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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Place that will Re-pad your Seat!

http://www.meancitycycles.com/motorc...ifications.php

Friend of mine's father, who is a very large man (400 pounds) swears by these guys. They repadded his stock seat so well, he didn't need to buy one of those expensive after-market seats.

$140 for the whole job.

Just thought I'd share. When I have $140, I'll be doing it myself.

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There's a guy in Toledo doing something similar, but I think he uses gel padding stuff. I posted a link to his place a few weeks ago. Most scoffed at the buck fiddy price, but it beats the hell out of 400-plus dollars for one of the custom things. Nice find.
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There is a guy that lives 3 houses down from me that owns his on trim shop.He told me $200.00 to redo my seat . New pad and recover.So I think I might just buy the padding from him and do the work my self.

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Buttbuffer in Ephrata PA redid my seat, for about 150 dollars. With shipping it was almost 200 dollars. Definite improvement, but not as nice as a Mustang Seat. Forum won't let me post the website
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try this;

www.buttbuffer.com

my wife bought a Buttbuffer pad last Sept. she said it helped on the back of my vn750.
but she hasn't given it a real good test on her new or old bike yet. I haven't used it on the front seat of my vn750 yet either.
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Great to hear about these options. Mean City will also move your riding position down and back if you like. I am 6' with a 34" inseam so that really appeals to me- getting a little more room.

Does anyone know if these other options do that as well or if they only rebuild it to stock?

Also any chance Mean City or any of them will recover it with provided materials? I have an entire black cowhide that I would love to use for something.
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Great to hear about these options. Mean City will also move your riding position down and back if you like. I am 6' with a 34" inseam so that really appeals to me- getting a little more room.

Does anyone know if these other options do that as well or if they only rebuild it to stock?

Also any chance Mean City or any of them will recover it with provided materials? I have an entire black cowhide that I would love to use for something.

Not mentioned in this thread, but extremely well known , is Spencers Seat Mods:
http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php

He does good work, prices are usualy cheaper than anyone else and will work from your suggestions/size.

Am sure if you contacted him , he could chisel away or add whatever padding you needed and might even be able to find someone that can use your leather to make a new cover, as he does not do that.

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Great to hear about these options. Mean City will also move your riding position down and back if you like. I am 6' with a 34" inseam so that really appeals to me- getting a little more room.
Yeah...I'm in the same boat. 6'2", 32" inseam, 310 pounds... The stock seat pushes me waaaay too far forward.

Gonna have them repad and move me back an inch or two.

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RAM GPS Mount w/Garmin GPS
Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
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Luggage Rack
Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
Radiator Grill Cover
Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
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Not mentioned in this thread, but extremely well known , is Spencers Seat Mods:
http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php

He does good work, prices are usualy cheaper than anyone else and will work from your suggestions/size.

Am sure if you contacted him , he could chisel away or add whatever padding you needed and might even be able to find someone that can use your leather to make a new cover, as he does not do that.

KM
I've swapped a couple emails with this guy over the last couple weeks. Since the weather is going to suck for about a week here, I'm packing my seat up tonight - shipping it out to Spencer in the morning. He's described his work will make it so I'm sitting in the seat and not on it, more plush and comfortable. Getting the full treatment, including Supracore material, seat lowering and slight move back. Total is $75 plus shipping.

Report will follow after I get it back.

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How long did he say the turn time would be?
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