help me avoid "Monkey Butt" - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
miked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 36
iTrader: (0)
 
help me avoid "Monkey Butt"

Going to pick up my restored bike from Lance next week. We are going to ride to Helen Ga. and around to set the rings etc. I can't wait. Only 1 problem-My pickup truck is down for repairs and may not be ready-this means I will have to ride the bike 450 miles to Florida. Any suggestions on how to avoid monkey butt, cramping etc. Any advice would be much appreciated

1994 750 23000 miles
Debadged
r/r relocated
Iridium Plugs
New Dunlop tires
Silverstar lamp bulb
Protac Backrest
Volt Meter
HID Headlight
Seat Modified for Long Distance Riding
Lance upgradesSept 2010
Balancers replaced
Deka Agm Battery
Shifter tie rod repaired
New stator 14+volts @ idle
New Valve guides
New plug caps/wires
advanced timing
lubed spline
tightened steering head bearings
Future Upgrades
Saddlebags
Luggage rack
Hiway pegs
miked is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 07:43 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
denny6006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: InezKY pop.600
Posts: 5,236
iTrader: (9)
     
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by miked View Post
Going to pick up my restored bike from Lance next week. We are going to ride to Helen Ga. and around to set the rings etc. I can't wait. Only 1 problem-My pickup truck is down for repairs and may not be ready-this means I will have to ride the bike 450 miles to Florida. Any suggestions on how to avoid monkey butt, cramping etc. Any advice would be much appreciated
Underarmor brand polypropylene underwear is a good start,I think wally world sells a cheaper brand although I haven't tried those personally.It wicks moisture away from your body doing away with one of the causes,plain old Talcum powder helps too.

Also stopping for gas will give you time to stretch and let things cool off .Also cover your seat with something light colored when you park if it is in direct sunlight,so it doesn't scald you as soon as you climb back on board.

When you start home take it easy and stop often as you need for breaks and enjoy the trip,after all that's what it is all about ,having fun,anyway.




If you see it on my bike I did it
VROC#30324
92 vn750(sold)
Current ride 05 1500 Classic FI
lovin' the new scoot



Quote:
"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
Click on one x and drag to the other to read between them.

Psalm 40:1...
XI waited patiently for the Lord; and he turned unto me, and heard my cry. X
denny6006 is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Drive less, ride more...
 
theauhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SW Ga
Posts: 1,114
iTrader: (0)
 
Sounds like your about to do some serious riding. Congrats!!!....

The advice Denny offers is pretty much spot on. Take breaks every hour or so, and use talc powder to minimize the butt problem.

If you love great bbq, you will pass right by some of the best I have found in the South.

While passing Columbus, GA--be sure to eat at:

a) 13th Street BBQ, and also

b) Country's BBQ. There are 3 locations in Columbus, which is where the restaurant started--the downtown location is in a really cool renovated bus depot. Retro, Dude!

'05 VN750



For other bike pix & mods, go to:
http://s1203.photobucket.com/albums/...k/VN750%20pix/
theauhawk is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Columbus, Ohio
 
jimkonst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 523
iTrader: (2)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by miked View Post
Going to pick up my restored bike from Lance next week. We are going to ride to Helen Ga. and around to set the rings etc. I can't wait. Only 1 problem-My pickup truck is down for repairs and may not be ready-this means I will have to ride the bike 450 miles to Florida. Any suggestions on how to avoid monkey butt, cramping etc. Any advice would be much appreciated

If you don't get the wicking underwear, at least wear something like boxers, so you won't have seams digging into your butt all the way. Or go commando.
Take a canteen of water, not soft drinks, and it never hurts to have a campers thermos of gasoline...the specially-made-for-gas one. It will get you ten or so miles down the road. Riding at night is easier on you, if you like that sort of thing.


Jim
'95 Kawasaki Concours

Sold my Vulcan




I do LOTS of dumb stuff. Riding is only one of them.

Last edited by jimkonst; 09-17-2010 at 09:13 PM.
jimkonst is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Senior Member
 
clock152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Posts: 900
iTrader: (1)
 
Goldbond medicated brother!....and comando!
clock152 is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:22 PM
Senior Member
 
cglennon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to cglennon
Bicycle shorts or Under Armour or LD Comfort products. I'm using LD Comfort shorts now and while good, I'm not sure they are any better than Under Armour products which are half the price.


Chris Glennon - Portland, OR
cglennon is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 08:24 PM
Senior Member
 
cglennon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to cglennon
Oh and we want lots of pictures!!!! That means you have to stop frequently, which will help with cramping and fatigue.


Chris Glennon - Portland, OR
cglennon is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 09:44 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
flitecontrol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Posts: 4,697
iTrader: (14)
 
Mustang seat.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
_____________________________________________
"Black Beauty"
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles

Old Blue
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008

1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts
flitecontrol is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
denny6006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: InezKY pop.600
Posts: 5,236
iTrader: (9)
     
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by theauhawk View Post
Sounds like your about to do some serious riding. Congrats!!!....

The advice Denny offers is pretty much spot on. Take breaks every hour or so, and use talc powder to minimize the butt problem.

If you love great bbq, you will pass right by some of the best I have found in the South.

While passing Columbus, GA--be sure to eat at:

a) 13th Street BBQ, and also

b) Country's BBQ. There are 3 locations in Columbus, which is where the restaurant started--the downtown location is in a really cool renovated bus depot. Retro, Dude!
You know a Fat boy Knows how to deal with this situation ....Now more on the BBQ JOINT,I didn't get fat being a vegetarian you know!!




If you see it on my bike I did it
VROC#30324
92 vn750(sold)
Current ride 05 1500 Classic FI
lovin' the new scoot



Quote:
"When all is said and done,usually more is said than done" UNK
Click on one x and drag to the other to read between them.

Psalm 40:1...
XI waited patiently for the Lord; and he turned unto me, and heard my cry. X
denny6006 is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2010, 03:28 AM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
KIMMERLING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SAN ANTONIO, Texas
Posts: 1,126
iTrader: (7)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to KIMMERLING
Gold Bond, underamour ..the almost knee length kind. High quality H2O and stretch and talk with somebody at each gas up.

2011 Suzuki VSTROM DL650 with ABS Purchased Jan 28 now with 39,000miles WRECKED JAN 12 ,2013
"To strive, to seek, to find, not to yield."
05 Vulcan 750 26,050miles *Traded in*
Ventura guards
MadStadt mount
Givi windshield/Heated grips
Backoff
Riderbeads
Givi 52 topcase
Pat Walsh Crash bars skid plate
OEM centerstand
Headlight modulator
Battery tender
Aquarium thermometer with forward probe mount
Admore LED Lighting/Givi E36N panniers
KIMMERLING is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome