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How many of you have upgraded your seats? Come on be truthful. I love the seat for booting around and small trips, But more then an hour or so i start to get a little Numb...lol

What would you suggest as a great alternative?
 

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The seat on my '81IS. has been re-upholstered, with a little extra padding installed. It has a smooth, two-tone leather covering, instead of the original diamond-tuck pattern. It rides really well, for me and my big butt...;)
 

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cannot afford to replace the seat right now so i use a gel pad. it not only adds some comfort but it raises me up enough to streighten my cramped legs some
 

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How far does the gel raise you up. My wife can't see over my head and it is too late to get a taller wife
it raises me up about 3/4 an inch. found what looks to be a saddelman road sofa and i'm going to look at it today
 

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i found a stock seat for my 1500 and can ride with it for as long as anyother seat. it's not the comfort of the seat but the height or lack of hight in my case. got the aftermarket seat too and still use the gelpad to raise me up, it's more comfortable and firmer than the stock seat but still about a half inch too low. with the gelpad i am a quarter inch or so too high and need to raise the windshield up but my legs feel good
 

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What do you think about lowering?

...I took my stock Honda seat to a local Auto Upholstery shop and had them raise the seat 1" to 1 1/2"--actually made the seating surface flat--raised it to the level of the side wings of the seating surface. ...BTW--the modifications only cost $275 and he was able to retain the stock cover but modified the cover to follow the changes in the foam. I was able to retain my heating elements and all is well in the butt dept.

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I'm one of those vertically challenged folks with a 27" inseam. Do you think there is enough foam in those seats to allow a modification in the opposite direction and still leave enough padding?

Sometimes I look a little silly at a light straddling my Wing on my toes. :)

Even though I don't have the same problem with leg length as you, my legs do cramp and longer rides if I don't stretch them. After a year or more of riding, I finally broke down and bought a set of highway pegs. I don't use them a lot, but they are much appreciated on the longer rides to get a stretch.
 

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Thanks for the Advice

Thanks for the advice on the seat foam. I haven't really had a problem with using my toes to balance the bike, it's just I'd like to have more friction surface to work with than the ball of my foot.

I'll have to take the seat to a local shop and see what they can do (I don't want to loose my seat heat). I know there are custom seats out there now with heat, but who wants the pricetag: $1200+

Thanks again,
 
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