…pretty much suck on every bike. Bar end mirros are certainly one way to go, and they do a pretty good job. I like the slighty larger Nepolian style (might check my spelling on that); they are rectangular and give a little more area.
Ah yes… saddles. Well, every arse is different. Here are a couple of ideas before you go the saddle route…and I’ve got a crap ton of experience with what to wear and what to sit on.
For starters, motorcycle saddles are covered in vinyl. They don’t breathe and trap moisture. My guess is you’re wearing jeans, which are also cotton…and you might even be wearing cotton underwear. Those also trap moisture which of course causes irratation. Add to that…SEAMS!!!! Look at all the stinking seams on the pants you’re wearing; pockets, joining seams, seams from underwear…it’s more of a torture device than a comfy saddle to ride on. If you must wear jeans, try a long, seamless underwear or pants (or tights) made of a poly material. This will help wick moisture away and keep you a little drier. I like a product made by LDRiding Shorts. They are spendy, but ROCKIN’!
If that doesn’t work, there are three ways of handling your saddle situation; having someone rework your current, stock saddle (cheapest), buying an off the shelf aftermarket saddle like a corbin or sargent (more expensive, but results can be very good) or complete custom from Russell, one of the Meyer boys or several other regional or local folks (can be hideously expensive, but without question THE most comfortable). A full custom is probably not neccesary. They are hard to appreciate until you’ve just completed your fifth straight 1,000+ plus day…and you notice that you don’t notice your saddle.
Try first at looking what you wear, and then go towards the saddle.
Another thought; don’t worry so much about “flat footing” on your motorcycle. It’s just not neccessary. As you progress and gain more experience and confidence, you’ll notice that “low seat” options and having the ability to flat foot is no longer needed.