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Old 09-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #21
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You can buy gel inserts from the online motoshops... so I'm assuming any of our local guys could get it for you also.

Most of Kontour's pricing is per job because there are so many options. They can build to the shape you want (seen some seats done so the driver portion is just as high as the passenger... BIG boys wanting some leg room), and tailor the foam thickness, density, and type to your weight.

They say the cover itself helps in comfort because it acts like a layer of padding.

For a 2 seater (big 650r seat) Kontour is like $300 to recover over original foam using the Polar Mesh. $600 if you want the seat built to you.
I think it was 200 for a recover the driver seat of a sport bike.

I have found a "3d mesh" aka "spacer mesh" aka "foam ventilated mesh". Ordered a sample so i can decide if I want to give it a try. rockywoods.com is the place I ordered from, just fyi.

BTW, it's been mentioned in the reviews, but the polar mesh is not some magical waterproof material. Yes, it is waterproof... but it holds a ton of drops within the mesh.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #22
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High density foam (green, usually) from a fabric store, vinyl (about one yard) and a staple gun is all you need to re-do your stock seat.

If you have any sewing skills, it might be a good idea to employ them here.

I have recovered a few seats, recently I re-did mine before my ride up to Sturgis (2000+ miles in <2 weeks). I actually added the HD foam - 2" thick to the seat, because I had shaved so much of it to touch the ground that I didn't think it would be comfy for the ride. I was VERY comfortable for the most part; nothing is going to save your groin, , hips, thighs, knees, etc, after 2000 miles in ten days.

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #23
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This was the before seat - you can see how flat this one was compared to now.

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Old 09-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #24
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^ But you got a big ol to offset some of the discomfort.
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^ But you got a big ol to offset some of the discomfort.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #26
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good, post, even though everyone else is having fun with it.... I'm interested to know also, if the gel seats are worth the investment?
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NOW 150 MILES IS A DREAM
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High density foam (green, usually) from a fabric store, vinyl (about one yard) and a staple gun is all you need to re-do your stock seat.

If you have any sewing skills, it might be a good idea to employ them here.
Thanks for the heads up! Def gonna copy a bit from your seat. As far as hitting the corners, did you notice a difference between lower or higher seat height? A higher seat will raise the center of gravity but idk if that means I have to lean more or less.
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Places online to get materials for seat mod:
https://www.sonnyproductionsmerchand...ewCat&catId=11
http://www.thepropad.com/Pro-Pad-Pol...-Prodlist.html
http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Ki...rch=polar+mesh
http://www.foamforyou.com/neoprene.htm
http://www.foambymail.com/foam-types...-cushions.html

Ordered a free sample of reflective fabric from these guys
http://www.energyefficientsolutions....ier_Fabric.asp

These guys are in Houston too, so no shipping.
http://www.thefoamstore.com/
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #29
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This was the before seat - you can see how flat this one was compared to now.

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I saw your bike at UHD a few weeks ago,and was like heyyyyy its squoddy!
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