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Need my seat prefessionally reshaped - Recommend me someone in the U.K.

Hey all..

My DRZ400 seat is like sitting on a 6" wide plank. Tried the Corbin and didnt like it so going to get a custom one. A sheepskin doesnt help much either.

I really want it widened and fitted with gel packs.

I'm looking for some recommendations for a good seat maker who doesnt cost the earth.. £100-£150 max really.

I've considerered trying myself but would rather someone with experience do this.

So, if anyone can recommend someone ???????

Thanks in advance, Ed
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I spoke to Saxon, down in the west country I think. Prices seemed good. Found someone who had one and loved it. Then decided not to spend the cash and have put that on hold after doing a 1000mile weekend trip to Scotland and back and discovering that it wasn't the seat that was the problem it was the wind blast of an unfaired bike (WR250R) that was making my ears ring.

Whether I'll be saying that on my way East next year is another matter...
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Ted - No idea whether they can do what you want but they did a good job on my CCM seat which had similar "split you in two" tendencies

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They're oop north somewhere - Bradford?
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Reshaping Motorcycle seat

Hi Ed,

We recently used Lee at Viking Vinyls to lower and resculpt the seat on an XT660 and were really happy with the results. Lee's a qualified Upholsterer, has chosen to specialise in bike seats so really knows his stuff. They normally do really complex jobs so our job was easy, and took 30 minutes and cost £45.

Viking are based a couple of miles from Brands Hatch, not sure if that's a problem for you, but give them a call as I'm sure a courier would get round that problem.
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Ted - No idea whether they can do what you want but they did a good job on my CCM seat which had similar "split you in two" tendencies

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They're oop north somewhere - Bradford?
They are close to Bradford yes, did a seat for me a while back for my Trans Alp, but I could never get on with it. They took the seat back and reworked it some more but I found the end result more uncomfortable than the original so I stuck that back on and put up with it. No problems with their service though.
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Tony Archer - Classic and Modern Car Trimmer, Motorcycle Seat Specialists
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