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New C-Style Seat

Here is a new modified V seat, Cost less than USD 21 and about half days work at the seat shop. Had to ride down 300km round trip , but worth the trip. Thanks to Stlee29 for helping me out.

Very comfortable and good height with lumber support. I am 5,9" and can flat foot without any problem. some small pressure point but can be sorted out during next visit to the seat shop.
Much better than the Gel seat by kawa.
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Yeah, that looks really nice, in fact I think it looks better than the Corbin; it seems just a little bit sleeker and more fitted to the style of the bike. Did you do that yourself, or did you have the shop do it for you; if so, tell us whose shop and where they are.

It also looks like there's a lot more passenger room. Do you ride two up a lot? and if so, tell us how your passenger likes the ride as well as how you like the ride.
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Looks nice. I like the lumbar support.


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The seat looks well made, but I don't think it makes the bike look cool at all. Just my opinion.
With that being said, if it feels good and you like it, rock on brother!
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The seat looks well made, but I don't think it makes the bike look cool at all. Just my opinion.
It feels very old-school to me, like the seat off a Genesis.
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Yeah, that looks really nice, in fact I think it looks better than the Corbin; it seems just a little bit sleeker and more fitted to the style of the bike. Did you do that yourself, or did you have the shop do it for you; if so, tell us whose shop and where they are.

It also looks like there's a lot more passenger room. Do you ride two up a lot? and if so, tell us how your passenger likes the ride as well as how you like the ride.
Hi doink1968.

Its not a DIY, as I got it done in one of the cusion shops around here in Malaysia. I ride alone and no pasengers at all. the seat give better sit up positiona and support and no forward movement, ITs thick eneough and was good on the 150km run i did after the modification work. Yes the Lumber support looks a bit sharp and could have been curved a bit, but that would mean more switches on the seat cover which will leak water. so avoided the joints and made the Lumber support a bit high and straight. What was important was the comfort on Long runs and not the look. Anywy thanks for the commenst and feedback, will keep posted if I do any rework on it again.

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really nice work. the lumbar support is really more like sacral support, though.
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Fastoman, Glad you are happy with your seat.
Now to find a good seat bag with/on it.

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could not have got it done without you and the seat beg-(tail bag), I have one and will use on long trips.

See you soon and take care.
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really nice work. the lumbar support is really more like sacral support, though.
Tomla, friend you just might be right there-Sacral support. did some search and found that bikes do have sacral related problem. Good for me I have got some support now.

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