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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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After having the bike for almost 2 months now, i realize the seat absolutely sucks and starts making your ass numb after about 50 miles. I want to have a custom seat made for the bike but not sure what style i would like. What kind of seats have you guys had made or bought that are really comfortable and if you had one made, what did it cost (roughly, trying to see what my best route is going to be).
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 07:45 PM
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There are many detailed threads on here concerning your request. There is also a bunch of write ups on how to make youre own custom seat which is pretty easily done. Just do a search using our search engine and you'll have a plethra of reading and ideas given to you. Good luck.

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I bought mine with a Corbin already installed... been very happy with it.
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There are many detailed threads on here concerning your request. There is also a bunch of write ups on how to make youre own custom seat which is pretty easily done. Just do a search using our search engine and you'll have a plethra of reading and ideas given to you. Good luck.

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Ok thanks, didnt know there was a write up on how to make your own seat.
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HERE is my write up for making my seat
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I too am interested. I actually have some great foam, thanks to a fellow member of the forum, and I'm the proud papa of 2 very used seats courtesy of e-bay and my checkbook. The seat pans are in great condition and that's all I wanted off the seats anyway. The rest will be custom all the way with a built-in backrest since I never ride double and the backseat is just taking up space that could be supporting my back. I'll document my adventure and post it when I'm done.

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BigRepp61 also has a pretty good write up on building a seat, click HERE to begin your reading, enjoy.


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NC Outfit - close enough to ride there.
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I had mine recovered when my retired mother took an upholstery class minus the butt hammers. It's working so far and wasn't too expensive, but some of the form gets lost without the buttons. I'm starting to think about getting another seatpan and experimenting, but I gotta get the other mods done first.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 04:48 PM
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Here's another idea - cheap gel seat cover.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PZRUC6?...0&linkCode=asn

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