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alfie92
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PostSubject: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:24 pm

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Getting seat ready for Gel Pad.

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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:29 pm

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place 1/2" piece of foam over gel pad,
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:31 pm

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Finished job.
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:35 pm

Wow! that looks good Alfie and I bet it's Soooooo comfy, Where did you get the Gel insert from? I could do with having a cushion made with a Gel insert for 'Her who complains' on the back to stop her moaning.
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:01 pm

Thanks Alfie  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:55 am

What an excellent job Alfie, both your arse & your wallet will be eternally grateful.  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:18 am

simbo wrote:
Wow! that looks good Alfie and I bet it's Soooooo comfy, Where did you get the Gel insert from? I could do with having a cushion made with a Gel insert for 'Her who complains' on the back to stop her moaning.

Serves you right for making Jo sit on dental floss  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:47 am

Thats a great job done alfie, full respect for doing that. Great seat that is going to be very comfy but without spending an absolute fortune  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:55 pm

That is without doubt a great job done Alfie, I'm well impressed with what you've done. Your arse is going to thank you for ever and a day & your wallet is going to say thanks as well. You have the comfort of an aftermarket seat for a fraction of the cost.  
     
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:06 pm

Nice job Alfie, was thinking of this a while ago, will be looking on Eaby in a bit at the pads,  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:24 pm

Cheers lads needs must as they say,impressed with the feel after a 85 mile round trip today,my only critisim(and it is only a small thing) is the fact that it pushed you a little forward onto the tank, for you loose a bit of height at the back,this is obviously a personal thing and easily corrected by reshaping the foam to suit.The one thing I was trying to do was keep the original cover on the seat to keep the bike looking uniform,I think the only things I have not messed with are the levers (brake & clutch)still never say never.On a foot note the reason you put 1/2" foam over the seat and gel pad is to even every thing out before putting the cover back on,you can not see the gel pad or any small mistakes you make then.(Obviously you cut it shape).
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:58 pm

Just the 1/2 inch of foam you put on would add comfort so with the gel insert what a good job  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:01 pm

Another cracking job Alfie. I was actually looking at the Mustang seats earlier that were posted on here but this would be a more cost effective with the other mods I'm planning.
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:14 pm

I too would love to have a Mustang seat,but on a pension you must cut your cloth to suit,I have got a spare seat which I experiment on,still trying to master the shape using the existing seat pan,not easy,but a good challenge all the same.As you rightly say Rattler with other mods this one only costs around £30 tops for everything,plus the satisfaction that you done it yourself,best reward.
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:17 pm

Doing a mod yourself is the best reward, I agree Alfie.  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:04 pm

Great job, excellent alternative to the expensive aftermarket seats!!!!!!! 
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:37 am

Alfie that looks good n confortable.

A couple of years back I modified a bike seat with gel.......all went well until it came to stapling the cover back on...the 3 staplers I tried could not drive the staple in...was it a particularlt tough plastic do you think or do you need a special stapler ?

I was desperate ..again.. as I needed to use the bike..In the end I finished up using a load of tiny screws with a washer under the screw head to fix the cover..not too hard to do with a battery drill.
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:41 am

Fantastic job mate a happy bum makes for  happy riding  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:41 pm

Ditto Yorkie... I overlaid my seat with a foam, then put back the original seat cover, and found the plastic an absolute bugger to staple into. Sim lent me his stapler (which was better than mine) but still struggled. Probably need a powered unit...
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:56 pm

Nice one. Good value that...
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:27 pm

Can't go wrong with electric Stanley staplers, my wife uses one   
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:17 pm

I have shown this mod to a friend today and he was so impressed with the thinking behind it.   
Considering the descent size of the stock rider seat, that has got to be a great thing to do. I only put a layer of foam in mine before getting a new seat & that was so much better. The gel pad with the extra thin layer of foam over the top for aesthetics and additional comfort is a great mod on several levels.
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:51 pm

And my offer still stands for anybody struggling stapling the cover back on.  
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PostSubject: Re: gel pad Seat Conversion.   Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:00 pm

What a kind offer  
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