I've never owned a Lamm, but after I bought my first '99 Concours, I tried lots of things before finally biting the bullet and springing for a Russell. I used a sheepskin on the stock seat for about 30,000 miles and that helped. Then I bought a Rick Mayer saddle and it was an improvement, but not great. I sent it back to him to be redone once and when stitching came undone, sent it back again. One of the problems with Rick, at least then, was that he had lousy customer service. He was hard to communicate with and didn't deliver on time.
When I bought my Russell, everything went smoothly and I absolutely quit having any discomfort, no matter how long the ride. That Russell went with me to my 2nd '99 Connie after I totaled the first and ended up getting about 85,000 miles of service under my rear end. It's still on the bike and the 2nd owner says it works well for him, too.
When I bought my NT700VA in March of '10, I was fairly satisfied with the stock saddle, but when I started doing longer rides, it started being more uncomfortable. In the fall of '10, I got in on a FJR-sponsored group buy for a Russell and, once again, it completely ended any buttockal discomfort. I have had the front part of the saddle recovered once due to wear from my 'Stitch and my awkward mount/dismount procedures caused by my multiple knee replacements. It's holding up well after they slightly moved the seam on the right side of the saddle.
No matter what I ride, Russell will provide the saddle.
Oh, that doesn't include my bicycle -- it requires a Brooks B17, the epitome of self-propelled two-wheeler comfort.
NT700VA 2010 SN #0079 -- "Dudley" -- 95,000+ Miles
IBA # 5811: SS1000(X3), BB1500
2013 Four Corners Tour Finisher # 70
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