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those of you running memory foam, how much do you have in your seat? did you replace the stock stuff all together, cut some out and add to it? ive trimmed my seat foam down snd now want to add some memory foam to it.


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I'm not an upholstery expert by any stretch but I would think it depends on the firmness of the foam and whether you are trying to lower the profile of the seat.
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yes i want the profile lower then stock, right now on a little longer trip i can start to feel the lumps in the seat pan. just not sure if straight memory foam is the way to go or if i want regular as a base. thanks


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When I tried straight Memory foam I found that as it warms up it gets softer until there is no support at all. I got foam from an OLD upholsterer, I do not know what it was she just said she used it in tractor seats (country lady). It was the best foam I ever sat on.... but I sold that bike and the seat went with it.

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those of you running memory foam, how much do you have in your seat? did you replace the stock stuff all together, cut some out and add to it? ive trimmed my seat foam down snd now want to add some memory foam to it.


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Rebuilt mine,
1) cut out all the old foam
2) replaced with 1 inch layers of Laminar foam Med firm bottom and Medium next.
3) topped it off with 1.5 inches of Memory Foam.

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cool, when you added the memory foam how did you shape it? or is it not really needed? with the regular foam i can use a grinder to shape but i am not thinking that will work on memory?


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I had my seat redone by Ed's Moto in Albany, Oregon. He takes the old stuff off and builds from the ground up with 3 different densities of memory foam. The sides are the most dense to hold the butt cheeks in the right places.
It can be had as nails if I'm out camping in the cool mornings. But it soften quickly whit the butt on it.
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dtmill, i have done a few seats on my harleys, lowered, changed etc. and what i found was whatever you do, add a thin layer of firm foam on the top before stretching cover back on, it cleans up any edges. from my experience, i think i would stay away from memory foam on a do it yourself basis, due to the cushion compressing and the cover not compressing fully, you might get bunching or a baggy seat complex... just my two cents.
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cool, when you added the memory foam how did you shape it? or is it not really needed? with the regular foam i can use a grinder to shape but i am not thinking that will work on memory?


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gotcha, thanks guys, i have a couple local places i can check to get some foam, i dont want to have to put to much more in it, so depending on what i can get for thicknesses of foam i may take more out then add some back in.


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