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Smile Seat lenght for 2

Hello travel friends,
I am trying to make a new seat for 2 persons on a motorbike,
The bike now has a shoped seat for 1 person.
Just think what is the lenght of a seat in cm.
Would 65cm be smal??Or 70 cm would be beter?
What lenght is you seat?
I like it to be confy.

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Good thread, I'm making a seat too!


I'm of the opinion that length isn't the only factor. I think shape is the biggest factor. I had a Triumph King and Queen that me (1.75m tall, 75 kg) and the wife (1.76 m lighter than me) could ride 2000 miles a week on. The Guzzi V7 standard and aftermarket Gel one are the sane size but neither is any good for 200 mile days.


Of course if you are 7-foot tall you might have other design factors.


I'll go measure up and post again in the morning.


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Looks are a bit less important than comfort this time.
If someone can give Some dimensions of his confy 2 person seat .
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Guzzi v7 seat is 63cm by 25cm across the bits roughly flat enough to sit on. Remember me and the wife are not that big. Size wise it is fine for 200 mile days once we sort the support it gives. More on that later.

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O.k. thats helpfull! In was thinking to make it 70 cm by 28 cm.

Anyone els can do me a favor and have a look at there seat.
Still want a few more examples before starting.
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My attempts here


https://sites.google.com/site/threewheelguzzi/seat


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Our Corbin DR650 seat is about 65cm of usable seating (up to the tank bag) and about 25cm at its widest, but the front lifts upwards from about 50cm and is rounded, for me and Lisa its a tight fit, she had to use an Air Hawk cushion for some extra room behind the back of the seat, where the pad normally sits gives us 73cm of seat length.

I'm 178cm and 82kg and she is 168cm and 50kg

Id make your seat 75 cm long and 28 cm wide if possible. What bike is it on ?

The rounded profile up front for me works well, it provides no square edges that normally cut off circulation in your legs, we could easily do 600 km days in SAmerica and I've ridden it over 1300 km in a day
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Thanks for the respons,
I am working on a old xr 400 trying to make it a longdistance bike.
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If you want it to be comfortable better make it a bit bigger than this seat on my old DR350:


I cut the seat shorter to accomodate an ammo-can topbox which I later removed (when a couple of welds broke). Never expected I'd end up doing shed loads of 2-up.
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can you get another larger seat that will adapt to your frame for a start,I am still in the middle of my seat changes but held off on the last one because of the planned gas tank change.
this what i found,the seat height,seat to pegs and handle bar positions will be effected so that needs to be considered ,I am 193 cm so my pegs were a bit high ,bars almost low ,seat height was ok. with this i saw how changing the seat high would bring my pegs into the more comfortable range while the bars maybe a reach-low,bad back. the adapted seat(dl650) was raised in front to level it reducing the forward slope which is the common complaint on the dl and after riding the original broad seat was very comfortable,did not know is was there.also you can cover the seat after shaping the foam with any temporary cloth to test ride it,some foams are just too hard and both of you may not have the same opinion on the foam comfort,we are of retirement age not so willing to adapt ourselves but have the seat adapted to us.
look at some of the touring bike seats and see how they are positioned,one more thing the ideal is to have both of you forward of the rear axle.
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