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How To Adjust Your Motorbike Seat?

Updated on January 23, 2018

Cruising on the outskirts of the city on a highway gives you a certain kind of satisfaction, that nothing else can. Hardcore biker guys would definitely agree with me on this one. They’d also agree on one more phenomenon, the ‘Biker Butt’. Biker butt is a serious situation and often a common topic of conversation in the motorcycle community too. Riding for longer on the seats that your bike came with can be seriously uncomfortable, leading to a sore butt situation.

While returning to Bangalore from Kodaikanal, a road trip I went for during the last summer, the extreme hot weather led me to a sore butt. That is exactly when I decided to move to a more comfortable seat to keep my road trips enjoyable as ever. On my way back, I stopped at the same mechanic that I’d visited earlier to get my bike engine oil change and refilled with Castrol POWER1 Engine oil. I was lucky enough to get a cover with breathable padding for my seat. There wasn’t a phenomenal increase in the comfort level with the breathable pads, but it definitely did allow some airflow and kept me comfortable enough to get back to Bangalore.

After getting back, with a little research, I understood that you could lower your seating position by altering the suspensions and the linkages to fit in a larger and more comfortable seat. If you don’t mind these alterations, this is a great way to go. For others, like me, who do not want to fiddle with the components and are strapped to a tight budget, the best way is to get a knife and scrape off some foam from your seat. You can also contour the seat according to your preference. On the top, you can strap on a well-cushioned seat cover as per your preference. Replacing the seat altogether with an aftermarket seat is also an option, but that could set you back by a few bucks as compared to cutting out the foam. If you are someone who heads out every weekend on a getaway, just like me, I’d recommend you to definitely invest in an air cushion seat cover. Alternatively, you can also check out seat gel pads that are available easily, but I’d not recommend them during summers. Afterall, your butt deserves better.


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