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post #1 of 5 Old 03-13-2015, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Quick easy seat mod??? Maybe?

So as everyone know the stock gen 1 (or at least my '04) seat is way too soft... Well it is to me anyways.

Now I could trim the seat and do the gel insert or some other stuff, but I am 6'6" and weigh 300 lbs. I have no problem swinging my leg over the bike, so is there any reason that I shouldn't by some firmer foam and literally lay it right over the top of the current seat, then add a layer of marine grade vinyl?

I'm thinking that I could do that for now and if I like it I can always trim the factory foam all the way down and build up a proper seat and if I absolutely hate it then I could just pull it off and still have the stock seat.

But I'm open to any other quick and cheap suggestions.
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-13-2015, 11:45 PM
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Why not start there. IME, no one can assess the seat as well as your own bottom. ;-) I like to tape things into place, the try for a while as it sometimes takes a bit to decide.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-14-2015, 01:21 AM
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Here's a real Cheap suggestion.
I want a gen 1 seat and will trade the Gen 2 off my '09 even up we both pay shipping.
If we do this, keep the front mount bracket thingie.

I like that matteress of a seat. At 150 lbs I don't sink in too far.

Mine is in perfect condition and wish to trade if anyone else wants a harder
butt-pad. Yours must be in great shape too. We send them roughly same day
and little down time.

This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-14-2015, 11:59 PM
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Pull the whole seat pad and cover from the seat pan. The put as much padding as you like in layers. Carpet padding works well. Cover that with the marine grade vinyl.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-15-2015, 02:11 AM
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I'm pleased with the replacement seat cover off Ebay.I think it was a Cycle Works 35-26598-01 in case that is any use.
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