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September 04, 2020 - The End is Near?

For almost three years I've been attempting to turn my Kawasaki Vulcan S into a long(er) range touring bike. Engine guard with highway pegs, floorboards, Corbin seat, rider backrest, rear fender rack, GPS, hard bags and a tank bag have all been installed and are doing an admirable job.


There's just one fly in the ointment however. About 50% of the time on rides of 35 miles plus, the ol' butt just goes numb. A bit painful really.


I'll be sending the Corbin seat in shortly for some additional padding to be installed, but in the meantime I just ordered an Airhawk seat cushion which is due to arrive in three days.


If the Airhawk works as it's supposed to, all will be well. If the beefed up Corbin seat does its job, all will be heaven. These are the last two pieces of the puzzle to creating a reliable, nimble, lightweight, long-distance touring bike for 40% of the cost of new Harley. Either way, the grand experiment will be over.


Wish me luck. :)




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