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Another new DIY seat project...

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I am undertaking a new DIY seat project....after thorough reviews and assessement of the origin of sore for me and especially for my wife...it was narrowed down to the tailbone...and as such, I want to make almost no contact between the seat and tailbone...I was inspired by some of the custom made seats for super tenere...and basically since my wife really love the V and doesn't see the need for an upgrade then I thought about starting this new project

Here are the photos of what I want to achieve:

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Here it seems a bit narrow so I need to make that empty space a little wider...

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Likewise here the space is really narrow...



I was thinking about seat concepts after valuable recommendations from owners in this forum but since the cost of DIY here is much cheaper than 168 usd...I was thinking let me try it first....I have bought a stock seat from a fellow here (waiting for delivery) and I will start it once I receive it....

I will keep u updated about how it goes...




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I would like to see your final product.
It is similar to bicycle seat designs with a hollow for the tailbone.

Don't forget to add a drain.
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little less pressure on the boys too - bonus

I imagine that after removing a strip of foam from the center that you will have to drill some holes in the plastic to do string pulls just like are done at the seam between front and rear seat cusions.
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Would this also prevent water from pooling in that area as well?
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yes it should have a drain. the design of the drain could be a plastic pipe under the seat that throw the water from the side of the seat or
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while waiting for the delivery of the stock seat, I will draw a design so that it is ready for the upholster
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upholsterer? psssha, thats not DIY

i look forward to seeing the end result
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Another new DIY seat project...

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upholsterer? psssha, thats not DIY



i look forward to seeing the end result


I will do the design, buy the foam and cut it, buy the carbon fiber cover, drawn the dimensions, etc..so the upholsterer will only implement it and do the final touch...you can say it is a half DIY :P

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Glad I can be a part of this design Hopefully the seat doesn't take too long to get there. You know how the USPS can be sometimes.


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Glad I can be a part of this design Hopefully the seat doesn't take too long to get there. You know how the USPS can be sometimes.

Thanks a lot Jeff

I started the preliminary design...I way to keep myself busy during the week end while waiting for the seat

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Any comment to improve to design will be highly appreciated!!


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next thing to add is massage motors...they are quite cheap and I will integreate them inside the seat and have a control on them from the handlebar...I know it is crazy but I will try it...
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Just don't go too wide a gap... otherwise your hip bones will rest on the inside edges and might tilt in and be uncomfortable and create another pain.
Or it will feel like you are riding a toilet! LOL

Don't forget gap comfort for the pillion... be careful... don't just run up to her with a tape measure and say can I measure your ass!
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I thought about the toilet effect too!! LOOL

Don't worry, this is just the initial design, the measurement will be done once I receive the seat. the way I want to measure the asses (lol) is basically put a special paper on the seat, sit on it to leave a mark, that I can have an accurate idea about how much the gap should be without compromising the hip bones comfort.

for measuring the ass with a tape here is a video of a professional doing it :P (1:02)

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I thought about the toilet effect too!! LOOL

Don't worry, this is just the initial design, the measurement will be done once I receive the seat. the way I want to measure the asses (lol) is basically put a special paper on the seat, sit on it to leave a mark, that I can have an accurate idea about how much the gap should be without compromising the hip bones comfort.

for measuring the ass with a tape here is a video of a professional doing it :P (1:02)

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Wow ... Talk about taylored seat !

How come all those nice shop are all at the very opposite of where I live on this north american continent ???

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...Don't forget to add a drain.
I assume you mean a drain for IN MOTION draining....


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I assume you mean a drain for IN MOTION draining....

haha... no... but that is a great idea - maybe re-purpose one of those female pee funnels.
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Another new DIY seat project...

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Got this 4 massage vibrators 12v motors...waiting for some memory foam and of course the seat coming from Alasak
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Ordered these thin air cushion and these Chinese airhawk...20 bucks for both

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