Like many others, I felt the stock seat on my VT750C2 Spirit was lacking in the comfort department.
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.
Here are some pics...
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!