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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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Thanks for the advice guys. I will check out about the seat. I'm trying to stay away from a big ol' touring seat. I want to keep a certain look to my bike. The sleeker, the better. Unless the Mustangs are the same size as a stock seat? I need to see things in person. I have all these ideas of what I want but not sure how they actually look on a bike. I would like to eventually put a 6 degree rake on the front so I'm not sure what I'll do with the bars and risers with that. I don't want to buy parts and then have to change them again in the future. I'll probably just deal with the back pain for a while and address the seat first. Oh yeah, my rear shocks are set at 3 right now, I will try 5 out, thanks.
So I contacted and they replied and let me know I was looking for, LOL! Although I do want to get the fat tire kit from them someday :D Once I went to the other site I saw they have good prices to reform my seat. Gonna wait until I get moved to do it though. Thanks for the tip!
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