Spencer Seats Mod

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net
Wed Sep 19 10:01:35 PDT 2007

I sent out an email a while back about having my stock seat modified by Spencer Seats, where they hollow out the foam and insert other "special" foam in such a way that the seat retains it's original look and shape and cover, but feels different when sitting on it. Well, I don't know if a 40 minute ride is a fair test, but this is what I can tell you after that much time in the saddle today. I'm not very thrilled. What a bummer. I think the main problem is that the seat is not wide enough. The sides of my rear hang off. The seat does do what I wanted it to do, which is I sit back more and don't feel like I'm sliding into the tank. The problem with that is, now there's pressure on my tailbone because of my more upright position and sitting back more. The upright position is a result of having LSL kit mounted on top of my 2" risers. That, coupled with all of the weight distributed on the inner 2/3rds of my rear, doesn't work very well. Plus, my groin was numb when I got back.
 I wonder if I can modify the Corbin a bit. I was thinking maybe I can shave some of the edges off the sides so it doesn't cut into my thighs. That's the main problem with that seat for me. But, I'd have to have it recovered somewhere afterwards. Geesh! The perfect seat still evades me. But, if you already like your stock seat just a little, but wish you didn't feel like you were sliding into the tank, then this could be your answer...especially since it costs so little. $90 to modify the whole seat...driver and passenger areas. $50 for just the front.

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