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Old 11-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I rode a lot this summer and now my back is really sore. I think it's from all that time in the saddle. Has anyone else experienced a sore back from riding?
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Do you still have the stock bars, if so you may want to change them for something that fells better to you, and mabe add a backrest.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My lower back is not real strong. Lower back pain can be caused from many reasons. My bottom disc is partially herniated, but much of my pain comes from not sitting up straight.

What helps me, sit up straight, stopping to walk every 100 miles, Lonnies back rest & this back belt BackALine Back Support Belts, Best Lumbar Lower Back Support Braces
I also give some of the credit to my (cheap $140) airhawk r seat cushion. The inflatable cushion stops the bikes vibrations from reaching me.
Next time you reach 70+ mph pull in the clutch for a few seconds and you will see just how much vibration the engine creates.
Longest ride this year was nearly 500 miles and that was day one of a 3 day trip. I did fine.
At age 52 the word comfort is much more important than it once was.
Pain sux.
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+1 on the backrest.Also, if you are using highway pegs, you are putting more strain on your lower back when you push back off the pegs.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I can only add that sitting on a cruiser was the worst for my back. The sportier bikes, my back is great but my right knee begins to tighten op after a few hours.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I am pushing 50....ugg. I don't much like the look of the backrest, but if this continues ill have to seriously consider one. Hopefully my back get a little stronger.
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If you don't like a back rest, the BackALign would help. Also, as noted below, don't use highway pegs.
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I have floorboard. I'll look at the backalign, I'm assuming its like a belt.
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I am pushing 50....ugg. I don't much like the look of the backrest, but if this continues ill have to seriously consider one. Hopefully my back get a little stronger.
you can either ride in more comfort or you can ride in pain...backrest will probably help...its about the ride in my opinion...when you can no longer ride cause of all the discomfort, guess you can always go look at the bike and think...great looking ride. Have seen backrests sold on this site for under $100...pretty cheap price to invest to see if it helps. Good luck.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am pushing 50....ugg. I don't much like the look of the backrest, but if this continues ill have to seriously consider one. Hopefully my back get a little stronger.
It's got nothing to do with you back being strong ............. how about your gut? Soft in the gut means sore back. Keep your core in shape and you'll have little problems with your back!

Having said that, I use a backrest on the long trips only. Day trips, not so much. Yes, I'm a little soft myself!
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