Gel seat

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by DynaBike, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. DynaBike

    DynaBike Member

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    I'm ordering my new solo seat this week and I'm struggling with the decision whether to get foam or gel. I have read pros and cons about gel in various places... anyone here have any experience with it long term ?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I had my old Corbin seat recovered and had new foam and a gel pad added. When I get my RG seat recovered it will definetly have a gel pad.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    A quick and easy alternative is to add a sheepskin/gel pads that use sheet metal vinyl coated, nylon web velcro straps as shown below:

    Check out American Motorcycle Specialties: http://www.amspecialtiesusa.com/gelpad.htm

    Nice thing was that they are local here in SoCal in Thousand Oaks just up the road...not a bad deal for me anyways...

    ~$70-$90 or less with HD 20% OFF discount.

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    If worried about the rain, they are held on by velcro nylon strip and are removable...and just throw them in the bags.
     
  4. Lancer

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    No experience with gel pads, I have heard they have a tendency to get HOT in the summer. I live in Florida gets, hot enough with any help. I do have an Air Hawk seat that I use on road trips. I can do 500 mile plus days using it. It allows air to circulate underneath your bum, really helps cut down on monkeybutt. I have also tried seat beads, like you see in cars. They work well too, like having a/c under your bum, can't use them in the winter.
     
  5. 100ed

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    i have gel inserts in my seat LOVE them i ride 03 elg classic wife and i rode to 105 and back from nh will never have a seat with out
     
  6. glyd-n

    glyd-n Junior Member

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    I have had a gel seat o one of my bikes for 3 yrs and to be honest, it feels like any other foam seat. Even on long rides I don't see the benefits over a regular seat.
     
  7. DynaBike

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    Well, I found a lot of aftermarket pads (that Air Hawk looks interesting) so I opted not to get the gel insert and went with their standard foam. My other choice was leather or vinyl... I really wanted leather bad but since that doubled the cost of the seat, I had to stick with the standard vinyl cover. Should have it by the end of the month... I'm camped out next to the mailbox waiting now :)
     
  8. lowrider1963

    lowrider1963 Active Member

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    Gel gave a little better ride, but almost no difference for me.