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PostSubject: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 03, 2011 5:10 pm

There are many threads on the site which I have read but dont see anything about removing the plastic bracket under the butt pad. I am 6'2" 32" inseam, when I remove the adjustable pad I get about 2" farther back which is way more comfortable. Unfortunately, the plastic brackets are both screwed and riveted into the seat. Has anyone removed these? Did you just drill out the rivet?
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 03, 2011 6:19 pm

hobbydave wrote:
I have read but dont see anything about removing the plastic bracket under the butt pad. I am 6'2" 32" inseam, when I remove the adjustable pad I get about 2" farther back which is way more comfortable. Unfortunately, the plastic brackets are both screwed and riveted into the seat. Has anyone removed these? Did you just drill out the rivet?

I remember reading that someone drilled through the rivets to remove the plastic brackets ... which I plan on doing my seat.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 04, 2011 2:04 am

Funny you should mention this! Im about to start carving on the bolster myself. Im shaving all but 3/8 inch of the foam out and removing most of the plastic form. It will have the same shape as before only much smaller, only large enough in fact as to cover the seat brackets. I will replace the hex head bracket bolts with flat button heads, allowing the brackets to sit inside the seat brackets better and remove the steel support plate from the back as well. This should allow the bolster to be flat against the upright section of the seat. Riding without the thick bolster is a godsend if your tall IMHO. but i want the brackets covered. Ill be using the same vinyl to recover what will be a thin piece that is left, and im having the honda wing logo embroidered into it as well, should be done late next week!
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeTue May 22, 2012 12:35 pm

Hi, was this ever done? Any pics? advices?
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeTue May 22, 2012 10:55 pm

Yep Drilled out the rivets last week. Removed the brackets but it does leave the holes and slits. I used black goralla tape over them. I am crude but more comfortable.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeTue May 22, 2012 11:50 pm

OldRacer67 wrote:
I used black goralla tape over them.

Or black silicone.

The Air Hawk and Alaskan Sheepskin will completely cover it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeWed May 23, 2012 12:19 pm

Wow, in reading about your wing, you sure have done a lot to your bike. Do you have it to your liking now or is there any deficiencies left?
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeThu May 24, 2012 12:24 am

I've removed all the hardware and also taken the cover off, ground the remaining plastic humps down. Glued some foam over the plastic then put original cover back on, made a big difference in comfort. Would prefer a more saddle shaped seat though due to the fact I've got an over sized backside,
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 10, 2013 7:06 pm

Any pics of the finished product??

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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 10, 2013 8:05 pm

I keep sliding of the seat so I Smile shaved 1" off but left the hump,Now I don't slide off anymore.
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PostSubject: Tall rider seat mod, a little tough but works well   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2013 9:20 am

I am 6'3" and like legroom. I have not yet done this mod to my current SW but had on a past one, also a Burg 400 & Xciting 500. Good results were had from all.

Here's the basics of the process. Remove the buttbumper, drill out the little aluminum rivets and remove the plastic alignment pieces. Then remove the seat and carefully pry out the upholstery staples so you can peel the seat cover back almost all the way (from front to back). Slip off the seat foam. Trim off the little humps where the buttbumper rails slip through with a dremel, hacksaw or grinder. Now take a heat gun and carefully heat the area of the seat that would be behind the buttbumper. This takes a hi heat gun and a lot of time, be patient to not burn or melt the plastic or seat cover (or start a fire, or get burned, or...). When the seat base plastic gets soft use a rounded steel or ceramic mixing bowl to press the soft plastic back with the rounded part of the bowl. This gives the seat base a rounded deeper shape. When you have it shaped back allow to cool completely. Then glue on some thin high density foam, reinset the seat foam and check for fit with the new foam piece. You may need to do some foam trimming. When it looks right, stretch the cover back on. You can go to an upholstery shop to have the cover restapled but I prefer to DIY by using tiny stainless sheet metal screws with washers instead of staples.

I know this is a rudimentary explanation, but plan to document the process when I do my current SW seat this winter. The snow is holding out so I am still riding small moped  Cheers, ScooterBJ.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2013 10:56 am

ScooterBJ,

Welcome to the site and hope you enjoy it. Are you going to start publishing your magazine again? I think I had every issue and really liked them. Glad you have a SWing too.
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PostSubject: Re: Stock seat mods   Stock seat mods I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2013 11:17 am

JeffR wrote:
ScooterBJ, Welcome to the site and hope you enjoy it.  Are you going to start publishing your magazine again?  I think I had every issue and really liked them.  Glad you have a SWing too.
Hi Jeff, thanx for the welcome and I am proud to hear you enjoyed Scooter Rider Magazine. I do miss it but have no plans to do mag publishing again. Though I do enjoy the distinction of being one of a few people that can claim they were "a professional scooter rider"Laughing . After I sold SRM the whole publishing landscape changed and magazines are a really tough gig now. The 'e' versions of mags are mostly not profitable and paper mags are mostly ads now. However, within my job, I assist clients in publishing/epublishing and finally decided to republish some of the touring articles. The best of SCOOTER TOURING articles from Scooter Rider Magazine is on Amazon in Kindle format. I updated and expanded the articles, and added more pics (in color now!). I am toying with writing a how-to ebook on scooter touring but am not sure of the profit capability. Would be fun though.
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