Many riders consider modifying their stock motorcycle seat to improve their riding position. There are many benefits to adjusting your seat, and there are three general ways to do it. If you’ve never modified your motorcycle seat before, this article will help you get started.
Why do you need to modify your seat?
Motorbike riding can be an enjoyable activity, but it has challenges. One of those challenges is sitting on a motorcycle seat for long periods without experiencing any discomfort or pain.
If you’re an avid motorbiker, this might not be something that bothers you too much. But if you are planning on riding your motorbike for hours at a time, it’s essential to ensure that your body is comfortable during that period.
Luckily, there are ways you can customize your seat for extra comfort!
How to modify a motorcycle seat?
Modifying a motorcycle seat is one of the easiest ways to make your bike more comfortable. It will also help keep you safe since having a well-fitted seat can reduce back pain and fatigue, which could make you less alert on the road.
Here are some tips for modifying your seat
1. First, measure yourself before you go out and buy new parts. You may tempt to get cheap replacement parts from eBay or Craigslist, but this is not recommended because they may not fit as well as a professionally manufactured part would work.
2. Next, purchase the replacement parts that you need from an online retailer. They have everything you need—from foam padding to leather seating covers—and they’ll send it right to your door!
3. Finally, install those parts with care! If something isn’t fitting right, don’t force it into place; take it apart again and try something else until it fits perfectly in place without any gaps in between pieces or seams coming apart when you sit down on them during use
Modify the foam in your motorcycle seat?
The foam in a motorcycle seat helps absorb the vibrations that result from riding such a fast and thrilling vehicle. Without it, your butt would beat badly after just a few minutes in the saddle. Give the motorcycle seat too much foam, and you’ll be uncomfortable and lacking support before you even start to ride.
Modifying your motorcycle seat’s foam can help you find that sweet spot between comfort and support. Here’s how:
1) Start by loosening the bolts on your bike’s seat pan, then remove the seat itself from its base.
2) Remove any existing padding from inside the pan using an Allen key if necessary—this is usually only necessary if there’s already some extra padding between your frame rails (which can make it hard to get at).
3) Use pliers to pull out any staples holding down any leather or vinyl covers over foam padding on top of the pan (these will stay put once removed).
4) Cut new foam pieces that fit precisely into each pocket created by removing staples or pulling out leather/vinyl covers around each bag.
Whether or not you’ve created a modified seat for your bike, this post may inspire you to start. Be careful, though. While it may seem easy, creating and maintaining a comfortable, safe seat can be challenging. It all depends on the question, “What’s most important to you?”