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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: RallyMan on September 06, 2021, 09:02:51 am

Title: Ass pain
Post by: RallyMan on September 06, 2021, 09:02:51 am
ok so the weekend did R 1300km.. but damn my ass and knees after half a way not even 3-4 hours in agony lol takes away pleasure of riding..

any tips except Voltaren
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: jaybiker on September 06, 2021, 09:26:11 am
Padded cycle pants help me to some extent, but since I'm on a X/challenge the extent is limited, and I'm talking about 150km max.  :bootyshake: :xxbah:
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: RallyMan on September 06, 2021, 09:26:52 am
did the pants thing.. hehe 300km then im dead haha
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Tampan on September 06, 2021, 09:28:35 am
I find that when riding on tar or even open dirt roads this becomes an issue. On dirt where I have to stand up often, it's not an issue at all.
It helps if I stop and get off the bike at least every two hours or so.

On my XR650L it was particularly bad, until I fitted a Seat Concepts seat. It's amazingly comfortable.

And then saddle time also helps. The more you ride, the less of an issue the sore butt becomes.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: RallyMan on September 06, 2021, 09:32:24 am
just ordered a Seat concepts seat :-)
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Gerrard on September 06, 2021, 10:16:34 am
I can give you the solution but will be ragged for it. Did hundreds of kilo's at a time on my 660 Z with little discomfort.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: m0lt3n on September 06, 2021, 10:22:05 am
Also struggle of this.

I stand up

each town I stand up

each time I drive less than 100kmph I get up, stretch the legs/knees and rest the bum.

Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Oros on September 06, 2021, 10:29:19 am
I can give you the solution but will be ragged for it. Did hundreds of kilo's at a time on my 660 Z with little discomfort.

Do tell, adult nappie?
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: RyC on September 06, 2021, 10:46:03 am
https://flyingbrick.co.za/product/seat-saint-gel-seats/

Works like a bomb. Have done multiple 1000km + day trips / touring. No issues and easy to remove and install.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: TheBear on September 06, 2021, 11:42:24 am
https://flyingbrick.co.za/product/seat-saint-gel-seats/

Works like a bomb. Have done multiple 1000km + day trips / touring. No issues and easy to remove and install.

I have one.  It works well, but only doubles the distance I can go before the posterior tries to kill me.  Say about 600km instead of 300.

My knees also hurt like hell after a few hours on the bike.  I foten stand up and do a few leg bends while riding.  It helps.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: sidetrack on September 06, 2021, 11:52:40 am
I sit with one butt cheek off the saddle, resting on seat with inside of thigh. Works for me  :-\
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: RyC on September 06, 2021, 12:25:56 pm
I've done an iron butt, we completed 1800 km in around 20 hours. Also have done a 1000 km day to Mpumelanga and some tours to other provinces.

Firstly one needs to get off the bike regularly, I try to do it around max every 350 km. Get off the bike, stretch your legs. Grab a quick bite to eat / drink and fill up with fuel. On the bike move back / forward on the seat to stop cramps (hydration also plays a part in this). Standing up helps.

A big thing for me is prep work as well. Before any long trip I start stretching every day, especially legs. I prep my forearms in advance (no cruise control). I also try to get in at least two longer day trips (do around 400 / 500 km). Make sure your gear is 100%. Apart from that enjoy, pushing long distances  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Gerrard on September 06, 2021, 12:38:00 pm
I can give you the solution but will be ragged for it. Did hundreds of kilo's at a time on my 660 Z with little discomfort.

Do tell, adult nappie?

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: sidetrack on September 06, 2021, 01:26:21 pm
I can give you the solution but will be ragged for it. Did hundreds of kilo's at a time on my 660 Z with little discomfort.

Do tell, adult nappie?

 :biggrin:
As ek voel hoe my XT se crashbars vibreer sal daai highway pegs my die rittels gee  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Gerrard on September 06, 2021, 02:36:29 pm
I can give you the solution but will be ragged for it. Did hundreds of kilo's at a time on my 660 Z with little discomfort.

Do tell, adult nappie?

 :biggrin:
As ek voel hoe my XT se crashbars vibreer sal daai highway pegs my die rittels gee  :imaposer:

As jy upper bars op jou bike het sny hulle af. Dis wat die vibrasie veroorsaak.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Big E on September 06, 2021, 03:00:56 pm
Koop n 1200 BMW.......daai Boxer engine maak ook goeie foot rests :-)
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: cracklin on September 06, 2021, 05:30:05 pm
Another medically proven option used by bikers worldwide

https://bikegear.co.za/airhawk-air-rider-comfort-motorcycle-soft-seat/

Does not compress like silicone/ gel seats and adapts to ones movements

Personally used it from here to Mongolia
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Edgar on September 06, 2021, 07:34:08 pm
Ek was nou af St Lucia met die bike en terug vanaf Warnee beach. My gat, nek en bene was behoorlik seer. Nie gewoond om so lank te ry. Ek koop sommer weer n lekker skaapvel.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 06, 2021, 07:53:54 pm
Ek was nou af St Lucia met die bike en terug vanaf Warnee beach. My gat, nek en bene was behoorlik seer. Nie gewoond om so lank te ry. Ek koop sommer weer n lekker skaapvel.



Ek dink dis hier waar die knoop le, by "nie gewoond aan so lank ry nie".

Om lank in die saal te kan wees kort oefening, en die enigste oefening daarvoor is om lank in die saal te sit.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Herkules on September 06, 2021, 08:02:07 pm
  :sip:  Ek wil nou nie n lang storie skryf nie, maar kry n airhawk sitplek kussing. of koop n Triumph.  :bueller: :3some:
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: sackett on September 06, 2021, 11:07:17 pm
The Air Hawk seat helped my rear end a lot too, coupled with plenty of short stops and standing to stretch. But the air cushion from Bike Gear in PE is a winner.
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: Beserker on September 07, 2021, 07:04:29 am
I ride an650R with a high seat - comparable to the seat on the KTM 500, so the 650L felt positively sofa like, so I'm fortunate it does not bother me at all, till....

On my XR650L it was particularly bad, until I fitted a Seat Concepts seat. It's amazingly comfortable.

Rode Donny's Dakar bike, it had one of the Seat Concepts (or look alike) seats, bliss.

What I found is that seats with a step in that allows for a pillion, is a major culprit - on paper they are a lot more plush than my seat, but in reality it prevents you from moving around, in this instance moving to the back of the seat that will allow you a different seating position and to stretch your knees - if you don't believe me, go check some Dakar footage and see where the guys sit.

The Seat Concepts shape allows for narrow front, wider rear which facilitates moving forward aka off road style, and back aka cruiser style, best of both worlds.

Gel seats only allow one seating position, the culprit with stepped seats in the first place.

Ek dink dis hier waar die knoop le, by "nie gewoond aan so lank ry nie".
Om lank in die saal te kan wees kort oefening, en die enigste oefening daarvoor is om lank in die saal te sit.

What Mr. IronButt says  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Ass pain
Post by: m0lt3n on September 07, 2021, 07:45:33 am
I have done a dustybut. it was 1800km in 23hours, 1650 of that gravel, with little riding prep.
my ass was fine, zero issues.
 

get of the tar, if you stand up a lot your knees stretch and your ass rest. Meerkat every opportunity you get.



also did 2600km in 33 hours, tar. cant remember much issues with my ass, bigger mission was to stay awake.