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Seat pads

Postby ogilly0753 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:49 pm



I am looking for input on seat pads wether gel or other. Just not able to afford a custom seat yet plus not 100% certain how my 2012 seat will do on a 3.7k trip. Been researching Airhawk, saddleman, Pro Pad etc.


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Re: Seat pads

Postby yechave » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:33 pm

Best advice I ever got on a custom seat vs a cushion, was from a guy that rides thousands of miles at a time and spent the money for a custom seat.

The Walmart comfy seat for $20. Then, I added the Walmart small air doughnut for roids for about $8. I removed the zipper pulls so not to put any holes in the seat. Waffle & sticky sides down. Perfect fit inside (VERY little air), most comfy of any seat cushion I've used.

And, for those with short legs, it is actually easier to touch the ground at stops with that seat.

If not using that, we use a sheepskin. Nice and cool when its hot, warm enough when its cool. Just not so good when it rains.

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Re: Seat pads

Postby 2008retiredplb » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:58 pm

I use an AirHawk cushion on long trips for both me and my passenger.
But I did have a seat mod done by Wingsoft and that helped a lot. Especially for my passenger.
I tried the gel cushions and they did little or nothing for me.
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Re: Seat pads

Postby ogilly0753 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:04 pm

I had Wingsoft on 2007 Wing and that was a good mod to the seat however we now have a 2012. The 2012 seat does feel better compared to 2007 and just don't have the time plus funds to research/buy a custom seat especially with daughters wedding this summer. Our trip will start in June so not a whole lot of time. From what I have read from others is the gel pads are a 50-50 shoot if they will work. The airhawk appears to have better reviews. We also have a sheep skin that bought when we had the 2007 but after Wingsoft mod the sheep skin did not feel as good so maybe this seat it will work.
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Re: Seat pads

Postby ogilly0753 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:17 pm

Well we tried the AMS gel pads and sent them back. They felt comfortable but rised my wife way to high for her. I will wait and send my seat in for the Wingsoft mod.
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Re: Seat pads

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 pm

ogilly0753 wrote:Well we tried the AMS gel pads and sent them back. They felt comfortable but rised my wife way to high for her. I will wait and send my seat in for the Wingsoft mod.


The biggest thing the Wingsoft mod did is straighten the passenger to a more upright posititon and made a world of difference to her. Yes we also had the seat padding on both driver and passenger seats changed and they (Wingsoft) were the only ones that would still make the the factory heated seats work. There may be others that will do it now as we had the mod done at Wing Ding in Moines, IA.
Prior to the mod, my wife could not ride for much more than 100 miles or two hours at a time. After the mod she rode 250 miles between stops without the back pain. The mod cost between $500 and $600 to get done but was a lot cheaper than a new heated seat.
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Re: Seat pads

Postby Bamaeagle » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:08 am

My wife ordered some Gel seat pads from www.buttbuffer.com

We like them and have used them on our 1500 and 1800 on several trips.
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Re: Seat pads

Postby dingdong » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:30 am

If you are looking for cheap read here.
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Re: Seat pads

Postby ogilly0753 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:55 am

I had someone else do the back for the co-rider. The wife did not like the way it sat and it was not comfortable. The guy I know shaved the back down and re-designed the top of the back to cradle the wife. That was the best fit for her. Unfortunataly that back was on my 2007 and was not able to keep. I will attempt to have the same mod done. I have never been able to try any of the custom seats but we did have the Wingsoft on our 2007 and we liked it.


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