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    Improving seat comfort.
    on: February 22, 2022, 05:48:54 pm
    February 22, 2022, 05:48:54 pm
    I have been looking at comfort seats but to be honest do not feel like spending the large amount of money on a seat when I probably only do two longish tours in a year. Has anyone tried any of the gel or cushion seat pads successfully and if so which ones. I was recommended Black Hawk but wondered if there are others.
    I am UK based.
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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #1 on: February 23, 2022, 07:50:18 am
    February 23, 2022, 07:50:18 am
    I use an Airhawk. Have used the same one for coming on 6 years. I use it for longer rides only, easy to take on and off. The Cruiser R version:

    https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/store/Our-Brands/Airhawk

    I can recommend it, makes the seat all day comfortable, on a Gen 1. I have used it on a Gen 2 test ride for a couple of hours and it was comfortable for that duration.

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #2 on: February 23, 2022, 08:09:53 am
    February 23, 2022, 08:09:53 am
    *Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
    I use an Airhawk. Have used the same one for coming on 6 years. I use it for longer rides only, easy to take on and off. The Cruiser R version:

    https://www.infinitymotorcycles.com/store/Our-Brands/Airhawk

    I can recommend it, makes the seat all day comfortable, on a Gen 1. I have used it on a Gen 2 test ride for a couple of hours and it was comfortable for that duration.
    Cheers mate, I did mean Airhawk in my original post😳

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #3 on: February 23, 2022, 12:44:35 pm
    February 23, 2022, 12:44:35 pm
    *Originally Posted by JohnB [+]
    Cheers mate, I did mean Airhawk in my original post😳

    Good job you said that wondered WTF you were on about 😀..never had a stock seat even though I had the bike from new, started with the HP option and just keep’d buying modded seats off eBay till I found one that worked, have a look at completed on eBay, nice one went for just over 100 quid recently.

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #4 on: February 23, 2022, 12:58:23 pm
    February 23, 2022, 12:58:23 pm
    I use a gel pad like this one:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=gel+motocycle+pad&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS884US884&oq=gel+motocycle+pad&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i13i30j0i8i13i30l8.4669j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#:~:text=about%20this%20product-,Gel%20Pad%20Seat%20Cushion%20for%20Motorcycles%20with%20Memory%20Foam%20(Pear,Free%20shipping


    Adding some foam under the front half makes it a very comfortable seat. The extra foam eliminates the forward tilt designed into the seat by BMW's masochist seat designers and the gel pad provides more contact area. I can now ride for many hours without discomfort.

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #5 on: February 24, 2022, 02:16:05 am
    February 24, 2022, 02:16:05 am
    I have tried both the gel pad and the Airhawk (Blackhawk is the military version 😁) .I found that the Airhawk was more versatile and you can adjust it , like a balloon, until you find the right comfort level for you.They are tough and seem to last for ever and very easy to put on and off. I found that the gel seat was heavier and obviously, the one I have,  not adjustable.

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #6 on: February 25, 2022, 01:00:49 pm
    February 25, 2022, 01:00:49 pm
    I bought 2" memory foam, used spray glue to bond it with the original, and used a flap disc on the angle grinder to shape it.
    as you can see from the profile photo of the final result, the front bit is higher, I also left quite a bit of padding in the front and that stops me from sliding forward. the seat is about 1" taller, and more comfortable, with fewer vibrations going through my back, really does not have a "sleepy" ass after a long ride. Original was not bad, but this is much better for me.
    just a side note, the flap disc on the grinder works fast, and i mean really fast so you need steady hands or you'll ruin it.
    from experience new disc to take rough edges out, and well used one to finish it off.








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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #7 on: February 25, 2022, 01:06:23 pm
    February 25, 2022, 01:06:23 pm
    Nice job, mjojom. What seat cover did you use? I doesn't look like the original.

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #8 on: February 25, 2022, 01:08:30 pm
    February 25, 2022, 01:08:30 pm
    thanks, it is the original seat cover. 

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    Re: Improving seat comfort.
    Reply #9 on: February 25, 2022, 01:19:42 pm
    February 25, 2022, 01:19:42 pm
    Thanks for the quick response. How did you staple it back in place?