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Offline wesoly75

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Seat cover and gel inserts
on: October 20, 2018, 05:57:07 PM
Hi all
I just want to share my new upgrade to my belowed  XR. Today me and my friend fitted Tappezeria Italia comfort seat cover and gel pads. It's a great improvement to a standard seat, it's very comfy.
If any one is interested my friend can do it for you.
I bought the cover from eBay, many designs you can find here https://www.tappezzeriaitalia.it/gb/s-1000-xr/508-seat-bmw-xr-1000-model-ardea-comfort.html

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Offline jskene

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 08:04:46 PM
Thanks for the post. I find the stock seat to be tilted forward. Does this seat correct this?

Do you have a photo of the gel insert for the driver's seat?

Also, how difficult was it to install and did you need an upholstery stapler?

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 10:06:35 PM
Does it increase the thickness of the seat padding by much? I have the BMW low seat on mine but if I lower the bike too (via Soupy's or Cymarc) it would be nice to have some extra comfort.
Also can you feel the seams? They look pretty substantial.

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #3 on: October 20, 2018, 10:47:48 PM
Yes you need a stapler, it is not that difficult but it all depends on your skills. Me and my friend it took us around 4 hours to do it.  I guess you can correct little the seat positioning by removing less foam from the seat but we added that plastic wool for added comfort and to eliminate any edges.

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 10:52:20 PM
No you cannot feel the seams. We used 2cm gel pads and for extra comfort and to eliminate any edges between foam and gel we used that plastic wool. I don't know how much higher is that seat now but it is higher I guess it all depends do you want to use that wool or not and you can use 1cm gel padding which is easier to fit into the foam.

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 11:19:43 PM
OK thanks. Not sure what plastic wool is...

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Offline wesoly75

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 05:42:30 AM
It's called Dacron

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Re: Seat cover and gel inserts
Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 08:09:24 AM
OK cool thanks