memory foam for 1800

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memory foam for 1800

Post by doctorofpain »

Has anyone done their stock 1800 seat with memory foam????

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Not on a Wing. I have a friend that updated his Street Glide with memory foam and loves it. Keep in mind you can't do this with a heated seat or the foam will melt.

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Post by Viking »

Corbin says that redoing a seat with memory foam is just a bandage fix for a bad seat. Maybe they are correct, but maybe they just want to sell seats. I did not know memory foam would melt with the heat of our electric seats. When I was not happy with the stock seat, I tried a Corbin, found it way to hard for me to ride long periods of time, and got an Ultimate seat. I do not ride thousand mile days, but with this seat, I did one close to a thousand mile day, and I could walk the next day, so I will swear BY my Ultimate seat, rather than swearing at my stock seat. :lol: I have one acquaintance near where I live that had his stock seat reformed and resewn, and he likes it a lot, so if you do not have an electrically heated seat, and are willing to experiment, I would go for the memory foam at least to try it. It would be an inexpensive try, and if it flunked your butt test, you could still get a custom seat.
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Post by Steve F »

doctorofpain wrote:Has anyone done their stock 1800 seat with memory foam????
Memory foam.........Memory foam.......??? ! Aw HECK, I forgot. :?
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Post by Fatwing Chris »

I kind'a agree with Corbin.
I think memory foam on it's own would be too soft/collapsible and you would eventually sink to the seat frame which is the problem with the stock seats.If anything you need a good solid nicely shaped piece of really stiff foam next to the seat frame with a layer of memory foam between it and the seat cover(which is the way most aftermarket seats are done I'm sure).JMHO after owning 3 Wings with stock seats(which I spent all kinds of time and money trying to make better)and 3 Wings with 3 different aftermarket seats.
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Post by WingAdmin »

All I can say is the Corbin on my 1500 is the most comfortable seat I've ever ridden on, and I've gone 19+ hours straight with no soreness.

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