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Seat replacement/redesign options?

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I need a different seat. I’ve put up with the original because it’s the only thing I didn’t like about the bike when I bought it, but it’s time to find something more comfortable.

Sitting in front of the split is too short for my legs and sitting behind it is too long for my arms. I can reach the handlebars just fine but it keeps my elbows straighter than is comfortable for feeling in control, especially during sharper turns.

Sitting right on the split is ideal but I end up sliding forward, so I need to find a seat that’s flat.

A direct replacement is ideal but I’m not opposed to having it redone at a shop/upholstery service if necessary. I’m not concerned about keeping the original leather or resale value.

I did find one thread about the GL1000 seats being a direct fit but the pics are no longer viewable and it didn’t specify if the year matters.

As always, all input is appreciated.


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Is the pan in good condition?.....
If you have rust maybe consider a new base...
Plastic will allow staples....fibreglass often rivets..
Sounds like you got things covered.. one thing ive noticed locally a lot of "car" places dont do well with bike seats.. but airplane and boat upholsterers/fitters are up to custom work ...word of mouth locally will guide you.
Look forward to the pics
"nice stitching" on a motorcycle seat is a place for water to collect and make its way into the foam through the stitch holes so it will come back out when you sit on it. If you are expecting to use it much I'd go for as plain as possible.

I'd also talk to other upholstery guys before making a decision.
Fully agree
Thats why most seats are vinyl or other synthetics even for "high end" bikes...and leather is for show bikes and or old restorations.......

How about this one from DS?

I got one for my cx500b...from wemoto but they look similar..IF THE SAME.....the base is fibreglass,the cover glued with little additional anchoring....i added additional pop-rivets to mine at the sides and back... before use
Almost too good to put on a old bike. Possibly the new tv throne?
Looks good enjoy.
She looks different.....but he*l so do our bikes...
Is it semi-firm foam....or plush?
Have you had a chance to trial it 2 up??
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