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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Last year, 09/10/2017, a car pulled out in front of me which I hit and went over the bars landing on my tailbone. By shear luck, I "slooowly" walked out of the hospital 8 hours later with no more than significant soft tissue damage to my tailbone area. 15 months later and the only time I am in pain is when I ride (2017 RGS). I can only ride for about 30 - 40 minutes without stopping due to pain, which last for several days after a ride.

I am looking for seat recommendations considering the circumstances. I have already tried the following: Stock Seat, Harley Tall Boy Seat, Harley Hammock Seat, Gel-infused Harley Low Profile Touring seat. The Hammock seat was the most comfortable and relieved most the pain...problem is the Hammock seat does not work with my 6'-4" frame (not far enough back). I have spoken with Mustang, Seat Concepts, and Corbin about my situation and all claim they have a seat that may work.

I have read countless forum threads and seat reviews and I know everyone has a seat opinion. What I am asking is, before I drop more money on another seat, does anyone have any thoughts on which seat may work considering my situation. A seat that may distribute my weight in a different way... or maybe an "out of the box" thought.

Unfortunately, I am at the point of considering another style of bike (ie. sport touring or adventure) that has a riding position removing weight from the tail bone. The last thing I want to do is go to a different bike, but after 15 months post accident, countless doctor visits, therapy, and trying different seats, it may be my only option to keep riding without pain.

Any and all thoughts/comments will be appreciated.
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There are some companies that redo the foam and contour of seats and will alter them to your needs. There is a place I cannot recall at the moment that you have to schedule your seat work....
If you dig around the seat subforum you should find reference to them. You may speak with them to talk about your challenges and hopefully they may have a solution.
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I believe it is mean city cycles
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here is one that I have been told is excellent.

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Seats designed to relieve pressure on tailbone


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I'm going to suggest a different set of shocks. 13" Legend Revo-A shocks may be a better option than a seat.


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I'm going to suggest a different set of shocks. 13" Legend Revo-A shocks may be a better option than a seat.


Should have mentioned it in the original post, but already swapped stock suspension with the Legend Revo A. Had them on my old bike and was one of my first modifications...great suspension.


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I had a Harley Road Zeppelin seat on an Electra Glide a few years back and it was very comfortable for the long rides we took. If you start to get uncomfortable, you can pump some air in or let some air out and continue the ride in comfort. I'm 6'3", and while the seat did not allow me to be further from the dash, I didn't feel cramped. I'm currently using a Harley Tall Boy Seat on the Road Glide. Mean City Cycle installed the Comfort Foam option with no other modifications, and I find it much more comfortable than the stock stuffing. They have good reviews on their other seat modifications too.
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different seats may help.... but until you find what helps, i suggest getting a prescription for this, diclofenac (Voltaren)
i had similar experience and seats, pads and so on did nothing. 100mg of diclofenac the day before a ride, and the day of, never had any pain.. if you take it everyday, you'll be straight all the time, but it can damage internals, so i limited its use, to only big ride days ..

hope you find something that works
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