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Offline Chaos

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Re worked seats
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:23:27 PM »
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After the second 2.5K mile ride on the TT this year it was quite obvious to me that the seat was less than perfect for these long hauls. After looking at various options to solve this issue I got the standard seat re worked.
Being almost 6' 4" even with the seat in the highest position my legs would cramp up after a couple of hours.
My solution was 1.5" of height in the front and made wider to give more thigh support  :028: Also had the rear sorted for the other half also 1.5" higher plus 1.5" wider all around with a more pronounced hump stopping her sliding into me under heavy braking. The top cover is more anti slip also all adding to a far better and comfortable ride.
Not the solution for everyone but its sorted me and her and at £120 for both seats by far the cheapest option with a great result.

Chaos
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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 08:27:55 PM »
besides, both seats look pretty neat!
An old biker must be a good rider

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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 08:56:25 PM »
Looks like they did a good job.

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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 09:11:34 AM »
Looking good  :028:

Did they retain the heating element in the seats ?


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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 09:17:26 AM »
Hi
Did you get it done by Tony Archer from Huddersfield by any chance. It looks like his good work

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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 04:27:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by johnbut [+]
Hi
Did you get it done by Tony Archer from Huddersfield by any chance. It looks like his good work

Aye lad

We go back a long way  :028: :028:

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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 04:44:29 PM »
very nice work, look factory finished!

BTW chaos, where did you get the Carbon pads for the panniers and tank? Did you cut them yourself out of a sheet?


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Re: Re worked seats
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 05:13:01 PM »
I am amazed that's all it cost, they look really good, I bet you cant wait for a long trip to try them.

Roger