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Old 05-31-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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Seat padding to raise riding position

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Has anyone done this on their bike?

Im looking to gain 3/4-1" in the seat. I have some industrial strength foam that comes from shipping windshields at work. Its not a perfect square but enough epoxy can fix anything.

My idea was to pull the vinyl, remove the foam, fill the seat and reinstall the padding. My concern is to retain and raise the seat shape.


Any recommendations for foam? The stuff I have doesnt compress well and withholds itself well.
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this sounds like it could be pretty cool project if done with memory foam
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:33 PM   #3
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For a cruiser maybe but I need to slide on the seat.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:15 PM   #4
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I just bought 07 seat ( R1) covers from company in CALIFORNIA..called Hydro Turf..and they turn out perfect...ImO ..wish I had a camera and knew how to put pic up for you ...but...anyway I cut some seat foam off another seat I have it was pretty dense foam ....and build up the front slightly close to the tank ...I used 3m spray glue to hold it in place then ...wrapped the whole seat in a thin headliner material I sprayed glue it as well...be sure to have enough to cover and tuck on the back side of the seat and don't spray but a small section at a time and stretch and smooth it as you go....then Hydro- turf cover...( I DID NOT spray.)...just started at the front of seat and streach it and staple and used some uphoustery washer a small sheet metal srews at stress points.. I used a ice pick to make pilot hole for the srews ..i used a power shot staple gun which is not the best for the job..but I work at it all day and finally got her done..but I recomend and air uphoustery gun ..I will buy one off ebay before I do another seat.. If you guy's are looking for some fine looking seat covers.....type in Hydro Turf on your home page and then go to hydro turf traction section.....they will custom build you a seat cover for a REAL reasonable price ....especially if you are a do it yourself man.....o Yea I shape the foam with a electric carving knife and some decent scissors..before I put the headline material over the old original form....good luck
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neoprene closed cell foam. cuts poorly but you can sand it.
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I've used the stuff u fill cracks with that expands, it's at lows or home depot in blue or red can, it expands n then u can cut it to shape and it is just the right texture for being comfortable
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