Seat modifications - bliss!!
Anyone who rides an F800GS will well know that the seat is hard and unyielding after a few hundred clicks.
I met a guy at the HU conference in Kenilworth a few months ago and he recommended I contact John Moorhouse at Ergo Seats in Brisbane Qld Australia, where he’d had his seat modified.
I'm a pretty tough task master and to call me a perfectionist is a huge understatement. The job John did was spectacular!!! It was well crafted, he listened to what I needed and the end result was like something out of the factory (but better) – it looks like a bike seat should too! The material was high grade, waterproof and non-slip (is used on jet ski's) and the stitching was spot on. He can use leather, but takes a lot more looking after – not practical if you are on the road for a while? He used memory foam in it, widening and sculpting the riders seat and raising the front section (the original seat has you sliding forwards - hard on the you know what’s). I store gear on the back half of the seat, so left it as it was. No problems should you wish having the whole seat done though. Quoted cost was $260 cash (not cheap in some ways), but he charged me $250. He guarantees the job and the workmanship and the money has been well spent. I’ll have 2 months on the road shortly and this will make life a lot easier.
John can be contacted on (07) 3245 3979 or 0419 730 589
3239 Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba Qld 4157
His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org