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post #1 of 19 Old 03-04-2017, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Gel Seat Inset

Trying to find posts on solo seats unsuccessful. Looking to possibly buy a gel seat insert and have the stock one redone. Any recommendations?
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Depends on what you're after. It pays to know exactly what you want.

I'd suggest go DIY. The original cover is only stapled on underneath, it's not hard to remove those staples and slip something over the foam. You should be able to get everything you need from an upholsterer (scrap table) for under $20. A small light duty staple gun is all you need to staple everything back on.

If you merely want to achieve allover softer bum-pamper effect - inserting a thin (5-10 mm thick) medium density foam layer already creates a noticeable effect without distortion.

If you're after changing the seating position, eg slight rise the back of the bum = slightly increased lean-forward body / shortening distance to handlebars, inserting a pre-moulded 3D-gel-silicone bicycle monkey-butt-saddle-pad can achieve that easily .... including a centre groove to air the crown-jewels.

GEL Silicone Bike Bicycle Cycling Soft Comfort Saddle Seats Pad Cushion Cover US | eBay

Bike Bicycle Cycle Seat Saddle Black Soft Cushion Extra Comfort Gel Pad Cover US | eBay
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Perhaps this video is what you are looking for.

Gel inserts:
https://www.luimoto.com/?p=538

looks like some work needed but I have not tried it.
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Not bad options,alot cheaper than the motorcycle specific ones they sell. Mostly just looking to increase comfort.

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Depends on what you're after. It pays to know exactly what you want.

I'd suggest go DIY. The original cover is only stapled on underneath, it's not hard to remove those staples and slip something over the foam. You should be able to get everything you need from an upholsterer (scrap table) for under $20. A small light duty staple gun is all you need to staple everything back on.

If you merely want to achieve allover softer bum-pamper effect - inserting a thin (5-10 mm thick) medium density foam layer already creates a noticeable effect without distortion.

If you're after changing the seating position, eg slight rise the back of the bum = slightly increased lean-forward body / shortening distance to handlebars, inserting a pre-moulded 3D-gel-silicone bicycle monkey-butt-saddle-pad can achieve that easily .... including a centre groove to air the crown-jewels.



GEL Silicone Bike Bicycle Cycling Soft Comfort Saddle Seats Pad Cushion Cover US | eBay

Bike Bicycle Cycle Seat Saddle Black Soft Cushion Extra Comfort Gel Pad Cover US | eBay
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looks like a good option. My plan was to just buy something and then bring to an upholster, might attempt myself now. Thanks.

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Perhaps this video is what you are looking for.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvA4Hnt9qUM

Gel inserts:
https://www.luimoto.com/?p=538

looks like some work needed but I have not tried it.
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post #6 of 19 Old 03-17-2017, 08:21 PM
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I went through the same thing and decided to go to my local custom motorcycle shop and have them add a gel insert to the stock seat. They turned it around in a day and could not be happier with the comfort. It made a huge difference.

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Instead of a gel seat insert you might try padded bicycle shorts.
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Instead of a gel seat insert you might try padded bicycle shorts.
I used padded mountain bike shorts when riding my S1000R, worked great, then I bought a Sargent seat worked even better.
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Installed Gel Insert under my new leather seat cover:






As it is raining whole day, did not ride it yet...
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Nice one @kebo. Where did you get the gell insert? eBay?


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