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Finally got to take a "long" ride yesterday

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I've owned my bike for about 3 weeks now and yesterday I finally got a chance to take it for a ride in the mountains. I forgot how fun it is to just get away and be out on a bike. But it did teach me a few things. First off, I NEED A NEW SEAT!!! I bought a gel pad for the stock seat thinking that would help. I guess it helped a little, but not enough. I think I have the flattest ass in the world! Must have been all the spankings I got as a kid, LOL! My back was hurting a little too after being hunched over for so long. That may be just because I haven't ridden in a while, but I may want to get some new risers. Also, the suspension kinda sucks. I hit some bumps on the highway and I felt like I was being bucked off. And I could feel every bump I hit on the road with the front tire. I'll play with the shock adjusters but new shocks may be in my future too.
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adjusting the shocks to a higher level usually helps with the bucking, mine are on 5 all the time and i dont have any problems.

yeah the stock c bars are pretty low, i got some R bars and risers from a guy here in the swap meet and it made the back pain go away.

its not just you, the stock seats on all these bikes is a torture device, you can either get the seat redone with better padding and covering, or buy an aftermarket, both options are nice
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