Hi everyone! Seeking the wisdom of the forum regarding seats and/or seat mods! To be clear, I want something I can ride all day. 8-15 hours. Bike is a 2003 800 ABS. I'm currently using an LSL superbike bar adaptor, and an old set of fully adjustable ST1100 helibars. This allows me to get my wrists in the correct (for me) position. I have some RSI. With the stock bars, I get about 15-20 minutes before my hands go numb, and I'm shaking my hands out in order to keep riding. Issue is the angle between the bars, not the seating position, though those are coupled. Current setup allows hours of riding w/o numb hands. I do sit much more upright - there is essentially one bar position where I can (1) get the correct wrist angle, and (2) keep the bars from hitting the tank. I mention this as it may affect seat comments. At this time, I have both a corbin and the stock seat. Corbin is definitely more comfortable, or perhaps I should say less uncomfortable. The corbin is that it seems an inch or so lower than the stock seat, and my knees like the stock seat better, so raising the seat on the corbin would be a good thing! I think the corbin (bought used) would be better if it were a bit narrower. I does support the side of my ass better than the stock, but it's definitely wider than I am. So, has anyone tried the Mayer? Expensive, like $700, but looks pretty good. Russell does not, as far as I can tell, make a seat for the VFR. Russell was the "go to" long distance seat in the ST1100 community. I'd consider buying the Mayer if it really fixed what's broken, but not otherwise. Currently, I'm thinking of a pad for the corbin seat. Either one I make myself, or one of the various commercial seat pads out there. I'm thinking I could narrow the "bucket" if I fab it myself, and it would straighten my legs a little. Any thoughts or suggestions? Ah, forgot. I have a spare stock seat (original had a small tear, found a $20 replacement on craigslist). I considered grafting an HD police seat to the spare. I'm not too particular about how it looks. It's really about function. My point is that I do have a spare seat pan to experiment with. I'm considering making a fiberglass "tractor" style seat pan that could bolt to the stock pan, but that's a pretty huge project, as it would probably require carving a wooden prototype seat to get the shape right. So, again, any thoughts or suggestions? Anything at all. I'm asking for brainstorming input, so there are no bad ideas. One never knows how one suggestion or comment will spark another idea. Almost forgot, and relevance is iffy. I had a Sargent gel seat on my ST1100. Better than stock, but I'd still be pretty sore after 8 hours or so, and I put a lot of miles on that bike. It seems to me that the low-hanging fruit would be a pad for the corbin, so if anyone has experience there I would love to hear about it! Thanks in advance!