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.
Special Edition 2009 C50 Green/White . 14200 miles. Loaded up and then some!
2006 Honda Big-Ruckus 250 scooter. ~Rare~
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.
Whats the big hurry...slow down and enjoy the ride!