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I recently purchased a Gel Seat from a forum member. After about 50MI realized the seat was no better than stock, maybe worse. Everyone's weight body type is different, what works for some may not for others.

So, modifications where in order and I purchased some foam, 1/2" sunmate on the bottom with 1/2" Pudgee on top, both Med. grade.
SunMate Orthopedic Cushions by Dynamic Systems, Inc. — Dynamic Systems, Inc.

Cut out the Gel insert which is hard as a rock BTW and squared off the pocket and installed new foam.



Took a few test rides before getting it the way I wanted the contour. I learned from my last Mod that I wanted more in front and lower in the back.

http://www.kawasakininja1000.com/forum/ninja-1000-appearance-modifications/4794-did-my-own-custom-seat.html

Covered the seat with 3/16 air-conditioning filter foam and plastic on top ( Pudgee is open cell and soaks up water if not covered)



Comfort of a seat is personal, I've had three Corbins which are always hard and sit me back further than I desire. Sargent are what I would consider a bread-loaf seat putting you up to high (maybe be fine for taller people)

Went for a 200MI ride with no hot spots and no more sliding toward the tank braking or on downhill roads. Very noticeable is the comfort and softness when hitting bumps.

Just ordered Stapler:
20 Gauge Wide Crown Stapler

Should make jobs in the future easier.
 

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Great mod. I feel the same way about my gel seat, and it looks like you've fixed the issue.

Do thye sell the foam in small enough sizes to not be super expensive?
 

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Great mod. I feel the same way about my gel seat, and it looks like you've fixed the issue.

Do thye sell the foam in small enough sizes to not be super expensive?
The price of the sunmate is about 25.00 and you can do two seats. The Pudgee is very expensive and made to order. I paid 68.00 shipped for a 18x18, they may allow you to buy a smaller piece, give them a call.
 

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I've faxed you a copy of my ***. Can you compare it to yours and give me some idea of how comfortable this might be?

Seriously, I hate my gel seat. I dont think gel has a place in a motorcycle seat, or maybe any seat. If you leave the gel seat in the sun, it gets hot enough to be extremely uncomfortable. My infared thermometer said 138 degrees.

Winter is just as bad. It gets cold, and stays cold. I'd like to remove the gel and replace that with anything. Well, I did. The stock seat.
 
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