Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Making seats is a blast....I've done 3 and each has been a learning experience. The curve in the rear is necessary...but that "sliding off the seat" feeling is natural the first few times you ride on a spring seat. You do get used to it....and some formed padding helps keep your ass cheeks in place.
I did my last one using layers of different density 1/4" foam, custom fit to me.....did lots of test rides and have a damn comfy seat for the type now. Unfortunately here in AZ leather does not last...so I have to use vinyl. With no upholstery sewing machine I'm forced to farm the cover out.... the good thing is that vinyl is cheap and a case of good beer gets it made...
Old school tuck and roll.... came out pretty good.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
--- Striping, lettering and paint by Sick Mick – 6* Tree - 2" extended forks – 21" front wheel - HK Sideburners - Progressive rear shock – Pods – Sick Mick solenoid delete - Spring seat - and other stuff