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Old 01-05-2019, 10:03 AM
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Stock FXBB seat, slightly less comfortable than a stock iron 883 seat.


just pop off the staples


re-installed it without the leather for some reason.

a WalMart memory foam pillow at $9 and some faux leather from JoAnn fabrics at $8. sounds legit. "this is probably how the pros do seats"

all you do is carve it to match the shape of the stock pan.

dont worry, i didnt forget about tailbone support.

staple the pleather to the bottom of the pan and drop it in.

its actually plush and comfy, but im certain it will disintegrate within the first couple of miles.


 
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:06 AM
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Disclosure: I have been very frustrated with the aftermarket seat options out there. theyre too expensive and too uncomfortable for the money you pay. Also, I did just have 2 bud light platinums before I went to Joann fabrics.

Ill keep my TallBoy and just plop on a gel pad atop it.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:38 AM
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Mean City Cycles is your friend. Seriously, their double decker memory foam is great, and very reasonable price.
 
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It's probably very comfortable ! ha ha.
 
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If anyone wants this pan, I'll give it up free.
I'll pay for shipping if you promise to do something with it and post your results here.

I'm not gonna overnight it to Hawaii... within reason.

I'll post it for free in the free stuff section eventually.

Edit: yes, free, you keep it.
 

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I like my corbin gambler in my fat bob. Dont see why it would fit the street bob.
 
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I have shaved the stock padding of my 2018 sport glide myself.
I just reused the stock cover, cut off the excess material.
I, too, cannot find something I really want on aftermarket seat at this point, so thatís why I went this way.
Min pretty happy with it.
It moved me back further and lower.
Being afraid to shave it too much, I did it a little at a time. I shaved a little, ride it for a week or two, then made some adjustment (more shaving).
It took me 4 times of removing the cover and shaving over time.
I think Iím happy with it now.
It sure saved me some $$$ for sure!
 
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dude you should market that seat , the craftmanship is amazing ,
 
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I have shaved the stock padding of my 2018 sport glide myself.
I just reused the stock cover, cut off the excess material.
I, too, cannot find something I really want on aftermarket seat at this point, so that’s why I went this way.
Min pretty happy with it.
It moved me back further and lower.
Being afraid to shave it too much, I did it a little at a time. I shaved a little, ride it for a week or two, then made some adjustment (more shaving).
It took me 4 times of removing the cover and shaving over time.
I think I’m happy with it now.
It sure saved me some $$$ for sure!
Well done! I'm going through the same process with my Sport Glide right now. I tend to sit in more of a standard position rather than a cruiser slouch, and the stock seat makes my butt slide under on bumps. I'd try what you did, but I still have to address the pillion, which starts hurting my wife after an hour. I tried the Saddlemen Explorer, which was a solid seat, and it looked great for the pillion, but leaned me back further. Returned it for the Mustang Standard Touring, which is coming today. A Corbin is the last choice, since you can't return them. Anyway, yours looks great!

Btw, what did you use to cut out foam?
 

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LOL, Grundee. Best laugh I've had all day!
 
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