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bryanhaddix
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seat covers

Postby bryanhaddix » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:29 am



My 84 1200 seat is not comfy. I have the driver part undone, trying different things to make it better. I'm thinking about an aftermarket seat cover.. could use some input please..Thanks



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Re: seat covers

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:51 pm

I've heard of several people who loved gel inserts - but to me they would be quite cold on a cold day.

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HALBUDD
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Re: seat covers

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:20 pm

I have a 84 aspy and have same problem feels like Im setting on a piece of steel,I went to walmart and picked up a gell seat that is in the automotive section. Fits my seat all over and feels a lot better,only cost about 19.00 bucks and the good thing is if you put it in your trunk on a hot day when you put it back on before ridding it will keep your bottom from getting burnt up!!!!. Hal
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SilverDave
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Re: seat covers

Postby SilverDave » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:34 am

I bought, several years ago, a bicycle gel seat, and during the winter months , when a Seat guy might be " Hungry " , I took the seat in, and had the gel installed UNDER the cloth cover...
Tres Comfy ... and the seat man knew what he was doing, because he flipped the gel backwards, and placed the thickest part , right where the bones in my tush would meet the seat ...
Well worth doing... and no, its not particularly cold or warm , because its UNDER the actual seat cover material..

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pudd750
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Re: seat covers

Postby pudd750 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:52 am

i had a head start on the experimentation, my original stock Naugahyde was ripped extensively and i got to poking around in there and found a hard foam plastic wedge intended to keep me from invading the passenger territory- this had to go - and did - so i filled that area with open cell foam and took a piece of 2" foam wider than the seat and longer than the front section, and stapled on a new piece of Naugahyde stuff from joanns fabrics over the whole shebang- a look only a mother could love ,(UGLY) (and cheap) but comfort-? im a wide heavy person currently, 330 lbs , (working on this too, low carbs), and was riding from burg to burg 3 weeks ago and came to realize something was weird - i had completely forgot about my caboose! so <<completely>> without pain in the caboose wasnt even in the thoughts! very unusual for ANY motorcycle-
as oem the interstate seat is real little and not as good as any other lesser Honda seat- the same could be done by anyone wanting more room ,remove the hard foam/plastic riders seat back, easy to de-staple it if your upholstery is still good ,then temporarily put a few staples in (for testing) when the wedge has been replaced with open cell foam




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