Saddle up and ride out …..

No hour of life is wasted
that is spent in the saddle.
                                     Winston Churchill

Bless him I never had old Winnie down as a biker, but hey if the cap fits …… 😀

Yes the humble saddle, that piece of plastic/metal and foam that can feel like an armchair or a razor blade, or in fact morph from one to the other over the duration of a few hours or minutes depending on the bike! To be fair the Rally-Raid seat is pretty good, if anything just a bit soft for my weight and could probably benefit from a stiffer foam to stop me sinking into it and putting too much weight on the old coccyx.

After 11 years of wear and tear I was thinking about getting them recovered/padded but didn’t much fancy being without the bike for several weeks while the job was done – step into the limelight Stanleybobly, who just happened to pop-up on the AF1 radar with a near-new set of Raid saddles for a painfully decent price. It would have been plain rude not to have bought them!

Aprilia Caponord ETV1000 Rally-Raid. Doesn't she look splendid with new saddles!So now the Capo has a spanking new pair of saddles and I can work out where I want to send/take the old ones for refurb at my leisure – any advice about UK upholsterers always appreciated.

…… and thanks again to Stanley for selling them to me! 😉

4 Replies to “Saddle up and ride out …..”

  1. Have fun with them. Good for another 100k km ride 🙂

  2. Sure is Stanley! At almost 100K the motor is still tight …. think it needs another 100K before its run-in properly!

  3. Hey Karl,

    I own a RR myself but I don’t have the couloured saddles :-(. I’ve bought it like that with 3 different (height) black saddles. Now, is there any chance you can sell your old saddles to me? 🙂

  4. Hi Jeroen, thanks for the interest but the old seats will be recovered and put on the shelf for the future …. these seats are rare and will just get harder to find. Good luck finding a set – Ebay is your best friend!

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