I had tried beads, extra cushions, Alaskin sheepskin on my 1150 GSA but it was still very painful to go very far. Luckily i got in on a group buy last winter for a Russel Day Long. The difference is like night to day better\great. The wife and i have been putting on some miles in this 100 plus temps and when we got back one day i got to thinking about some of the gear left over from the seat up grade. I had took back the beads to Wal Mart but i still had the sheep skin. Put it on the Russell and it fit the seat just fine. Now i am even happier with my seat. Anything to help in that spot is huge for me.