Stock seat can be made much more comfortable - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 59
Default Stock seat can be made much more comfortable

Scooped out the stock seat close to the Bandit seat profile. Added 5/8 gel pad insert. Unbelievable difference and still able to use the stock seat cowl cover. Something to consider if your seat's a pain in the ass.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC04131.jpg (20.2 KB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04166.jpg (41.1 KB, 44 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04167.jpg (42.4 KB, 43 views)
File Type: jpg DSC04169.jpg (41.4 KB, 42 views)

2007 Hammer
throttleking is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Krisd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,367
Default

That is great- I need to do that too- gets sore after a long ride.

2012 Hammer S
Freedom Performance pipes now wrapped, PCV, Loyds air filter, ATS, Loyds Cams and 1/4 Turn Throttle adj, Progressive rear shock
300mm rear and 23" front
Krisd is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 59
Default

Thanks Kirsd, the stock seat just didn't work for my anatomy. I don't have enough natural padding.

2007 Hammer
throttleking is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 09:23 PM
Senior Member
 
lunaticrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,845
Garage
Default

Holy F**k did you read my mind today or what ? Earlier today I probably spent 2.5 hrs researching how I was going to go about installing a gel insert into my hammer seat. Looks great man , have any pics of the gel insert ? did you use 1/4 inch smoothing foam ? Can you run over the process you did a bit ?
I plan on using the stock cover when I put it all back together, did you make the cover ? And how did you get the mustang profile ?

2012 Hammer 8 Ball - All upgrades are listed in my Garage
If racing was outlawed ... Then only outlaws would race ...

Last edited by lunaticrider; 02-15-2014 at 09:33 PM.
lunaticrider is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Gcash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 165
Garage
Default

Wow that is nice man...the seat is sooo uncomfortable especially on long rides...how long did that take you? Looks awesome!
Gcash is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Krisd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gcash View Post
Wow that is nice man...the seat is sooo uncomfortable especially on long rides...how long did that take you? Looks awesome!
Yeah I agree- after a few hours I start shifting all over the seat moving my legs trying to alleviate the ache......literally a pain in the arse.....

2012 Hammer S
Freedom Performance pipes now wrapped, PCV, Loyds air filter, ATS, Loyds Cams and 1/4 Turn Throttle adj, Progressive rear shock
300mm rear and 23" front
Krisd is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 59
Default

Thanks Guys. Lunaticrider, I did not get any pics of the gel pad or the gel pad installation as I had not considered posting this when I was building the seat. The pad came from onlygel.com . I used the small size ultragel. I did use smoothing foam though the piece that came with the pad was not large enough for the whole seat. I do custom motorcycle seats as part of my business and wanted to try out Onlygel's products. The biggest problem with the stock seat in my opinion is its shape or contour. The stock foam is actually pretty good quality. There are a few good vids on youtube showing how to install the gel pads. To reshape the seat might be a challenge if you have never done it before . Use a small belt sander with 80 grit and a angle die grinder with a small sanding disc. You may be able to reuse the stock seat cover if you do not change any of the seats contours. To remove the old cover you will need a steamer to steam the foam to get the factory glue to release. Go slow and be patient as it's stuck on pretty good. You will also need a can of high temp spray glue to glue the gel pad, smoothing foam and for gluing the original cover back down. I hope this helps , sorry for the long dissertation.

2007 Hammer

Last edited by throttleking; 02-16-2014 at 11:02 AM.
throttleking is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Senior Member
 
lunaticrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,845
Garage
Default

I have watched numerous videos and had my confidence going in doing a job that is out of my comfort zone but now that your saying I have to steam the OEM cover off I'm not having that happy feeling anymore. I wasn't planning on reshaping but rather just add some gel and smoothing foam. I have looked at the seat numerous times and wonder if there will be enough material around the rubber seat cowl holes after I add the smoothing foam? Did drill the rivets on the rear cowl hole?

2012 Hammer 8 Ball - All upgrades are listed in my Garage
If racing was outlawed ... Then only outlaws would race ...
lunaticrider is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 12:20 PM
Senior Member
 
lunaticrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,845
Garage
Default

Can I just remove the front riders section of the seat peeling the cover off back to the top rigde where the cowl starts? I'm not trying to half ass it just want to only work in the riders area and wonder if the extra work is necessary?

2012 Hammer 8 Ball - All upgrades are listed in my Garage
If racing was outlawed ... Then only outlaws would race ...
lunaticrider is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 59
Default

You can probably leave the passenger part of the seat on. When I tried riveting the rubber piece back on my rivet was too tight and it split the plastic piece that attaches to the seat so I used small T nuts and screws instead of the rivets and it worked very well. The part of the cover that is on the passenger pad is not glued on so it's easy to remove once you get the rivets off. Only the driver seat is glued, and it is glued very well . Steam and patience. I do not recommend using a heat gun as it will totally screw up the foam and existing vinyl. If you are able to get the cover off and reuse it you might be able to just put the smoothing foam on the top of the driver seat. The factory vinyl is fairly thick and hard so it may hide the transition of smoothing foam to factory foam to suit you. I haven't tried that so I can't say for sure. I am attaching a pic of the factory cover removed so you can see where it is glued.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC04171.jpg (27.5 KB, 26 views)

2007 Hammer
throttleking is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome