Aftermarket seat


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a@r
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Aftermarket seat

Postby a@r » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:56 am



Is there anyone on this forum that lives in North Carolina with a aftermarket seat such as Corbin,ultimate,road sofa. That would be willing for myself and my wife to come to your house or meet somewhere and just lets us sit on your bike. I just retured home from Daytona and have decided I need to do something but I really don't want to spend that much money on a guess. Thanks for any help you can offer

Alan



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Re: Aftermarket seat

Postby thomba » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:33 pm

I live in Asheboro, NC approx. 50 miles from you. PM sent
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Re: Aftermarket seat

Postby robb » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:22 pm

I live between Asheboro and Lexington but my Travelcade seat has been out of production for 15 years. Don't know how close it would set to a new one.a

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Re: Aftermarket seat

Postby bstig60 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:12 am

If all goes well, I will be coming thru your area in late May if you can wait that long. I have a Russell Day Long seat on my bike and would be willing to show it to you. They are not cheap, but the Day Long is the most comfortable seat I have ever riden. If interested, PM me your contact info.
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Re: Aftermarket seat

Postby Happytrails » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:17 am

Would be great if you could post up some of your thoughts once you get to compare some seats. The seat on my wing isn't very comfortable too and its either re-foam the seat or go aftermarket.
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Re: Aftermarket seat

Postby TAZZ » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:15 pm

Has any of you re-foam your stock seat can you tell me your results. cause I was thinking of re-foam my.

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Re: Aftermarket seat

Postby Happytrails » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:02 pm

TAZZ wrote:Has any of you re-foam your stock seat can you tell me your results. cause I was thinking of re-foam my.


On my seat its like only a portion of the seat needs foam replaced. It sinks in and makes my hip joints hurt if that makes any sense at all. I haven't touched mine yet but have watched a lot of video's and had advice from other bike owners. It doesn't look that difficult. Would peel back the front part of the seat cover after removing the staples (wouldn't remove cover completely unless had to). With an electric knife I would plunge cut a square area into the part where "sit bones" rest (because this is where my foam has lost its density for lack of a better word). Try and cut out the top portion and leave the sides. Then cut in new foam. Was thinking dense foam at bottom follow by a top layer of that memory kind of foam. Apolsterers spray adhesive in place and then have very thin layer of that foam on top to wrap around the seat. Pull the cover tight and re-staple. I just haven't had the time or nerve to do it yet! Also considered a gel insert but there are pro's and con's to those. Now just thinking of sticking with just foam. I dont think the materials are all that hard to track down.


1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
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