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I took my seat into an interior shop. I'm a big guy and its too soft for me. The owner refused to just replace the padding. He said he'd need me to come in, measure me, see where I sit, etc. Than he'd layer up different materials. His story made a lot of sense and I'd love to do it. But that whole thing is around $300. A bit more than I can spend right now. So I'm thinking that, for now, I'll just trying a strap on gel seat.

Maybe something like this??
http://www.amazon.com/Ride-Easy-Motorcycle-Seat-Cushion/dp/B004QPHA0S/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1421983625&sr=8-12&keywords=gel+motorcycle+pad

-Robert
 

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There is an alternative. Try spencer seats. He does similar work for a lot less money. But hands down the air hawk is suppose to be the best. Try alternating it on a long ride. On for a 100 miles. Off for a 100.
 

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I took my OEM seat into Terry, a local guy here that comes out to bike night.
My seat was in about 95% good condition until it sat out in a couple of 5 minute hail storms that completely destroyed the vinyl cover.

Terry has at least 20 years or so experience in custom upholstery in classic cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and home interior furniture. He just recovered my seat, no modifications to the padding, and my cost last summer was $235 CAN. The new marine grade vinyl is about 5 times the thickness of Ma Kaw's original stuff. The newly covered seat is much more comfortable now. :rockon:

Robert, I am a big guy too, not so tall at 5' 10.5", but relatively heavy at ~270 lb currently. (Down 30 lb from when I started riding again 3 years ago.)

I have not tried any of the aftermarket cushions myself, but have been thinking about the Buttbuffer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7-3MB-8V_Y

http://www.buttbuffer.com/products/
You will want to order the large size 18" X14" to fit the vn750 seat.


(BTW, the seat pad shown in the link you posted is too small for the mc driver.
It's 10.5" X 11" size is suggested for the pillon passenger. ;))

There are 2 different Airhawk pads I believe, that have a good reputation as well.
 

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Unfortunately the shipping for Spenser was more than the cost of the work. "Dimensional Weight" they call it.
True. Cost me $70 to ship both ways, but compared to others, they start at $300.
 
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