Spencer Seats Mod

Terry Packer packertl2 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 19 20:39:30 PDT 2007


I went through seat agony for years. I tried sheep
skin covers, two corbins, foam inserts, made pads out
of solar pool cover material and more all without
success. I finally found it in an AirHawk seat cover I
got on EBay. 

Drawbacks are they're pricey. At first you don't feel
as "planted" ie your butt isn't held in place like
with a grippy seat cover. Finally, they're a little
thick so they raise you up some. Mine works great with
a Corbin that's scooped lower a little to start.

Very quickly you don't notice any of that and the
comfort is phenomenal. Two years ago I rode my bike
from CA to VA and back. Many things got uncomfortable
but not my butt. I won't be without an AirHawk on a
streetbike again. For me, at least, it was the

Terry Packer

--- Dave Daniels <dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> 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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