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Budget comfortable seat
« on: July 22, 2020, 01:19:06 PM »
Riding Rubina home from Sydney I was reminded of the big discomfort the standard seat offers- it tips the rider towards the tank.  One fix is to lower the rear of the seat in its mount but I never had any success with that.  However Ruby2sday came with a mod that I didn't understand when I got her, just taking the comfortable seat for granted.
However, if you are willing to commit an assault on your seat, you too can have a seat that is possibly as comfortable as a professionally modified one.  Especially so if you have a nice sheepie covering a well adjusted Airhawk.

This photo gives you an idea of the difference the mod makes.



It appears the PO of Ruby2 used a cut-off wheel to make the cuts in the nylon seat base.  I would say he was very brave, but the outcome is so good I transferred the seat to my new ride, Rubina (along with the bar risers, highway pegs, "driving" lights, horn button protector and GPS mount). The stickers stretched as they came off I'll have to get new ones.  I would have swapped top boxes if the bikes had been the same shade of red because Ruby2's has armrests (as well as a battle scar).


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Re: Budget comfortable seat
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 01:56:02 PM »

It appears the PO of Ruby2 used a cut-off wheel to make the cuts in the nylon seat base.  I would say he was very brave, but the outcome is so good I transferred the seat to my new ride, Rubina (along with the bar risers, highway pegs, "driving" lights, horn button protector and GPS mount). The stickers stretched as they came off I'll have to get new ones.  I would have swapped top boxes if the bikes had been the same shade of red because Ruby2's has armrests (as well as a battle scar).



I had always been aware of the curvaceous nature of your seat but never gotten to see just how it was achieved.  I agree he was a brave lad because it looks a little irreversible.  I'm not game to try this on STrudel but I'm tempted to go hunting round the wreckers for an old seat I can try it on.
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Re: Budget comfortable seat
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 04:37:44 PM »
I had always been aware of the curvaceous nature of your seat but never gotten to see just how it was achieved.  I agree he was a brave lad because it looks a little irreversible.  I'm not game to try this on STrudel but I'm tempted to go hunting round the wreckers for an old seat I can try it on.

There would be some sort of bond/filler to bridge the gap and restore the solidity of the seat, but it sits on the factory mounts quite well without and sense of springiness.  I did 132935 kays on it without any dramas.
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