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I picked up an Indian Vespa this summer, and have enjoyed tooling around town with it. I`m planing a 2000 mile or so round trip in th spring.
My question: This scoot has got the plastic frame foam rubber seat. Are the PX seats with springs more comfortable, or would I just be wasting my money?
I`m a retired guy that weighs 170 pounds, and if the seat with springs is easier on my tail bone, I would consider it money well spent.
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I put 4000 miles on my px seat and 68 yo butt this spring, my backside gave out b4 the seat everyday. (rode side saddle for about a hour and a half one day out in WY).

I found no reason to change the px seat out.
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the Air Hawk seat cushion I got made a world of difference. amazing really. my Rally seat is pretty good so I only use it if im gonna be riding for 2 hours or more. you can buy them from the factory as well.
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The spring frame P seat is about as good as it gets for the haul. I had a plastic pan/foam and went back to the original.

My lammy is also a spring frame. New Indian repop.

So frikkin comfy, with my bike being such a slow poke I almost wanna fall a sleep back there.

I vote spring original design all the way.
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I also want to add that 2000 miles on anything is gonna bring on some new feelings.

So good luck and I'm holding to my seat in anticipation of hearing about the ride(pun totally intended).
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I`ve been all over the country on a FLH many times, and spent more miles in the saddle than my spring trip will tally, but never on a scooter. I don`t plan on going much over 350 miles a day. The old spine isn`t what it used to be, and with arthritis from my saddle to my sombrero, I know better to push it.
After all, it`s supposed to be fun, not work! 8)
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I ran an average of 225 mile days, with the norm being 200 and the max at around 285 on my trip and 200 was about right to enjoy the ride, food, seeing the view and meeting people.

Just me.
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Your mileage might be closer to what I wind up doing. Time and my back/arse will tell.
That`s the nice thing about being retired. I can take as long as I want and go as far as I want. All those years of hard work did pay off.
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Re: A comfort question
OneBulletDan wrote:
Are the PX seats with springs more comfortable, or would I just be wasting my money?
I find the PX seat much more comfortable. I broke the hinge on my steel frame and spring P seat and ended up replacing it with a plastic/foam PX seat. A semi-regular ride I take that is around 100 km round trip used to leave me with numb and stiff legs from the P seat's various pressure points. The first time I took the trip with the PX seat I only realized afterwards that I hadn't thought about (or felt) the seat once.
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How about a Corsa small frame seat (comes with the hardware to fit a P)
I have one on my P and it's the most comfy seat I.. I have owned.. and the hump in the back is perfect for a guy of 5'10" (and a 1/2 ) to scooch his rear end into.. I love it. JUST A THOUGHT!
ScooterWorks has the package if you're interested.
Peeeeeeeeeeece!
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I like the steel frame spring seat. most comfortable seat iv had all in all is an old steel frame Yankee seat.
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