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  1. jello moose

    SEAT CONCEPTS poll

    I made an air cushion seat very cheaply. I have ridden for hours with no soreness. It's not as clean a look as it could be, but it works. http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/912419-no-more-numb-butt/page__hl__%20numb%20%20butt
  2. jello moose

    No more numb butt!

    You're right about the Airhawk. I've seen the it mentioned in previous posts and I looked at their web site, but the Airhawk costs at least $130! I didn't really want to spend all that money for the airhawk so I tried the camping seat first. I spent ~$30 for the camping seat and vinyl material. It seems to work for me. I rode over four hours today and my butt never got sore. The Airhawk also significantly raises the height of your seat. The camping pad is much thinner so it will not drastically effect your seat height. Why not try the camping pad (~$14 at REI Outlet) before you spend big $$$ on the Airhawk?
  3. Is it just me or are there others who notice loud wind noise around their helmets? What can I do to reduce the wind noise? I don't have a windshield. I use ear plugs, but I still seem to get excessive noise at highway speeds from wind rushing underneath and around my helmet. I have an Arai XD3 helmet.
  4. jello moose

    what's the most comfortabe seat/seat mod for DRZ400

    Try a self inflating camp seat. It looks odd, but very comfy. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1012762&highlight=jello+moose
  5. jello moose

    No more numb butt!

    You're right about the Airhawk. I've seen the it mentioned in previous posts and I looked at their web site, but the Airhawk costs at least $130! I didn't really want to spend all that money for the airhawk so I tried the camping seat first. I spent ~$30 for the camping seat and vinyl material. It seems to work for me. I rode over four hours today and my butt never got sore. The prototype cover may be ugly (O.K. I KNOW it is ugly), but the comfort level of the camping seat setup is worth it to me. Some day I may try to improve the vinyl cover to make it look better, but for now, it works.
  6. jello moose

    No more numb butt!

    I suffered with the stock seat in the past. I wanted something wider. I removed the stock foam, bolted on an aluminum plate to widen the seat. I used spray adhesive to add different layers of closed cell foam (I bought a green exercise mat at Walmart that was softer than some of the camping pads). I bought some uv stabilized vinyl and sewed a cover for it. Then I bought a small themarest type camping seat at REI outlet ($14). It is ~11" x 15". I sewed a prototype bag of the same vinyl. Grommets on the corners allowed me to strap it on (and remove it if desired). I sewed some velcro to access the end of the bag. Partially inflating the camping seat in the bag gives me a VERY COMFORTABLE ride. I've ridden for many hours on it and it is amazing!
  7. jello moose

    What are the Jobs of us fellow DRZ owners?

    I teach third grade and I ride it to school a couple of times a week.
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