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post #1 of 5 Old 11-16-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Seat Foam????

About a year ago I read a write-up in one of the motorcycle magazines about a guy (I think in Florida) who modifies a stock seat. He cuts out a section of the stock foam and replaces it with some "stiff, medical grade memory foam", or something like that.

I want to do this job myself, but would not know where to start in purchasing this type of foam or even...where I could find it.

Supposedly this foam is stiffer than the stock foam. Supposedly, a riders ARSE bones don't press deep into the foam, like on the stock seat, allowing for hundreds of miles of riding comfort.

Can anyone help?

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Yep....Spencer is the guy!!! Thanks.

On his website, is the link to the Rider Magazine article. In that article they reference.....


Viscoelastic and 'specialized' Memory Foams


I wonder what those are and where I could get them???????


Just found this on Wikipedia.....

Memory foam is made from polyurethane with additional chemicals that increase its viscosity level, thereby increasing its density. It is often referred to as visco-elastic polyurethane foam. Depending on the chemicals used and its overall density, it is firmer in cool temperatures and softer when warm. Higher density memory foam reacts to body heat which allows it to mould itself to the shape of a warm body within a few minutes. A lower density memory foam is pressure-sensitive and will mould more quickly to the shape of the body. The example often used to demonstrate its properties is that a hand pressed into the foam and then removed will leave a clear impression in the foam.

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I have a BINGO!!!!!


Check Out the link to the site below!!!!

Seat Foam Web Site....buy here!!

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Thumbs up +1 on Spencer

I have the Spencer seat mod and love it! The foam and the shaping are superb, but the medical application gel that lines the seat pan makes all the difference. I didn't even realize how much vibration was coming through the seat until I got it back with the LD comfort gel.

I still can't ride all day long, but definately 3x as further than before. I think when I add a buttpad, it will be good enough to tour all day. The only drawback is the shipping cost. The shipping was as much as the modification (from the west coast). I would still do it all over again, cheaper than the gel seat or a sargent.

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