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Anyone cut in a gel pad on their seat?

I have an extra stock seat foam and seat pan, thinking about getting a gel pad and cutting it into the seat as well as shaving the seat a bit to make it flatter. Has anyone done this? I've watched a few videos and looks fairly straight forward, if I screw it up it's no big deal as I have some Sargent foam I can always replace it with if I ever decide to switch from the Seat Concepts seat.

Would there be better foam like some sort of memory foam instead of gel?

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I've tried many different combinations of memory foam and gel trying to get a lower - and more comfortable - seat. The most comfortable combinations for me came from proper positioning of the material under my butt. Just leave the cover loose and move the padding around until it "feels" good; then staple the cover back in place.

Having said all that, I got the overall best result by removing all the stock foam from the seat, added some foam/gell to the front four inches to raise it, staple the cover back in place, then place an AirHawk R inflatable pad on top of all that. Use very little air. It's a very comfortable - and low - combination.
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I tried. Lost alot of time and some money.
Finaly ended in small company which makes seats for living

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Know a guy who put memory foam into the seat of his Z750 then brought a gel pad and now hes had the gel pad inserted into the seat and uses a airhawk and he also tried a few other home made mods on the way and the seat has cost him a small fortune especially with freight costs to NZ. I can ride 600km on my stock versys seat and he cannot before all the mods go 100 km with out feeling like hes been locked up in the wrong prison
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I tried. Lost alot of time and some money.
Finaly ended in small company which makes seats for living

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I mainly want to do it just for kicks. I have the seat pan and foam laying around and thought it would be an interesting project as I'm drinking a few cold beers over the weekend. Sounds like it may not be an effective mod but it will be fun playing around with it.........

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and how did it work out for you?

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Pad it up so you sit back in the saddle with no forward slope and get an air hawk. Wonderful comfort!

Good luck with gel seat. I hope you can correct forward slope and it should work great!





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Adding a soft gel this week and will see how it goes.

Thanks for all the info.

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I mainly want to do it just for kicks. I have the seat pan and foam laying around and thought it would be an interesting project as I'm drinking a few cold beers over the weekend. Sounds like it may not be an effective mod but it will be fun playing around with it.........
After doing a FEW jobs with beers on hand, I would suggest you save the beers for AFTER...!


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and how did it work out for you?
Works great, it is a fix..I also shaved the rear of the seat abunch before I insterted the Saddleman gel pad for 50$..Made the seat flat.
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