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Hey everyone.

I would really like to keep my hammer looking stock, but need more comfort (a LOT more) in the seat to be happy with it. Has anyone gotten theirs reworked and have any advice? My main worry is that the shape of the seat might simply be impossible to overcome to make it comfortable, and I'd rather not waste the money if that's the case. Not looking for a cross country tourer here, just comfort for a couple of hundrer miles (at most).

Would love to hear some opinions and experiences.
 

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Marius , I know you probably want to retain your cowl , but I added the Flamed bandit seat , it is way more comfy and still looks sweet . I have even had complements from other riders on my seat . I can ride all day long in pretty good comfort . I added studs and nuts to it instead of bolts and I can actually swap the seats in about 3 minutes total , if I want to go with the solo and cowl ... Just a suggestion.
 

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I sent my stock seat out to be re shaped.
An outfit called MeanCityCycles.
Definite improvement over the stocker......I had them scoot me a bit closer and add some memory foam.
It's not an earth shattering difference , but better for me.
Turnaround was quick and it didnt break the bank.
Check em out.
Peter
 

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ok, thanks for the ideas guys. I acutally happened to get a name of a local seat guy that I will try to go talk to Saturday morning. Supposedly pretty reputable. I definitely need this darn thing reshaped, just adding padding will not do the trick, because ridges cut into my bum and thies over time. Just not pleasant. I think I want it much flatter, so I hope it can be done.

If not, then badit might be it... but

I have such mixed feelings about the badit. I do think it looks great, but LILMAGS500 you're right, I just feel like the cowl is part of the bike that isn't the same without it. I'm probably overthinking this. :crzy:
 

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Just had my seat done

I had the same problem last year after a couple of hours seat was very uncomfortable. Had a gel pad and some memory foam put in and thought if I went that far might as well customize the look and now cant wait till the rain stops and I can get out. It raised the riding position up but that is good I am a big guy.


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PjRom,

Did you get the gel insert with memory foam or just memory foam? Are you still able to fit the seat cowl after having it re shaped?
 

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PjRom,

Did you get the gel insert with memory foam or just memory foam? Are you still able to fit the seat cowl after having it re shaped?
Did you check out the link I posted above? Your only working in the front section of the seat so yes it should all fit back together like stock and the rear cowl should still fit...
 

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Did you check out the link I posted above? Your only working in the front section of the seat so yes it should all fit back together like stock and the rear cowl should still fit...
What that Lunatic said .... Only the rider portion was worked on....so yes , the stock cowl is in full use no issues.

All said....I'm very happy with the seat mod .... Now that I have put some major butt time in it!!

No gel pad ...just the memory foam, and the seat sort of scalloped a bit...

Peter
 

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That looks very impressive throttleking. I think it came out real nice. I hope my local seat guy will be able to do something similar, though I have not had time to go talk to him yet.

Sounds like I should ask about getting a gel pad and high density foam on top of the gel, along with a reshaping of course. If the seat high rises as a result, I don't think it'll bother me. I'm 6ft tall, so I have leg lenght to spare :)

I really appreciate everyone's input, it's nice to get an idea on what's possible. thumb up
 

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Had the same problem on my Hammer so I corrected it. I do custom bike seats as part of my business and can tell you the gel pad and reshape is the trick to make this seat comfortable.
Throttle . I have complimented you in the past on other seats you have done , but I have to say this seat looks the NUTS !!!thumb up
 

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Throttle . I have complimented you in the past on other seats you have done , but I have to say this seat looks the NUTS !!!thumb up
Thanks Lilmags, I'm in the process of recovering my Bandit seat again, it's pretty comfortable as it is so I'm not adding the gel pad. I'm trying to decide on a thread color for the diamond stitch , either silver/gray, red or just plain ole black stitch. Opinions?
 

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That looks very impressive throttleking. I think it came out real nice. I hope my local seat guy will be able to do something similar, though I have not had time to go talk to him yet.

Sounds like I should ask about getting a gel pad and high density foam on top of the gel, along with a reshaping of course. If the seat high rises as a result, I don't think it'll bother me. I'm 6ft tall, so I have leg lenght to spare :)

I really appreciate everyone's input, it's nice to get an idea on what's possible. thumb up
Marius, I was very skeptical about the whole gel pad thing till I installed it on my stock Hammer seat. If the gel pad is installed correctly it will not make your seat higher because you need to remove stock foam and replace it with gel. There are a few vids on youtube showing how it's done. I've never used memory foam on a bike seat but have used it in other applications and from that experience I feel the gel is the way to go. Having said that , everyone's anatomy is a little different and what may work for one person may not work for you. Seat shape is as important as seat material and no matter how good the foam if it doesn't fit your body it's not going to be comfortable for long rides.
 
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