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post #1 of 8 Old 11-24-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Best seat mod ever!

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My 650 'Strom (2013) is freakin' amazing! THE ONLY THING IS THE NARROW part of the seat which takes away from perfection. Not enough support for me. So...after reading various ways to fix this WITHOUT spending a ton for a new seat...I came up with the following. IT WORKS! I gained a wider seat area by using a donor seat (off my previous Buell).

I took the staples out of my Strom seat just enough to peel the cover back past the narrow area. Stripping the foam off the donor gave me a look at what I had to work with. Really, having seat grade foam is what you need. Look at the shape of the void you want to fill and cut a chunk, glue in with spray adhesive (spray both surfaces then let them sit for a few minutes before mating them for a solid bond!) and then shape the mess with a hacksaw blade or your electric carving knife. Work the cover back over (if too tight, trim more off your addition) and staple. Test it out! Worked great for me. Good luck! Jack
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-24-2013, 11:57 AM
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Good thinking,

Thanks for the tip!!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-25-2013, 09:49 AM
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Had "spencer" mod my seat....amazing difference...worked for me and the price was right....
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-25-2013, 06:05 PM
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I have read that layered carpet foam works well, too. Caveat: I haven't tried it.

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put a layer of plastic food wrap (kitchen variety) for water proofing before recover - it will pay dividend a couple years down the track

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-26-2013, 09:17 AM
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It's amazing how well those odd electric meat carvers work on foam. Just be sure to wash it and put it away before the wife finds it in the garage.
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Another shaping tool is a drill with a sanding attachment. Whatever you do don't use memory foam in the seat. It starts out fine but as you sit on it, it collapses down to nothing.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-26-2013, 01:06 PM
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"It starts out fine but as you sit on it, it collapses down to nothing."

Sounds like some of my investments.....
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