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Has anyone gone the route of modifying their own seat to make it more comfortable?

Has anyone added an aftermarket seat warmer?
 

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I had mine modified by some seat guy so I sat down into the seat instead of on top of it. It made a huge difference. If I was to do it again I would just do it myself. He pulled the cover and basically carved out some foam to fit my butt.


At the day I bought I Corbin which I found a vastly better.
 

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I was thinking about carving out the bottom and then adding some soft foam to the top. I might even add an aftermarket heater if it makes sense.
 

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Apparently the trick is to shape it too your but to spread the weight around as evenly as possible.
Where I live there is someone who does re-shaping close to the dealer and I have to say, i'm happy with the result. No more pain on longer trips. It makes a lot of difference with the normal stock shape.
 

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I'm going to order some seat foam (soft) to add to the seat after I reshape the foam. Hope to get this done in the next week or two if I can find the time. If I remember, I'll post pics.
 

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Soft foam is not the answer ! I rode my bike about an hour and fifteen minutes home and I can tell you it was totally flat on the seat pan ! No support at all! I found myself scooting back. After I arrived home one of my first things to do was order a Corbin seat !
 

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There is a good easy fix for an uncomfortable seat . Sheepskin. Put it on, take it off. They work brilliantly on long trips.
They can be cut to your seat shape.
 

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I tried an Airhawk but found it kept getting rolled or folded as I was pushed backward on the seat. I've used Airhawks for 1600km/1000mile days on maybe 15 different bikes, but the Valkyrie was the first Airhawk 'fail'.


On my recent ride of 4 x 2000km days in a row I ran the stock seat. What was different though, was using my jerry can as a back rest (with an Airhawk stuck vertically on the leading face of the jerry can).


All of my previous discomfort was not from the seat pan but based on my butt being constantly pushed back onto the leading edge of the pillion seat. Just removing the pillion seat itself made an improvement.
 

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I must be odd coz I really like the stock seat. I don't like seats that force me to sit "one way only".

I like the stock seat as well.. But you know what would make the seat even more comfortable? Leather . The foam on these seats seems pretty good but the material they use to upholster it is what might rub against the ole buttocks and irritate . A decent leather on that foam would give it good balance . It would also look classier in my humble opinion .
 
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