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Andy1969
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PostSubject: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:18 pm

Hi guys

I have got an Intruder m800 with a stock seat, after about 100 miles i get a pain in my tailbone (coccyx), have any of you guys had this issue if so how did you solve it, I will get a new seat or have mine modified if it will solve this issue, just keen to know what you guys have done.  I dont really want stick one of those airbag things on their seat, look forward to your replies

Andy
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:20 pm

cheapest and easiest thing to do is to take the staples out and pull the cover off. put an extra bit of foam in and re-staple it. Other guys have bought gel implants and put them in under the seat after a bit of foam has been removed
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:33 pm

Stop after 90 Miles and give your bum a break    Laughing  as above though, a better quality foam layer helps or Ewe could try a Sheepskin cover.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:25 pm

Hi Andy if you feel confident strip the seat down,you will find were the seat connects to the rear there is a ridge of plastic there which is causing you problems,you can cut this out and make a new fastening for the seat,which in turn will take the pain away,will take a photo tomoz for you,so you can see what I mean.Failing that the likes of Tony Archer Huddersfield is you best bet,but be aware he is busy and may take a week or so,he does do mail order, but explain to him exactly what you require as like he says " I am not a mind reader" his work is very good.Other people may know of seat upholsters closer to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:39 pm

I've never had one but I understand that a rider seat back can take the strain. Not sure whether it eases the bum pain, which I got with the stock seat too, but anyone on here who has fitted a backrest might be able to help. I pushed my bars forward on the C800 and in leaning forward a bit it relieved the tailbone pressure. Probably as stated above a new seat is more likely the proper solution. 
 If it's any consolation Andy, my bicycle seat is worse! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:02 pm

" />This is what it will look like when you cut the ridge out and plate it over,this is a simple way to do it, then cover it back up,either with your original foam or make the seat to suit you.Hope this helps a bit,as you can see by the staple holes,I tried all different ways to make my seat more comfortable,it is not a very neat job done by me,but it worked and can not be seen.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:27 am

Excellent write up Alfie thanks ever so much, I will have a go this week Andy
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PostSubject: Re: Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.   Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:23 am

Yes,
I had the same problem. I was able to sit maximum one hour on the stock seat, before I just had to stop and walk around. Was not much fun at all. It comes down to the really stupid "lump" in the seatpan, weight of the driver and the tailbone section of the body. To some people, like me, these three things just did not match correctly, and the seat was giving me royal pain in the a*se.

This did not happen right away, it took me about one year for the foam to give in, and getting squished while sitting on it. Then slowly there was some growing pain on every trip, until it got really bad.

There was a lot of different modifications done along with the pictures in the forum called "M50 secret hideaway", I studied, and I was also about to make the modification like alfie described here. But after I heard the praise about Mustang seats I ended up buying one, and since then I have not had to think about my behind at all.
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