Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: McKinney, Texas
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I was going to place this in the other thread, but this seems more current. I too modified the foam in my seat. Using an electric carving knife (the kind you use at Thansksgiving on the bird!), I carved out the section I wished to replace. I then placed the very dense blue foam (camping/sleeping mat from WalMart-about $5.00), and then the memory foam over that (memory foam pillow cut to size from WalMart-about $20.00). I shaved the memory foam from front to back to allow fuller thickness (about 3") in the front, and less in the back (about 1-1/2"). I am very pleased with the modified seat, and have about 700 miles on it, both commuting and a long Sunday ride of several hours. All complete, I'd say the modification cost me less than $30.00 including tax. Not perfect, but pretty darn comfortable compared to what perfect costs!!! I would like to recover the seat with one of the aftermarket seat skin company's products for a more appealing cover.
After these photos were taken, I also did the seat-raising mod on the hardware beneath the seat. That has added to the comfort a bit, but the foam had more impact.
Thanks for looking.
Last edited by boogdaddy; 09-01-2008 at 11:00 PM.