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If the seat is a PIA for you (it's okay for me), buy an Airhawk. Your hemorrhoids will thank you.
 

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...buy an Airhawk. Your hemorrhoids will thank you.
A VibeRider mebbe?

Question of ergonomics plus morphology

Crap design ... lasted barely 10 months

Wheel Tire Fuel tank Automotive lighting Vehicle brake

2 months and 7 600km says cheap crummy design

Tire Land vehicle Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle

Good, more better design:

Tire Fuel tank Land vehicle Wheel Vehicle

For an everyday bike not being able to move
front to back or left/right pushing the ridge of the tank with the knees:
'tis butt-jewellery no commuter vehicle.

Hard or soft seat, gnat fart
sheepskin, shape memory foam, gel insert
niceties for soft butt mammals.

Try Öhlins TTX
and test ride the great compromise.
 

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Moot point.

Had lots of warranty calls.
Some resulted in me never buying the unfixable POS ever again.
Some I'll commend for righting the things square.

My YTZ 1200 Yamaha seized on the first trip 600 km from home.
Yamaha replaced the engine in a WE and fixed collateral damages free of hassle or charge.

After lots and lots long km on a dozen Honda I've never had the smallest bit of issue
on none of the Honda.

Never.

Up to now Honda was transportation, not cult.
Glitzy they aren't.
But reliable seems to be the main feature.

So I'll deride the shocks and the ungainly grand-pa riding
but admire the well built package.
 

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Lol. Yes Honda has reliability down.

But you will love the bike if you sort the shock. It will transform your ride.
 

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So the ohlins is a huge upgrade. I've been looking at that thing for months and keep trying to talk myself out of it. I'm 180lbs and have the screw turned out like a 1/4 turn.
 

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So the ohlins is a huge upgrade...
It is.
Will transform your ride.

Could even transmogrify your carriage into a pumpkin,
pearls before swine.

The big Ö shocks have to be tuned to your bike
to you, where and how you ride.

If you know how to do it or know someone you can trust
they'll make a difference
for the very best of best.

'Twas so
back in the old days, before yesterday.

Pterodactyls, grey doddering old codgers
swear by old geezer screwdriver, hook wrench,
flintstone oxcart slide rule technology.

Today's peepul rather trust IMU and accelerometers strapped to the bike.
This calls for SW hooks to fine tune the clicks on the fly via step motors
to smooth the ride.

It works wonders.

Not that simple to implement on plain vanilla CB1000R.
 
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