Gel inserts


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waituntilthebeep
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Gel inserts

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I have seen the how-to for changing out seat foam on an 1800 and was wondering if anybody has experimented with alternative materials such as gel pads or what not. I have pointer sit-upon bones and the bike seat is uncomfortable after 30 miles or so. I have thought about aftermarket seat but the cost is ridiculous. Pondered breaking mine down and putting something else foam wise inside but thought I'd run the idea past others before I go off on a MacGuyver style adventure and botch up my stock seat. Nothing ventured, no butt padding gained.



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Fatwing Chris
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Re: Gel inserts

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Butcher away.You said the stock seat sucked anyway.There are some good deals to be had on Hartco seats and they are very comfortable seats.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
Chris
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Ghostman
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Re: Gel inserts

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Why not look at getting an external seat pad instead of modifying the seat. If the pad works maybe keep it on the seat or if you feel ambitious,try to build it into the seat.

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Re: Gel inserts

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I don't know about the 1800, but when I bought my 1500, the seat had a couple of tears.
I replaced it with a seat off eBay and the new one has an OEM air bladder.
I can definitely tell the difference.


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Chris

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