DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 530
3 members and 527 guests
CrazyMotorcycleGuy, dubplaya, GRN96WS6
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 03:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net > Sportbike Operation > Riding Tips

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Fireclowns' butt. Questions about long distance touring on a 500R
Unread
  (#1)
Spectroscopist/adventurer
 
fireclown's Avatar
 
Posts: 518
Join Date: March 20, 2006
Location: Maryland
Fireclowns' butt. Questions about long distance touring on a 500R - June 25, 2007, 08:02 AM

This august I will be riding my Kawi 500R to Michigan with my Dad, who will be on an appropriate bike. I know this isn't the right bike for this ride. But I'm doing it anyway.

I've been doing some longer rides in order to get ready for this questionably wise project. Since I figure that I'll be riding 400 miles per day maximum, I've been doing some 250 - 300 mile days. The next adventure is my big trip to centralia.

My back is fine, owing to the high riding position of the bike, which is good. I am sometimes having my arms fall asleep, but moving my wrists around is helping. Also good.

The downside is that I am having some comfort issues in my backside. Notably, the area betwixt my sit bones has become tender. Is this a normal thing that will shake out? SHould I be using some kind of horse blanket or something? Has anyone tried the "anti monkey butt" product that I have seen advertised? I'd hate to suffer in silence and learn that there is an easy solution.


Spaceballs is one dumb ass movie. I'm surprised I had to tell you that.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#2)
#47 GODSPEED BAMBAM
 
dodge131's Avatar
 
Posts: 12,567
Join Date: May 31, 2006
Location: NOVA
June 25, 2007, 08:07 AM

Get gel inserts put in your stock seat will also help.


www.RnRcycles.com


Home of RNR Repsol Racing.

Missing all my fallen friends and family! If Life Was Easy Then Everyone Would Do It!
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#3)
whoa preppy......
 
Scot's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,070
Join Date: May 19, 2005
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
June 25, 2007, 08:22 AM

Gel inserts can help but retain crazy heat and can make your ass worse.

Sheepskin seat cover and compression shorts. Gold Bond powder also helps. The trick is to keep your ass cool and dry.


2018 XSR700
2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2019 Honda Monkey
2019 Z900 ABS
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#4)
DCSB.net NC division
 
boostdemon's Avatar
 
Posts: 774
Join Date: January 12, 2006
Location: Cary, NC
June 25, 2007, 07:26 PM

yes, ass welding... very common after long rides to outdoor summer events that including lots of walking around.

n2o swears by monkeybutt powder during his race season where he and the crew spend all day running around on hot asphalt sweating their asses off.. literally.

you can get padded bicycle shorts maybe?


'04 CBR1000RR and lots of Volvos (and now a new Tundra for hauling them around when they all break)
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to Send a message via ICQ to boostdemon Send a message via Yahoo to boostdemon Send a message via AIM to boostdemon Send a message via MSN to boostdemon  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#5)
GP Champ
 
Space's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,556
Join Date: August 17, 2005
Location: Berryville
June 25, 2007, 08:20 PM

I dislike anything gel. As Scott says it retains heat. I also find that vibration causes it to get very hard. Sheepskin or Airhawk maybe a new saddle. I swear by biking shorts and Anti-Monkey Butt powder works, Gold Bond is cheaper. Most of the pain you are feeling is most likely caused by sweat. 500 mile days should be no problem on your machine.
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#6)
GP Champ
 
Space's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,556
Join Date: August 17, 2005
Location: Berryville
June 25, 2007, 08:21 PM

I think I just repeated what Scott said....Sorry
  Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Unread
  (#7)
F4iGuy
 
dawsoncu's Avatar
 
Posts: 436
Join Date: April 25, 2006
Location: Arlington
June 26, 2007, 04:00 PM

When is the ride? I'm driving up to Michigan at the end of July and if i remember correctly you'll be just 30 miles north of where I'll be staying.
  MySpace.com Page Send a message via AIM to  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.