six hours in the saddle today, first three on the statement seat and the last three with the gel pad on top. The gel pad certainly made a difference, though six hours is a long time on the bobber no matter what..
 
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