Cure for Monkey Butt!

Sweet Cheeks!

I purchased the Sweet Cheeks as a cheap answer to my XR650R seat and adventure riding. I got the product very quickly and it looked well made. I gave it a try with the 2 liter soda bottles, but it seemed too soft and lacking support. So, as per the directions, I filled the bottles with water. They seemed comfortable but they felt cold and 4 liters of water up high is a lot of weight.

I went to plan ‘B’ and picked up two foam kneeling pads (like for gardening) at an Ace Hardware store, cheap. I rolled them as tight as I could, duct taped them to keep them rolled and they fit perfectly in the Sweet Cheeks cover.

So, last Sunday I went on a Dualsport run and put 135 miles on the bike in about 7 hours in the saddle. NO MONKEY BUTT!

I consider the Sweet Cheeks with the kneeling pad foam a success and recommend them to anyone that doesn’t want to spend the bucks on a custom saddle.

The Sweet Cheeks and kneeling pad foam, make the stock seat the BEST MOTORCYCLE SEAT I HAVE EVER RIDDEN! On the way home, I realized that this was the first time I did a long ride and NEVER thought about my butt aching... Simply Amazing!

(Standard disclaimer: No connection with the Sweet Cheeks people, no bucks, paid for the seat out of my own pocket. Just absolutely thrilled with a SUPERIOR product.)

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I secured the front of the cover to the seat with a nylon strap and nylon buckle by simply wrapping the strap around the seat and through the loops on the seat. I had several nylon clips and I cut a heavy black shoe string in half and clipped each side of the rear to my fender brace. The cover goes on and off in seconds and remains firmly attached to the seat with this setup. For the record, my XR650R takes the 7” size.

To further enhance the seat cover, I plan to buy one more kneeling pad and cut it in half to increase the length of the foam roll to the length of the Sweet Cheeks cover. This will approximate the length of the 2-liter bottles it was made for. I will also try experimenting with various sizes of plastic pipe to increase the height and firmness of the seat, just to see what happens. The pipe will be inserted in the center of the foam roll, and allow ‘fine tuning’ the seat for maximum support. These experiments are NOT required! I just like to tinker...

Also pictured are the 3” rubber peg mod which greatly reduces peg vibration. The mounts are cut off a donor set of stock pegs and welded to the rubber pegs. Note that lowering the pegs would be simple in the process of fabing the pegs and no one makes lowering pegs for the XR650R. A stainless steel clip replaces the cotter pin and allows the pegs to be quickly changed back to stock (aftermarket?) pegs for muddy conditions. Again, highly recommended for long trips.

Also note the 3-M reflectors on the front and rear fenders. (The rear one is just in front of the directional and blends in with the fender color.) These are relatively new on the market. They are thicker and brighter than reflective tape but are still thin and flexible enough to mold to the fender surface. They have much larger area than most Dualsport stock reflectors and look like searchlights when hit by headlights. Again, highly recommended.

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without hijacking your thread is that last picture from the berkshire dualsport ride? if so how was it?

Heres A Better Cure for Your Monkeybutt

Monkey Butt Cure

without hijacking your thread is that last picture from the berkshire dualsport ride? if so how was it?
Yeah, it was great and I had a blast. More details HERE!
Heres A Better Cure for Your Monkeybutt

Monkey Butt Cure

I see, so I put the powder on and my butt wont hurt after seven hours in the saddle? Must be great stuff... Powdered Novocain? :ride:
I wear a pair of bicycle shorts under my riding pants, alot of them come with a padding in the crical areas, that help relieve monkey butt. The spandex stlye fit like a second skin, and make a nice addition under riding pants.

I wear something similar, I also sprinkle some baby powder in the shorts if needed. Bike shorts are the way to go.

Good luck

I wear a pair of bicycle shorts under my riding pants, alot of them come with a padding in the crical areas, that help relieve monkey butt. The spandex stlye fit like a second skin, and make a nice addition under riding pants.

I wear something similar, I also sprinkle some baby powder in the shorts if needed. Bike shorts are the way to go.

Good luck

Check for the bike shorts with the jell padding :ride:

Well, I picked up some ¾” PVC pipe and cut sections to the length of the rolled kneeling pad. I pulled the pads out of the cover and cut the duct tape holding them tightly rolled then pushed them back in while holding them tightly rolled by hand. This allowed the pad to fully expand to the size of the cover leaving a ‘hole’ in the center. The ¾” PVC was then forced into the hole and slightly firmed up the seat cover giving more support. I also modified the strap that holds the front of the cover to improve the fit and move the cover forward several inches.

I did an A/B comparison with and without the cover and the cover is truly amazing! So much more comfortable! Even a short ride without the cover makes the cheeks sore but with the cover on, I don’t even think about my butt! Excellent!

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