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Seat again

I decided to try and make my seat comfy one more time and I think I am on the right track. I removed the seat cover and installed a thick piece of rebound foam and then cut and ground it to the shape that best matched my butt. I did a lot of grinding and had to cut the rear almost down to the pan. Since a 3/4" piece of gel pad equals about 2" of rebound foam I used it where I cut the foam down so much. I then covered the whole seat with open cell luxury foam and does this stuff feel good. Then it was off to the upholstery shop to have a cover made. I am going to ride it over the weekend and see what changes if any it needs. Then we are going to tighten the cover up more. I wet the leather part down this evening in hopes that it will shrink and really fit tight. It is a lot wider and so tall that even I have to tip toe. I really have room to move around now. Cannot wait to try it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!









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That seet looks thick now! I hope it works for you. May be nice to have a good, proven way to improve the seat without spending 400 bucks. What did you end up spending on total?
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The only tools you will need to shape the seat is a electric carving knife and small grinder ,3" or so. Have not been on a long trip yet but it is pretty nice. What a difference just being able to slide back a little more. I do not know how much longer the seat is but it seems like a lot. I bought the foam from Foam N' More Inc. and I bought a sheet of rebound and open cell. Both sheets were 26.00 and they are big sheets I have enough to do a lot of seats. The gel pad I bought from Motorcycle Superstore for 63.00. The material was free ,the upholstery shop let me have some scraps left from another job. I do send him a lot of work since I manage a bodyshop. He has not told me the price for making the cover yet, Wants to make sure it is the way I want it to be. It just seems like it needs to be a little tighter in the front and it should be fine.


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 12:25 AM
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What do you think about my new seat.










also handmade ..
a litte higher, harder and of course very beautiful
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Sweet lookin seat crosser
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Crosser, Nice looking saddle. I like the material color choices and the styling.

Mountainrider, Well done on the home grown. Next thing you know you'll be shopping for a sewing machine and be in "the business" LOL Oh and "The only tools you will need to shape the seat is a electric carving knife and small grinder ,3" or so." Sure and all Picasso needed was a paint brush. LOL

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My seat mod has been nothing short of perfect for me and my butt. Didnt cost a dime, works fantastic but sorry it looks like a stock seat.

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