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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2009, 11:47 am Thread Starter
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Spencers Motorcycle Seat Mods

Has anyone tried Spencers Seat Mods in Florida? From the website, significantly cheaper than custom seats with fast turnaround.



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I think it's probably a "you get what you pay for" type of thing. If the shape and/or contour of the seat is the root cause (which I think is the case in a lot of seat issues, including mine) this won't solve a thing. It may work for some, but I'll stick with my Rick Mayer saddles.

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I think getting a seat right means they have to ride bikes or have developed their seats from the experience of doing a few, getting feedback, learning and improving. It seems more of an art and riders are different shapes, weight and height.

Any decent furniture upholsterer can cover a seat, but modifying and or replacing the foam contour to get something that works better needs a bit more skill.

For the more upright ride I prefer now, the KRS seat seems to start too far away from the bars and I can't see any way of re-shaping and making the first 8 inches of the stock seat more comfy for my tackle.

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I was thinking of getting my seat done last summer & shot him an e-mail with my concerns & requirements. He was straight forward with his answers & the results that can be accomplished with his system (the end result will not be everything I wanted). I did not end up getting my seat done due to his honest reply which I think says something about his character.
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After driving myself crazy with seat options, I decided to try a Spencer seat. I spoke with him on the phone and he declined to do my stock RS seat. He said that the pan was constructed of a brittle polymer which can not be trusted not to crack. He told me that he has not seen a stock seat without cracks along the staple line. Other seat-builders will modify a stock seat, but he's not interested. I practically begged him to give it a try - absolving him of all responsibility..but no go. As said above - at least he's up front about it. Oh well.

This was in advance of a trip to Texas. I did it on the stocker with a sheepskin pad and my butt got pretty sore. I'm still looking for a seat. FWIW, I'll probably shut up about the looks ( ) and get a Russell.

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I too had contacted to Spencer to mod the K-GT seat. He put me off for a month cause he was too busy. Then when it came time to send him the seat, I got the same 'too brittle' story and thus ended my story with Spencer. Although he showed me some pictures of cracked pans, I just wonder how Mayer or Russell are able to successfully restaple the seat cover without destroying the pan.???

Anyway, I ended up sending the seat to Bill Mayer and have been using the new one for a month or so. Excellent work, very quick turnaround, and much more comfortable than BMW's stock effort.

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