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Made a seat.

Well, cut some foam and put in on the stock pan. Couldn't take it anymore and after rebuilding a seat for another Versys owner I decided to shape one to match my butt. Feels comfy enough but I have a ride south next week and a couple 500 klm days will tell the full story. Here are some pictures from start to finish with a shot of the only tools used minus my staple gun and a razor.

Full price was $20 for the car seat cover and another $20 for a 6'x6' sheet of foam. Oh yeah, another $4.45 for the comfort foam top layer. Cheers.
















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Wow, that's a really nice looking, very professional job.
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Looks really good, let us know how it feels with some hours on it.

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Thanks a lot guys. First little ride today coming up in the rain but will let you know after some real miles if I'm going to have to adjust. One thing for sure is my knees will like the extra hight.

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The seat is pretty cool, but, I'd like to see some pics of the other toy in your stable too. What is that silver thing behind the Goldwing?
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That picture with the shaping tools looks like something out of a James Bond story...
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The seat is pretty cool, but, I'd like to see some pics of the other toy in your stable too. What is that silver thing behind the Goldwing?
That is a 1966 Kawasaki J1Tr. Some pics and details can be found here:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=32673

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How much would it cost for you to make & ship the seat cover to the USA?
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How much would it cost for you to make & ship the seat cover to the USA?
I'm flattered but I didn't make it. I just used a car seet cover. You just have to centre, stretch and staple. Cut off the extra after attaching.

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Just got back from a two day trip through some of the best riding roads I've ever been on. The seat needed some alterations in the horn area seeing as it had a bit of a high spot. After taking the cover off I needed to take off the comfort layer but as luck would have it I couldn't get it off in one piece. Oh well, tore it down and rebuild with a less dense foam for the top layer that in hindsight was a mistake but the seat held up great the whole trip. Just the usual aches and pains that go along with sitting that long. Here's the route.
https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Pr...17,18&t=m&z=10

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cuff - looks like a VG ride, but you passed a few MORE really GREAT roads...!


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cuff - looks like a VG ride, but you passed a few MORE really GREAT roads...!

Oh I know. There was just no time to squeeze in any more in two days. Like I said, part of that route I posted is not the road we took. Don't know why but #23 doesn't show up through Gifford Pinchot National Forest. That road was like an episode of Star Wars where they were on the speeder bikes through the forest. I can only describe it as a 3/4 built road with trees and bushes growing onto the road from the sides. Fresh pavement and not a straight stretch for about 30 miles. Heaven.


edit: Ok, just found the road. Take this route in reverse and that's what we road.
https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Co...a=1,2&t=m&z=10

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I'll have to keep that route in mind....looks really interesting!

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So, with winter riding coming up I thought it prudent to change the seat cover to make it water proof. Just some thick vinyl. Also took the opportunity to tweak the shape and add a different comfort layer seeing as I had to destroy the one attached to get it off.

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Good job Cuff!!!

I just added extension bolts to the bracket at the front by the gas tank & raised the bracket using washers & stuffed some clean cloth thro' the holes on the underside of the seat towards the front to raise that as well & it seems to work OK for an old fart with a terminally bad back on 250 mile runs, although yesterday I did have to resort to sliding back & actually sitting on the front bit of the passenger area to relieve my legs!!!
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Thanks Britmick. I think I have the same back as you. I must say, the added height sure helps.

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I think I have the same back as you. .
Well you can have your back back then coz l don't want it anymore!!!





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That is a 1966 Kawasaki J1Tr. Some pics and details can be found here:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=32673
Very cool thanks..
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