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 Post subject: Re-shaped seat on a 600
PostPosted: September 5th, 2014, 8:57 am 
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Having found the stock seat on my 600 uncomfortable after about 50 miles, particularly with the wife on the back, I decided to send it to the legendary
http://www.tonyarcher.co.uk/

The seat arrived back today and here are some pics. Once I have had time to test it next week I will let you know how it feels.

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Nothing to do with the seat, but I like showing off my Italian beauties!

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2014, 4:07 am 
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Looks good. The Guzzi 350 looks in need of similar treatment. I've found my '03 650 seat good for days at a time. Of course on any long trip there's at least one BSA day.
That said, I'm a tight-arse and last week I made up a sheep skin cover for the FZ1000 from a sheep skin I found in an op shop a few years ago for $10. I made a template of the seat with a sheet of paper, cut the shape out of the sheep skin, bought a length of nylon web strap for $3. After two different upholsterers said they don't sew sheep skin, I stitched the 6 straps on by hand while sitting in front of the tele last Wednesday night.
It feels more comfortable than it did before though will probably only get used when the wife is with me.

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PostPosted: September 7th, 2014, 12:40 pm 
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The seat cost £95 including the return postage, which when you consider that replacement standard covers are probably £40 it is ridiculously cheap with the specialist work involved to create it.


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PostPosted: September 10th, 2014, 1:28 pm 
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Had a decent run to Southampton and back today, a round trip of about 280 miles. The seat is a big improvement over the standard however it is understandably nowhere near as comfy as the Corbin on my 1100GS, but then it never could be given the available width of seat base to play with.


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PostPosted: September 11th, 2014, 3:39 am 
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Can you say how many miles you can do before it gets uncomfortable again?


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PostPosted: September 12th, 2014, 3:58 am 
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That looks loverly and on the same colour bike as mine :-)
Might have to get in touch with him.


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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2014, 2:40 am 
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I am hatching another plan.
I am going to keep my new re-shaped seat fro two- up riding and adapt a spare BMW R1100GS seat I have in the garage for solo riding.
I just sat it on the bike last night and I think it may just work and look OK. Updates to follow....


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PostPosted: October 3rd, 2014, 3:15 am 
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That sounds like a cunning plan [WINKING FACE]
Will be good to see how it goes


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