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post #1 of 12 Old 02-15-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Modified Seat (Enduro Style) for tall rider, by Fisher

I realize there is a thread with links to hundreds of seat-related posts here
https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...then-some.html
but didn't see anything about Fisher... might have missed it.
I bought a used Vee seat on this forum and sent it to Fisher Saddlebags & Seats in Idaho after talking a few times with Nate there. Fisher Seats - Custom Aftermarket Motorcycle Seat Modification $179.99
Nate showed me a photo of a seat they'd done that was similar to what I was I hoping to have created: Fisher Seats - Aftermarket Suzuki Seats $179.99 - DR 200 350 650
First they cut the hump of the hard plastic pan out, and then riveted a new piece of plastic in to patch the hole, but a flat piece. Then they rebuilt the seat making it a little taller, a little wider, a little firmer, all with better foam for a big guy (6-2, 260). Re-used the original seat cover. It allows me to scoot back a ways and still be on good foam support and not on the ridge or hump, which is where my butt wanted to be all the time. Raises me up a bit for better leg room too. I have not had a chance yet to do any long rides, but I can tell already that it is an improvement. First time I get a chance to do some hours in it I will post an update.
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Seeing as how it's slightly sloped towards the tank, at least with no weight on the bike, is there any tendency for you to slide forward or feel you need to push back on the bars a bit to neutralize your position?

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Could you post a pic of the underside of the seat - showing where they removed the hump, and replaced it with a flat panel please..That is exactly the problem I have..

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The underside is not changed. The top of the seat has changed from humped to flat as shown in the picture.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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"First they cut the hump of the hard plastic pan and then riveted a new piece of plastic in to patch the hole, but a flat piece. "

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I stand corrected.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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Yes, they cut off the hump of the hard plastic seat pan and installed a new piece of hard plastic in its place.
I will try to get a photo of that posted soon.
Here is a photo of where they cut, at the red line:
Nate at Fisher said, "that hump doesn't look very comfortable to sit on"

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Seeing as how it's slightly sloped towards the tank, at least with no weight on the bike, is there any tendency for you to slide forward or feel you need to push back on the bars a bit to neutralize your position?

Actually, it is the opposite. Yes, it is slightly sloped forward at the front, but actually noticeably less so than it was originally (we reduced that slope intentionally) and more importantly, the part where me wee butt sits is flat now, as on the orginal seat I sat directly on the steepest part of the forward slope.
This definitely reduced the feeling of sliding forward.
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Do you still have this seat?
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-30-2015, 04:42 PM
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I want to do this to my seat too. Bad part is anyone in Aus wants min $300 to do it!
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