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Reshaping a seat - recommendations sought

Discussion in 'Businesses and Service Providers' started by JontyG, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Hi all,

    I am looking to buy a 2006/2007 Speed Triple. Problem is that I'm short (~5'4"/165cm), and find that I'm on my tip toes when straddling the triple. I think I could get most of my foot on the ground if I could take a bit off the seat, and maybe with "generously" heeled boots. Ideally I'd like to get 1"-2" closer to the ground.

    I was told the bike could be lowered a bit by replacing the rear linkages and adjusting the front forks, but I would prefer to avoid doing this if possible.

    Can anybody recommend an upholsterer that reshapes seats?
    Has anybody had first hand experience reshaping a Speed Triple seat?

  2. It really depends on how much foam is already on the seat. If you take off an inch or so, the seat will get firmer, so bear that in mind.
    If you take too much foam out, you have to add some harder foam so you don't end up bottoming out on teh seat base.
    Can you post a photo of the seat? I might be able to take care of it, it depends on what needs to be done.

    Regards, Andrew.
  3. Thanks Andrew,

    The following link shows the OEM Triple seat.


    I spoke to a guy at a company that specialises in MC seat mods, and he seems to think that it can't be lowered much, possibly just narrowed a bit.

    Looks like the Sargent seat (the aftermarket one on the URL above) may be slightly lower, but they're about $650 :?