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bobe7316

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Re: back pain
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2018, 12:28:58 AM »

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Re: back pain
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2018, 02:01:27 AM »

I think that little back rest would def make a difference on your lower back.

How do you find the air cushion when your sitting on the bike vs none ??
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Re: back pain
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2018, 03:26:25 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2018, 10:11:14 AM »

Do you have the same feet forward footpeg position as on the photo of the bike with a backrest fitted?  I'd think that position leaves your back taking all the strain and weight during riding, and perhaps your leg and hip at an unsupported position.

Do a search for 'back pain on a motorcycle' or 'back pain on a cruiser motorcycle', it brought up a few interesting articles, including the benefits of a seat pad....
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Re: back pain
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2018, 09:53:42 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2018, 04:34:51 PM »

Bob. I am 65 also and I ride quite a. It on a bike that is way stiffer than my gv250. Before you buy new bars simply adjust the position of your existing bars either up or down to change your position. Another trick is to stop every hour or less if needed and walk around for a bit to get everything back in place I can usually ride 250 miles in a day as I stop frequently and move about with no problems at all. The gv250 has a nice wide seat so it shouldnt give you much trouble. Also make sure the seat is installed correctly and you are not crammed
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Re: back pain
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2018, 03:25:37 AM »

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Re: back pain
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2018, 09:04:11 AM »

Glad its working out Bob.
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Re: back pain
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 09:44:31 AM »

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Re: back pain
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 10:54:49 AM »

G'day Bob,

I've also got an Airhawk. Mine too seems to be all rolly polly and I ended up not using it. As I would enter a corner, I would shift weight into the side that I was turning toward and inertia would push me away from that side. What I ended up with was 'Elvis hips'.

I tried taking tiny amounts of air out each time, but ended up bottoming out on the seat without ever reaching a comfortable middle ground.

To be fair, the seat on the EFI era GT/Rs is a lot smaller than the seat on the GVs and even the carby era GT/Rs. I wonder if I would have had more success if I had opted for the small sized cushion instead of the medium?

I have yet to try the Airhawk on my other bike. It has a larger surface area of seat and it may end up working better, but to be honest though, I can't see myself being in any hurry to endure the destabilising sensation again.
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