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Too many variables in your question. How many miles do you anticipate riding each day? Some guys tour at 300 miles per day, others do that before their 10:00 coffee break. How much do you weigh? Are you in top notch physical condition, or have 6-pack abs by Budweiser? Are we talking about doing a lot of Interstate miles because of time constraints, or 2-lane back roads all the way? The only way you're really going to know is to devote a couple of 'test' days doing the kind of mileage you expect to do when touring. Do a couple of 500 mile days back to back and you'll have a good idea of whether you need to replace the seat or not. Don't forget that even the best long distance seats often require a lot of beak-in miles before they're truly comfortable.
 

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Yeah, height, arm length, leg length all play into it. I'm tall to it was way too close for me. First thing I ordered was a seat and bars if that's any indication of how bad it is.
 

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So 4 people here say the stock seat sucks and that they changed it out….

So what did you change it out to? What new seat did you order? Sorry, but it’s a pet peeve of mine with online forums when folks chime in to say “so and so sucks I ordered a new one” but don’t mention anything at all about the new one they ordered. That info would likely be very helpful to the OP and others.
 

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How about the stock RG special seat? I could ask friend to sell me at good price. I already spent too much this month cant afford Saddle man seat for the moment.
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I swapped over my Corbin Dual Tour that i took off of my trade in. I also have a LaPera Villian that is very comfy but not as comfy as my Corbin. The LaPera looks nicer on my RG ST.
I am going to put the LaPera up for sale so i can get a Corbin solo seat.
 

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Stock seat sucks. That being said before I got it off the bike my longest ride on it was 400 miles.

I ordered a BB seat and didn't care for their poor service and the seat just didn't fit the way I hoped it would.
So I ordered a Lepera seat. Fast and friendly service. Super knowledgeable and responsive to my emails and subsequent phone calls.

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Badboyz seat, solo
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I was so pleased with the Lepera I am ordering a solo seat. It fits just right and I've done 600 miles easily on it.
 

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Stock seat sucks. That being said before I got it off the bike my longest ride on it was 400 miles.

I ordered a BB seat and didn't care for their poor service and the seat just didn't fit the way I hoped it would.
So I ordered a Lepera seat. Fast and friendly service. Super knowledgeable and responsive to my emails and subsequent phone calls.

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Badboyz seat, solo
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Lepera

I was so pleased with the Lepera I am ordering a solo seat. It fits just right and I've done 600 miles easily on it.
Is that the Maverick? It says it’s 15” wide. I’m worried that is too wide for me. I’m 5’6”. It would be comfortable but I bet reaching the ground would be more difficult than the stock seat.
 

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The stock seat is friggin horrible. It's like it was an afterthought. My stock seat never left the dealer. I swapped over my Corbin Gunfighter and might order a Corbin Solo Tour just in case my GF decides she wants to ride again.
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