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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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My seat

I made it wider,thicker and firmer. Is it better ,yes. Is it great ,no. Beats 400.00 for a aftermarket.



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Looks real good.

On this present 3000 mile trip I'm on and putting in 500 mile plus days in, the reshaping of my seat to make it flat front to back really helped, but I see I need to have it a bit softer, not harder.

When I return home later this week, I'm going to try my lamb's wool seat cover to see how it helps.

Good looking bike setup you have and great job on your seat.
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Looks great! Any info on how you made it, possibly a how to?
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I sort of went by this link that was posted on ADVrider.

http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/

I removed the seat cover and then put the seat back on the Versys. I did not draw any lines just started grinding with a 4 inch grinder until I got the look I was wanting. I got a piece of closed cell foam from a local shop for free. He also gave me some material to put on top of the foam to smooth it out. I did all the work and it did not cost a dime. You will be suprised at how good a small grinder works on cutting down the foam. Just grind and then set on it and repeat until you like what you have done.


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I have gotten a few good rides in and the seat seems to be getting better. I think it is conforming to my butt. Still would like to try one of the tall gel seats from Kawasaki. I think that someone posted up that Bagster made them. The seats do look nice.

http://www.bagster.com/images/gauche-home.jpg


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After leveling the seat, I found the shape is very good but the seat is too hard for me. Today I put in a softer foam and I'll be leaving for a 1800 mile trip on Sunday to see how it really works.

Note: Since I'll be fine tuning my seat, I bought a roll of stick-on Velcro and lined the bottom edge of the seat with it and then the outer edge of the cover. After it was stuck on, I used the air stabler to secure it to the seat and a paper stabler to secure it to the cover.

Now I could expose the seat in seconds and put it back on in seconds. Much better than to stable it and then take them all out again to make a change.
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The stock seat was way to soft for me. It is neat how people are so different. I used to think soft seats were nice but they tend to get worse as the day goes by. I think you need a seat that feels the same from the time you set down on it until the day is over.


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