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Offline Ferretvfr800

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Seat options and opinions
on: September 04, 2018, 07:05:03 PM
Evening people have any of you replaced your seats with a replacement comfort seat or  had them rebuilt,profiled  by someone who you can recommend. The reason I ask is firstly my wife finds she slides about too much and she would like a bit more padding. I also find I slide forward from my preferred position too often and due to an old injury could enjoy a bit more comfort .
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Offline Notgotone

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 11:15:27 PM
Not done it yet but will if I keep the bike need a better seat to compensate for my ever softening rear end lol a custom one for sure built to fit me.

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 06:43:50 AM
Try the riders seat with the back in the low position and the front set in the high position, found that this was more comfortable and I didn't slide to and fro on the seat as it was more level.

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 12:47:56 PM
I've had several seats re-done by Melvin at Motorcycle Seats in Coventry.

Whilst he can be a grumpy old sod, he does a good job and the one I have currently fitted to my 1200 is the best I've had of his.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

Offline Si Click

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 07:42:34 PM
Tony Archer is also excellent at bespoke seats.  Just tell him what you want to achieve and he will recommend the best way to do it.  Very sensible prices too (or were when I had my VFR800 FiX done).
http://tonyarcher.co.uk
Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 07:48:57 PM by Si Click
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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 01:32:02 PM
Have a look at this bloke. He's a bit odd but I took a Crossrunner down to him because I live reasonably near and he did a great job. Everyone thats tried the seat say its brilliant. If you live far away you can post it down to him.
http://www.sussexmotorcycles.com/elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats.html

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 09:37:08 PM
Is he still working out of an old silo near a riding school?

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 01:04:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Notgotone [+]
Is he still working out of an old silo near a riding school?
Yes  :008: :008:
You've been there too then, its like Lovejoy meets scrape yard challenge  :008:

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 03:24:52 PM
Not what I had pictured, doesn't match up with the website somehow, goes to show you don't need high tech to change a seat 😁

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Re: Seat options and opinions
Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 09:14:40 PM
I found a place on ebay advertising a complete 1 piece seat replacement for the  2017 crossrunner  for £230 with grippy cover and has the option for gel if required .I will investigate some more .