A few months back I decided, in what only be considered a moment of weakness, to purchase a Honda 919. For those of you that aren't familiar with the 919, it's what passes for a standard these days. I.E.: it's unfaired, has lowish bars and a fairly upright seating position. It's what you might call a sports-roadster and all in all a very nice motorcycle, except for one glaring fault. The seat-which might work fine if you're a skinny, 20-something, hot-rod-is excruciatingly painful when you're a stocky mid 50s type. In fact the seat was so painful that after 100 miles I had to get off the bike and regroup for at least 15 minutes. As you might imagine that gets real old, real fast. Before the thing had 600 miles on it I knew it was either find a better seat or park the thing, it was that simple.