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    Default CannonBall seat, is it worth to buy???

    Before I bought them I was missing video review about these... so
    Finally after the bYke season and over 10.000km (6200miles) with the new seats I was able to shoot the
    Honest review of them
    So what you think?
    Do you ride with BRP seats or aftermarket seats.?


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    For the price of cannonball seats you can get a Russell Daylong seat. Which is a superior seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP58 View Post
    For the price of cannonball seats you can get a Russell Daylong seat. Which is a superior seat.
    I have checked them. I dont know their prices but some of their seats really looks nice. Some of them are.. well... not my pot of tea ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Slovakia View Post
    I have checked them. I dont know their prices but some of their seats really looks nice. Some of them are.. well... not my pot of tea ��
    Hahaha.....yep, I can understand that, Martin.......
    Some of us don’t have a choice though. I tried the Stock, Cannonball and Coast to Coast seats on my F3-L, along with a Mustang, and none of them would give me more than 30 or so minutes comfort. My major reason for buying DayLong for any new bike I buy is that they guarantee building it to your size (2metres and 140kgs in my case), and riding position to give you all day comfort (mine is about 2” taller and 2” longer than stock).
    They have never failed me, and a single purchase is far preferable to me than trying and returning (or having to sell) several seats. Butt ugly (see what I did there?) but they certainly work. It’s great that the Cannonball works so well for you. Thanks for the review

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    Hi Pete,
    i can understand your point very well as well.
    If there is such a problem as you have = comfort do last usually for about 30min, then it makes sense to go for these type of custom seats. Its a no brainer then.
    have a great rYding time.
    M.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    Hahaha.....yep, I can understand that, Martin.......
    Some of us don’t have a choice though. I tried the Stock, Cannonball and Coast to Coast seats on my F3-L, along with a Mustang, and none of them would give me more than 30 or so minutes comfort. My major reason for buying DayLong for any new bike I buy is that they guarantee building it to your size (2metres and 140kgs in my case), and riding position to give you all day comfort (mine is about 2” taller and 2” longer than stock).
    They have never failed me, and a single purchase is far preferable to me than trying and returning (or having to sell) several seats. Butt ugly (see what I did there?) but they certainly work. It’s great that the Cannonball works so well for you. Thanks for the review

    Pete

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    My problem is, if you can't ride for more than 30 minutes without discomfort, how much fun is it? I started riding 40 years ago on a 1981 GL1100 and rode 11 hours from NJ to Maine without ever feeling uncomfortable. My next bike was a 1994 Kawasaki Voyager that I also rode for hours on end without the typical butt burn. Both on stock seats. I had a momentary loss of sanity and went with the bike of all bucket lists, a 2008 Harley Electraglide Ultra Classic, and couldn't sit on that thing for over an hour. And it was hot as hell, and expensive to own. Sold it and bought a 2013 Kawasaki Vulcan 900. Much cheaper to run, lighter and not as hot with water cooling. But still can't ride for over an hour. Replaced the seat with a Mustang, but didn't improve the butt burn issue. The only 2 differences I can point out between the first 2 bikes and the last 2 are that the first 2 were touring bikes and the last 2 are cruiser style. Different seating position, putting too much body weight on my tail with legs splayed out it front on the cruisers. Other big difference is I was much younger and a little lighter 30 years ago than I am now. I've been thinking about the RT Limited for my next bike, but not sure I want to spend that much money and find out that I still can't ride for over an hour at a time. Is it my age/weight that is causing the problem, or the riding style of the bike? Any opinions?

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    Thank you for the review Martin. I am also one who cannot stand the OEM seats on Spyders. I have replaced five out of five seats. Two got Corbins and the other three got BRP "Comfort" seats.

    I am once again on the hunt, it will be F3 or RT. The Cannonball is a consideration for the F3. I like the 10KM test and still happy with it.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) Pictures of 2008 and 2009 Spyders are in Alaska Albums 2009 and 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdq2rc3 View Post
    I've been thinking about the RT Limited for my next bike, but not sure I want to spend that much money and find out that I still can't ride for over an hour at a time. Is it my age/weight that is causing the problem, or the riding style of the bike? Any opinions?
    bdq, there is a guaranteed solution to ensure that you get long term comfort out of an aftermarket seat for any brand/model of bike, as long as you are prepared to outlay say $1000- $1500 and don’t mind if the seat looks a little nerdy.

    The Russell Day Long company GUARANTEES a seat that will give you day long comfort, and as someone who has spent a small fortune over the years replacing OEM seats, I can say that they definitely achieve that. I have tried Mustangs, Saddlemen, Ultimate, gel inserts, sheepskin covers, local custom fitters and many others, and while they have given me a little longer than stock, none have given me more than around 45 minutes before squirming sets in. Russell make the seat from your stock seat which you send them (or, like me, you can buy a second hand seat in poor condition and send that to them if you want to keep your stock seat and keep riding). You send them photos of you sitting on your bike, and any preferences you have, like extra legroom, bad hips etc), and they tailor the seat to your seating position and build. They have only got it wrong once for me, and I sent it back and they modified it for me and it has been perfect since (3 years).

    It is all about the springing they use, ensuring your hips are above the knees, the butt ugly wings to support the outside of your thighs a bit like your car seat, etc. My seat is about 2” taller and 2” further back, and they somehow managed to leave the same amount of room for my passenger. I had mine made with a Sunbrella fabric, which is waterproof, fadeproof and cool in the sun.

    I know this sounds like an ad for DayLong, but they deliver. It is well worth getting on the website and having a look at them, along with the photo gallery of Spyders that they have already done.

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    Lamonster RIP Boards in Position#5
    F4 25" F3-L screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Thank you for the review Martin. I am also one who cannot stand the OEM seats on Spyders. I have replaced five out of five seats. Two got Corbins and the other three got BRP "Comfort" seats.

    I am once again on the hunt, it will be F3 or RT. The Cannonball is a consideration for the F3. I like the 10KM test and still happy with it.
    Honestly i think it will get worse with BRP... because of the strategy they find out its working. They are focusing way to much on addons. Look on new RT, its all about buying this and that. I dont have to mention RYKER. With old RT, when you went with Ltd, you was barely able to buy anything extra coz it had everything on it...

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