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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Buttbuffer seats and pads- any experience with them?

I found this website, www.buttbuffer.com , last summer and have been a bit intrigued by the description of a dry gel insert. I plan on getting a strap on seatpad from them, but would like to hear from anyone who may have firsthand experience with this companys seat pads.

This material was originally designed to prevent bedsores on people confined to bed for long periods of time. It sounds promising, but I don`t want to waste over a hundred dollars if it is not going to going to be more comfortable for long distances.

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my wife got one late in the season last year. we really haven't given it a real good test yet. I will give it a real good test on the vn750, once I get my vn750 back on the road. but when I do, I'll post my review here.
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I don't have the same brand (I don't think it is anyway).My Dad gave me his after he bought his Harley. The one I have sucks.It does'nt do anything except put you like an inch,or so higher in the seat. I used it on A 30 mile trip,and was ready to toss it in the first trash can I seen.I think he paid around $100.00 for it.

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I like the sound of being an inch or so higher in the seat, as I feel somewhat "scrunched up" on the stock seat and footpegs. Reaching the ground with both feet flat on the ground is no problem for me.

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F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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They really soak up heat when sitting in the sun.I used mine for 4 months when I started riding again and then took it off when the backside got settled.It made for some really warm rides here in the desert in the summer.I'm considering a beaded cover as a replacement,much cheaper.
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Thanks for the input james. I had a beaded seat cover for my pickup years ago, but it didn`t last very long before it started coming apart. Are beaded covers for bike seats made, or is it a generic, all purpose sort of thing?

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What I've read talks about adapting the car seat to your bike or restringing it to fit your seat.
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ok. Sunday the wife and I took a nice ride (90+miles all back roads). I used the wifes Buttbuffer on my honda cm400t (vn750 still not ready for the road). I can say this, it helped, but was no cure. my butt was still a little sore but it was not on fire and burning.

for about the same price one could get their seat redone (both front and back of seat) at;
http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
some one on here has already done this and has said good this about it too. do a seach on seat recover and it should come up.

yes they make beaded seat covers for motorcycles too. here is one link to check out;
www.beadrider.com

hope this helps.
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My solution is simple. I replaced my stock seat with a Corbin. It is firm, but comfortable, especially for commuting and cruising. When I ride longer, I add an Airhawk medium cruiser seat cushion. It's enabled me to ride in relative comfort over 500 miles in one day on three different occasions. The key to the Airhawk is not to over-inflate it (it is important to follow the instructions that come with the pad).

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I have not heard too many people that were happy with the buttbuffer but I have heard a lot of praise for the AIRHAWK seat cushion.

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