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lonelybiker 19 May 2009 18:28

Comfort seat Africa Twin
 
Looking for a new seat to my AT. I want something that has a little more comfort, and if possible, a little taller. Only one I have found is the one from Touratech, but it seems too much alike the original one. Any suggestions out there?

electric_monk 19 May 2009 19:37

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Try throwing a sheepskin over the seat...Very comfortable and it does put you up a little bit higher. Damned sight cheaper than TT or any of the other options

Xander 20 May 2009 10:00

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Originally Posted by electric_monk (Post 242481)
Try throwing a sheepskin over the seat...Very comfortable and it does put you up a little bit higher. Damned sight cheaper than TT or any of the other options

There are a few custom seat makers that will remake ones for you (here in the UK).. Go over to the XRV.ORG.uk site and they will tell you more
Off the top of my head there is CM seats (whom i had a bad experience with) Home
, or PP New P&P Seat Layout
or
Welcome to Custom Motorcycle Seats who may actually be cm seats

or Tony Archer in Huddersfield. ( Just google "Tony Archer" to see)

Baglux UK


Of course there is always an airhawk

Bykebitz Motorcycle Accessories - UK importers for AIRHAWK

but my suggestion is make your own- here is how i did it...
New New Seat

good luck
X

lonelybiker 20 May 2009 14:44

Great tips guys. Like what you did with your own seat, you did it like a pro…. I will probably give it a go…

Caminando 31 May 2009 17:57

Whatever you do, make sure the changes don't raise the seat height any more!

klaus 31 May 2009 23:31

Got to agree ......
 
.... with "Electric Monk" - that's what I did. Got me a nice lamb-skin (from this company, because they had the best $$$ deal: New Zealand sheepskin rugs, lambskin rugs, medical sheepskins).

Had to shave off some of the hair, trimmed it to the height and size that I wanted for my Honda TransAlp and it is just perfect.

Especially for the g.f.'s backside (not to mention mine) - what a relief!! And it can be used for many other things, too - sleeping in a tent, putting it under (or even in) the sleeping bag, sitting on a bench, and so much more. Just give it a try! ?c?

edteamslr 1 Jun 2009 08:26

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Originally Posted by lonelybiker (Post 242460)
Looking for a new seat to my AT. I want something that has a little more comfort, and if possible, a little taller. Only one I have found is the one from Touratech, but it seems too much alike the original one. Any suggestions out there?

The touratech one is just fine. I hate the idea of buying one new as they're not cheap but they're flat, soft enough and thin enough to stand for long periods of time offroad without compromising the overall comfort. Loved it.

13,000miles UK to CapeTown. Tested.

omar mansour 13 Jun 2009 23:45

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Originally Posted by electric_monk (Post 242481)
Try throwing a sheepskin over the seat...Very comfortable and it does put you up a little bit higher. Damned sight cheaper than TT or any of the other options

Hi Electric Monk
have same bike like you ,even colors andeven the sheep skin
can you please tell me the best way to rope the sheep skin or to send me a pic of how you do it ?
thanks
Omar

klaus 14 Jun 2009 00:51

Sheep Skin
 
Hi there Omar!

As for me, I just pushed it under the strap between the driver and pillion and put the extending parts of the skin under the seat. If you want to prevent it from sliding (I didn't have that problem as of yet) you could glue some "anti-sliding-material" (like the one you use for carpets) on the skin.

I will try to send you a picture of my solution either today or tomorrow (just too darned busy).

omar mansour 14 Jun 2009 19:49

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Originally Posted by klaus (Post 246101)
Hi there Omar!

As for me, I just pushed it under the strap between the driver and pillion and put the extending parts of the skin under the seat. If you want to prevent it from sliding (I didn't have that problem as of yet) you could glue some "anti-sliding-material" (like the one you use for carpets) on the skin.

I will try to send you a picture of my solution either today or tomorrow (just too darned busy).

Hey Klaus
thats will be great ,
please send it
cheers
Omar


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