Date: 23-08-19  Time: 00:07 AM

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cl1ve2004

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comfort seat
« on: 15 March 2019, 01:44:49 PM »
My old ass needs a better seat,keep getting pain in my right cheek and my back :'( any recommendations, The seat is 16 years old so choices either


reupholster or replace..unless you know better....don't mind someone building seat up as my feet easily touch the floor..


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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #1 on: 15 March 2019, 05:12:10 PM »
My seat is currently at Wijalis in Poland for a reupholster. I’m expecting good results. Was a bit more than I expected though. The eBay listing led me to believe the item cost plus shipping included shipping there as well as back to me but it doesn’t. Was around £140 in the end.

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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #2 on: 15 March 2019, 06:50:52 PM »
 once you get it back, It would be great to know what you think... :D

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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #3 on: 15 March 2019, 06:55:06 PM »
My old ass needs a better seat,keep getting pain in my right cheek and my back :'( any recommendations, The seat is 16 years old so choices either


reupholster or replace..unless you know better....don't mind someone building seat up as my feet easily touch the floor..



Personally I'd go with a re upholster. If you buy another seat 2nd hand it'll probably have carried an 18st lump like me around.


Here's a link to a thread a few years back about the same.


http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?topic=17732.0
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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #4 on: 15 March 2019, 07:19:28 PM »


Here's a link to a thread a few years back about the same.


http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?topic=17732.0



Damn, I wish I had seen that thread a bit sooner. I would've used one of those guys in the UK. Read a few reviews of Wijalis and by all acounts he does a good job but I could've spent more on the seat and less on shipping (he wanted 45 quid extra for gel insert). Let's just hope when I get my seat back it's the best ting I have even sat on.

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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #5 on: 15 March 2019, 07:23:31 PM »
Tony Archer is the name that appears a lot on many forums. Had a VFR seat done many years ago and he made a very nice job. I wasn’t convinced it was much more comfortable even after adding more foam etc. Think that’s just me though! Quality of workmanship was very good.

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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #6 on: 16 March 2019, 12:11:25 AM »
Tony Archer is the name that appears a lot on many forums. Had a VFR seat done many years ago and he made a very nice job. I wasn’t convinced it was much more comfortable even after adding more foam etc. Think that’s just me though! Quality of workmanship was very good.


Don't doubt in the slightest it was a good job. Everyone has a preference - mine is Dave Digger.


They all do a cracking job and well earn their money.
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Re: comfort seat
« Reply #7 on: 16 March 2019, 02:13:09 PM »
My seat is currently at Wijalis in Poland for a reupholster. I’m expecting good results. Was a bit more than I expected though. The eBay listing led me to believe the item cost plus shipping included shipping there as well as back to me but it doesn’t. Was around £140 in the end.


Had a Wijalis seat on my old FZS600.  I found it a good upgrade. Tiny bit more height, and the beefed up bit in the middle to shove your arse back up against was great. Pillion riders really appreciated it, but note pillion part is a bit higher too. It was grippier too, so much less sliding around in wet weather. Stock seat was a mare for sliding forward in textiles when braking hard, twatting your balls on the tank and making you tense up arms on handlebar (which is not what you want for smooth wet weather riding). Had it on for a couple of years before I recently flogged the bike, held up to elements with no issue.