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Two of us riding 400's have same problem of tail bone ache. We found an air cushion at sporting goods store for $10-15 that works really well. They are the type that hunters use. Its one of those things with a valve that you open to let air in or out...really easy to adjust. Has a strap that goes under the seat. Sorta ugly, in camo colors, but it works well. I'm thinking of having a cloth cover made for it. Got it at a place called "Outdoor World" in Concord, N.C. I think its a chain store..not sure.
 

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You can get those at Wal-Mart too. I got one for my trip to scootercade. It made a great difference in seat comfort. The one I got is camo on front and black on the back side. To overcome the ugly, I set it to the amount of air that was comfy, and then turned it over so that the black side is what showed. I plan on recovering it this week-end so that it will be black on both sides.
 

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You can get those at Wal-Mart too. I got one for my trip to scootercade. It made a great difference in seat comfort. The one I got is camo on front and black on the back side. To overcome the ugly, I set it to the amount of air that was comfy, and then turned it over so that the black side is what showed. I plan on recovering it this week-end so that it will be black on both sides.
Good tip! I don't remember seeing that when I looked at your scooter - maybe I did, but I saw so many modifications and accessories there that my brain went into "accessory overload" after the first day...
 

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To change the color just by some black dye from Wal-Mart ($2). Put it in a tub, soak it and then wash. Quick fix and dirt cheap.

I bought a bandana once that was rolled up. Got it home and had ugly skulls all over them. Dyed it an now it's a nice black color.
 

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Thanks for the tip, Scooter Girl! I've been looking for a less-expensive alternative (at least to start) for the Burgie...After 150 miles, the butt gets numb, despite ample padding. :D

Next stop: Wal-Mart! :)

Also, was Scootercade one of your longest trips? How did you feel after X miles on the Burgie? Any tips for longer-distance riders?

Cheers,

Bryna
 

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Scootercade was a major initiation for me. I had taken the MSF coarse back in January or February, I don't remember. I had tried riding a PC800, but it was just too tall and top heavy for me, plus I had not mastered that "clutch thing" yet, and dropped it nearly every time I tried to make a sharp right turn from a stop.

Husband suggested getting a scooter might make things easier, plus the burgy is a little lighter and more balanced. I got the scooter the first week in July, rode it on a 50 mile round trip the second week-end in July, and then a 100 mile round trip the next week-end, and then a 200 mile round trip the next. Then my next trip was scootercade, a 1400 mile round trip. First time in the mountains, first time on the interstate, and first time for a real rode trip.

The first day we left around 6:30 am and made it from Magnolia, north of Houston, TX to McAlister, OK, a total of about 425 miles. I was fine, until the last 20 or so miles. I was getting really tired, not so much "Butt sore", but just plain ol' tired. We stopped to eat lunch and decided to get a motel even though it was only 2:30 in the afternoon. I took a shower and layed down for a little "nap" around 3:30. The next thing I knew it was morning, time to get up and finish the ride.

On the way home from scootercade I lasted longer. We rode from around 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Again I wasn't "Butt sore" just tired. We stopped in Tyler TX and visited my grandparents and finished the ride home the next day (Friday).

Our GWRRA Chapter has a ride every week-end, and my husband asked "You probably don't want to ride tomorrow, do you?" My answer. OF COURSE I DO!!!!! So we rode 270 miles Saturday. WOHOO!!! I love my Scooter!

Sunday I had to babysit my grandson. I think my husband was glad to have a break from riding.

I can't wait till the week-end. It kills me to drive to work in my blazer, but it would be too much trouble to change clothes at the office everyday.
 

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I can't wait till the week-end. It kills me to drive to work in my blazer, but it would be too much trouble to change clothes at the office everyday.
:D I know that feeling. Today I was off-site visiting a client so not only did I have to get dressed up but also didn't get to ride. (Lynn did, so she was happy and I was happy for her.) And it was a perfect day! Tell you what: I'll wear my jeans and ride to work tomorrow and think of you. Does that help? :wink:

Thanks for the info on your Scootercade adventure. Sounds like you did a smart thing, building up the miles. Glad you had such a great time! :)

Bryna
 
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