02-14-2007, 09:29 AM #1
Anyone Making a Lightweight Seat??
That looks more stock, or even a stock copy that your stock seat cover could go on with all the foam.
These other seats look killer but I bet they would be very uncomfortable for rec riding.
02-14-2007, 09:37 AM #2
the problem is that the foam on the stock seat is the heaviest part... so by keeping the stock foam, the weight savings would be non-existent or marginal.
02-14-2007, 09:42 AM #3
Now I need a lightweight seat with "Light Weight Foam"
That stuff is that heavy?
02-14-2007, 09:49 AM #4
i THOUGHT i had taken pictures, but i can't find em now.
I separed my seat completely... cover, foam, under structure. the foam is like 95% of the mass, and over 50% of the weight...
those fiberglass seats that are getting made are completely hollow underneath. essentially your engine compartment becomes like 8" taller... bc there's no foam. you sit on the fiberglass seat, and about an inch beneath u is engine compartment, whereas stock we have like a foot of seat structure and foam.
i want one, but they too expensive for me at the current moment If i could get it shipped to my door for $750 i'd get one... not for like $1000 shipped then have to get paint and upholstery
02-14-2007, 09:54 AM #5
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I can tell you the GPR CF seats are very unconfortable but look sweet so its a toss up but I would luv to have one.
02-14-2007, 09:55 AM #6
we need to make our own
02-14-2007, 09:57 AM #7
You know, if that is the case, then maybe you should take a stock seat pan, and have the stock foam copied in a lightweight style foam. That is essentially what Yamaha did when they went from the 12r seat to the 13r seat and shaved 10lbs off the seat. If you can get a large chuck of that foam, an electric turkey knife is what the pros use to cut it....
Cheap, effective, lightweight... that should be right up your alley Shibster!
02-14-2007, 10:01 AM #8
02-14-2007, 10:02 AM #9
Do one thing first... buy an analog scale that you can carefully measure the differences.
The pan may be just fine for your needs.
02-14-2007, 10:03 AM #10
lol make sure you get marine grade cause if you dont it could possibly soak up water then your back were you started
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