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I have several long trips coming up over the season (6-12 hours). The last time I took a trip on the Vegas my butt couldnt handle it after about 2 hours, even with rest stops. I'm looking at what would be the best value for getting a more comfortable ride short of buying a new touring seat. Currently considering:

1. Mean City Cycles seat mod. Looking at the Impact Gel + Memory foam mod. Any experience with this for long rides? Bonus is the seat would look stock and no need to futz with storing when not using it. Only downside is bike being down for a week or so while the seat is sent off.

2. Airhawk (or something similar). I know some people swear by these. Wondering if this is a better (more comfortable) option for long rides. Although I dont have bags on the bike so would have to figure out storage when not in use.

3. Other. Is there any other options someone might recommend like a gel pad or anything else i can do to make that seat more tolerable for long rides?

I appreciate the help.
 

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I use an Airhawk on my long trips. Even then I start to get saddle sore after a few hours. This riding season I'm adding a sheepskin to the airhawk. I picked one up at IKEA of all places (in the rugs department), and my wife is going to sew it to the top of the airhawk outer sleeve. But the Airhawk is a huge improvement by itself.
 
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My mustang must be defective. I've had a mustang seat for almost as long as I've had the bike (five years). I can't do more than an hour without it killing my ass. Better than stock no doubt, but I still need more than just the seat.
 

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Mustang seat rides. Vegas and Kingpin. Some of the longer rides.

2007 - (2004 Vegas)

BBG1500 - 7/13/2007 - 1,516 miles in 22 hours and 37 minutes. Day one.

Trip continued with stops in Utah, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, (Border Fields State Park, CA Southwestern most point in the lower 48), Tijuana, Sequoia N.P., Yosemite N.P. crossed Hwy. 50 to the Badlands and then rode to Spirit Lake, IA for the Victory Rally.

Full trip - 16 days - 5,741 miles.

1516 miles in 22hrs-37mins Milwaukee to Tijuana | Adventure Rider

2008 - 48 States in less than 10 Days - (2004 Vegas). The first Victory to complete this ride.

48-10- 8/2008 - 8,199 miles in 9 days 14 hours and 22 minutes.

Full trip - 11 days - 8,758 miles.

48 States in 10 Days / Geography 101 | Adventure Rider

2008 On the farm - A city kid on the farm! | Adventure Rider

2009 - Group ride to HELL , MI and Back - (2006 Kingpin)

Lake Michigan 1000 - 6/27/2009 - 1,040 miles in 20 hours and 38 minutes.

To HELL and back!!! | Adventure Rider

2010 - 49 States in less than 10 Days - (2006 Kingpin). The first Victory to complete this ride.

49-10- 6/2010 - 8,818 miles in 9 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes.

SS5000 - 5000 miles in less than 5 days. Done during the 49-10.

Full trip -16 days - 11,907 miles.

First person to ride a Victory in all 50 States - Completed on the 4th of July, 2010.

The Road to Hyder - 49 States in less than 10 days. | Adventure Rider
 

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Mustang seat rides. Vegas and Kingpin. Some of the longer rides.

2007 - (2004 Vegas)

BBG1500 - 7/13/2007 - 1,516 miles in 22 hours and 37 minutes. Day one.

Trip continued with stops in Utah, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, (Border Fields State Park, CA Southwestern most point in the lower 48), Tijuana, Sequoia N.P., Yosemite N.P. crossed Hwy. 50 to the Badlands and then rode to Spirit Lake, IA for the Victory Rally.

Full trip - 16 days - 5,741 miles.

1516 miles in 22hrs-37mins Milwaukee to Tijuana | Adventure Rider

2008 - 48 States in less than 10 Days - (2004 Vegas). The first Victory to complete this ride.

48-10- 8/2008 - 8,199 miles in 9 days 14 hours and 22 minutes.

Full trip - 11 days - 8,758 miles.

48 States in 10 Days / Geography 101 | Adventure Rider

2008 On the farm - A city kid on the farm! | Adventure Rider

2009 - Group ride to HELL , MI and Back - (2006 Kingpin)

Lake Michigan 1000 - 6/27/2009 - 1,040 miles in 20 hours and 38 minutes.

To HELL and back!!! | Adventure Rider

2010 - 49 States in less than 10 Days - (2006 Kingpin). The first Victory to complete this ride.

49-10- 6/2010 - 8,818 miles in 9 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes.

SS5000 - 5000 miles in less than 5 days. Done during the 49-10.

Full trip -16 days - 11,907 miles.

First person to ride a Victory in all 50 States - Completed on the 4th of July, 2010.

The Road to Hyder - 49 States in less than 10 days. | Adventure Rider
Oh, I'm familiar with all of these. Just saying mine isn't as comfortable as others seem to be.
 

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Mean City did right by me, Fixed the passenger seat on my Indian for my wife. Call Allen and talk to him.
 

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They recommended the double decker mod for me but I guess I waited too long and the waiting list is out till May now. I will end up getting an Airhawk for now and hope its enough. Maybe with the extra time I will put in the extra money and get the Iron Butt mod.
 
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