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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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it's not a Mustang, not a Corbin...

Like many others, I felt the stock seat on my VT750C2 Spirit was lacking in the comfort department.

OK...it Sucked!!!

If my analysis seems a little extreme, keep this in mind.
I have an autoimmune disorder which means my immune system has kicked into overdrive causing my white blood cells to mistake certain parts of my body as foreign invaders. Unfortunately, my tailbone is one of the targets and is ALWAYS sore. Unfortunately seat time on my bike can be somewhat uncomfortable. Among many other secondary symptoms of the disorder, I have Raynaud's Phenomenon (definition)(pics) which is a vascular irregularity causing poor blood flow in my extremities (mostly my fingers). As a result, I am ALWAYS cold and I constantly CRAVE sunlight. Psoriasis is another secondary symptom which causes a scaly condition to occasionally erupt on my eyelids and ears.
My family has all agreed that I am morphing into a Reptile.

I HATE what all of this has done to me, but that does not mean that I can't have a little fun with it.

Last fall while researching all seat upgrade alternatives, a H.S.net member(H13man) recommended Astech Seats. This past February, I went to the Boat, Sport, Travel and Motorcycle show in Indianapolis and talked to them and was convinced this was the direction I wanted to go. I wasn't going to buy another seat, I was going to upgrade the seat that I already had.

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BEFORE



SEAT RECONSTRUCTION (Thanks Astech for taking the pics)
I asked them to narrow the seat by an inch or two at the base and to widen the pillion area...







COULDN'T FORGET THE BACKREST! I asked for them to increase the overall height if they could...


THE FINISHED PRODUCT...




The cost was a bit more than a Daytripper but I am very happy with the choice. IMHO the seat looks great and is considerably more comfortable and I LOVE the reptile theme. Making my bike my own!

Thanks Astech! You guys Rock!

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-04-2014, 11:27 PM
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Congratulations. Your seat looks great. I too did not jump on the mustang bandwagon and had my OEM seat re-done, and couldn't have been happier with the results. Especially since the guy who did it stated he really couldn't help with my Nomad seat instead of just taking my money.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 02:38 AM
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Out of curiosity, how much did this run you? We are looking at upgrading our stock seat. We're looking at several different options, including having it reworked.
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Now that's classy looking work.

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Hey Croc! Spiderman is looking for you... Awesome seat. Any passenger complaints for the seat when your two up?






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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Congratulations. Your seat looks great
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Now that's classy looking work.
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...Awesome seat.
Thanks!

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Any passenger complaints for the seat when your two up?
My daughters say that the upgraded seat is much improved but they have only taken short rides. My son rode a much longer ride and he agrees that it is much better but he still walked a little stiff when he got off.

I am not too worried about the passenger portion as most of my riding is solo. If I had wanted them to, Astech could have made it very comfy back there, but, the seat would have a different personality and appearance.

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Out of curiosity, how much did this run you? We are looking at upgrading our stock seat. We're looking at several different options, including having it reworked.
copied and pasted from Astech Seats web site...

How itís done:
Your seat cover is removed. Astech-gel is inserted in a large pocket we cut into your existing foam. Progressively softer layers of Sunmate memory foam are laminated in layers of 1/2 or 1/4 inch to the height of your stock or aftermarket seat foam. The foam is shaped to its original shape and your cover is replaced. Your seat is cleaned and prepared for return shipping. For most seats, we do both portions of a two up for $269.00 and solo seats for $169.00

Mine was north of the $269.00 price but what I asked for was very custom.
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Hey you put in a good word for me so I can get my discount? I haven't had a chance to get with them yet but the stock Valk seat is working out so far though a little Astechin' is still needed.

These folk do require you to set up a appointment and everything is done @ this time to be sure all is perfect.







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That's one cool custom seat Stranger. Was the "slightly more than a daytripper" including re-working that back rest?



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Really Nice!

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That's one cool custom seat Stranger.
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Was the "slightly more than a daytripper" including re-working that back rest?
yep...price included the backrest.

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