How To That darn pointy seat

OIdJIM

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Durn, I thought that I submitted this already from my tablet, but it is lost so here is from my PC.

For years, I’ve modified bike seats to accommodate my butt, taken seats from other bikes and put them on other bikes, tried Corbon Seats but they always came back with a HARD seat and not what I told them to make for me. I have re-apostered seats sizing them to my desire, that sometimes worked but not always. Lately, I have tried this method that works for my NC750:
Take a Gel Seat, say from Cycle Gear, size x-large (Speedmetal Gel Seat Pad $79) . This gel seat is triangular in shape with a wide end and a narrower end. Attach the gel seat to your original NC seat (using included straps), but place the wide end toward the Front and the narrow end behind you. Place a pair of gloves under the front of the gel pad to raise this portion. What you have is a raised front and wide front that your thighs can grasp, and a comfortable butt portion. You can vary the raised portion by which pair of gloves you place under it. Convenient way to carry an extra pair of gloves. The result doesn’t look too bad either.

I did something similar with my XR1200. That Harley seat was very uncomfortable similar to the NC but much worse to me. Small front seat point sloping down toward the tank. With that, I removed the Harley seat altogether and replaced it with three various gel seats. Result was a lower seat, wide for the hips, soft on the butt. If your NC seat is too high, this may benefit you as well.


Anyway, this is my fix.


Old Jim
 

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LeeInMpls

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The seat was one of the things I have heard should be changed for touring. The gel seat you mentioned should work on my GL650 too, so it can be swapped. I think I'll get it before I buy my NCx.

Thanks

Lee
 

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Hey Ole'Jim, great idea. How about a few close up pictures of that there Gel Seat yur'talkin about!! :{)
 
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