Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Duanesburg, New York
memory foam vs. airhawk...
I just had my tall seat redone with memory foam. They cut out an inch of the hard foam, cut down the hump, that killed my skinny butt, and put an inch of memory/medical foam in its place. They then covered it with a quarter inch of plain foam to contour it...and it is....wonderful! It seems to take out a lot of bumps that usually go from my butt to what is left of my brain. It is a 500% improvement over the stock/taller seat material. The person who works on my bike seats commented on how companys are using very hard foam on bike seats. I guess it keeps the "look" on the dealers floor.
I have done a similar thing with my last five bikes in the past three years. I also have two different shaped air hawks. I find them comfortable but very weird to sit on. I don't like the feeling that my body is moving around.
I have one for my computer chair and that is worth every cent I spent for it. It is made for a chair..and I would recommend one to all of you.
I think it would be easy to find an inch thick foam...take the seat cover off...cut an inch off with as saw...mold the foam to the cut..put the cover back on and maybe that will be what you are looking for...a comfortable ride for miles.
I did this seat thing with my '08 KLR and rode it 850 miles in one day from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Duanesburg, New York. It was a great ride through West Virginia. Thank god for I-Pods!!!