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Custom Seat Work

Bud

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I ran into a new upholstery guy this morning. I've never been totally satisfied with any of the seats on my bikes. I seem to be hard to please, so I should be a good test subject. I'm thinking of having a stock C10 seat modded and taking it to the national for folks to see. The number one goal is comfort. I'd like to try to have it reshaped so that the seat is parallel to the ground like on a R1250RT so that there is no push toward the tank or handlebars. He mentioned gel padding, an assortment of coverings etc as options. What do you guys want in a seat and what are you willing to pay for a seat that makes you smile? I'm looking for quick answers so he has time to do the work before the national. Is there demand for a lowered seat? If so, what shape are you looking for? Eager to hear what folks want.
 

Strawboss

Member
Member
I'm like you and have spent hundreds looking for that elusive seat that does not cause me actual pain after about 5 hours, in fact, Seth Laam has my seat going on 14 months now.........long story. Not lowered for me, level, no push also, my problem is where my legs go over the sides, always thought it was my underwear seams, no, need rounder or less side towards front of seat, similar to my Russell Day long.
 

Bud

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Member
Thanks for the response David. Since I have a couple of the hard Corbin seats, I wonder if it would be better to experiment with one of those since it would need less work to get shape where we want it? Seems like some gel added to the firm base might be good? If he can make me happy on a C10 seat, I'll see what he can do with the Corbin on the C14.
 

FTB530

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Member
I'm like you and have spent hundreds looking for that elusive seat that does not cause me actual pain after about 5 hours, in fact, Seth Laam has my seat going on 14 months now.........long story. Not lowered for me, level, no push also, my problem is where my legs go over the sides, always thought it was my underwear seams, no, need rounder or less side towards front of seat, similar to my Russell Day long.
14 months? I would be demanding my seat back and finding another seat builder!
 

Bud

Member
Member
I'm like you and have spent hundreds looking for that elusive seat that does not cause me actual pain after about 5 hours, in fact, Seth Laam has my seat going on 14 months now.........long story. Not lowered for me, level, no push also, my problem is where my legs go over the sides, always thought it was my underwear seams, no, need rounder or less side towards front of seat, similar to my Russell Day long.
Can you post a pic of your Russell?
 

kenr745542

Tricycle
Forum Subscriber
I'm like you and have spent hundreds looking for that elusive seat that does not cause me actual pain after about 5 hours, in fact, Seth Laam has my seat going on 14 months now.........long story. Not lowered for me, level, no push also, my problem is where my legs go over the sides, always thought it was my underwear seams, no, need rounder or less side towards front of seat, similar to my Russell Day long.
Is there more to the story here? I was just looking at their website and thinking about have them do my seat.
 

Strawboss

Member
Member
As to what's going on with me and Seth Laam seats, right now, I can't comment as I'm working with him to get my seat back, lots of delays due to foam shipments and the focus for me is to get my seat back.
 

ONOBob

Member
Member
I'm like you and have spent hundreds looking for that elusive seat that does not cause me actual pain after about 5 hours, in fact, Seth Laam has my seat going on 14 months now.........long story. Not lowered for me, level, no push also, my problem is where my legs go over the sides, always thought it was my underwear seams, no, need rounder or less side towards front of seat, similar to my Russell Day long.

Years ago I was having some discomfort like this.
Suspected underwear seams…..
I changed from briefs (Whitey tighties) to boxers.
It made a big difference to me.
I’ve never gone back.
 

FTB530

Member
Member
Years ago I was having some discomfort like this.
Suspected underwear seams…..
I changed from briefs (Whitey tighties) to boxers.
It made a big difference to me.
I’ve never gone back.
I wore my Moto Skeevies on y four hour ride to RDL and my bunny wee fine when I got home , they helped!
 
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