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    Senior Member Seat mod......slope change draco_1967's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VE258 View Post
    Yes, but let's be honest-it doesn't look good at all. Misplaced.
    my thoughts exactly. I tried the mod. I went on a 300 mile ride (6+ hours on back roads), and while it solved the slding forward issue, it didn't help with comfort. I put it back to stock because I couldn't stand the gap. Even my wife noticed it, and she doesn't notice stuff like that usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draco_1967 View Post
    my thoughts exactly. I tried the mod. I went on a 300 mile ride (6+ hours on back roads), and while it solved the slding forward issue, it didn't help with comfort. I put it back to stock because I couldn't stand the gap. Even my wife noticed it, and she doesn't notice stuff like that usually.
    Imo somewhat option is s combination of things that been mentioned before-little by little change . It's takes just a bit more than this mode above, but nothing major. All been mentioned here

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    I guess I'll be doing the mod myself after spending six hours in the saddle yesterday. I put a pad on the seat that I bought several years ago from The Great Satan (Walmart). I wish I had bought two of them, they only cost about 12 bucks. My butt did not sting like it has on shorter rides but I did notice I was sliding forward a lot.Seat mod......slope change-topside-jpgSeat mod......slope change-underside-jpgSeat mod......slope change-inside-jpg

    I just found a pad like the one I have on Amazon, $28. It looks to be the same one I bought a few years ago.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B...A1E6QTAGYFP53B
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    Smile New model Air-Hawk seat cushion

    For you folks that need and like the inflatable Air-Hawk seat cushion. You should check out and try this NEW model, The Air-Hawk DS. The DS stands for dual sport/adventure. For bikes with a seat that is narrow at the front.
    It is 11.5" front to rear and 11" wide. Made to fit the seat shapes of dual sport and adventure bikes.
    Looks like a good size for the NC700X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    I had my seat setup this way, but I don't like drilling holes, so I use Velcro to attach my support band in place. Worked. I have since got an airhawk cruiser pad and I have placed the seat back to stock formation and so far, so good, The air in the pad squeezes forward when I come to a stop and lifts the front top of the pad and keeps me from sliding forward. Big test is labor day weekend-butt burner ride.
    I just got my DS AirHawk and placed it under my BeadSeat (that way wife does not see it right away) and it did feel a lot better and I found my jewels feeling a LOT better after a 100 mile ride. Test will be a run to College Station and back to install a Router for my neice and roomate next week. I may put seat back in old position also on ride back as I'm experiencing same feelings with the AirHawk and it may bring the seat down for easier get on and off...:-) . Not everybody can afford the AirHawk so the mod ShowKey started does help a bunch as it worked for me on my CO ride. One thing I did not take in to account until recent as on the 800+ and 1000+ mile days on my CO ride was that I was wearing LDComfort tights and they have padding in the butt. When I go to NC and CA I plan on using the LDConfort pants again. But for now the Jewels sure like the AirHawk .... Thanks and thank you pismocycleguy for telling me about the DS model, fits perfect.
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    I have the air hawk R model, fits the front seat pretty well.

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    I did 350 miles yesterday with the slope mod and a new Airhawk. The difference is phenomenal and still much less pricey than a new seat.

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    I used the 7/8" diameter rubber chair tips suggested here and it worked so perfectly, I can't ride without them anymore. I'll make a bracket for securing the front of the seat later.

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    I raised the front like showkey except I used 1" nylon strap instead of metal for the front tab and mounted two auto shock absorber rubber bushings for support with doublesided tape.
    I lowered the rear by removing the rubber strip and replacing it with 1/4"x 1 1/4" stickyback foam to prevent chafing, then bending the tabs down so the nutplates lined up with the seat holes. The gap isn't noticeable to anyone unaware and it's been this way for a year. $0
    It is comfortable enough for me to ride all day, but I have yet to do a multiday ride and never more than 400 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disastrous View Post
    Here is my mod. Thanks to those who led the way.
    Mark, where did you get that aluminum (?) U-shaped bracket. I looked for something similar in Home Depot and on-line, but no luck.

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